As the seasons change, so do beauty trends. Of course, some of us may opt for a year round style whether that be a feline flick or a bold red lip. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take this opportunity of warmer weather to experiment with your style! So we’ve narrowed down the beauty trends of the Summer to help you out…
1. Plaits Are Back
Plaits have always been a popular Summer style, given they’re such a good way to get that pesky hair out of your face. But this year, they’re back and bigger than ever. Whatever your style, there’s a plait to suit everyone- from perky pigtails to a romantic fishtail to boho braids.
2. The New Smokey Eye
The smokey eye has been a sultry makeup staple for as long as I can remember. Now however, the smudgy eye has come in to steal its thunder. The smudgy eye is like the smokey eye’s younger, funner and less complicated cousin. For that “I just woke up after being out all night and sleeping in my makeup, but I look fabulous” appearance, simply smudge an eye kohl on your lid and let be – the less effort you put in, the better.
3. Glowy Goddess Skin
Everyone loves a J-Lo glow and that’s always been fashionable. This Summer take tips from Jenny from the block and keep the focus all about skin. Look as natural as possible by simply spot concealing any breakouts, dark circles or hyper-pigmentation you may have, rather than caking on the full coverage foundation. Keep eyes and lips looking natural with a simple gloss and a couple of coats of mascara and voila!
4. Glitter Girls
Admit it, everyone loves a bit of glitter. This Summer the focus is all about sparkles and there are no boundaries! Experiment with glitter on your brows, lips, lids and even nails. What better way to celebrate the arrival of festival season than to bathe yourself in glitter, anyway?
5. Keep It Creamy
In keeping with the new natural makeup trend, cream products are more popular than ever. To achieve effortless, dewy Summer skin invest in a cream blush. Cream blush is a much more youthful way of putting some colour into your face. Add cream highlight for a natural from-within glow.
6. Blot Blot Blot
If lip gloss isn’t quite your thing, why not opt for a blotted lip instead? In the theme of keeping it natural, blotted barely there lipstick is all the rage right now. Simply blot your favourite lipstick on with a little pressure to achieve an effortless look that will make people question if it’s your natural lip colour.
7. Glossy Lids
Gloss isn’t just for your lips don’t you know. Glossy lids flew onto our YouTube screens earlier this year, with beauty bloggers everywhere falling hard for the trend. Glossy lids may not be everyone’s cup of tea but they certainly put an interesting spin on your classic eyeshadow looks. Pair with slicked back hair, natural skin and a nude lip for the ultimate fresh and beachy look.
8. Effortless Waves
Another Summer favourite, effortless beachy waves are back and better than ever. Perfect for those of you with midlength hair (but really this trend will suit anyone), beachy waves are another easy way to look effortlessly cool this Summer! If you’re not much of a hairstylist, don’t fear, anyone can do this style. All you need is a styling tool, dry shampoo and sea salt spray!