Some of the main makeup trends for spring/summer 2017 include:
- Dewy and glossy skin (@Armani)
- Minimal coffee coloured liner (@Chloe)
- Full boyish brows (@John Galliano)
- Dark, bold and gothic lips (@DKNY)
- Red lips (@Caroline Herrera)
- Peachy, highlighted cheeks (@Jasper Conran)
As well as these gorgeous spring makeup trends, there are some...unusual looks trending on the catwalk too including pink neon liner (@Wunderkind), orange eyeshadow (@Blugirl), slick 'post swimming' look hair (@Givenchy), grey lipstick (@Acne) and wait for it...ear makeup (@Giamba), yes you read that correctly.
Let's start with the skin, I prepped my skin with the La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 which gives my dry, sensitive skin a boost of moisture and acts as a primer for my foundation. The foundation I used is the *L.A Girl Pro Coverage High Definition Foundation (£10.99, 28ml) in the shade Fair which is the second to lightest shade and in 'real life' it's only just light enough - it photographs slightly lighter and really well in photographs, it makes my skin look near perfect.
Milani Baked Blush (£9.95) in the shade Luminoso. Back in the early days of beauty blogging and beauty 'gurus' on youtube, this blush was THE blush to have. It's a bright coral pink that gives a luminescent, radiance and sun kissed glow to the skin that is perfect for the upcoming warmer spring and summer months. I only used a small amount as I'm still a newbie when it comes to blush.
I also used the equally famous *Sleek Contour Kit (£6.95) in the shade Light which again in the earlier days on blogging, this was one of the only contour products available and it was a favourite all round. I have wanted to try it for so long and now that I have it, I've been using it constantly as it gives instant definition to my cheeks and a subtle glittery highlight. If I'm completely honest, I do prefer the NYX blush in Taupe but this is better for the warmer months as it isn't as grey/cool toned as the NYX blush.
Finally for the main focal point of this look and that is obviously the red lip! Another inexpensive product from Milani and it's the *Milani Matte Lip Creme (£9.95) in Amore which is a stunning bright cherry red that makes my teeth look whiter and my complexion appears clearer. It applies easily, quickly and the pigmentation is amazing...however, once dried the matte lip creme flakes off awfully on me! The flaking is worse with more layers which is such a shame as the shade is incredible and the stain it leaves is so long-lasting so if it wasn't for the flaking it would be the best red lip product ever! I definitely want to try some of the natural shades from this range!
What do you think of my spring/summer trends inspired look? Do you follow makeup trends? Have you tried any of these brands or products?