When it comes to updating your look, your make-up bag is as important as your wardrobe. Susannah Taylor, reporting for the Zuneta.com Magazine, previews the five key beauty trends set to be big for spring/ summer 2009.
1. Super Luminous
If there’s one big trend we’ll all be dipping into this spring/ summer, then it has to be the sculpted, luminous complexion. From Prada to Stella McCartney and Calvin Klein, make-up artists used luminizing lotions and potions and various nude shades to subtly enhance models’ features. It’s a look that’s as close to real-life re-touching as make-up gets. To get the look, make your first stop a sheer foundation such as Becca’s Luminous Skin Colour and blend into the areas you need it most. Next, invest in a cream highlighting product such as Model Co’s Luminosity Highlighting Serum and apply to the areas of your face that naturally catch the light such as brow bones, cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your cupid’s bow. Finally take a shadow-like powder such as Korres’ Zea Mays Powder Blush in Orange Brown and ‘sculpt’ areas that recede, like under the cheekbones, the jaw line and in the eye sockets.
2. Big Mouth
They say that lipstick sales increase during a recession – it’s the cheapest, quickest way to change your look, alter your mood and give a glamour hit without sending your mortgage into arrears. It’s no wonder then that the catwalks were awash for spring/ summer with lip-smacking brights, from shocking fuchsia to tomato red and candy pinks. The key to wearing colour now is to choose lipstick over gloss - more modern, more sophisticated - we love Korres’ Mango Butter Lipsticks in Coral, Fuchsia, Peach and Orange Red, to be applied with a brush such as Becca’s Travel Lip brush, for colour-popping precision.
3. Softly smoked
When it comes to smoky eyes, brown is the new black. Softer, more flattering and more expensive-looking than rock chick ebony, shades of chocolate and chestnut also look more modern. One look we’ll be stealing this spring is hot off the Valentino catwalks – a blend of chocolate brown, enhanced with a layer of burnished gold on the centre of the lids and the inner corners of the eyes for dazzling, bejewelled effect. Try Becca’s eye colour in brocade, and customise with Becca’s Jewel Dust in Xantho, a burnished bronze gold.
4. Be Cheeky
It seems the rosy glow has replaced the tan this season as the new feel-good complexion enhancer. To replicate the sort of fresh flush you get from a hike in the Scottish Highlands, try a cream blush such as Model Co’s Cheeky Tints, or Becca’s Cream Blush blended into the apples of the cheeks (this is where we naturally flush). For longer lasting colour, top off with a powder blush such as Korres Zea Mays Powder Blush.
5. Paint with Pastels
Nail colour has become as important to looking stylish as our skirt length or heel height, and this season, fashion’s return to pretty florals and diaphanous fabrics means that pastel nails are making a comeback after numerous seasons of vampish shades. The environmentally and body friendly top choice is Butter London’s non-toxic, non-carcinogenic Nail Lacquers, which are also highly pigmented, so colour won’t fade over time. Our favourite 2009 shades are Yummy Mummy; a medium beige, BillyNoMates; the lightest grey/ blue, PoshBird; a pale coral pink, and Crumpet; a toasty caramel.
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