Summer Beauty Guide

Ahhh…summer 2011 is in full swing and there are so many fabulous looks to choose from! This summer it’s all about dresses (definitely long, flowy maxi-dresses), sexy jumpsuits and rompers, dressy shorts, gold and silver sequence tops (and dresses), long and big earrings, embellished sandals, strappy platform heels, chucky and sexy sunglasses and definitely a huge trend right now…unique color nail polishes! (I’m loving blue, opaque pink, and definitely yellow.)

For makeup, depending on the time of day, you can choose from neutrals, corals, oranges, pinks (definitely hot pink), reds, pastels, and dare we not forget purple!

The statement lip is really huge this summer, so go for amazing colors and lip liners that you can use to color or fill-in your entire lip. You can wear them alone or with lip gloss. You’ll be amazed at how long they stay on your lips…even after eating!

Another “haute” summer trend for lips is hot pink. If you have pale skin (or have a cool undertone), hot pink lips can be a fabulous way to make a bold statement. If you have warm undertones, go for a nice red for the same bold and fabulous effect. You can wear just this lip color alone or with clear lip gloss over the top to turn up the volume and add some shine and sexiness.

On your lids, gold and bronze is super hot if you have warm undertones. Wear these colors alone and mix and blend other colors for a more defined application. If you’re cool, go for silver, which looks and works best on you. You can also wear this alone or blend in colors for a more dramatic eye application.

Another trend for eyes are soft pastel eye shadows. Pastel eyes are huge during the day, but if you want to be different or for nighttime, smoke out the outer corners with a little dark colored shadow, like black, dark purple or deep browns. You can take it even further by mixing all pastels and lining both the upper and lower lash lines for a soft look, but extreme definition, which is needed when using pastels. (Don’t forget about your brows – be sure to use brow powder to highlight and define them.)