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Beauty Queen: Summer 2010 Beauty

While our fall/winter beauty regime was all about blackberry lips and taupe fingertips, this summer we are looking forward to infusing our routine with fresh colors, a low-maintenance luster and natural nuances.


While our fall/winter beauty regime was all about blackberry lips and taupe fingertips, this summer we are looking forward to infusing our routine with fresh colors, a low-maintenance luster and natural nuances. Of course, a coral-pink lip (as seen at Chanel’s spring runway show) is a must-have on our beauty list – especially when paired with a natural, flushed look – and this summer, we’re also particularly partial to bigger, darker brows . But most of all, we’re looking forward to shedding those winter layers and taking it down a notch.

To help guide the way, we decided to call in the experts for some essential tips and tricks to help us pull off our revitalized beauty regime; after all, sultry days and Indian summer nights are just around the corner!  Our experts? Tonya Crooks is a celebrity brow artist who has worked with Megan Fox, Molly Sims and Fergie; Belinda Moss is a celebrity makeup artist who has worked with Scarlett Johansson, Beyonce and Gisele Bundchen; and, Rosemary Redlin is a celebrity and catwalk makeup artist who has worked with Amber Valetta, Zoe Saldana and Ginnifer Goodwin.

Summer Trends: Brows

Tonya says, “One trend that clients have definitely picked up on is bigger, darker brows. I also tint some clients’ brows to make them look bigger.”

Summer Trends: Eyes

Belinda says, “A big trend right now is a cute ‘cat’ eye, which can be pulled off with traditional black eyeliner. If you want to play up the look, use a dark blue eye liner or just blue eye shadow.”

Summer Trends: Lips

Belinda says, “Clients have been requesting coral lips, natural makeup and healthy skin, which is easy for everyone to achieve! If you’re looking for light, long-lasting lip color in coral that also offers protection, try Softlips’s Pure 100% Natural Lip Tint and Lip Gloss with SPF 15 in Coral Charm.”

Rosemary says, “Another hot trend for summer is a bright, intense fuchsia lip with a clean-eye and lots of mascara.”

Summer Trends: Skin

Rosemary says, “Healthy, bronzed skin is always a summer trend that can be achieved by using bronzers rather than sun damage. Use Lancôme – just for the legs – and Armani Fluid Sheer #3.”

Summer Makeup Tips: Brows

Tonya says, “I truly believe that the fuller the brow, the better; eyebrows are so unique to each person that each should be left to the hands of a professional. My best advice for keeping your brows in check is to let them grow as full and big as possible and then have a brow artist shape them.”

Summer Makeup Tips: Face

Belinda says, “Less is more when it comes to makeup this spring/summer. With the summer heat, it’s best to avoid heavy concealers or foundations that you’ll sweat off; opt for a tinted moisturizer instead. For a fresh natural glow, choose peachy and pink colors and sweep across the apples of the cheeks only. If you’re looking to lightly contour your cheeks, use a bronzer and lightly brush along your jaw line and the hollow of the cheek.”

Rosemary says, “I teach my clients to use a mattifying anti-shine primer such as Givenchy’s Mister Mat. I also recommend using a tinted moisturizer instead of a full foundation, such as Laura Mercier. Finally, use MAC face blotting paper to soak up excess oil.”

Summer Makeup Tips: Lips

Belinda says, “Protecting your lips from the sun is also extremely important; a sheer lip conditioning balm with SPF 20 helps condition your lips and protect them from sun damage. If you’re looking for a little shine, try lip butters like Softlips’s Pure 100% Natural Lip Butter with SPF 15. It goes on silky and leaves lips with a hint of shine.”

Thanks to Tonya, Belinda and Rosemary. Images: Allure, Elle, Flare & Vogue Australia

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