We told you all about the beauty trends that we spotted at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, but just because we’re still experiencing that much-loved heat wave, doesn’t mean you can’t start testing those trends now.
Fresh face forward
While we’re all about contouring (clown and otherwise), strobing and getting that serious facial glow, sometimes it’s important to just remember the basics. Embody that #IWokeUpLikeThis appeal and channel the fall season’s neutral canvas trend with lightweight, barely-there foundations and BB creams. Try Physician’s Formula Organic Wear BB Cream (physiciansformula.com) for its even spreadability and lightweight wear. Hypo-allergenic and gluten-free this little puppy keeps your skin healthy and your blemishes cleverly hidden without concealing your natural goodness.
We’ve all realized that graphic eyes aren’t going anywhere any time soon. So, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. While this is definitely more of a fall trend, with heavier eye makeup as opposed to that less-is-more mentality we employ with the rising temperatures, with the right eyeliner, you can accomplish this sooner than you think. Between bold, graphic designs spotted on the runways, to white liner highlights, the options are endless for this trend. If you’re thinking of getting creative, try Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White ($12, available at mass drugstores nationwide) and bring some white lightness into your eyeliner game. Looking for a safer on-trend version? Lise Watier Intense Waterproof Eyeliner in Espresso ($22, lisewatier.com) is just the ticket. Smooth, but long-lasting, you can get as graphic as you like with this everyday eyeliner shade.
Since ’90s style is at an all-time high since, well, since the actual ’90s, it’s no surprise that the runways for fall/winter 2015 saw an injection of moody dark lips along with its parade of colourful accents. But just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to feel guilty about swapping your bright neon lippy for something darker. With festival-filled weekends still going strong, now is the perfect time to experiment. CoverGirl Outlast Longwear + Moisture Lipstick in Magnetic Mauve ($10, available at mass drugstores nationwide) is smooth and hydrating and has just the right amount of pigment for a bold-but-not-too-bold finish. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 51 La Bouleversante ($42, available August 31 at chanel.ca) has a satin formula with a matte finish and really exudes that mysterious allure that categorized the vampy looks of the ’90s. Pair with a leather mini or a flannel shirt dress and you’re good to go.
Image credit: Maybelline Canada at World MasterCard Fashion Week