Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trends
No real fashioniser would ever go out bare face without wearing at least some minimalist makeup. Makeup is the powerful tool of presenting yourself the way you like. Whether you want to look like an innocent princess, a sexy chick or a romantic boho-chic girl, with a touch of the right color and texture you can achieve impeccable results. While getting acquainted with the fashion trends, you can make unique, fashion-forward looks, no less important are the makeup trends of the new season, if you want to add a finishing touch to your new image. The designers’ shows during the Fashion Week shed light on some new amazing beauty trends. From nude and bright lipstick shades to classy browns, touches of pink, turquoise and blue, as well as ‘60s and ‘90s inspired looks, the spring/ summer 2013 makeup trends bring variety and a gorgeous style. Let’s get acquainted with the major 2013 beauty trends and try something new this season!
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #1: Pure Minimalism: The spring 2013 beauty trends place a high accent on natural beauty. It’s about a perfect sculptural makeup highlighting the lines of the chin, cheeks, nose and forehead. Eyes are slightly touched by mascara and natural eye shadow tones, the complexion is enhanced by a delicate touch of pale pink blush, while the lips look so soft and expressive. This trend was present in all the four fashion capitals, so you have to master the techniques of working with concealer and foundation and creating a natural makeup look.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #2: Velvety Skin: No beauty can compete with flawless, velvety skin. After the winter of perfectly blushed cheeks, the new season changes the direction to smooth, low-key tones and velvety texture of skin. The eye-popping flushed cheeks were replaced by chic restraint on the catwalks. Make sure to get a new crumbly powder and learn easy makeup tips for perfect looking skin.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #3: Golden Glow: A new beautiful makeup trend for the spring/ summer 2013 season is the flawless smooth skin enhanced by a chic golden glow for a fairytale-like finish. The precious flicker of gold adds luxury and glamour to the skin without making it look over-painted. Use some tanned/ bronze skin makeup tips and try to create a maximum delicate look.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #4: Blue Eye Makeup: From muted grays to flashy blue and gentle turquoise tones, blue is the it-color of the spring/ summer 2013 season. Models walked down the catwalk during the fashion week wearing blue eyeshadows and blue eyeliner for an eye-popping effect. Especially amazing looks bright blue eyeliner applied to the crease of the upper lid. Besides blue, some beauticians gave preference to yellow, green or turquoise eyeliners, which beautifully replace eyeshadows. Practice the eyeliner application techniques and achieve mesmerizing results!
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #5: Brown Eye Makeup: Browns always look chic and elegant, when it comes to eye-makeup. They give the skin a pleasant, warm tan effect and flatter almost all skin tones. Browns will dominate in the beauty scene this year too. You can go for your favorite shade of brown, caramel and bronze eyeshadow, but also highlighter and bronze powder.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #6: Emphasized Lower Lash Line: Inspired by the ‘90s looks, makeup artists put a high emphasis on the lower lash line. As a result, they used black liner for a sexy smokey effect on the lash line or romantic turquoise tones that became a real highlight against a subtle nude makeup look.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #7: Bold Eye Makeup: Next to minimal, subtle makeup choices, makeup artists also brought the trend of bold eye makeup. Christian Dior opted for jewel-studded eye makeup, Donna Karan decided to put a high emphasis on the eyes by using pink eyeshadows and pink mascara, Chanel created a cosmic look, while Chloe models shined with a bronze glow. Such ambiguous and daring makeup looks, of course, match special occasions, and can be sported on the daily basis only when done in a more discreet way.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #8: Semi-Transparent Eyeshadows to the Brows: Some designers tried to create the “good” girl image by opting for semi-transparent, barely visible translucent eyeshadows and applying them directly under the brows. Others, like Fendi, took a white eyeshadow and tried to get a creative feathery effect.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #9: Spider Lashes: In contrast to the dominant minimalist makeup style, where the eyelashes came either bare or inked in a very subtle manner, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and Moschino showed feminine, lush eyelashes. This effect is called spider lashes by makeup artists, and it looks utterly mysterious and seductive.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #10: Bright Matte Lips: Although velvety red and wine shades, coral, pink and bright fuchsia lipstick tones are more characteristic of a fall makeup, makeup artists offer to tint lips in these bright colors in the new spring/ summer season too. However, brightly colored lips should be matte, while the rest of the makeup neutral this year. For some beauty direction, read the matte makeup tips and achieve the best results.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #11: Natural Lips: As a beautiful contrast to the bright matte lipstick trend, we have the trend of natural looking lips. No less effective and trendy look neutral toned lipsticks, such as a transparent glow, a simple lip balm or a light lipstick in natural shades.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #12: Pink Obsession: Besides an inclination towards blue tones expressed in the form of eye makeup, on most of the runways reigned the pink mood. All shades of pink were present in all the four fashion capitals this year. Giles opted for fuchsia juicy lips, while Donna Karan brought the trend of screaming pink eyeshadows and pink mascara. Jean Paul Gaultier gave preference to delicate pink blush and Cjstello Tagriapietra took us to the era of romantic pink summer lightness and the ‘90s pop music.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Makeup Trend #13: ‘60s Makeup: Alongside the noteworthy inspiration from the ‘90s makeup looks, sixties style also played a great role during the Fashion Week. Marc Jacobs covered the ‘60s trend in the best way, bringing oblique bangs, colorless lips, as well as sharply defined eyebrows and eye makeup. Other designers that embraced this beauty trend are Louis Vuitton and Moschino.
From eye-popping bright makeup looks to versatile natural ones, the spring/ summer 2013 makeup trends bring a variety of styles for everybody’s preferences and for every occasion. Experiment with the looks you like to see whether it fits you right and only then go out of the house!
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