Good Day Utah on Fox 13 was nice enough to have me back on over the weekend to talk about summer beauty trends. You can watch the segment here. I worked with the lovely Charlotte of Headstrong Makeup once again to come up with four on-trend and wearable makeup looks, taking inspiration from the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion shows. For a full breakdown of each look, check out Headstrong Makeup.
While the segment only allowed time to talk about makeup trends, I also wanted to go over the hair and nail trends I included.
Red is wearing the near-ubiquitous top knot to go along with her natural, sporty makeup look. There’s certainly nothing new about this trend, but it’s still popular because it gives that great effortless-yet-sexy look while keeping hair off the neck during the hot temps. On her nails, I picked up some Neon nail polish from American Apparel. I’ve mentioned (over and over again) how much I love using the neon trend in accessories, and this is just one more way to do it.
To go along with Emily’s colorful eye makeup, I just straightened and texturized her hair to give it a modern look. I think this helps keep the colorful makeup from looking 80’s. On her nails, she’s got a very neutral mocha color. I’ve been seeing more and more of the “mannequin nail” look and I think it also helps to balance out the bright eyes.
Hilary sported two fun trends this season, the cat eye and the bright lip. She already had the most amazing textured hair, so I just curled a few pieces with the flat iron, ran some shine serum through it and loosely pinned the two front sections back. I love the look of beachy waves, especially paired with more “done up” makeup.
Finally, Rene really rocked the smokey eye look, but in a much more wearable way than was seen on runways. And because I’m a complete sucker for braids, I had her hair put in to a loose, side fishtail braid. It’s been said a million times before, but don’t stress if your hair doesn’t stay braided. Undone is the new done. She’s also wearing fun ombre nail polish in pink hues. I thought the romantic hair style and feminine nails were a nice juxtaposition to the super-smoldering look of her eye makeup.
What’s your favorite beauty trend of the season? Least favorite?