Monday, 15 October 2012

Fashion post #3 - Make-up trends for Spring/Summer 2012/2013

Sorry for the late post. I've been studying for my yearly exams :S Anyhow~

Final installment for this upcoming season~ Since you guys like it I think I'll be updating each season so expect main posts twice a year~! (I'll still put up interesting trends every now and again though~)

So onto make up trends! I hope it'll be of help. Let's go!

Trend 1: Glitter/shimmer
From left to right clockwise:
The Silver Glitteratti Lip Tattoo by Violent Lips
The Strawberry Lemonade - Glitteratti Mix Lip Tattoo by Violent Lips
Gem Crush Nail Color in Big Money by Sally Hansen
Gem Crush Nail Color in Showgirl Chic by Sally Hansen
Dance in Glitter False Eyelashes by WKW for Shu Uemura
Glitter Eyeline by MAKE UP STORE at Myer

The rundown: Glitter is a popular upcoming trend - especially in eyes, lips and nails. It adds a glam to everyday outfits, so don't be afraid to go haywire on those parts (I recommend against using glitter on all over the cheeks, top of apples excepted, at the risk of looking like vampire. You know what I mean.)

Not too keen? Keep the glitter to one part of your face, and there's no need to go overly dramatic. Feel free to keep the dramatic glitter for parties and stick to accentuating particular areas on your face (such as the inner corners of your eyes/following your normal winged eyeliner, tops of cheeks below your eyes, or top of Cupid's bow of your lip.)

Trend 2: Golds and bronzers
From left to right clockwise:
Hey Sailor! Eyeshadow in Old Gold by MAC
Gem Crush Nail Color in Razzler Dazzler by Sally Hansen
Vanity Eyeshadow Palette by Wet ‘n’ Wild
Glitter gold eyeliner by Sephora Collection
Naked Palette by Urban Decay
Mineral pressed powder bronzer by Natio

The rundown: Golds and bronzes have always been associated with summer, so jump onto the bandwagon and add to your make up collection! For all those in the Northern Hemisphere, bronze as an accent colour (eg eyeliner, nail polish) may be preferred over gold. Otherwise sweep bronzer powder over the hollows of your cheeks and across the hair line. Remember to go for a colour that's not too much darker than your skin. It's better to go for a more natural bronze look even if you look 'paler' - realise tanning does no flatter everyone, and I personally am not much of a tanner ^_^"

Not too keen? Try gold eyeliner a la Cinna style and again, on the top of your Cupid's bow (I saw this in a magazine and it looks amazing!) Or keep to your nails~

Trend 3: Coral red
From left to right clockwise:
Hard as Nails nail polish in Mighty Mango by Sally Hansen
CORALista ultra plush lipgloss by Benefit
The Purple & Coral Halftone Lip Tattoo by Violent Lips
60 Seconds Nail Polish in Coralicious by Rimmel
Rouge Allure Velvet in 38 La Fascinante by Chanel
Cha Cha Tint for lips and cheeks by Benefit

The rundown: Orange-tinted red is the calling of summer. It brings connotations of delicious summer fruits, and what better than to have on your face? This colour should not be overdone, lest you look like a lobster (mmmm, seafood). Keep to just your cheeks, lips or nails. Sporting just coral red lips adds an extra pop to pattern clashed summer coords.

Not too keen? If you're not brave enough for just the lippy, you could try keeping to your nails, and even just part of your nails. Though believe me, you'll be surprised at the instant brightness a coral lippy will add to your outfit.

So what are your favourite trends? Leave a comment down below!

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  1. Wow I love the glittering and shimmering trends!
    Coral red is HOT~ <3


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