The sun is shining, the days are getting longer and spring has (sort of) sprung. With this comes some lovely new beauty trends to get you feeling fabulous! So what does S/S14 have in store? And more importantly, what tools do you need to rock the look?
The must have hue for the perfect pout this season is a bright orange shade, with everyone from Drew Barrymore to Kate Bosworth trying out the look on the red carpet. Paired with a slick of mascara and a flawless complexion it gives an instant burst of summer style. This Illamasqua Lipstick – Flare has a gorgeous, mouthwatering orange tone and a striking matte finish, but if the thought of taking the tangerine plunge after months of winter wear is a little too scary fear not, because Bourjois has you covered. Their Colour Boost and Effect 3D glosses both have a sleek shiny finish with a warm hint of orange for an on trend touch.
Eyes On The Prize
Eyeshadows have followed suit on the bright and bold front, with gorgeous blues and pale aqua hues. Blue isn’t the easiest eyeshadow to wear – who doesn’t dread looking like an 80s reject?! – but these NYX Collection Stick Shadows are perfect for giving you total control. If you’re still not quite ready for the full effect, try using it as a liner – go bold with a thick cats eye or do discreet with a thin line under your bottom lashes. Rule number one though, always pair bright shadows with nude lips to avoid looking like you’ve raided your mum’s make up bag.
Pastel tones are everywhere for S/S14 and eyes are no exception. Pale green was the stand out shade, and this Illamasqua Pure Pigment has a subtle shimmer so you can rock the metallic trend too – metallics aren’t just for Christmas you know! Wear it lightly brushed across the eyelid and team with rosy cheeks and a barely-there pink lipgloss to complete the look.
The monochrome trend is also huge for S/S14 and unsurprisingly the make up world has got on board. If you’re a big fan of the vintage flick this means you’re in luck, because angled eyeliner is here to stay. Try teaming it with white liner on the inner eye for a contemporary, wide eyed look. Barry M also has an awesome metallic black liquid liner for an edgy feel.
Every girl needs the make up bag must haves to get a flawless complexion, and this season is all about keeping it fresh and natural – perfect for a laid back summer look. A good primer is a must for creating the perfect base, helping to smooth out dry patches and create an even complexion. CC cream, a step up from BB cream, is also vital for the warmer months. It’s light enough to wear all day long, with a touch of colour to give your skin a gorgeous glow. It also boasts SPF to protect form harmful rays. The CC eye cream even has colour correct to hide any evidence of those late nights and early mornings.
And of course…
Every girl needs a good, clump free and long lasting mascara as it’s a fail safe for instantly brightening up your peepers, while a lip balm is a must for keeping those lips silky soft. This Berts Bees lip balm also has a slight shimmer for a pretty pout.
That’s my round up of the top beauty trends this summer to ensure you can stay stylish, feel fabulous and enjoy the sunshine! Love Aimee x
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Images by Sara Yates (@Sara_Very)