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6 Summer Beauty Trends We Are Looking Forward To

       
Monday, June 20th, 2016

It might not feel like summer what with all the showers, but the occasional sunny days are definitely setting the summer mood for us. And, while we are loving the Spring beauty trends, we are more than looking forward to transitioning to the Summer ones!

Check out 6 Summer Beauty Trends we are looking forward to:

Non-Touring

Contouring was huge last year. More than huge. It was literally “cutting edge” at Instagram so much so that people forgot how to go au-naturel. Well, natural is back with non-touring this year.

What is Non-touring, you ask? It’s the lighter, more natural sister version of contouring. It’s there but it’s not there. Its enough to show off your defined cheek bones but its subtle enough to fool others to think you are naturally sculpted.

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Since summer is all about dewy, glowy skin, non-touring ensures that there is nothing matte about your makeup and thereby, uses products like tinted moisturizers, highlighters and luminous shimmers only.

Yes, none of those matte contour powders. Put the Kim stash away for next season!

The D Word

The D Word is here to stay it seems.

Everyone’s rocking the Dewy, glowy look in spite of the rising temperatures and it seems like they will continue to do so in the coming months.

If you are into minimal makeup and have oily skin (sigh!), you can achieve the look by simply mixing up your favorite moisturizer or facial oil (only a drop!) with your foundation and apply as you usually do. This will give your face an ethereal, from-within glow without looking like you tried too hard.

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If you are fortunate enough to have a normal skin type, unlike us oillies, you can go full blown with highlighters, illuminators and dewy foundations. Highlight, strobe, illuminate or do all of it, just remember to glow this season!

90s Grunge Eyeliner

90s retro trends are huge this year. Denim skirts and chokers, anyone?

Along with the retro fashion trends, a 90s makeup trend that is making a strong comeback this year is the graphic eye liner.

It’s all about drawing sleek, precise lines as you see fit according to your eye shape and your own personal preference. It can be as simple as defining the outer corner of the eyes only in the shape of a traditional cat eye or it can be something experimental like negative space liner where you draw lines in the outer crease of your eye lids.

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The key to the trend is to ensure that the liner stays as precise as you first put it on. Since summers are going to take a toll on our makeup and melt it right down our faces, do remember to use an eye shadow primer and budge proof liner.

The Blue Eye

It seems like the blue shade isn’t going anywhere this year.

The trend for the blue eye shadows was huge this Spring. From blue eye shadow applied bluntly across the upper eye lid to a subtle lower lash line pop of blue, the trend was major and it is here to stay.

Choose any shade of blue that you like and apply it as you love. It can be a sweep of eyeliner across your upper lid, a full flush of blue color across the lid or a popping blue swipe across the lower lids. Just remember to keep it bright!

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Another major trend to incorporate along with this trend is colored lashes!

Yup, they are back and with a bang! Opt for brightly colored mascaras and keep your other eye makeup minimal for a cool, retro look that is equally wearable for the office and for after-drinks!

Wet Shine Lips

Seems like the beauty world is ditching the matte trend for good.

With the lips too, its all about the wet, glossy look rather than the winter-old matte/velvet finish look.

You can achieve the wet pout look with a good lip gloss but the ramp worthy look is more achievable with the newly trending lip oils. Just be sure to choose a non-sticky lip oil to avoid the gooey, sticky mess (not a flattering look with an already melting summer look).

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The new lip oils are formulated with essential oils which means that these lippies double up as pigments and nourishment goodies. While you rock a gorgeous, bright, wet slick pout during the season, the oils hydrate and nourish your lips all day long!

Watermelon Hair, Lobs and Braided Do’s

We got your attention with watermelon hair, didn’t we?

The trend is crazy but it is definitely taking over Instagram enough to catch everyone’s attention. And no, it doesn’t involve donning a watermelon on your head. Not literally, at least.

Picture Credit: Instagram merpiremusic

Picture Credit: Instagram merpiremusic

Watermelon hair is a dyeing trend that involves coloring the top of your hair green (the outer part of the watermelon, just a little bright) and the bottom of your hair pink (the inner part of the watermelon).

Not your style? Opt for a bronde (a balayage kinda combination of brown and blonde) and ash (pale colors with gray undertones).

For haircuts, we can drone on and on about the new styles but we all know Kendall Jenner’s snapchat of her latest lob has already have us booking our appointments with our hairdressers.

Picture Credit: Kendall Jenner Snapchat

Picture Credit: Kendall Jenner Snapchat

If you are not one of us crazy celebrity followers and are still rocking your long gorgeous hair, browse through Instagram for beautiful braided styles; be it fishtail braids, half-ponytail braids or those intricate yet messy braided up-dos, all of those are simply perfect for the sunny weather to come!

Picture Credit: Pinterest

Picture Credit: Pinterest

With all of these gorgeous trends, do not forget to embrace the brightly colored, beach manicures. Be it the gorgeous aquamarines or multi-colored pops of different colors on each nail, go bright, go beachy!

Countdown to Valentine’s Day Series – Makeup

       
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Countdown to Valentine's Day Series - MakeupValentine’s Day is just around the corner. Like many girls, you might find yourself daydreaming about your romantic evening with someone special! While we can’t help you pick out your date, we can steer you in the right direction to look divine.

