2016 Summer beauty trend.
Spring flowers are inspiring our favorite colour trends for this season and pretty makeup is perfect for Summer.
With a pallet of soft pastels and lightly muted shades of pink and peach, these pretty, easy to wear shades are popular summer colours. Shades of Rose-quartz pink and Peach are beautiful worn on eyes lips or cheeks. We love such beautiful colours and they are a wonderful inspiration for summertime makeup.
Wearing soft shades of Pink and peach and keeping in these colour families is perfect if you love a fresh makeup look. It is all too easy because you can wear your blush shade as a soft colour wash across your eyelid as well as wearing it to create a flushed cheek in your favorite pink or peach.
If you prefer a little more intensity to the colours you wear, you may opt for more saturated tones of peach and pink as they will also work beautifully. So choose an intensity that suits you, your mood or occassion.
A pink or peach lip will always look fresh for summer and the beauty of a softer lip shade will also help your pout look fuller. Deep colours make lips appear smaller whilst softer shades make lips appear plumper. This will also be a refreshing change for smaller lip ladies after wearing the popular deep shades of winter. This summer, either a high gloss or matt lip will both be popular.
Pink washes of shadow look amazing with green eyes while peach shades make green eyes pop. Brown eyes look stunning with either shade!
A clean, clear dewy complexion that resembles beautiful natural skin will be the preferred base. Fresh highlighting will keep you looking radiant
Get the summer look 2016 Tips
- Highlight areas such as cheekbones and the bridge of the nose with a lighter foundation shade or shimmery eyeshadow.
- Create natural eyebrows with a matt- Mineral Eye shadow to match your hair tone. Only use minimal shadow to fill in the brows where needed.
- Apply a wash of sheer eyeshadow in Pink using; Love, Shelly or Blossom. Alternately, use Playful or Lotus Blush shades. For Peach tones try, Mandarin or Tangelo eye shadow or use Sunrise Blush
- Lip shades, in Pretty, Summer, Rosy, Secret, or lovely, Use Fruit, Tangelo or Lotus lipstick.
2016 Winter skin and eyes
It is that time of the year again when we can easily wear more makeup without the concern of humidity and perspiration making us feel hot and flustered.
In winter, our skin can become overly dry so using moisturizing skincare under makeup will help keep skin looking youthful and hydrated. Before makeup application, it is always best to use a quality Foundation Primer. I love Primers that contain Aloe Vera because of its many benefits. Aloe is healing and hydrating and using it regularly helps prevent the signs of aging.
In winter, if you have a drier skin type, you may like to use a creamy moisture/oil rich foundation as they offer extra hydration. A fine dust of mineral foundation over top of that will create a breathable barrier giving, even more, protection from the elements. If you prefer to stick with your Loose Mineral Foundation from summer, make sure the shade is still correct as your summer tan fades. Remember too, your face and body must match. I like to test the foundation shade on the décolletage or even the top of the arms.
With the cooler weather and current fashion trends black liner and Smokey eyes are a favorite look and especially ideal for evenings out.
Try deep grey/black, navy, plum or very black tones for your Smokey eye shadow look. Tight lining the waterline with pencil liner is on trend this season teamed with the Smokey eye. If you have sensitive eyes or smaller eyes I would avoid lining the water line and stick to only lining the lash line. Many eye-care professionals warn against lining the inside waterline as it can lead to problems if strict hygiene is not followed. It is also dangerous to use liners containing harsh chemicals as liner often wears off into the eye.
I suggest lining the water line only very occasionally as build-up of product in the eye area can be irritating. Waterproof gel liners especially, do not break down easily and are harder for the eye to flush out. If you want to try this trend, stick to traditional creamy/wax based pencil liners. Always sharpen your pencil before applying your liner as this will keep the pencil hygienic. Gently cleanse the liner from your eyes with a wet cotton tip at the end of the day.
The perfectly groomed and bold, statement-brows are starting to fade with softer brushed up brows making a more subtle statement.
Peachy-rose flushed cheeks give a lovely healthy glow in winter. The Highlighter trend is a stunning look when lightly applied. Use highlighter on the high points of the face. Cheekbones, brow bone and cupids bow are the go to highlighting points.
A peachy, nude or softer pink lip will all work well with the Smokey eye. A bold red or plum lip will also work if you want to go for a dramatic, glamorous look.
Model- Blue eyes - Cat Delany
Model Brown Eyes - Katrina Freeman
Make-up - Kylie Eustace