Spring/Summer 2011 Makeup: Bare, Bright and Sexy
Article by Reena Mariel
As we finally bid adieu to the frostbiting paleness of winter and holiday glam makeup, the warmer weather gladly brings us this seasons Spring/Summer 2011 makeup trends that welcome the freshness of spring and the brightness of summer. Makeup and fashion are similar to Beavis and Butthead. They are a tandem. And so, before stocking up on your floral dresses, oh-so-sexy bikinis and bright prints, let us take a look at this seasons makeup trends.
Spring/Summer 2011 makeup brings us back to the basics that accentuate the features without looking cakey. Recent fashion shows have showcased natural, barely-there makeup, pops of color on the lips and on the lids, as well as soft, sensual eyes.
Barely There MakeupOne of this seasons popular summer trends is the Barely There, or the Natural looking makeup. Now seriously, who can beat that? This is the kind of makeup look that best accentuates your features, and one that will be used over and over again. It is so versatile that you can practically use this makeup for any occasions, from shopping to work, and even at the gym, especially if there are a ton of hot guys around (Flirting at the gym with Lady Gaga-ish makeup definitely attracts attention, but sometimes not in the way you wanted it to). There are tons of makeup products that are available for you to be able to create a Barely There Makeup Look. Whatever products you choose, you will still be able to practically get the same look. Remember that your face serves as a canvass, so living a healthy lifestyle will reflect on your skin. In order to achieve that, always drink 8 glasses of water a day, eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Bright LipsIf you want to take your Barely There Makeup to the next level, instead of sporting nude or neutral lip shades, you can opt for brighter colors. This makeup trend will be a great transition from day to night. Colors such as fiery reds, bright pinks, and even ones that have an orange tinge definitely makes you stand out. Just add two coats of mascara to widen out your peepers, and then let your lips do the talking.
Soft, Sexy EyesSmokey eyes can never go out of style. A look that is ideal for night time, this makeup trend brings out the seductress in you. Your eyes are the windows to your soul, and therefore if you are going on a manhunt, creating shadows on your eyes will make the next testosterone laced individual drawn to you. You can create Smokey Eyes by using shades of gray and black. For more fun colors, you can also opt for dark blues, purples and even greens! False eyelashes add to the appeal as well. A great tip is to keep on practicing this technique, and once you get the hang of it, doing this makeup look will definitely give more meaning to your peepers.Indeed, Spring/Summer 2011 Makeup has definitely kept to the basics. The looks are such classics that they will be used time and time again. Its definitely fun being a girl!
About the Author
Coming from a family of writers, Reena Mariel loves to document every detail of her life with the use of pen and paper. A self-confessed beauty junkie with a medical background, she voraciously experiments with different beauty products and methods in order to come up with easy to follow tips, news and how-tos that are informative and practical. For more articles by Reena, please visit http://www.BeautyIsMyDuty.com and signup for the newsletter for beauty tips, tricks and advice.