On the catwalks for Spring Summer 2012, alongside the gorgeous clothes and great accessories, there were some exciting new makeup and nail trends that set our beauty hearts fluttering. Whether you’re a fan of bold eye makeup, the natural look, or pretty polishes, Spring Summer 2012 beauty trends have it all!
Like the sweeping dresses, A line skirts and lace blouses that appeared on the Spring Summer catwalks in sorbet and pastel shades, the latest trend for ice-cream shades for your fingernails is taking the beauty world by storm. Our favourite delicious sorbet shades for your nails include the Nicole by OPI Baby Blue 15ml, the feminine Models Own Pastel Lilac Dream Nail Polish, the pale, pistachio green Nails Inc Hyde Park Gate Limited Edition Polish, and the pretty Barry M Nail Paint – Mint Green. For super-fashionable nails, paint your ring finger with a contrasting colour, or try a modern French manicure using two bright colours for the main nail and tips.
Always a popular look, smoky eyes and flicked eye liner also made an appearance on the catwalks this season. Dark, smoky eyes are best left for the evening, but there’s plenty of ways to wear this trend during the day time – plus it can be very quick once you’ve had a little bit of practice, making it ideal for work! The Rimmel Perfect Eye Collection provides you with everything you need to create a smoky eye, with shadow, mascara and eyeliner all in dark, jet black shades: use all three for the perfect evening eye makeup.
For day, whether you use a liquid liner, pen or pencil is up to personal preference. The Daniel Sandler Waterproof Eyeliner – Black is easy to handle and doesn’t smudge easily; try using it for thick, 60s style eyeliner on the top of your eyelid. The Barry M Metallic Liquid Eyeliner – Black is perfect for fifties-style ‘cat’ eyeliner flicks thanks to the fine tip, but needs a steady hand. If you prefer something a little more rock and roll, then the Barry M Kohl Pencil – Black is great for drawing thicker, smudgier lines.
In summer, a lot of us don’t want to wear a lot of makeup, and it seems like makeup artists had this in mind when flawless, nude faces were seen at many catwalk shows. In order to make sure your skin is as radiant and blemish-free as possible, ditch the heavy foundation you might use in winter and inside opt for lighter products. The Daniel Sandler Retexturizing Face Primer SPF 20 28g provides you with a light base that helps even out skin tone; tackle any problem spots with the award-winning YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touche No. 1 pen for perfectly flawless skin. Finish with the Dainty Doll Loose Mineral Powder Foundation; simply brush over your skin for a bright and glowing look that’s perfect for hot weather!