Make up trends for Spring/Summer 2013

Having been in the Beauty industry for nearly 20 years and now teaching every aspect at my Training School Elite School of Beauty Therapy, I wanted to share with you the Hair and Makeup trends for this Spring and summer.

I constantly get asked what colour trends are about throughout the year and it’s my job to keep up to date and current for me to pass onto my students and for them to pass onto their clients. So here goes…….

Firstly we’re going to look at the eyes for the up and coming season. For my first on-trend look it’s all about bright eyes with colours including Duck egg blues, greens, rose petal pink, warm peach and sparkly Lilac giving an amazing eye-catching and smooth glittery look. These looks can be applied all over the eyes or just as a line in the crease of your eyelids. Try keeping your lips nude and your cheeks with just a hint of warmth (A look favoured by Stella McCartney for her models).

Our next looks for the eyes is the classic smoky look, but instead of it all being about grey, apply in the same way but with gold’s, bronzes and silvers. Grey still has its place but by using these alternative colours, it brings a whole fresher feel to this look. Try pulling the eye shadow out in a wing-like shape over the whole eye and maybe add some Diamante’s for a real show stopping look. Despite some people thinking this is just an evening look, try it out in the day and I’ll think you’ll be surprised as to how wearable and flexible this look can be.

Nude make up never seems to go out of fashion and this year is no different! If the bright or smoky eyes aren’t for you then just apply a hint of foundation giving a natural and fresh look with a subtle warm hue of blusher lightly brushed over the cheeks with natural glowing lips to give an amazing illuminating effect that everyone can wear.

Lastly I’m going to talk about lips! This season it’s all about the bright cerise pink, post box red, rose hues applied in crayon form or if you still like a sheer gloss, which works equally as well. Or try teaming delicate grey eye shadow with Aubergine lips for a more glamorous look and one used by Dolce and Gabbana.

Ultimately if you want to go for bright lips then team them with a slightly nuder eye and if you want to go bright eyed then ideally go nude on the lips!


Clare Weyers

Elite Beauty School