Makeup for Summer - Get the Summer Party Make Up for Brown Babes and Heavy Tanned Skin
Summer is here, so it's time to update your make-up by following
the new trends!
2009 summer make-up trends are all about fresh pink flushed cheeks, metallic eyes (throw back inspiration from the '8o's), bold lips, strong brows, colorful hues from oh la la orange to azure blues and greens.
If it's pretty hard to choose what suits you best, match colors and textures to your skin tone.
Brown babe or beach bronzed skin
A fantastic color that works well with those with heavily tanned skin or darker skin is beautiful blues.
These are predominant in fashion right now with everything from subtle shimmers and glossy eye colors.
The best way to wear blue is as a bold eye which you can team with any of your favorite blue items this season or use it to update your little black dress.
How to get the look
Make-up Base: Cover the skin with a light base or a tinted moisturizer to give your skin a natural glow.
Eyes: Using a bright azure toned blue eyeliner line your eyes from the outside in 3/4 of the way on both the top and the bottom lids.
Aim for a slightly heavier application and smudge with either a finger or a damp cotton bud as you would if you were lining a smokey eye.
Next using a greenish-blue cream shimmer eyeshadow apply a light coating of color around the outside of the lined eye on both the top and the bottom. On the top go no further than the crease.
Blend in the eye makeup on both the top and bottom in an outwards direction towards the outside corner of your eye. The effect should be subtle with most of the blue showing from the eyeliner not the eye shadow.
Dab a spot of light gold shimmer powder on the very inner corner and brush a small amount over the crease of the upper lid.
Define lashes with two coats of brown mascara or clear mascara.
Lips: Pair the dramatic eyes with toned down lips for balance.
A nude or nearly nude lip with a slight shimmer will add interest but will not seem overdone.