Some of our favourite spring/summer fashion trends for 2012 have involved beautiful bright colours, whether it’s sorbet-coloured pastels or hot, bold colour blocking pieces. When your wardrobe is suitably multi-coloured for the coming season, you need to make sure your beauty regime gets a fashion injection too. Make up in bright colours should be chosen carefully, but you’ll definitely be able to find something to help you tap into the pastels and brights trend from our selection at Littlewoods.
One of the easiest colours to wear, whether you go for bright or pastel, is pink. This versatile colour suits a range of skin tones depending on whether you opt for a hot pink lipstick, pale pink eyeshadow or a coral-coloured blusher. Try out the trend in a safe way with a bold nail colour, like the Models Own Neon Bubblegum Nail Polish in a gorgeous hot pink. For colour-popping lips, we love the Barry M Lip Gloss Wand – Bubblegum Pink that’s great for darker toned skins, and the Barry M Lip Laquer Crayon – Ballett Pink for those with a warm hue to their skin.
The same rules apply for blusher: the Dainty Doll Blusher 001 in a soft pastel pink is better for warmer skin tones, while the Dainty Doll Blusher 002 in rosy pink can be used on a variety of skin tones. For a natural, blushing look, our new favourite is the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher Cherub that adapts to a number of different skin tones.
If you want a brighter, bolder look, then opt for clear, summery colours for eyes and nails, keeping lipstick natural or a pale gloss. The Dainty Doll Eyeshadow 004 in bright blue works well with the Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayon Matt Blue to create a colour-popping look over your eyelids. Or for a really bright look, combine different juicy colours to create your own individual style. The Barry M Trio Eyeshadow 6 – Tasty Tropics combines zingy lime green, bright orange and a rich cobalt blue that all look pretty on darker skins, while the Barry M Trio Eyeshadow 4 – Paradise Passion with sky blue, lemon yellow and royal purple will create a rich, exotic look on paler skins.
Make sure your nails are just as bold with the Models Own Neon Orange Sorbet Nail Polish, a creamy ice-cream orange colour, and the Nails Inc Special Effects Crackle – Hoxton Purple. This cool crackle effect polish in metallic purple looks gorgeous over pastel bases – or even over the Models Own bright orange polish!
Make sure you combine our gorgeous beauty brights with some colour-pop clothing and accessories. One of our key trends, Candy Colours, would work really well with this bright makeup, or pair with simple skinny jeans, candy-coloured ballet pumps and a white tee for classic cool.