Spring and Summer Make-up Trends 2005

Natural, Radiant skin

That's right, summer is upon us already, which means less emphasis on covering up under layers of foundation, concealer and powder and focusing instead on the natural beauty of our skin. This is all very well for those blessed with perfect, clear skin, but for the rest of us mere mortals, help is at hand! With the proper use of foundation and blusher that "peaches and cream"/"English rose" radiance can be yours this summer.

Foundation should be kept as light and dewy as possible. Apply a fluid or crème foundation with the fingertips, and blend with a sponge for a flawless finish. Use foundation sparingly, and only where necessary. Certain areas of the face - the forehead, nose and chin - naturally will require more coverage than the cheeks.

Blusher should be applied first to the apples of the cheeks and then swept back and upwards, using light strokes. To keep skin radiant and lustrous, ensure you use a good exfoliator, to remove dull dead skin cells and reveal new skin for a brighter complexion. Follow this with an SPF moisturiser suited to your skin type, bearing in mind many people can use a slightly lighter cream or lotion in the summer months than is required in the winter.

What's in: perfectly natural complexions. What's out: heavy bronzer and fake tan. This summer it will be all about pale, milky skin with just a touch of blush across the cheeks and nose. Think pinks and peaches for fairer skin tones, and light golden bronze for darker skins.

Glossy nude lips

After the winter of covering up lips in bold shades, its time to ditch the lip liner and vampy red lipstick in favour of a lighter glossier look. Lips are more delicate and understated this season, think lip tints and sheer glosses, in pink and peachy tones for paler skins and golden bronze hues for darker skins. The whole look should be very fresh and unpretentious. Try Clinique's Colour Surge Impossibly Glossy lip colours, or Estée Lauder pure colour crystal gloss. For a little extra coverage and long lasting wet-look colour apply Lancôme's juicy rogue, with a dab of "babydoll" the newest addition to their cult juicy tube collection. As with make-up look, preparation is key, so invest in a lip-exfoliator and start applying a good non-petroleum based lip balm frequently, for kissably soft lips!

Bright n' bold eyeliner

In keeping with previous make-up trends there is still very much a focus on eyes this spring. However the emphasis this season has shifted to eye-liner, and the bigger and brighter the better. Reinvent your night-time look by lining your eyes with kohl or liquid liner, in vivid turquoises, rich purples, azure or aubergine. These work particularly well with a hint of shimmer to open and draw attention to the eye. I recommend Bobbi Browns Long-Wear gel eyeliner, applied with an eyeliner brush, so you can intensify the look as much as you like. You could also try M.A.C pigments, which come in an exhaustive range of colours and textures. Loyal fans of the kohl pencil, try Lancôme's Crayon Khôl in 019 le bleu de jules, a soft aqua-marine blue or Bourjois Khol & Contour Eye Liner in Violet Irise 18, a vibrant lilac-fuchsia.

Finally for all the eye-liner buffs out there, Make-Up Forever's colour liquid liner, thanks to its ultra fine tip applicator, will give a highly pigmented pearly finish.

Nicola Hickey-Crowe, make-up artist.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

NewBeauty Magazine (blog)

16 Beauty Advent Calendars for Everyone on Your List
NewBeauty Magazine (blog)
If any beauty product is good enough for the Queen of England—a woman who's worn the same nail polish for almost 30 years—then it's more than enough for us. Charlotte Tilbury (who was recognized by Queen Elizabeth this week for her considerable ...

The Guardian

Beauty tips: mesmerise with glittering sci-fi lips
The Guardian
At Martin Margiela, models didn't wear lipstick, they wore entire solar systems, pressed on Vaseline. Some had twinkly silver lips that matched their holographic blazers, while others had blended shades of purple and gold. If you're not ready to go ...


Catherine Zeta-Jones Muses On Starring In New Beauty Pageant Series 'Queen America'
Catherine Zeta-Jones recognizes the muddled soul of American beauty pageants as we formerly knew them through several unique lenses. In a year that began with the Miss America Organization declaring “We will no longer judge our candidates on their ...

Voice of America

Venezuelan Beauty Contestants Represent Other Countries
Voice of America
Diaz is one of several Venezuelan beauty pageant competitors representing countries other than their homeland. Next month, a Venezuelan competitor will represent Portugal at the Miss World event in China. And, a recent Miss Earth pageant had two ...

