With the onset of the new year, we can always expect trends to chop and change, and that includes fashion and makeup spaces. With summer being one of the most exciting times to show off fresh, new looks – from beach parties to concerts and bustling festivals – there are plenty of opportunities for you to explore the latest looks and flaunt your artistic flair. So, what does summer 2019 have in store for us beauty junkies?
Here are the nifty trends to keep an eye out for as the temperature rises:
Highlighting and strobing have been dominating the fashion field for a few years now, and the 'glowing' approach isn't slowing down, either. This summer is all about creating bright, thriving skin, with naturally highlighted cheekbones to steal the centre stage. If you’re looking to embrace a natural look, there are plenty of organic skincare products to give your skin an effortless glow, without going over-the-top. This look goes a long way, too, with pink lips and peachy cheeks pairing up to create a powerful, summery vibe. Double this look with beach-style waves, and you're ready to kick off those backyard barbeques and warm nights on the town.
Plenty of glitter
In previous years, glitter had a reserved place in the festival scene. But in 2019, we’re rocking this awesome look everywhere. Everywhere. Whether you prefer a glittery statement eyelid or you’re dying to try out the sparkly lip trend, this summer is the time to get creative, without holding back.
If you’re heading to a shin-dig, there are plenty of ways you can display your love for all things glitter -- try a simple highlight in your inner corners or go all out with a sparkly eye shadow, paired with a nude lip and groomed eyebrows. If you prefer a bold lip, show off your pout with a glittery lipstick or gloss teamed with a simple cat eye and long lashes.
Colourful cat eyes
This summer, we’ll see the timeless cat eye trend updated with statement colours and shades to manifest individual personalities. This season’s catwalks have shown us that anything is possible, so no matter your style, this look is the perfect way to ramp things up with zero limits.
Metallic and jewelled cat eye trends have already been dominating the fashion scene so far, with designers such as Valentino and Versace jumping on board. So if you’re feeling a little daring, why not give this trend a go?
If you want to experiment with softer tones first, organic makeup option in taupe are the perfect way to kick it all off subtly and in style.
Summer's incomplete without a beautiful bronzed glow and a natural beachy look. This year, dust off your 90s bronzer and embrace those sun-kissed cheeks.
Makeup gurus have been embracing this on-season trend, pairing their beachside looks with a peachy eyeshadow and a touch of highlighter. The aim here is to radiate a warm highlight, so it’s perfectly matched with subtle and neutral tones.
Pro tip: we recommend wearing organic makeup to keep your skin hydrated and flawless without any nasties. If you want to embrace this look fully, pair your natural complexion with a windswept hairstyle. Best of all, it looks effortless, yet sleek, offering you an on-the-go trend that takes you from the wave to the city.