Put your best face forward starting with a gentle moisturizer. This will soften your skin and help it ‘glow’ instead of looking caked with makeup. Use a sponge applicator to glide powder or liquid foundation across your cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. Remember to blend toward your neck so you don’t look two-toned!

Now, it’s always fun to make your look ‘pop’ with a bold splash of lipstick. But lipstick also tends to create its own mess by leaving a trail on dishware. It can accidentally smear across your face, or onto your date’s shirt! Even if it behaves by staying on your lips, the color tends to fade and require frequent reapplication.

This year, ditch the lipstick anxiety and try a healing, minty lip balm layered with clear gloss. Instead of using bold color on your lips, try an attention-grabbing fuchsia nail polish. Paint your nails ahead of time to protect your outfit. Quick nail trick: Paint your nails with clear gloss first, allow to dry, then add color. This will prevent the color from staining your nails!

Your Valentine’s night plans probably involve a decent amount of eye contact. Hold you date’s attention with smoldering smoky-eyes. Allow yourself to be inspired by the holiday’s favorite treat: chocolate. Some eye shadows are infused with real cocoa-powder to help you achieve the look. Highlight the entire eyelid area with light tan, then use a thin brush to blend darker shades of chocolate brown into the creases and outer corners of your eyes. Top it off with some mascara, eyeliner, or both.

Use a large, soft brush to sweep sheer shimmer powder across your cheeks. This will be a great new alternative to blush. Besides, depending on how shy you feel during your date, you may be adding some natural blush of your own! Shimmer powder can also be applied to the collarbone area. The subtle sparkle will make you more alluring— dreamy, even— in dim lighting!

Remember to leave yourself a comfortable amount of time to get dolled up. You may need a few extra minutes to sing along to your favorite music, or practice your ‘come-hither’ look in the mirror. No matter what, have fun and remember to smile. We can already picture you looking gorgeous!

A trick to get soft, feathery lashes

       
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Soft, feathery lashes are easier to create than you think!Spidery lashes are meant to be thick and dramatic, which means they don’t work for all occasions – especially those that are work-related. If you’re on the hunt for a feathery, soft look that’s perfect for the daytime, Glamour Magazine’s beauty blog has a great trick that will help you achieve lash perfection.

When applying a mascara like Blinc – Mascara, the trick is to apply most of the product to the roots of your lashes – not the tips. After the first coat, use a fine lash comb to separate each eyelash before applying a second coat and combing through them again. You should notice that the tips of your lashes are a lot thinner than usual.

In combination with the mascara, use a brown shade of eyeshadow, like BABOR – Eye Shadow in Terra, to shade in the crease of your eyes. The wash of color will provide the perfect backdrop to complement your lashes and make the effect soft and hazy. It’s a good idea to keep the rest of your face minimal, so just use a peachy-pink blush and a hint of pink lip gloss.

Seeing eye-to-eye on shadows

       
Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Seeing eye-to-eye on shadowsEyes are one area where a girl can get really funky, but there's something to be said about coordinating your color palette with the hues of your irises. Some cosmetics companies have gone so far as to design shadow palettes for each eye color based on standard recommendations – browns and bronzes for blue eyes, greens and blues for brown irises and purples and golds for green-eyed gals.

But beyond this very basic formula, there are so many ways for a girl to get creative and still heed her natural coloring.

Varied shades of the same color are what allow every woman to find just the right blue, gold or silver shadow for their eyes. While an icy hue of blue may make the world go round for brown-eyed women, blue with a slightly warmer cast may be ideal for blue-eyed girls, who would look washed out otherwise.

Or, you can go Katy Perry's route and mix varying shades of the same color to contrast your irises in a multi-dimensional way. Perry wore bronze shadow on her top lid and copper glimmer along her lower lash line to off-set her baby blues, which made for quite the winning effect.

Could yellow eyeshadow be the star of spring 2011?

       
Monday, September 13th, 2010

Could yellow eyeshadow be the star of spring 2011?While the temperatures begin to drop and leaves are starting to turn, women across the country are filling up their cosmetic cases with the freshest makeup for fall. But, thanks to New York Fashion Week, which kicked off last week, some analysts are already predicting the beauty trends for spring 2011.

And it seems that the forecast for this May’s makeup is pretty sunny – literally! A multitude of models rocked the runways with lemon-colored eyeshadow.

According to StyleList.com, three different collections featured women with yellow-painted lids, and as you may expect, some of the looks were quite extreme. The most notable show may have been Zac Posen, where eyes were outlined with bold black liner and mascara, and filled in with bright yellow powder.

However, not all looks were so out there. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux, who painted the faces for Peter Som and Doo.Ri, created more subtle applications. Models at Peter Som boasted a striking banana-hued liner, which provided a burst of color similar to the Zac Posen makeup, but without the added drama of the exaggerated black liner.

But perhaps the most wearable look was featured at Doo.Ri, where Pecheux opted for minimal makeup on the models, simply dusting the inside corner of their eyes with a bit of yellow eyeshadow. Women who are eager to try this trend can forgo liner and add definition with a coat of dark brown mascara.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19939693-ADNFCR