Wall Street Journal

Beauty and the Backlash: Disney's Modern Princess Problem
Wall Street Journal
Elsa and Sleeping Beauty have their hair down and wear pajamas. Snow White shows off her Coke-bottle glasses. Cinderella shatters her glass slipper and thrusts it forward like a broken bottle at a girl who walks into the room. Rapunzel asks her, “Do ...

and more »


Over 40 holiday beauty sets that will make the perfect gift
And it's no surprise that some of the best deals of the season are found in the beauty department! From skincare sets to perfume collections and epic makeup duos, now is the time to stock up on all of your favorite beauty brands for your loved ones ...

and more »


Ulta Beauty is having a huge sale with up to 50% off beauty products before Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here before we know it, but Ulta Beauty isn't waiting to begin its holiday sales. From November 15 through November 17, the beauty retailer is having a "Cyber Funday" sale, which includes a wide range of discounted ...
You Can Win A Free MAC Lipstick When You Shop At Ulta Beauty Right NowRefinery29
The Best Beauty Items to Shop from Ulta's Black Friday and Cyber Monday SalesTeenVogue.com
The Best Ulta Beauty Black Friday DealsInStyle
POPSUGAR -The Business Journals -Zacks -SEC.gov
all 134 news articles »

Press Herald

Art review: Alison Hildreth's darkness: Beauty in the descent
Press Herald
Featuring maplike works and a hanging glass installation, Alison Hildreth's exhibition “Flight” at Speedwell Projects is a meditation on depth and descent. In the past, Hildreth's paintings and drawings have projected an archeological depth. Her works ...

Manhattan Mercury

On Gardening: Cool season edibles offer dazzling beauty for the garden or landscape
Manhattan Mercury
The cool season vegetable garden can be one of incredible beauty all the while providing tasty produce. Such is the case with the Columbus Botanical Garden. Their Sally Adams vegetable terraces, located adjacent to the old historic Gin House, were ...

The Albany Herald

Beauty and brains: Carly Mathis has it all
The Albany Herald
LEESBURG — Model Tyra Banks once remarked about an admirable aspect of femininity: “We are often told we can't have brains and beauty, and I really hope that my message is that you can put on that red lip and curl your hair and put on that power dress ...

Google News

How to Halt the Train of Aging

Aging would not be so bad if it did not... Read More

What Are Pigtails?

There really isn't a huge debate on this subject, but... Read More

Neuropeptide - Amino Polypeptide Skin Care Comparison

To determine why neuropeptide products are different from other effective... Read More

Japanese Hair Straightening

By now, I'm sure you've heard of the hair straightening... Read More

Permanent Makeup and the Fear of Pain

Nobody likes pain, but who said it has to hurt?... Read More

The Secrets of Becoming More Beautiful

Like every organ in your body, our skin requires adequate... Read More

Facial Skin Care

Because of the exposure it receives, the skin on your... Read More

Cosmetic Dentistry and Teeth Whitening

Maybe you are ready to get rid of your old... Read More

Detoxification and your skin

Learn to help your body glow from the inside out.... Read More

Handmade Soap Facts

How many people know what soap really is?... Read More

Safe Tanning Ideas

Being outdoors is not the only element to take into... Read More

Non Prescription Contact Lenses Are the Best Way to Alter Your Look Without Altering Your Sight

Today's world has a staggering 75 million contact lens wearers,... Read More

Risks Of Tanning Beds - Not All They Are Hyped Up To Be

The risks of tanning beds aren't all that it's hyped... Read More

How Sleep Affects Our Skin

Sleep is a "natural, temporary loss of consciousness" (Robinson, 1941)... Read More

Tooth Whitening, Tooth Treatment: Get that Perfect Smile!

I would say a smile throughout the day keeps doctor... Read More

16 Tips to Looking + Feeling Great

Do you want to improve the quality of your life?... Read More

Dont Let Your Kanji Tattoo Get Lost In Translation

Thinking of getting a kanji tattoo or kanji jewelry? Then... Read More

5 Tips to Enjoying Your Day Spa Visit

There's just something about walking into a day spa, isn't... Read More

A Look At Tooth Whiteners

All we see on television in the movies is bright... Read More

More Care Hair Myths - the Truth and the Lies

We all have a favourite myth about hair care ?... Read More

Hot Colors for Cooler Days

Labor Day not only marks the end of the summer... Read More

Rosacea Treatment & Rosacea Skin Care - Can You Cure Rosacea? There is a Solution....

Rosacea is a fairly common skin disorder that primarily affects... Read More

Sunglasses ? The Benefits of Wearing Shades

You can find many styles of sunglasses in stores today.... Read More

Skin Type - Do You Know Yours?

In order to care for your skin properly you must... Read More

Unique Fun Contact Lenses - How To Stand Out In A Crowd

Unique fun contact lenses are what will make you stand... Read More