Expanding our array of spring/ summer 2014 fashion trends, we present the impressive spring/ summer 2014 makeup trends now, set by the world-renowned fashion giants and newly emerging prospective fashion houses. Thus, below is the list of the main makeup trends observed during the spring/summer 2014 fashion shows. What can be said about these channels of stylish development is that the diversity of principles and makeup options the designers have opted for this time is simply breathtaking, and it’s here that ‘various’ is obviously not enough. The range of alternatives expands from all natural to humble and cool and finally super catchy and extravagant looks. Before passing to the enumeration of the looks, just one more tip for you to know: no matter what style you prefer or what makeup option you pick, the products you use for creating it need to be of high quality and fine. This is a vital factor for your beauty and health for avoiding skin problems and many other undesirable things you risk to have when using low-quality cosmetic products.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #1: The Expressive Eyes
Probably the very first trend we should mention in our array is the drive for colors. They may be found in almost all the shades and combinations one may ever imagine. From colorful to monochrome and catchy looks, the shades presented for the accents of the eyes are, indeed, hard to enumerate. The best examples of this idea may be the fashion shows of Jason Wu, Fatima Lopes, Sharon Wauchob, and others. Being more particular, we can note the super colorful ‘artwork’ chosen for the eye makeup of Chanel models, the impressive and luxurious golden arrows matching the just as golden eyebrows for Dior show, the creative color details for the corners of the eyes in case of Giorgio Armani models, the interesting blurry and bright color finishes of Prada, and the just as creative variants of Costello Tagliapietra. Also the colorful cat eye makeup was the pick of Marc Jacobs, for combining the traditional with the modern.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #2: Here Come the Catchy Lips
After having put eyes on the front line, there couldn’t but be another accent on the lips. Certainly, the designers took this fact into account, too, creating such bright and attractive options as the lively tones of pink, orange, and red in case of John Galliano models, the glossy orange of DKNY and Dsquared2, and the classic red of Antonio Berardi. In addition, we can note the dark vampire-inspired shade of Alexis Mabille, with the super shady tone of red lipstick used. Prabal Gurung, Monique Lhuillier, and Altuzarra are also among these names. So are the dark purple shades of Nicole Miller and Marchesa.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #3: Highlights for Natural Glow
Another great way of creating some natural accents for your glowy and healthy skin looks can be found with the impressive highlighting techniques found during the fashion shows of Alberta Ferretti, Versace, Hermès, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, MaxMara, Lanvin, Valentino, and Luisa Beccaria, who chose the peachy accents to be the guarantee of the well-contoured and shiny looks, which also have some sculpture like beauty about them due to this technique.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #4: The Golden Glitter
Going on with the natural accents, we can also mention the golden shades used for highlighting, which are not expressive as the peachy ones, but still very effective for the golden glow of the face. That’s why this was the pick of Derek Lam, Herve Leger, Narciso Rodriguez, Michael Kors, DKNY, Peter Som, and Valentino. Thus, this is another popular option of securing the healthy and sun-kissed looks with the minimum of efforts!
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #5: From Extravagant Options to No Makeup At All!
Another super creative and spectacular drive for the spring/summer 2014 season is the almost absolute absence of makeup for the top natural and no less chic looks. This is what the fashion experts Vanessa Bruno, Maison Rabih, Maison Martin Margiela, and Balmain suggest. The only tiny details we can see with the looks of the models here are the barely noticeable nude lip-gloss and the just as unnoticeable golden shades for the eyes. However surprising this may sound, it does work stunningly well!
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #6: The Natural Looks Never Die!
However fierce the struggle of the retro and the futuristic vibes may become, some trends are to live forever in both cases. One of them is that natural makeup principle, which presents a basic shaping factor in any of the styles and looks. The best exemplifications of natural looks for the spring/summer 2014 are the fashion-show makeup looks of Isabel Marant, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marni, Nina Ricci, Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci, Christopher Raeburn, and Jill Sanders models.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #7: Some More Highlights
For presenting just another cool way of making highlights, fashion giants Dolce & Gabbana and Anna Sui come up with their own ways of putting it accentuated. In their case, the main role goes to the powders. Particularly, the peony shades are overwhelming the Grecian inspired looks of Dolce & Gabbana models, whereas in case of Anna Sui beauties, it’s the warmer pinky tones for the sweet looks of the cheeks that catch our attention.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #8: Pick the White for Trendy Looks in 2014
Talking about the top fashionable spring/ summer 2014 makeup trends, we can’t leave out the spectacular drive for monochrome colors. This is a very popularly found motive among the fashionable and memorable looks created by Tracy Reese, Ralph Laurent, Kenzo, Altuzarra, and Kate Spade. The diversity here lies in the wide range of techniques and areas the white tones have been applied to. One of them is the white eyeliner for the corners or for cute arrows on the eyes, or the white shades for the maximum chic accents, and the synthesis of white plays with black eyeliner, too.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #9: Tan Shades: Do Go for Them in 2014
Expanding the list of color variations even more, here we find the next surprising, yet creative version being the tan colors. They range from honey to bronze shades represent a multi-purpose universal option for a rest on the beach, or your everyday city looks, for night parties, and for morning looks. The designers having given their preference to these shades are Etro, Gucci, Aquilano Rimondi, and Anterprima.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #10: Cat-Eye Looks Never Fade Away
This is the next uber-popular trend for the coming season. The cat-eye makeup may have a huge array of varieties, ranging from the typical cat-eye looks like the ones we find in case of Jason Wu, Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent, Alexis Mabille, Christophe Guillarme, Zadig&Voltaire, Ground Zero, and Anthony Vaccarello. Another option is the creation of straight and sharp arrows like the versions of Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Zac Posen, and House of Holland. Finally, for more personality stating looks, you may try the more aggressive options of Moschino and Jonathan Saunders. The uber-popular smokey eyes are just another viable option, presented with the looks of Unique.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Makeup Trend #11: A Bit About the Details
When talking about makeup in general, and eye makeup in particular, we can’t but also talk about the specific accompanying details that these makeup options require. That is the elements like eyebrows are quite important, too. They do make up a trend, which can be best described as a comeback of the thick looks (Learn How to Fill In Eyebrows), still having some innovative touches like the sable black of Celine and Balenciaga, or the extravagant gold of Dior. However, if you think that dyeing the eyebrows is already too much, you may leave their natural color on, like Louis Vuitton, ACNE Studios, John Galliano, Ellery, Maison Martin Margiela, and Atsuro Tayama did it.
So here were the basic spring/ summer 2014 makeup trends shaping the overall framework of the new year’s bright season face. One most significant aspect about it is the multi-faceted nature, achieved with diversity of techniques and colors, none of which lacks creativity and chic in any aspect.
Photos courtesy of Stylebistro