Have you ever looked at your makeup haul and think to yourself, “I’m bored…” Well I’m here to add a little spice to your makeup routine and get you out of that rut! There are some new summer trends that have landed on the catwalk and they are super easy to replicate. Do you have your glass of wine ready?… Good now lets get inspired!
For this trend there is a focus on the eyes and adding pop to them. People have been using bright colours, neons or pastels to highlight the eyes and create a little drama. You can cover the entire eye area and blend it outwards or you can make it a little more subtle by highlighting the inner or outer corners of the eyes. Which ever way you want to take it this colour trend is definitely brightening things up this summer!
Have you ditched the bronzer because contouring is so last year? Well dust it off ladies because bronzer is back! But we aren’t using bronzer to contour with any more. We are taking the bronzer onto the cheekbones rather than underneath. This provides a nice sun kissed glow to the cheeks and really adds a soft natural colouring. Some looks have even brought a little bit of that bronzer onto the eyes to give a monochromatic look. Either way I’m happy to see bronzer back but in this beautiful sun kissed glow rather than a full on contour.
Ya you read that right! Brows are making a statement but not in an insta brow type of way. Brows are running wild and fuzzy, yet tamed. Seem confusing? Well you don’t need to be a makeup guru to master this brow look. All you need is some clear brow gel and fluff the brow hairs upwards. This creates fluffy, messy yet tamed brow look. For those who have sparse brows like myself you can use a coloured brow gel to add a little impact while still looking natural. This virgin brow look is fresh and simple yet provides a great frame for the face.
Who is a huge fan of glitter? I know I am but not so much of the mess that comes with it. I will find glitter somewhere on my body months later, it just doesn’t go away. However, graphic glitter looks have made a splash and I’m actually contemplating digging my glitters out. Glitters can range from a chrome all the way up to actual crystals. Artists have created graphic liner or eyeshadow looks with these glitters to make a beautiful statement. These looks are amazing for any of you festival goers. For a work day maybe stick to a more subtle look before the boss thinks you’re walking the catwalk during lunch hour.
No Makeup Makeup Look
This is always an all time favourite look for me. Its so simple and fresh and perfect for those hot summer days. The focus of this look is to create fresh, glowing skin while taking the focus away from the eyes. Eyes are either bare or have a minimal amount of mascara. I think the best products to use for this look to make life easy are a tinted moisturizer, balm blush, brow gel, lip tint and a setting spray. How easy is that?! If you’re one for those 10 step Korean glass skin care routines, you won’t even need any makeup!
Have you ever wanted to wear a bold lip colour but thought it would be too much? Well worry no more because bold lips are in and they don’t have to be deep reds, burgundies or purples. These statement lip colours can be bright tones as well like a pink which is perfect for sunny summer days. I think throwing on a little mascara and a statement lip is a perfect and easy look that will rock all day from work to night out.
Who has freckles? Not me… Who wishes they had freckles? Ya I must admit I do wish I had a few freckles. Well whether you have freckles or not they are the it look on the catwalk and these ladies look fabulous and youthful. A fresh face with minimal eye and lip makeup to allow those freckles to shine is such an easy yet gorgeous look! Now if you’re like me and don’t have freckles you can always put some faux freckles on by using a stippling brush. A lot of beauty gurus who have jumped on the freckle look have used a range of different products to get that perfect freckle look. They’ve used brow gels, pomades, pencils or markers/pens, cream contour, henna, and some have even used root touch up sprays for your hair. No matter what you use freckles are super cute and a must makeup look this summer.
Those are the main makeup trends for summer 2019. I think all the looks are simple and easy to do yet gorgeous. I always believe less is more so when I saw these trends hitting the runways I was really happy to see that we are starting to step back and tone down the amount of makeup used. We are all different and all beautiful in our own ways and I think we need to start embracing our natural beauty more. So it doesn’t matter if you have bomb lips but sparse brows or gorgeous eyes and thin lips. Take your best feature and play it up and keep everything else simple. We aren’t perfect so why try to fit a mould of perfection that society has pushed on us for years? It isn’t realistic.
Ok beauties my rant is over. I hope you enjoyed the post today, I always love to hear what you think so you can comment or even email me your thoughts. If you feel like you need a little help in the makeup department, Serenity Beauty Bar does offer makeup workshops that range from a single feature focus to a full face lesson. I would be happy to show you some tips and tricks on achieving these trending looks or anything else you’ve been wanting to try. I’ve linked our makeup services page below for you to explore the workshops we offer.
Remember beauty babes, you are beautiful inside and out!