According to beauty experts, “orange is the new red” in the world of lipsticks. From bright “tangerine” orange to soft, natural, peachy shades, there is a hue to match every skin tone, but you must choose wisely. Orange isn’t an easy color to wear! Electric, vibrant shades that we have seen at Rag &Bone, Dennis Basso, Prabal Gurung and DNKY show will look great on healthy and tanned skin with just a bit of mascara. To achieve this look, among other lipsticks you can use Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lip Color in Incandesente, Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Madame Tulipe or Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Orange.
We have also seen orange lipstick at Creatures of the Wind show and NARS created a look for the runway. Lead artist James Boehmer said that the makeup was inspired by the artist Eugene von Bruenchenhein. He used NARS Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil for the lips and white Iceland Duo eyeshadow for the eyes.
However, if your skin is pale, neon orange can be a disastrous choice. To find a shade that will match your delicate ivory skin tone you should browse through natural color palettes and choose a shade of soft peachy orange that suits you best. To recreate the look seen at Fendi spring/summer show, you can pick Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Fireball or Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti.
Red orange shades look great on dark skin and they also make a perfect evening makeup look unlike the bright tangerine orange. Among other products you can choose Rouge Dior in Trafalgar, Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Maya or MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Sweet Grenadine.
“Pink instantly lifts and brightens any skin tone,” says makeup artist Bobbi Brown whose makeup collection named “Uber Pink” is simply amazing and includes lipsticks, lip glosses, blushers and nail polishes. It is certainly a great color for a blusher since it makes your skin looks healthy and glowing. This summer pink cheeks are going to be very hip, especially if you add a bit of shimmer. Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Bronzing Powder is the ideal option if you want to rock this trend and it comes in two shades of pink: Be Pretty and Be Bold. It can be a great addition to your no-makeup natural look which is one of the key makeup styles of the season.
We have also seen pink eye shadows at Burberry spring/summer show, but it can be a little tricky to wear. With eye shadow colors such as pink and purple, you can easily go wrong and make your eyes look tired. To avoid this effect, make sure to align inner corners of your eye with a nude pencil and carefully blend in with the pink.
When it comes to pink lipsticks and nail polishes, the coolest way to wear them is to choose soft, pale hues that will look very natural and sophisticated.
Regardless of whether you are single, married or in a relationship, the most important thing is to look pretty on Valentine’s Day. Maybe you don’t even need too much makeup, but you should feel confident and love what you see in the mirror. Don’t experiment with your makeup but rather go with the look that suits you best. If red lipstick does that magic for you – put it on. And, of course, use a perfume that you really love.
There is one beauty trick that works with all the girls: go and buy yourself a beauty treat and you will immediately feel better and also look better. Pick something that will look good on you and let it be your secret weapon on that special day. From Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Bronzer in Antigua to a loose powder from Paul & Joe spring collection which comes in cute packaging, there are plenty of wondrous beauty products to choose from.
After Kate Moss Rita Ora is the next celebrity to present her campaign for Rimmel London. She also created a collection for the brand but unlike Moss who preferred natural shades, she painted Rimmel in wonderful bright colors. “It was so much fun working with Rimmel,” she said. “I guess we’re inspired by many of the same things – fashion, colour, sounds, style, life in general and London in particular. I hope Rimmel girls everywhere will love these colours as much as I do!“
She is wearing bold red lipstick and blue eyeshadow on campaign images, while the collection includes 60 second nail polishes in 12 vivid shades and Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm.
February is the perfect month to buy new perfumes and indulge yourself with scents of spring before it actually arrives. Perfume is a perfect present for Valentine’s Day too! If you want to try a brand new fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana launched ‘Dolce’ packed in a cute bottle with a cap in the shape of flower and a tiny black ribbon. It is very stylish choice for spring and the fragrance inspired by Sicily is a soft blend of white flowers, Neroli leaves, White Amaryllis and South African flower.
Marc Jacobs’s ‘Daisy Eau so Fresh’ is a classic with top notes of grapefruit, raspberry and pear, middle notes of jasmine, rose, violet, litchi ad apple blossom, while base notes are musk, virginia cedar and plum. Fragonard’s ‘Pois de Senteneur’ is a lovely new perfume inspired by spring and sweet pea. It alfo features notes of bergamot, peach, violet leaf, rose, vanilla, muguet and sandalwood.
