Be the First to Try the Makeup Looks from the Spring/Summer Runways!
The spring/summer 08 fashion shows teased us with next year's makeup trends. We saw yellow eye shadow, orange lips, and bold, clashing eye colors. If you can’t wait until the summer to rock next year’s makeup trends, here are some tips on how to achieve those high fashion looks now!
Makeup That Sparkles
Make your eyes shimmer, sparkle and dance! Stock up on a range of metallic eyeshadow because it’s all about bringing attention to your eyes this spring/summer season. Opt for lighter metallic shades like white, pink or gold during the day and more dramatic shades of purple, blue and forest green at night. Apply a lighter shade of metallic eyeshadow over the entire eyelid, working into the inner corners of the eye and use a darker shade into the crease of the lid. Line the inner sides of your eye with black or dark brown eyeliner for a smouldering effect. (Vanessa Hudgens knows how to wear gold eyeshadow just right!)
How to Wear Next Season’s Bold Makeup Trends
Orange Lips: Fun and fresh, the color orange made a comeback last season. This cute hue is great for springtime! The best way to work this look is to pair fresh-looking skin with soft pastels. Soft, peachy cheeks paired with orange lips achieve a light, flowery effect. On the catwalk, the brilliant blue eyes of some models were accented by a particularly arresting shade of yellow eyeshadow. The color was worn with pales cheek and lips. The look is somewhat between 1960s mod and 1980s vivid excess. Try it, you might like it!
Blue Makeup: You can pull off this trend a lot easier if you just focus on one thing. Heavily line your eyes with blue, keep your skin very fresh-looking and team it with a fairly nude lip.
From the Runway: A bold, clashing color palette was featured for Ashley Isham’s Spring/Summer ’08 line. Gravity-defying hair sculptures completed the look. It certainly was a contrast to the bare faces coming down other Spring/Summer runways! To achieve the look, try purple on the lips, green on the lids and blue in the eye creases.
The matte look for fall faces will continue into Spring/Summer. As MAC Senior Artist, Caroline Donelly, commented, "as your skin doesn't tend to look its best when it's shining and sweating, it's great that wearing powder and blotting your skin's back in.”
Article Written By: Nicola McGeorge; Nicola was born in London, England and is a freelance writer and model. She covers a wide range of topics, and has been published worldwide.