Thursday, June 21, 2012

Spring / Summer Beauty Trends 2012

Hi guys,
It's another hot day. I hope you are enjoying sun on the beach :)
I'd like to share with you some beauty tips for summer 2012 which I recently came accross I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did :)

Trend: Ombré Nails
Seen at: Jen Kao, Diego Binetti
The gradation of dark-to-light color known as “ombré” was born a celebrity hair color trend, now evolving to encapsulate nails. At Jen Kao, vibrant sapphire blue tips transitioned to deep ink, while another variation married hunter green with seafloor darkness. “A dramatic fade from dark into primary blue or green looks beautiful yet dangerous,” says CND founder Jan Arnold.
You need only look to the peacock for nature’s most spectacular collision of ombré and evolution. Male peacocks drag a brilliantly patterned—and heavy—plumage to attract females, who select mates based on the diameter size, quantity and quality of the ombré circles known as “eyespots” that splatter the tail design. Studies have shown that males bedecked in these type of eyespots produce offspring that is larger, stronger and more skilled at survival—lending whole new meaning to notion that “bigger is better.”
Trend: Pony Girls
Seen at: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Reed Krakoff,
It’s the workhorse of all styles: the ponytail. At Marc by Marc Jacobs, a topsy tail-like pony was pinned to the head at mid shaft for out-of-the-face ease, and at Carolina Herrera, the looped pony seen at gyms nationwide went high class, with shiny, sleek texture and a more refined shape. “It doesn’t take much work to make a ponytail look polished,” says Guido. “Using hair powder on the roots will give you the chic texture you see on the runway.”
Trend: Long, Pretty Hair
Seen at: Prada, Versace, Celine, D&G, Loewe, Sonia Rykiel, Akris
An evergreen classic that is associated with feminine beauty across countless cultures, long hair swept the runways in romance. Soft and healthy-looking waves were clipped to the side with a barrette at Sonia Rykiel, while D&G saw a voluptuous version of Victoria’s Secret-esque tousled locks. “More than any other style, pretty long hair just makes you want to touch it,” says Guido, who created both looks.
Add cTrend: Smoked Lids
Seen at: L.A.M.B., Rodarte, Paco Rabanne, Erin Fetherston, Alexander Wang
Lids smoked something fierce across the runways, with Indian-inspired black kohl at L.A.M.B., and a midnight blue take influenced by Vincent Van Gogh’s impressionist “Starry Night” painting at Rodarte. “Modify this look for real life by using a bronze or deep metallic grey instead of black and deep blues,” suggests YouBeauty makeup expert Fiona Stiles. “The metallic element will add light to the eye, preventing it from looking too goth.”

Trend: Bold Brows
Seen at: Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Donna Karan, The Row, Victoria Beckham, Naeem Khan.
Make way—the Liz Taylor brow is back. At Altuzarra, the grand dame influenced the thick black brows MAC makeup artist Tom Pecheux painted on models, and he took it a step further at Derek Lam, where dark brows shocked the face with shading that started further down the brow bone. But how can a real life inhabitant look bold and fabulous in this trend, and not like Groucho Marx’s twin? “Use a pencil instead of a powder for a subtle, feathery look,” instructs Stiles. “Powder can look too dense.”

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