Guerlain recently launched ‘La Petite Robe Noire Couture’ perfume which is ideal for glamorous evening events. It is a fine mixture of bergamot, raspberry, rose, patchouli, vetiver, tonka bean and moss. Elie Saab’s ‘L’eau Couture’ is another perfume inspired by high fashion and it includes notes of green almond, orange blossom and vanilla.
If you are looking for the cutest and craziest packaging, ‘Tralala’ by Penhaligon’s is the best choice. The fragrance is inspired by British designer duo Meadham Kirchhoff and it features notes of saffron, whiskey, leather, tuberose, ylang ylang, patchouli, vetiver and cedarwood.
Balmain’s ‘Extatic’ is very sweet with hints of chocolate, vanilla and pear, but Nina Ricci’s latest perfume ‘La Tentation de Nina‘is the sweetest of all. She teamed up with Laduree to make this delicious limited edition perfume inspired by macarons and smells like rose and vanilla.
Finally, Givenchy’s ‘Eaudemoiselle Eau Florale’ is another fantastic perfume for spring which was launched in 2012 and is inspired by Japanese wild roses. It also includes notes of pink grapefruit, pear, water jasmine, wood and musk.
The new generation of foundations is quite different from everything we have tried before. They are designed to cover all imperfections including wrinkles, creases and uneven skin tone. The idea was to create products that will look like second skin and appear flawless under the magnifying glass of high definition cameras.
Clinique’s Even Better foundation claims to be able to even the skin tone which is crucial for young and fresh look. Unevenly colored skin looks tired and most of the old foundations cannot do anything about it. The product contains Vitamins C and E, as well as white birch extract – the substances which are supposed to reduce unevenness of skin color over time.
Another foundation that claims to improve the look of the skin over time is Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup. It contains water granules along with vitamins and minerals. It has been proven that after using this foundation for a month skin looks softer, smoother and more hydrated. Bobbi Brown latest foundation called Luminous Moisturizing Treatment Foundation. As the manufacturers say themselves: “it doesn’t look like a foundation – it looks like skin”.
Chanel Lift Lumiere and Givenchy Photo Perfection are diffusing light and therefore hiding all the imperfections. They are using micro granules of silicone as the main light diffuser, but also Mica which reflects the light and evens skin tone too.
Spring makeup collections are already in shops so you can start thinking about new looks and buying new products for the forthcoming season. Couture shows are very inspiring and from Valentino nude look to Dior sexy red lips and Chanel glamorous sparkly cat-eyes, there are some great makeup tips and ticks that can be very useful.
1. How to create perfect smokey eyes for spring?
Spring makeup shouldn’t be so heavy, so ideal smokey eyes look is light and crisp. Use soft crayon to make a thin line around the eye and grey eyeshadow to paint your eyelids. You can enhance the look with false lashes, but make sure to leave your face bare with a very light foundation to achieve that delicate aristocrat look as seen at Armani Prive show. Lips shouldn’t be shiny, so you can use a mate lipstick in nude color.
2. Use eyeliner as your main weapon
There is nothing more glamorous than the eyeliner and you can w use it in many different ways. Makeup artist at Giambattista Valli’s show, Val Garland, suggests a thick and heavy eyeliner in 1960-s style. It should be wing-shaped and worn with pale and mate lips and no blusher. This is a great look for evening regardless of weather you are going to a ball, nightclub or a dinner. It is easy to make and looks both effortless and chic.
3. How to wear red lipstick?
Red lipstick is always a good solution for any glamorous occasion. Makeup artist at Christian Dior show, Pat McGrath, showed how it can look very subtle and girly when combined with very light, almost nude terracotta eyeshadow. When this look is worn with wet, straight and sleek hair parted on the side, it looks innocent and pure, rather then eccentric and glamorous.
4. Add a bit of sparkle
Another fantastic way to wear black eyeliner this spring is to make a medium wing-shaped line on the upper lid and put glitter on the lower lid. This is how Peter Philips did it for Chanel show and it goes perfectly with flapper style gowns paired with couture sneakers. To make this look work best, use thick false eyelashes, put a bit of blusher on your cheekbones and paint your lips in soft pink.
5. Rock the nude look
Nude look is going to be a huge trend this summer and one of the best versions is seen at Valentino couture show. There is a subtle layer of blusher on cheekbones and a little bit of shiny transparent balm on lips. Upper eyelids are covered in white eyeshadow and eyebrows are in dark brown. It looks very sensual and sophisticated but also completely effortless.