There’s something special about the current candy makeup beauty trend – it’s feminine, soft and pretty, with predominantly pink and peach-based tones on the lips, eyes and cheeks, these tones being flattering hues for all women. The key is to capture the look of luminous skin, naturally flushed cheeks and soft sensual lips.
One of the biggest summer makeup trends for skin is to create a softly highlighted effect all over the face.
Here’s how to achieve this look: prep the skin with Velvet Veil Skin Primer then apply Candle Glow Pearly Pink with the Foundation Brush very sparingly all over the face including the eyelids, blending it well into the skin. Applying it under the foundation will create an overall soft strobing effect to highlight the bones, and a natural looking luminosity to the whole face.
Our Jojoba Liquid Foundations SPF15 or Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturisers SPF30 are great for this look, because their textures are light enough to allow the Candle Glow to softly radiate through. Only use a face powder if needed to control any excess shine, by applying a little Mineral Loose Powder to the T-zone.
A touch of Blusher - Mango Glow applied to the outer zone of the cheekbones and blended well towards the ears will achieve the flushed cheek look, as it is a warm peachy/pink shade.
Keep the brows quite natural with just enough colour feathered through to add definition. Use Brow Pencil - Blondi for fair skins and Dove Grey for deeper skin tones and hair. For eyeshadow, choose shades that include peachy pinks and hues of gold for a modern sun-kissed appeal, blending each layer well for a softly-smudged effect to create hues of colour without any definition.
Black or Brown/Black Mascara complement these styles - use a clean Spiral Lash Brush to separate lashes well between coats, with just enough product to naturally accent the lashes.
Here are some more hot looks to try out this season!
Look 1) A beautiful soft candy makeup look. No eyeliner is used here, just a layered blend of Eyeshadows Pink Glow, Honey Glow and Shiny Gold applied to the lids, with a touch of the Honey Glow and Shiny Gold under the eyes. Spicy Rum is the perfect lipstick for this look.
Look 2) Mixing up a brighter pink with gold here will express individuality and give a futuristic appeal. Apply Eyeshadows Anaconda and Antique Gold to the lids and under the eyes, with a touch of Pink Glow to the outer brow area. Tiffany Matte Lipstick - Cloud Nine is a fabulous lip shade to complete this feminine look.
Look 3) The brows are a little more defined with this look, and add Indelible Gel Eyeliner - Black Out to balance the glossy, brighter Runway Lipgloss - Chic. Eyeshadows are from our Eyeshadow Quinset – Cool compact.
Look 4) A simple makeup with Eyeliner Pencil - Black being the feature, lining the whole eye area including the wet line inside the eyelids. Only two Eyeshadows - Oyster and Magnificent Mauve - are paired here to complement Lipstick Au Naturel.
Look 5) Adele wears either a nude lipstick or red, her two signature lip shades and she looks classically stunning and timeless. Tiffany Matte Lipstick – Paso Doble is a red apple hue, which looks spectacular and is the perfect red hue to bring beautiful life to the skin. Brows are softly shaped and defined, Liquid Eyeliner Pen - Black with its felt-tip adds clear definition to the eyes. Eyeshadows Antique Gold and Gold Bronze add striking richness and elegance to this look.
Our pick for the key makeup trends this summers are pink and peach tones for a sunset look on the eyes, or red and gold for delectable, tantalising richness!