Hey there good lookin’! What ya got cookin’ this Summer? Well, when it comes to makeup colors and trends, it’s well, whatever you like, as long as it’s the 2017 version!
Style, makeup and color have become so much more individualistic, and amen to that is what I say! It’s what YOU like, how YOU want to express yourself that directs your look, your colors and your textures of makeup. And it doesn’t mean you have to stick to one type either, go totally natural one day, and be a glitter-lipped avant-garde vamp the next. Or mix the two looks, just for the hell of it!
So here goes girls, let’s have some fun with the catwalk makeup trends for Summer 2017!
Bold Statement Lips
One of the widest ranges of bold statements is on the lips. Talk about an array of styles – bold colors, brights, stains, glitter lips, nude gloss. It’s all there. It might just be me, but I love going fairly neutral with the rest of my face when I have a strong lip color, but even that is up for debate if you read the fashion pages and check out the catwalk pics!
So, my advice is grab one of these bold looks, or several and have some lip-fun! Try the two-tone bright – a slightly darker shade on the bottom lip to the top lip, a really interesting look.
Shades to watch out for are Cherry Red, Dusty Pink, Deep Plum, Fucshia Pink, Rosy Pink, Electric Orange or Red Wine.
Or go for the wild and crazy glitter lips – it’s something to behold!
When you are going for a high fashion color you might only wear for a season, you can go for cheaper brands, but when going for a classic that you might wear for longer, choose something high quality in a texture you really enjoy. I love the nurturing qualities of Dr. Hauschka Lip Stick. Color glides on effortlessly, leaving your lips velvety-smooth, while Rose Hip and Carrot extract keep lips moist and nourished and rose and Jojoba Waxes soften and protect.
No Makeup Makeup
Another fabulous catwalk trend is the no makeup look. While we all know this has been a trend for a long time, and takes as long – or longer to achieve than a heavier, more contoured look. This time around, the look requires you to completely skip blusher, lipstick and powder. Scary thought, but highly liberating. I’m going for it! I call it ‘minimalist dewy’ and it suits me just great!
Another aspect to this trend is to highlight areas of the face like forehead, nose, chin and cheekbones. Without excess make up, this really brings out your features, and individuality.
A glossy shine on eyelids is part of the minimalist look – choose a versatile product like Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream and slick over eyelids – done! The skincare classic that soothes, restores, calms and helps relieve chapped, cracked, dry skin. Soothes roughness, redness and minor skin irritations.
Sticking with the eyes, two more trends that put a twist on the standard method? Line only the lower lashes OR highlight only the inner corners of the eyes. Yes, you heard it here first!
Fly away Summer Fairies
So, Summer fairies, off you go and create yourself a Summer look! One that’s just right for YOU!