With the weather warming up outside, it’s time to pack away the heavy jackets and fur-lined boots. Another thing to pack away? Your winter makeup. This season calls for a fresh face, and when following spring 2011 trends you’ll find that in this case, yes: less really is more.
So embrace this season and that fresh-faced beauty for spring! We’ve got some hot makeup tips that are sure to melt away the winter blues pronto.
The natural look is one that will remain chic no matter the year. It’s one of this seasons hottest makeup trends for many reasons. It’s not only practical and versatile, it’s very flattering- and enhances the natural beauty of features like the eyes, lips and cheekbones, by using soft and neutral colours. This look is loved on the catwalk, and it’s easy to achieve in real life too. For spring/summer 2011, the natural makeup trend is based on a very simple principle of enhancing natural beauty besides showing a healthy and glowing skin.
The first, and arguably most important step, is to get flawless-looking skin. There’s no better way to glow during the warm season than by having a flawless-looking skin that looks natural and healthy.
The essential step is choosing as well as applying foundation. When looking for the perfect natural finish foundation, steer clear of those that darken or lighten your skin. A great product is Body Shop’s Tinted Glow Enhancer if you want to avoid foundation altogether. Otherwise, the best option is to find foundation with a creamier texture because it blends better with your skin. In case you have oily skin, apply a powdered base or use oil-free foundation.
Think of your skin like a bare palette. The next few steps involve adding bits of colour here and there to emphasize your already-there beauty! One of the best benefits of the sunnier season is that you don’t have to fake the sun-kissed look anymore.
Lips & cheeks
You know that flush you get after climbing a set of stairs? That colour is exactly what you’re aiming for when choosing a natural blush this season. Fuchsia is shaping up to be the hot colour of spring and summer, so try to find a variety of it that compliments your skin tone.
Allow your lips to remain bare or apply a subtle, natural-looking lipstick to keep with the natural theme. If you really can’t stand the thought of nude lips, pastel pinks are making an appearance this season. Lightly apply the colour in matte to add a bit of punch to your kisser.
Proudly bare those eyes you were born with! Instead of drowning them in heavy makeup, try switching it up by creating eyes that smolder with subtle hints of colour. Emphasize your eyelashes with a soft coat of mascara, and a light beige or brown eye shadow. Other options are earthy tones like beige, brown, gold or plum for shadows. Look to brown and charcoal for liner and mascara. Again, colour-lovers can throw in some rich shades of violet, adding a touch of softness to this feminine look.