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Making up for summer


We get it – your social calendar is heating up as fast as the temperatures. So how do you get the hottest looks to sizzle through summer? We’ve got the lowdown!

 

 

EYE-CATCHING
More is more when it comes to eyes this season! Contrasting eyeshadows are catching our eye. And forget the barely there mascara of previous years. This season it’s all about the fan. It’s also the season to let your lower lashes join in on the fun, with coloured eyeliner on the lash line.

JUST BROW-SING!
This summer expect to see plenty of ‘soap brows’; a brushed-up look achieved using soap in place of eyebrow gel. The pared-back brow is also back. Just match your brow pencil to your natural brow colour or better yet, use eyeshadow for a natural look. .

LIP SERVICE
Pink equals perfection this season and everything pink goes, from pastel perfection to dusky rose. Want to go bold? Hot pink is the new red lip. Satin lipsticks and stains are a thing right now. Less likely to melt and smear, they’re just what you want in the summer sun!

LUSH BLUSH
Soft, pastel pink blush is summer’s best friend. It adds a bit of playful colour to your cheeks, without overshadowing the eyes which are playing the starring role this summer. All it takes is a couple swipes of powder blush on top of your foundation to perfect this pretty look..


 

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY WEARS BY CHARLOTTE JEWELLERY

Going nude: the minimalist colour that goes with everything

It seems bare is the new beautiful because, although it would be rather irresponsible of us to suggest you take this in a literal sense, everyone is going nude right now. Whether you’re filling the bathroom cabinet or the wardrobe, going nude is all about a less is more approach.

ALLURING MINERALS
ALLURING MINERALS
ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY WEARS BY CHARLOTTE JEWELLERY
ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY WEARS BY CHARLOTTE JEWELLERY
ICONIC LONDON
ICONIC LONDON
MAC COSMETICS NUDIE GLOSS
MAC COSMETICS NUDIE GLOSS

Like the skin tones it is designed to mimic, nude comes in every colour, from soft ivories to deep browns and, whether you’re shopping for makeup or clothing, not every nude may be right for you.
When it comes to sartorial selections, ensure there’s some contrast between your nude clothing and your nude skin so it doesn’t look like you are taking the concept literally.
When it comes to makeup, mix it up with a light caramel colour, a pale pink, or for darker skin tones, a rich golden brown. All one tone and you risk looking washed out.
The real beauty of the nude look is that you can pair it with almost any outfit, whether it’s a slinky red cocktail dress or a dark wash skinny jean. Its pared back aesthetic allows a bold outfit to do the talking.