Spring & Summer Trends 2013

 

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Every year trends come and go, and we try our best to stay on top of what is hot for the year. Regardless of whether it’s makeup you covet, fashion, nails or accessories, be assured there is something here for everyone.

HOT COLORS

This year’s hottest colors are by far mint green and peach. The cool tone of the mint and warmth of the peach make this pairing an ideal match. Pair these up on your eyes by creating a soft peach eyelid with shades like Makeup Geek’s “Mango Tango” or “Peach Smoothie” for example, and adding a pop of mint like Makeup Geek’s “Shimmermint” or the gel liner in “Mystic” under the eye. Add the color to your nails, or add a peach or mint green necklace to a shirt of the opposite color. Color blocking is a great way to wear these shades. Do this by wearing a monochrome peach outfit and adding mint green accessories, like a pair of mint green shoes and hand bag or vice-versa. With so many ways to play up these shades you are sure to be in style.

MAKEUP

Metallic

For summer, bare is always beautiful, but so is a pop of color. And if you thought the metallic trend was a thing of the past, think again. This year, silver metallic adorned the runways and lit up the eyes of models worldwide and saw the addition of gold metal to turn up the summer heat. Makeup Geek’s pigment in “Liquid Gold” is right on trend for a look like this. The trick this year is to add bold eyeliner to the top of the eye in a winged shape to give the look even more added drama.

Go Natural

There is no better time to let your natural beauty shine through than in the spring and summer months. Add a tinted moisturizer, a little mascara and a tinted lip balm and you are ready to go.  Don’t forget to make sure they include a little SPF to help protect your skin, and keep your natural healthy glow.  Matte, velvet like finishes replaced dewy skin this year also. The key to pulling off such an effortless look is to keep your brows defined and in shape. This will frame the face and give your look a finished and stunning, graceful look.

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Eyeliner

Ever since cat eyes came on the scene, eyeliner has become a new essential in everyone’s makeup arsenal. Last year’s cat eye seems to have been replaced by the retro grunge look. A lined inner rim and smudged color under the eye gives high impact to your look and can be worn softly to take your natural look from day to night. It is also great to add drama to your best high impact looks. Use bright shades like Makeup Geek’s “Electric“, “Fame“, “Poison” or “Amethyst” for a colorful grunge look or “Immortal“, “Rave“, “Twinkle” or “Mobster” for a more neutral effect.

Lashes

This is definitely the season of the lashes. Whether you prefer fun flirty lashes like the Ardell “Fairies“, dramatic long lashes like the Ardell #115 or spiky rocker lashes such as the Ardell #102, this season they are in full effect. From clumpy and chunky to double up and fierce, make sure you play up your lashes with extra mascara or the addition of false lashes.

Lips

Let the world know that you’re not afraid of color this year by adding a pop of vibrant color to your lips. Hot pinks and neon shades are showing up everywhere along with our much loved reds. The bolder the color the better, all you have to do is throw on your sunglasses and you’re ready to go. Just make sure to keep the bright shade to one area of the face, eyes or lips. To try a assortment of bold shades, try the “Makeup Geek Adventure Pack” to get 5 of this years hottest shades.

Nails

Neon shades for nails, especially in the warmer months isn’t such a shock. But something that has been gaining momentum is the “pale nail”. Shades by Essie like “Blanc”, “Curtain Call”, “Limo-Scene”, “Muchi-Muchi”, make up your pale pinks. For you coral lovers, hues such as “Tart Deco”, “Shop Till I Drop” and “Van D Go” all provide soft washes of coral color that can be left soft and subtle or built up for more color. “Mint Candy Apple” and “Absolutely Shore” lend to the mint green trend that is carrying over from last year.

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Hair

Time to dig out our flat irons as it seems straight hair is all the rage this spring/summer. The key to pulling off a great sleek look is to have your hair in its best condition. Invest in a good conditioner and oil that will add shine and nutrients to your hair the heat will pull out. Whether you pull it up, wear it half up and half down or twisted and turned, keeping it straight is the key. Tightly wound knots and elaborate braids also made the list this year as did everyone’s favorite ponytail, just make sure to wear it low this year.

Clothes

Say good-bye to the peplum look that was everywhere last year. 2013 is all about sleek and straight. Peach and mint green is the color combo of choice this year. Regardless of whether you color block or add touches of the shades to accent your clothes. These are the “must have” colors this year. Hot sundresses add heat to the warm months as well as color blocked black and white maxi dresses.


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Remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune to look great. Great pieces can be found anywhere and to fit any budget.  Having a few items that can be mixed and matched in your closet is an easy and inexpensive way to be on trend this season.

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