One of the sites I find myself visiting a lot is Refinery29. I particularly enjoy the Makeup Trends portion featuring looks fresh off the runway. One such article I read recently was “Summer Makeup Looks to Try Now”, and for purposes of beauty-blogging, I’ll let you in on it too. Too bad summer’s on its tail end, but I feel like the looks could work just the same.
1. An Eyeful of Neutrals—The best way to wear neutrals this summer is all the way to the brow. The look keeps nudes lively and gives a flushed, ethereal feel by going beyond the lid, reaching all the way to the eyebrows.
What I have on: Bourjois Blush in Rose Ambre (on the eyes!), Etude House Oh m’Eye Lash Mascara, Revlon Matte lipstick in Smoked Peach
2. The Abbreviated Smoky Eye—The iconic, black smoky eye at Lanvin’s fall ’11 show took a subtle, yet still sexy turn, thanks to makeup artist Pat McGrath. Starting in the center of the eye, she traced a black eyeshadow along the upper lash line and straight past the outer corner of the eye—just a bit—and then blended, making the edges thick and square instead of angled. To add an iridescent feel to the look, layer a light, shimmering shadow on top of the black.
What I have on: Two shades off of my “MAC Heatherette” palette, Etude House Oh m’Eye Lash Mascara, Revlon Matte lipstick in Smoked Peach, Rimmel lipgloss (the shade label’s hopelessly rubbed off, sorry!)
3. The Bright Brigade—Vivid shades freshen up the classic retro shapes seen at Peter Som, Derek Lam, and Dior’s spring ’11 shows. Pull the look off by keeping your colors monochromatic, and by creating lines that hug the lashes or by depositing color onto the lids only.
What I have on: Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in ME600 (Metallic Ocean Blue), Etude House Oh m’Eye Lash Mascara, Revlon Matte lipstick in Smoked Peach
So..I think these could work even now when we’re experiencing surprise showers. I’m partial to the first look, as it’s really a cinch to pull off. I’ve yet to look for the perfect neutral shade, though. Do you see yourself wearing these looks even after summer?
For better illustrative examples and products, you can check the story over at Refinery 29.