Summer´s Top 5 Beauty Trends

Prague finds to stay beautiful in the summer

Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas

Written by Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas Published on 30.06.2011 14:51:11 (updated on 30.06.2011) Reading time: 3 minutes

Summer is all about ease of living, which means naked, sun-touched skin, beach-swept hair, and less time spent at the mirror. The playful beauty trends here, spotted by Prague-based make-up-artist-to-the-stars Lucie Langerová, shouldn´t be worn all at once. Combine trendy high-voltage hues with mere traces of cheek color to make your favorite feature pop.

Orange crush lips


Bold corals, fuschia, and fire-engine red lit up the runaways this spring, but soda-pop orange got the most lip service. How to wear “the new red” without looking clownish? Says Langerová:

  • Chose the right shade, something that complements your undertones
  • Buy a cheap orange lipstick and mix with a bit of your favorite, fool-proof color
  • Matte textures are best for orange lip color
  • Keep the rest of your makeup neutral for maximum impact

AGENCY PROPERTIES

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 75m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 75m2

Laubova, Praha 3 - Vinohrady

Family house for sale, 350m<sup>2</sup>, 3034m<sup>2</sup> of land

Family house for sale, 350m2, 3034m2 of land

1. května, Ostrava - Polanka nad Odrou

Family house for sale, 200m<sup>2</sup>, 429m<sup>2</sup> of land

Family house for sale, 200m2, 429m2 of land

Muglinovská, Ostrava - Muglinov

Other land for sale, 4296m<sup>2</sup>

Other land for sale, 4296m2

Ostrava - Radvanice

Try: M.A.C. Morange or L’Oreal Rouge Virtual with Body Shop´s Beech

Photo: M.A.C.

Grown-up glitter


Expect a surplus of sparkles to show up this summer. Apply a little or lot to eyes, cheeks, or nails for Ziggy Stardust-era glam, but avoid disco overkill by keeping these tips in mind, Langerová says:

  • Apply glitter to just one area of your face (eyes, cheeks, or middle of lips) for a subtle shimmer
  • Use a product with small glitter particles or dilute glitter by blending with other products
  • For nails, go with a sparkly nail polish with a clear base as a top coat 
  • Sticky tape works well for removing excess glitter

Try: Too Faced Glamour Dust in Glampire on face, O.P.I Glitzerland for nails

Photo: TOO FACED

Candy-shop eyes


Ultra-vibrant shadows in electric blue, lilac, sunny yellow, and—the hit of the season—green, can be worn soft, edgy, or bold, depending on your personal style, says Langerová:

  • Soft: Dust green shadow on the outer corners of eyes; accent lids with a light, shimmery shadow
  • Bold: Liberally apply green to lids followed by a black shadow on the lash line and blend upward 
  • Edgy: Apply all-over shadow from lash to brow
  • Simply lining your bottom lid with a green liner will also give you a subtle hint of tint

Try: Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Soft Shimmer in Juniper, Max Factor Color Effects Dip-in Eyeshadow in Party Lime, or Sephora #44 Long-Lasting Eyeshadow in Picnic in the Park

Photo: CLINIQUE

Natural bronze skin


Bronze, beautiful (not orange!) skin is always the best summer look, says Langerová. Shoot for a peachy or light rust-brown finish, depending on your skin tone. Langerová also says:

  • Begin by smoothing on a primer to avoid fading color
  • For subtle shimmer, swipe a white-gold pigment powder over creamy peach blush 
  • For a bolder bronze chose a product with a bit of golden shimmer—not an orange base!
  • Instead of brushing on bronze, use your fingertips to dab on eyes, cheeks, and lips

Try: Dermacol Perfect Base Cream (for under make-up), Benefit Girl Meats Pearl Liquid Pearl for Face, Rimmel All Natural Bronzer

Photo: RIMMEL

Polished brows


Last year´s unruly, untouched brows are out. But a full brow, albeit a groomed one, is still a style win. Embrace your natural brows says Langerová, but keep these grooming tips in mind:

  • Shape up eyebrows by brushing with a clean toothbrush or mascara wand
  • A dot of foundation or powder (a shade lighter than your skin) on the brow bone creates lift 
  • Use brow powder or pencil, the same shade or a shade dark than your hair, to define arch
  • Smooth some petroleum jelly or clear gloss over bushy brows for a polished look

Try: Illuminating Powder by Fred Farrugia on brow bone, Yves Rocher Eyebrow Pencil with built-in precision brush on brows.

Photo: FRED FARRUGIA

See also:
5 Must-Have Summer Looks – Fashion director at Dolce Vita’s favorites among the season´s top trends
5 Hot Summer Accessories – Easy to find in Prague!
5 Laid-Back Summer Hair Looks – Side-pinned hair, ballerina bun, playful braids, and more…

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