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Spring/Summer 2011 beauty trends

March 28, 2011 by Works with Water
Spring/Summer 2011 Beauty Trends
Max Factor SS11

This season’s beauty colour trends are all about bright, bright bright! It is exciting to see so much vibrancy on the catwalk, which in turn is filtering through to our high street stores.

Don’t be scared to embrace the trend – anyone can look good with a bright pop of colour, it’s just about knowing how to make it suit you.

An easy way to adopt colour is with blush – a bright peach or fuchsia pink blush might look scary in the pot, but if you build the colour up slowly  you can keep it as subtle or as bold as you like. Don’t use bright blush over your whole cheeks as this will look far too much. Instead, apply it over the top of your cheekbones to define your contours, or on the apples of your cheeks (the fullest part of your cheek when you smile) for a cuter, flushed look.

For eyes, while a whole wash of bright colour may look plain frightening when used from lash line to brow line, why not try using the colour to line your upper lids, flicking out each side, for a more wearable way to rock some colour? This look works particularly well with turquoise or purple, but experiment to find out which colours look best on you.

For the more daring among you, take this look a step further by using the colour to line under your bottom lashes instead of the top, and then sweep a lighter accent tone of the colour across your eyelids. Make sure you apply lashings of mascara to frame the eyes and ‘finish’ the look, or alternatively pick up some false eyelashes – there’s tonnes of different styles available these days.

And for you lipstick lovers out there – dare to ditch your usual shade and opt instead for a bright burst of pink, orange or red. Be extra careful when applying brighter lipsticks as they will show up any flaw – make sure you gently buff your lips first to remove any dry skin, then apply a layer of balm to soften them. Blot any excess balm away (otherwise your lipstick will slide off) then apply your lip colour.

Have fun!

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