Top trends for sum­mer styling

The hottest looks for the hottest months

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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.

NOW TREND­ING

“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 CRAZE

“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).

BRIGHTEN UP

“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

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