A guest feature from Aleya at the Long Island Beauty School follows. Thanks, Aleya, for the summer tips! We need to be forced out of our comfort zones now and then. Aleya has some gentle ideas for change.
All of the photos came from the fashion-forward looks created by makeup artist extraordinaire Napoleon Perdis for Rosemount Australian Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2011. Stunning and colorful, his looks embody the trends for summer. You can see more of his work on his Facebook page.
To the relief of all, summer is on its way, and so are the hot beauty trends that go with it. While some of these trends were taken from those that sprang with spring, there are a few that are exciting and new.
Nails - Step away from the pretty pinks that were trendy last year and go vibrant with color! Try a polish that’s coral, hot pink, purple, yellow, or, blue. If you’re a little more conservative, you can still wear pastel colors. It may be fun, though, to dazzle with a touch of glitter.
Lips - Make your lips stand out by applying red or hot pink lipstick. There are tons of shades available in each color, so select one that looks good with your skin tone. Take this trend one step further by applying matte lipstick instead of a gloss.
Colorful Eyes - Have fun with your eye makeup by applying eye shadow or eye liner in bright bold colors, such as electric blue or canary yellow. Hot pink and red are also big for summer (on some skin tones). You can use just one color or blend a few together for an edgier look.
Smoky Eyes - Use bold colors to create exotic smoky eyes. Copper is so trendy!
Neutrals - Feel like a clean, fresh look? Here’s your chance. Tie your hair back in a nice, sleek, low ponytail and wear a touch of neutral makeup. Get a touch of shine with a nude lip gloss.
Glowing Skin - Great skin is always in fashion, but this summer your skin should look fresh, clean, and even a little sun kissed. How about a bronzer?
Braids - It doesn’t matter how you wear them as long as you do!
Parted Hair - Channel your inner Gwyneth Paltrow and part your hair in the middle. It’s okay to part your hair on the side as well, but wherever you decide to part it, make sure that the part really stands out and looks clean.
Have fun! There are no limits to your creativity, so let yourself go and enjoy the ride.
Any questions for Aleya or Napoleon?
Photos courtesy of Napoleon Perdis