Please enjoy some more of this season’s hottest makeup trends and some advice from professional makeup artists on how to achieve them!
Incredible Lashes from Top to Bottom – Lashes are the perfect cherry on top to a stunning makeup application. Summer 2014 trends encourage not leaving out those ever-forgotten bottom lashes. Using mascara or eyelash extensions, to overly accentuate the bottom and top lashes creates a sultry and retro 70’s kind of look. Some artists will clump the lashes together to create a more dramatic, high fashion look. Try layering the mascara to achieve incredible lashes. Apply the first coat of mascara to both top and bottom lashes and let dry completely before applying your 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th coat, depending on your desired result. Be careful to apply each layer with finesse. Remember you are shaping and defining the lashes, as well as making them appear fuller.
Natural makeup – Summer 2014 is bringing good news for those of us who enjoy a quick, everyday, natural makeup application. Natural makeup is all about accentuating one’s naturally beautiful features. Nude/matte lip colors are recommended. Try to pay special attention to the features that shape the face, like the eyebrows and cheekbones. Perfectly groomed and shaped eyebrows and a light, matte bronzer on the cheeks can carry this look entirely. Sometimes using a light powder or tinted moisturizer is more appropriate than using a foundation. Using a heavier foundation with this look requires more makeup on the eyes, lips, and cheeks to ensure that the skin tone does not become washed out, which takes away from the soft natural feel that inspires this trend.
Nothing accentuates a beautiful hairstyle like the perfect makeup. Here are some makeup trends we love for the summer of 2014 and how to best wear them!
Bold Lip Colors – We are seeing a lot of vibrancy on the runway, as far as lip color is concerned. Bright hues like candy apple red, hot pink and cream sickle orange are dominating the summer season. We’ve been seeing diluted versions of the same colors showing up on the cheeks also. When wearing bright lipstick, it is best to keep the rest of the makeup relatively simple. To incorporate bright lips into your everyday look, try playing down the eyes. Try lightly lining the eye, and using mascara instead of contouring with eye shadow.
Green, Blue, Teal – These colors are being favored this season not just by clothing fashions, but in the eye makeup world as well. We have been seeing a variety of ways to decorate the eyes with these shades from eye liner pencils to pigmented eye shadows. Liner pencils are a great way to achieve this punch of color quickly, and not a lot of other makeup is required in an everyday wear scenario. Because these colors have such a pop when used on the eyes, a simpler lip is usually recommended. Try soft pinks or nudes on the lip.
Let’s talk curls this summer! Down styles and long luscious locks are becoming increasingly popular for special occasions. Here are a couple of looks that we adore here at Valentina D’ Angela. These are great for everyday styling as well.
Retro waves are a sophisticated way to add timeless beauty to any look. The example photo showcases three ways to wear this kind of style. The hairstyle in the center photo can be dressed up or down, the one on the left is a great casual look, and the hairstyle on the right is appropriate for bridal/special event occasions. You can achieve a casual version of this style yourself by using either a barrel curling iron or a clipless wand. Start sectioning in the back of the head and curl all of the hair in the same direction. Use hair spray and a brush to comb out the curls. This is just one of many ways to achieve this look in a quick, casual manner.
Beach waves are great because they have a natural look to them. They are soft and romantic, which makes them great for beach weddings or casual wear. We love the two photos on the left as examples of relaxed, casual styles. Dressing up the style with a couple of pins and some polishing will make it appropriate for special occasions. The style on the right is a great example of this look. Pinning some of the hair up allows you to add a little bit of volume to the style and dress it up, making it ideal for that tousled, naturally beautiful look. All of these styles can be achieved using a clipless wand. The size of the section of hair and products used will influence the finished look. Some curling wands even offer different tapered designs which also change the look of the finished style.