Yes, summer is quickly approaching. The prospect wearing the newest summer fashions everyday will soon become a reality, and there is nothing better than complementing your summer wardrobe with the top summer beauty trends. Whether you like to stick to a fresh-faced beauty regime or you’re all about brightly coloured eyelids, these summer make-up tips straight from the catwalk will help you put your best face forward during the sunny season and will help you decide what summer beauty look is right for you.
1.Wear an SPF moisturizer
No beauty application should start without first putting on a SPF moisturizer, especially in the summer months. If you haven’t already been wearing a sun protective moisturizer during fall and winter – which you should have – it is very important to start wearing it this summer, after all, the sun will be in full effect on most days. Consult an expert and find out which moisturizer and SPF level is best for your skin type and always use this as your base before putting on make-up.
2. Go minimalist on hot days
For some woman the thought of runny or smudged make-up from hot weather is a real turn off, deterring you from putting on any make-up at all. But you don’t have to give up your mascara cold turkey for the whole summer. Try a minimal beauty look that only uses your desired makeup essentials. Designers such as Stella McCartney and Givenchy used the au natural look for the spring/summer 2012 runways and had their models only wear concealer, powder and blush. Invest in a long wear foundation such as M.A.C Pro Longwear SPF 10 foundation to ensure that your barely there look will still be there at the end of the day.
3. Try bold coloured eye shadow
This summer is all about bright coloured pants and neon accessories, so why not get colorful with our eye shadows? Vivienne Westwood’s summer runway show bravely took on this beauty trend with the makeup artist using electric blue and neon green eye shadow to give the models an instant color pop to brighten up their faces. If you’re not yet bold enough to wear bright colours all over your lids, try dusting a bit of blue or lilac color directly on your eyelid to help you get used to wearing color on your face.
4. Accentuate and contour your face
Getting cues from the fresh minimalist trend, contoured cheekbones were a top beauty trend seen on the runways. To get this look yourself, start off with a clean and moisturized face and defining facial details such as strong brows and than sweep on a bronzer starting from your cheeks all the way up to your ears. Based on your skin tone and how contoured you want your face to appear, use a warm color bronzer or a gold tinted powder to give your cheeks just the right amount of definition and a fresh glow.