Get ready to update your makeup bag with a fresh host of pastel eye shadows, bold liners, and kissable lip stains. Summer’s beauty forecast is chic and full of wearable catwalk trends. From metallic shades to bold brows, there are plenty of new and innovative beauty styles to suit every woman this season. We have compiled a list of the top beauty trends for summer 2012 to get you started.
Bigger, thicker eyebrows are big news for the 2012 summer season. Leave the shape natural and use a brow pencil to add definition and extra color to your brows. Use a powder color-matched shadow to blend the hue well into the hair for a soft finish. Leave the rest of your look natural to sport an earthy style. Try taking your brows just a shade darker than their natural color for a statement finish.
Along with the sunshine that the summer season brings is a wide array of brilliant colors. Be daring and add a palette of bright bold colors to your makeup collection. Try a white and green eye makeup combination or experiment with purple and lilac tones. Leave the skin and lips a neutral shade to leave all focus on the eyes.
The summer of 2012 is all about clear, glowing skin. Skip the makeup entirely and maintain your face with plenty of facials and a solid skin care regimen. Whether you have a fair or tan complexion, it’s never been more important to maintain your skin. If you have the need for cosmetics, opt for a tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation instead of a powder-based formula for added glow and a flawless, sheer finish.
Colors in metallic have become one of the top beauty trends of the upcoming season. While metallic traditionally spelled gold, silver, and extra sparkle, modern metallic makes use of soft, smoky golden eyes and warm, copper shadows. Create a unique look that draws attention to your eyes by applying a high-shine silver shadow on the lids and beneath the eyes. Incorporate metallic shades into the classic smoky eye, also.
Do away with boring sheer lip gloss and turn up the heat with a bold, glossy stain. Apply a strong slick in red, burgundy, or rose onto the lips and blot away to create a long-lasting, matte finish. If you don’t have a stain to work with, substitute with a tinted balm that will add a hint of color to your lips instantly.
There are many runway-inspired beauty trends for the summer 2012 season. From the fresh-faced look to berry-stained lips, there is no shortage of hot styles to try as the weather heats up. There is a look for every woman, no matter her style preference.