Makeup Trends for Summer 2016

Makeup Trends for Summer 2016

If you’re looking to shake up your makeup routine, then these are the 5 Summer makeup trends you need to try out this month.

There is something for everyone, from natural beauty fanatics to bold trend queens. Get the look with our tips and the perfect products.

  1. Coloured Lashes & Liner
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    Coloured Lashes & Liner

    Yes, electric colours are back from the 80s!

    Bold brights always look amazing in Summer but this Summer’s trend has a modern twist. Instead of lots of brights, keep it simple; wear it paired with bare skin and nude lips so your eyes stand out.

    We love: Swapping our standard black for electric blue like Benefit’s They’re Real in Beyond Blue.

    For a more subtle look, try the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen for a slick of colour that looks flawless all day long.

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  2. Lip Oils
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    Lip Oils

    Move over lip balms, it is all about the oils this Summer. It looks like a gloss, feels like a balm and adds a touch of colour like a stain- magic!

    Look out for ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil and Buriti Oil for incredible nourishment and a silky feel.

    We love: Dabbing on the pretty colours of the new Juicy Shakers from Lancôme (don’t forget to shake them up!)

    If you prefer a solid formula, then try the RMS Lip Shine– it melts into a silky smooth tinted oil as you apply it like a balm.

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  3. Natural Skin
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    Natural Skin

    Contouring is out and ‘non-touring’ is in. Don’t worry, that isn’t a new technique you need to learn, it just means natural looking skin with a subtle glow.

    To get the look, go for lightweight bases and radiance boosting primers to keep skin looking luminous and fresh.

    We love: The NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Concealer gives a beautifully natural and radiant finish at the same time as protecting the skin from external aggressors.

    For a radiant glow that evens out the skintone, try the Hylamide Photography Foundation. It is filled with light-reflective technology that gives a naturally airbrushed finish.

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  4. Graphic Liner
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    Graphic Liner

    This Summer flicks have been updated. Graphic shapes that blend around the eye into the crease for a modern take on liner.

    To get the look, skip the liquid liner and use a black eyeshadow with a cut crease brush for a crisp finish into the crease.

    We love: The Japonesque Cut Crease Brush gives a smooth, beautiful line thanks to its densely-packed bristles that are perfect for sharp lines and blending.

    For shadow, try the Clinique All About Shadow in Stroke of Midnight for a pure, velvety black.

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  5. Glitter
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    Festival and holiday season are the perfect time for trying out something new and we are seeing glitter all over the place.

    From glitter packed lids to metallic lips, this is the way to amp up your Summer party look. To keep it from being too much, pair with simple dewy skin and tousled hair.

    We love: If you’re feeling adventurous, the Stila Magnificent Metals kit in Comex Platinum gives a bold silver glitter that stays put all day long.

    For a more subtle take on the trend, try the Lipstick Queen All That Jazz collection for a slick metallic lip that is totally wearable.

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Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid