This summer is full of fun, colorful trends. Learn how to get the most out of the top beauty and makeup trends for summer 2014!
The color orange is all the rage this summer, and there are so many ways to wear it! Accessorize with orange accents in your outfit, sneak it into your makeup with a shimmery orange eyeshadow, or lipstick in a red-orange or coral-orange shade, or use a bright orange nail color (like “Capri” by Essie) to spice up your look. This summer, you can’t go wrong with orange.
Pantone’s color of the year for 2014 is “Radiant Orchid” and you can still find this trend popping up all over the place for summer. This pink-ish purple color is universally flattering on all skin tones as well. Try an orchid colored blush or cheek stain (like Lollitint by Benefit), feature the color on your eyes (especially if you have brown or green eyes), or spurge on a new swimsuit in a super feminine shade of orchid for the coming summer months.
Makeup with a dewy finish is all the rage this summer, and has been made especially popular with the likes of Kim Kardashian. Try a dewy finish foundation, or mix an illuminating cream in with your makeup for a radiant, healthy summer glow. Adding a highlighter to your beauty routine will also draw attention to your cheek bones. Try Stila Shimmer Duo in Kitten added to your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and on top of the center of your lip for a flawless, glowing complexion.
Braids continue to be a major fashion trend for summer of 2014, and the great thing is they can keep your hair off of your face and neck, which is particularly nice when the heat and humidity kicks in. Get creative with your braids and try fishtails, dutch french braiding the front section of your hair, or fasten your braid into a chic messy bun. Just keep in mind that the thicker, the better this summer. You can make your braids look fuller by gently pulling on each section of hair to loosen it after the braid is finished.