Monday, January 18, 2010

Soft Focus Makeup for Spring/Summer 2010

By Laura Medina

Prepping the skin for the cosmetics and foundation
One of the perks having backstage access and covering behind-the-scenes of a fashion show is that the makeup artists and hair stylists casually drop simple but key trends for the upcoming Spring and Summer makeup for this year.

The gloss of the all-natural sweat or "glow" has slide off in favor for not necessairily cakey, heavy dry makeup of the Ninties.

But thanks to advanced gel and serum technology, there is a dewy, not gloppy, patted texture to Spring/Summer's makeup.

Bright cheeky cheeks are subdued into contoured blush and cheeks that highlight sculputral shape of the cheekbones.

However, forget the heavy powdered bronzer that you can ski through. Opt instead for the latest in opaque but light gel but matte bronzers or foundation that is one shade deeper than your skin tone.

Sweeping contours into the eyelid crease
The eyes are, again, soft with a more toned-down glacial, not glitter, effect.
Think ethereal fairy, not roller disco queen.

Shaping the lips
Don't let the lips go chapped in favor of matte lips.
There are new sets of glosses that still cushion the lips in comfortably moisture but not so gloppy. Actually, they're liquid lipsticks with less intensed gloss.
There are also lip stains that can soften the lips while imparting a subtle tint in an array of colors.

Getting the hair ready
The hair stylists hinted a no fuss, slicked back, low ponytail or enchancing natural waves for low maintenance hair.
Face of the moment

Add up all the key points and what you'll have is a light but sweat-free face.

It's matte without the heavy powder or foundation.

The focus is on the cheeks where champagne highlights and flesh-toned blush and bronzer build the cheekbones.

The lips aren't so shiny or bright but soft and creamy in soft rose or peach.

It's ladylike makeup without choking on heavy powder or greasy, cakey foundation.

Prim and proper makeup with high technology molecules, makeup for the new decade.

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