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Most Wearable Makeup Trends: Summer 2018

 

Summer. Bring it on... we are LOVING your warm balmy nights, steamy days and a whole lot of sunshine. While we’re heading back to work, that festive season spills over and Summer sees many of us still in the party frame of mind. Although the season can present its challenges (like how does one look pulled together and fabulous when it’s 30+ degrees!) it’s the best time to have fun with your makeup, as celebrity makeup artist Amanda Ramsay, Secrets from a Beauty Insider, explains.

Alice Temperley S/S 2018

Now, I'm not here to tell you how to wear your makeup – whatever blows your skirt up - just own it and you’ll look fabulous! Confidence certainly makes a woman shine bright! Below are the key trends for Summer 2018, from the high fashion arena, with my tips on how you can adapt each trend into a wearable look.

TREND 1: PUNK ROCK GRAPHIC LINER

Fendi - Milan Fashion Week via Imax Tree

Love this look. It exudes cool. Just remember, it’s really not for everyone. Under 40 … go for it. Over 40, the crinkly skin on your eyelids and/or laughter lines makes this somewhat of a challenge. Keep skin bare, add a sheer tinted moisturiser for fresh looking skin. Brush brows. Dab a sheer rosy nude lipstick to give lips a little colour.

AMANDA’S PRO TIP

The tip here is not to worry about it being perfect or you’ll send yourself crazy. Over 40 choose a softer colour, black can really be too harsh and therefore unflattering. Try a vibrant purple.

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TREND 2: BOLD COLOURED EYELINER

Fendi - Milan Fashion Week via Imax Tree

Summer gives us permission to have FUN with makeup. Grab a bright coloured eyeliner, press it super close to your lash bed and line from the inner corner to outer corner, lifting the line before you hit the outer lashes (count 3 – 4 eyelashes in from the outer corner). Repeat to thicken the line slightly. Smudge with a soft blending brush.

AMANDA’S PRO TIP

For extra staying power, lightly blend a matching coloured eyeshadow over the liner to set it in place.

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TREND 3: CLUMPY LASHES

Dior - Paris Fashion Week via Imax Tree

I’m a huge fan of this makeup trend. It’s super easy to achieve and is perfect for those stinking hot days. Add a bright lip and you’re rocking it girl!

AMANDA’S PRO TIP

Load those lashes up... and keep on loading with several coats of mascara. They key here is to keep everything else super pared back... let the clumpy, lashes do all the talking.  Swoosh on a little lipgloss, or a bright lip, comb your brows and off you go. You look fabulous!

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TREND 4: BRONZED GODDESS

Marrant - Paris Fashion Week via Imax Tree

Always a winner, this trend never leaves us natural-makeup-loving, sun-worshipping Aussie dwellers! Think sun-kissed rather than heavy contouring. Keep it super natural. A dewy finish liquid foundation compliments this look beautifully.

AMANDA’S PRO TIP

Use a cream bronzer to give the face dimension – blend seamlessly into the hairline, under your cheekbones and under your jawline (blending down onto your neck). Add a little cream highlighter to the high points of your face, like top of your cheekbones, bridge of your nose and cupids bow (please, don’t forget to blend!) Then sweep powder bronzer around your hairline, across the tips of your nose, and blend under your cheekbones.

And my bonus tip, blend a little bronzer under your jawline to minimise double chin.

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TREND 5: BLOOD RED LIPS

Blumarine - Milan Fashion Week via Imax Tree

This makeup trend needs no introduction. The fastest way to look fresh, polished and pulled together is to slick on a bold red lip. Keep skin, natural and dewy looking.

AMANDA’S PRO TIP

For a fuller pout, hydrate your lips really well first. Scrub off dead skin with a toothbrush. Load lips up with lip conditioner while you brush your hair or moisturise your body. Use a tissue to dab off excess lip conditioner. Apply lipstick. Line your lips. The liner will help prevent bleed.

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TREND 6: YOU BUT BETTER

Pamela Roland S/S 2018

The no makeup makeup look is here to stay and I am celebrating. This is all about beautiful you, embracing your unique beauty and enhancing the features you love.

AMANDA’S PRO TIP

Keep it super simple. Start with some serious skin love. Use a gentle exfoliant to slough away dead skin cells and bring vibrancy to your skin. Massage a super hydrating moisturiser. Drop sunscreen into a BB Cream, massage into the skin. Comb your brows. Define lashes with a black mascara. Slick on a tinted nourishing lip balm.

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TREND 7: BOLD BROWS

Alexander Wang S/S 2018

The Bold Brow trend is hanging around. Slightly problematic for many of us who over plucked in the 70’s. Fear not, there are some magnificent products that help you create a fuller looking brow. And why would one want a bolder, fuller looking brow? It’s more youthful. End of story. For those blessed with fluffy, full brows, simply fill in the gaps and comb through with a brow mascara to create dimension and hold in place.

AMANDA’S PRO TIP

The trick is to and get a straight, vertical angle at the start of the brow, a straight horizontal line on the lower edge of the first third of your brow.

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If you’re not feeling confident with your makeup, or you’d like to learn more about which 100% natural products suit you, join one of Amanda’s Clean Beauty Makeup Academy workshops. Where you can learn how to do your makeup under the expert guidance of a professional artist. The Clean Beauty Makeup Academy workshops are specifically designed for women over 40. Feel fabulous, look younger and enjoy wearing makeup again! For workshop dates and details on how to book visit: www.amandaramsay.com.au/masterclasses

 Pop ‘Referred by Beautiful Because’ in the comments at booking, and receive a free BEAUTY GIFT PACK valued at $50!

Visit www.amandaramsay.com.au to find out more, email: amanda@amandaramsay.com.au or check out her Instagram page: @amandaramsaymakeup


 

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