Effortless Spring/Summer 2009 Beauty Trends.
Spring and Summer are two of my favorite seasons, the days are longer, the sun is shining and you can not help but want to be outside. I am really excited about some of the beauty trends we are starting to see for Spring/Summer 2009.
SKIN: The skin is fresh, luminous and sun-kissed with flushed pink cheeks. Apply a very small amount of a sheer tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation like Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 1 shade darker than your natural skin tone to even out your complexion. Make sure to blend well into your hairline and neck. Next, apply a drop or two of luminizer mixed with your foundation to your cheek bones, bridge of nose, forehead, chin and blend well. The Multiple by Nars is perfect for highlighting on the go. Orgasm and Copacabana are two of my favorite shades.
LIPS: Lips are painted and glossed in bright shades of Cherry Red, Coral and Fuchsia. Coral and Fuchsia look great with tanned skin. Apply these colors with caution though, the idea is not over do it. To tone down some of the brightness, try using a bright gloss instead of a opaque lipstick or lacquer.
EYES: The eyes are veiled in Metallic Gold and washes of Lavender, Blue and Green pastel eyeshadow. For this look, I love the Shiseido Hydro Powder Eye Shadow pots. These pots are a burst of translucent color and can be applied with your finger or brush and layered for a wash of color.
LASHES: Long lashes are also very big this Spring. You can achieve this look by either getting the popular eye lash extensions or by applying 2-3 coats of your favorite thickening mascara. I love the YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils in High Density Black.
BRONZER & SHIMMER: Bronzed Skin is also a big hit for Summer. Try layering a light bronzer over your tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation and blend well. Do not forget your ears, neck and decolletage. I love bronzed skin paired with a bright pink lip gloss. Shimmer is also all the rage this Spring and Summer, Apply a light shimmer cream or fluid to the face and eyes such as the Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer to the cheek bones. This luminizer is a multi-use product. You can add a touch of luminizer to the center of your bottom lip for a fuller pout or dab it in the inside corner of your eyes for a brightening effect.
Visit http://www.anthonymerantebeauty.com to be inspired and create your own beauty looks for Spring/Summer 2009.