Runway Summer Beauty

22Jun10

MAKEUP | QUICK TIPS
By Huda Heidi Kattan

With summer heat, it’s without doubt preferable to wear as little makeup as possible.  While I am obsessed with makeup and beauty,  I love summer looks that are effortlessly beautiful!

Here are some of my favorite runway-inspired summer looks.

(above: Red-Orange lips)

I love the recent runway look and ad campaign from Prada.  My favorite orange-red lipstick is Revlon’s Coral ColorBurst Lipstick, it’s super bright and awesome! The key to wearing a bright orange-red lipstick is to wear very little makeup. Contour the face as usual, but I would avoid wearing too much blush. As far as the eyes, I would go with a shimmery pale shadow, like MAC’s Naked Lunch. Follow with a bit of mascara and you are done!

Violet Eyes

It seems that no matter what the trends are, violet eyes are always in! For perfect purple look, try the Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Navy (it’s actually purple, despite the name).  They are super easy to do and you can pair your Elizabeth Taylors with a pink soft lip or a nude lips. For a dramatic effect, add some liner and heavy mascara, like Dior Extase mascara (super dramatic mascara that I can’t live without, seriously!).

Smudged Liner
This look is super sexy and it may look a bit difficult, but it’s actually quite easy to achieve! All you need to do is start by applying a brown shadow all over the top lid and on the bottom lash line. I like Stila’s Smudgepots in Bronze. Then apply a dark kohl liner alongside the top and bottom lash and water lines. I like Chanel’s Kohl in Noir.  Smudge bottom line with finger and follow with nude gloss of your choice.

Flushed Cheeks

It’s amazing how much blush can affect an overall look.  In the makeup world, it’s very important!  Not only does it add a tremendous amount of warmth to the face and make you look healthy, but it also is a quick way to fake a tan! Contour your face as usual (I love using the Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzer in Suntan Matte) and apply a bit of blush to the apples of your cheeks. My favorite natural looking blush is Bobbi Brown’s Blush in Apricot.
images courtesy of allure
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2 Responses to “Runway Summer Beauty”

  1. 1 Mai

    great tips!

    Thanks suga

  2. 2 Alya

    Love it!


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