While the Northern Hemisphere is hunkering down for a cold and nasty winter, Australians are getting ready for Beach Season 2015. What are you looking forward to this summer? At dermaviduals, we’re excited about the chance to embrace a fresh new seasonal colour palette. We’re not the only ones…
“Spring-cleaning may be about getting rid of old clothes and giving your kitchen a deep scrub, but as far as we’re concerned, summer is the perfect time to ditch your old makeup and nail polish colours.” – Glamour Magazine
Our team has been busy flipping the pages of online magazine Vogue Australia and perusing the posts on Elle Australia’s Facebook page. They are just two of the terrific resources we rely on to help us help you stay fashion-forward all year round.
This month, we’ve been scouting out the must-have makeup looks for summer. Before we talk about 2015’s coolest trends for the hottest season, however, we’d like to take a moment to talk about caring for the skin that’s under all those pretty colours.
#1Summertime Make-Up Rule
Rule #1 when it comes to summer beauty products: Protect your skin and your lips from the ageing effects of the sun. The most sought-after look for summer is natural beauty.
“Ironically, the biggest makeup trend for Spring/Summer 2014 is for little or no makeup. Even Victoria Beckham was behind this one. As we don’t all have flawless complexions like Rosie Huntington Whitley and Jordan Dunn, this look is about well-conditioned skin.” – Cosmopolitan Online
Bring on Corneotherapy!
Your dermaviduals aesthetician can guide you to the products that will literally be the foundation of your summer makeup: a naturally healthy complexion.
To protect your skin, choose makeup that contains a full spectrum sunscreen so you will be shielded from damage from UVA and UVB rays. For your lips, look for lipsticks with moisturisers and emollients to prevent dryness and cracking.
Orange You Glad It’s Summer?
The catwalks have made it clear. Orange is in. Models are walking runways for designer brands Rag & Bone, Creatures of the Wind, and Prabal Gurung decked out in vibrant hues ranging from classic coral to carrot-coloured neon.
- Insider’s Tip: Catwalk makeup pros recommend applying this bold colour with a chunky glide-on pencil for smooth, consistent coverage.
How to Wear Coral Lipstick for Summer 2014
If you’ve experimented with orange and coral tones in the past and think they look garish on you, we’ve got good news. Coral actually looks good on everyone. The trick is to find the exact hue that works with your skin’s your undertones. Here are some tips for looking tip-top in coral:
Light skin with warm undertones – Look for a light peachy shade with more orange tones than blue.
Light skin with cool undertones – Choose a pale gloss that adds a kiss of coral to your lips.
Medium skin with warm undertones – Find a warm yellow-coral to accent your colouring
Medium skin with cool undertones – A pink-orange colour will flatter your skin tone.
Dark skin with warm undertones – Choose true orange-based corals to bring out the best in your colouring
Dark skin with cool undertones – Go for a bright red-orange coral with a high gloss finish.
We hope these tips will help you to look cool in coral. Keep your skin safe and enjoy Australian Summer 2014.