Spring and Summer Beauty Trends

KS99907At the Spring Summer 2014 fashion shows, where, as well as the forthcoming fashion trends, the next season’s beauty trends are premiered, beauty buzzwords included radiance and femininity rather than high glamour or drama of previous seasons.

However, the ladylike look isn’t at the cost of color and fans of strong shades should check out one of this season’s key lip colors: orange.

In its most bold and dramatic hue, orange may only suit a specific skin tone. However, for those wishing to dabble, there is a whole range of shades to choose from stretching from soft peach and apricot shades such as the Sweet Spot shade from the new Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer range, through to more flaming sunset hues.

On the eyes, amongst the trends, is a return to a popular eighties beauty look: blue eye shadow. Bright azures and aqua shades through to deep navy were spotted all over the Spring and Summer 2014 catwalks.  Covering the eye lid with a bold blue eye shadow is the most dramatic way to wear this; however you could also opt to simply apply your preferred blue shadow along the lash line.  Blue eyeliner is another way to wear to this look, but depending on the shade and where you choose to apply it, it can be as subtle or dramatic as you like.

Gold is also popular this season with the most striking looks including golden eyebrows and gold-leaf partings in hair. If you consider this a little too dramatic to wear try adding a bit of gold dust to your all over body look or to the face for a bit of evening glitz.

Soft, healthy and vibrant are on the menu this season and there are a number of ways to achieve this look.  On cheeks, mix peach and pink cream blushes with sculpting creams and soft highlights to give the appearance of a face cast in sunlight or a healthy glow; the looks should be soft rather than carved. And heading into the warmer time of year, traditionally heralds a lighter makeup. So now is the time to start investing in skincare and of course a trip to your favorite spa or esthetician to prepare your skin for a vibrant spring and summer.

Sleek and straight hair is the coming look with hair ornaments including hair bands and subtle jewels to bring out the face as if blossoming for the occassion.  All of this radiant health might require a seasonal detox or a light chemical peel or dermabrasion.  Spring starts at the spa.

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