2012 Spring/Summer Trends!!

Its time to freshen up your makeup bag with some of 2012’s Spring/Summer colours and trendy shades!!!  My MAC masterclass is next weekend and I can not wait to pick up some fabulous new colours for this season!!

Carrying over from last fall/winter, the light, soft, fresh face returns this Spring/Summer. The warmer season brings warm, luminous faces with just a hint of color.  The focus of the season will be on soft eyes with sheer pastel colors and naturally shadowed brows; flush and rosy cheeks, metallic and sparkling shadows in lighter shades paired with soft pink, coral or nude shades on the lips.  The classic red lip is always in the now, and will continue throughout the Spring/Summer (paired only with a soft eye of course).

There will be bright, vibrant colors, of course, but will be toned-down versions of the neon shades that were hot last summer. Smoky eyes will return, but say good bye to black and charcoal shades and introduce the earth tone smoky eye colours to your makeup kit !! (Smoky Browns have always been my FAVOURITE!!)

EYES

Eye shadow will be kept soft this season!! Think pinks, nudes, champagnes, and light pastels and will be lined with pastel shades of green, lavender, silver and soft baby blues.  Silver and metallic shades are trending in eye shadow this season, but keep it soft and “barely there”, instead of thick and heavy!!

LIPS

With the softness of this seasons eye colour trends, feel free to add a punch of colour to your pout!! Corals, Reds, (tinted) Oranges are all this years Lip trends.  No need to say good bye to your Niki Minaj Pink just yet, Soft pastel pinks are sticking around too.  Frosted/shimmery shades are taking a back seat this season, so when picking out your Spring/Summer colours go with a matte/lustre finish topped with a super shinny gloss.

FACE

For Spring/Summer the “almost bare”, fresh face is in!! Ditch the heavy foundations and double powder!  Instead use a sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer that matches your skin tone. Add a small amount of rosy pink or apricot blush to the apples of your cheeks for the perfect “naturally flushed” look.  So soft. So Pretty.

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