Top trends for summer styling
The hottest looks for the hottest months
Summer is truly upon us, but don’t let the heat get to you. We chatted to Becca Cosmetics’ make-up artist, Kerry Cole about what the trends are for summer.
“Lots of illumination on the skin! From highlighters to foundations, fresh glowing skin is definitely in this season. We’re also seeing pastel pops of colour on the cheeks paired with metallic coloured liner and barely there nude lips.”
Try Too Faced highlighter, available at Sephora (above) and the NYX Wonder Stick for contouring and highlighting, available at Lifestyle stores.
“Contouring is still in, but people are getting more experimental. They’re trying things like contouring with colour - using a deeper toned blush to contour the cheeks, or using tonal hues of nudes to contour the lids. We’re even seeing contouring of the lips!” Opt for a blush above left, from Deborah (lifestylestores.com) or Made in Sephora has a crayon liner to lighten and brighten.
EYE EYE CAPTAIN
“Nude lids are still in this summer, but were seeing them topped off with a bit of metallic bronze or golden shimmer to add a bit of luster to the eyes. Coloured liners are also making a return this summer. Some of my favourites include metallic navy and greens.” Try the blue metallic liner from NYX (far left).
BEAT THE HEAT
“Long-wearing formulas are a must to prevent make-up meltdowns. Look for formulas that have a long wear claim. My two summer must-haves are Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector (pictured left) and Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème both from BECCA. Both carry that long wear, stay put, summer approved badge. Ever-Matte Primer will keep your skin shine free for 12 hours as well as prevent make-up meltdowns. Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème stays on for 24 hours and is humidity resistant. You can also mix it with your favourite liquid highlighter to add a bit of glow to the finish.” Or try Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Primer (mid-left).
“Try swapping out your traditional powder bronzers for a crème version. Use it as a base and primer to warm up your complexion or apply it over your make-up where the sun would touch your skin. “Another stylist tip about using a crème bronzer, you can pat it over any coloured gloss to give it a new bronzed hue look.”
BLUSH AND BRONZE: Summer is all about metallics and contouring