Summer Beauty Trends of 2016

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When it comes to planning hair and makeup looks, it’s tough to be experimental. The main reason for that is that most of us start working on our makeup 30 minutes before we need to leave the house and at such a crucial moment no one wants to mess with their perfectly practiced beauty regime. But if you’re looking to up your beauty game this year we’ve compiled a list of the latest beauty trends that you should know. Here’s a one-stop beauty inspiration guide you should bookmark for a gorgeous year.

** Nudity **

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In complete contrast with the ever-popular bright bold lip, the early naughties saw girls sporting nude shades that matched their skin tone. At the time they were paired with a heavy dose of sticky lip gloss. The updated version of this trend calls for a chic, matte finish as seen on Kylie Jenner’s wildly popular lip kits. Since the youngest Jenner’s products are perpetually sold out and the flash sales are terribly hard to keep track of, there are several alternatives easily available. Pick up NYX’s Matte lipstick or Stila’s Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss £18.00 as they are both high pigment, high performance lip glosses that gives the appearance of a beautiful, lacquered lip.

Arch Your Brow

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Skinny brows remain where they belong - in the 90s. We’re happy to report that embracing your natural brows is a trend that is here to stay. To maintain and grow the brows in a shape of your choice, every morning pluck strays that grow back too quickly. Pick up Tweezerman’s Classic Stainless Point Tweezer as it doesn't break your hair but actually manages to pluck them out in a quick swipe. It provides surgical precision that is useful for removing stubborn hair in a split-second. If you’re looking for a product that would encourage natural hair growth then use Elizabeth Arden Prevage Clinical Lash And Brow Enhancing Serum £90.00. It is loaded with vitamins, botanicals and lash conditioners that boost the look of eyebrows, making them appear fuller.

Yes, Orange Is The New Red

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If you’re the kind of woman who would rather stick with her bold lipstick (hey, we totally get it!) then there is a new shade taking over the runaway and red carpets. Drop your favourite bright red and pick up a gorgeous tangerine hue. We scoured through beauty counters overloaded with bright reds and subtle pinks to find you the perfect orange shade. Illamasqua’s Lipstick Flare £19.50 blends effortlessly, leaving the perfect shade and a smoothened layer of colour. Its moisture-rich formula lasts upto 8 hours, helping you achieve a stunning plumped up look.

Bake It Till You Make It

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It’s time to talk about the latest beauty technique - baking your makeup. Once you’re done applying your choice of foundation and concealer, let translucent powder sit on your face for 5-10 minutes (depending on how much time you have), before brushing it of. Once you’ve dusted of the powder you will notice that not only has your base set properly, it is also creaseless. If you’re looking to invest in a powder then a product that we love is Estee Lauder’s Perfecting Loose Powder £39.50. Its ultra-light texture seamlessly blends into our skin, giving it a sheer natural coverage.

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