When it comes to makeup, this year’s look of choice is BOLD, BOLD, BOLD! Bold lips and even bolder eye makeup ruled the runways. The most colorful effects were created with an eye shadow. There were pops of pigmented neon, magenta, pink, turquoise, yellow and electric blue! Also popular were ultra-glamorous natural makeup looks using soft neutrals and bronze shimmers with a bold cranberry, red or hot pink lip. Let’s be honest, we wouldn’t even consider walking out of the door with most of these makeup runway trends on our face, but here are some revised “anyone can wear these trends” looks.
But first, skincare. Always the #1 trend any and all years!
Fresh, vibrant, exfoliated, and hydrated skin guarantees the best makeup application! You should most definitely be taking the best care of your skin at any age anyway. I promise you’ll thank yourself in years to come! Cleansing, toning, exfoliating, treating, and moisturizing should be a daily ritual. Throw in some weekly masks for that extra glowing skin!
Natural bronzed and highlighted skin is all the rage, and a look you should be able to do and do easily! With a little practice, you can wow yourself and your pals!
After your skincare and SPF has been applied, makeup primer is an absolute must! It will seal your skin care in and prevent your makeup from getting into fine lines and pores. I can go on and on about primer benefits, but I will save that for another time. Next, select your type of foundation and apply. Make sure you’ve selected a color that is your natural skin tone for optimal results. For best results, get a color match! Next, apply concealer properly (see Do’s) and bronze and/or contour.
Add a pop of highlighting for that “glow.” Peachy or pale pink blush and a neutral lip will finish your natural glowing look. Now, set your makeup with a setting powder or setting spray.
Now for the FUN STUFF.
If you’re going to go bold on your lips, then keep your eyes neutral with pops of shimmer! Select your boldest hot pink or red lipstick, put on that mascara and girl you’re already following the spring/summer trend!
I am probably not going to put on a neon eyeliner or eyelid color – but DO YOU! Rock it if you have it! Electric blue/purple eyeliner or hot pink eyeshadow (use your blush) is a super fun way to ensure a bold eye. Keep your lips neutral and you’ve just gotten another spring trend down!
• Purchase good quality makeup and invest in great tools (brushes and sponges) and keep them clean!!!
• Get a professional color match for your foundation.
• Apply concealer in a V shape well below eye issues including dark under eye circles and baggy eyes.
• Fill in your eyebrows! It really makes a big difference and frames your face.
• Always, always, always wash off your makeup and have an evening skincare routine.
• Practice and have fun with your makeup!