Up the stunning stakes this summer.
Bracing winter weather is now just a memory and as we hurtle into the hurly burly of summer, be prepared to face up to the hottest beauty trends and products that will help you sparkle and dazzle your way through warm days.
Summery poppy lips
Kareena Kapoor sported them at the Lakme Fashion Week and Nargis Fakhri flashed them at the TOIFA awards as did Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Zarine Khan.Talk about dancing the tango with tangerine and fuchsia and everything in between. This is the hue for feminine women who don’t mind their fierce side shining through. Time to stock up on bright and beautiful summery hues in velvety textures. Nykaa likes L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Intense Lipstick (shade 287) and Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick (shades 1, 10 and 30).
BB creams for the ultimate cover-up
Yes, they’re still the rage. Where else would you find a concealer-moisturizer-sunscreen-skin perfector all rolled into one? Take your pick from premium brands like Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisture SPF15 – Medium and Olay Total Effects Touch of Foundation SPF 15 or go with less pricey versions like Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte-Look Daily Sun block PA+++ SPF-40 and VLCC Enbrighten Tinted Sunscreen Souffle SPF 25. As the market heats up, expect to see a plethora of BB creams for different skin types, textures and shades that work for dusky skinned beauties.
It was almost unthinkable that mascara, the queen bee of makeup could ever be displaced but surprisingly, many couture weeks this year have preferred turning a blind eye to this once favorite fashion accessory. Nykaa beauty expert Arshis Javeri suggests that the bare lash look is gaining popularity to project clear and natural beauty. “It’s a great way to show off porcelain, luminous skin.” In fact, it’s the best way to stand apart and look, well, eye-catching. “If the focus is not on your lashes, people will notice other things about you,” Arshis points out. Stay with the trend by using vibrant, colored eyeliners in jewel tones. Nykaa loves Deborah Glitter Eye Liner and Street Wear Metal Eyes Eyeliner.
More power to brows
Framing those natural, mascara-free eyes are bold brows. In fact, going by the most recent fashion statements at the TOIFA Awards, they only seem to be getting bolder and more pronounced. The trick, say experts, is not just to enhance brows but exaggerate and manipulate their shapes to create super-bold, defined arches. Time to pull out those eyebrow pencils and amp up your arches. Just remember to go with a color a couple of shades lighter than your natural color for it to blend well. Nykaa likes Konad Auto Style Eyebrow.
The Emerald City returns
Had your fill of of slurpy corals and orange? We have too! That’s why the trend is now to root for Pantone’s color of the year, emerald green. Time that this underrated tint gets the attention it deserves. The best part: it’s a hue that looks gorgeous on Indian skin tones. Use different shades of green to go from morning to night. Lighter, avocado and sea greens for daywear, emerald for times you want to make a statement and sexy olive for evenings out. In fact give lush and smoky jade eyes a try for your next date with Lotus Herbals Hypnotica Eye Definer Pencil or Maybelline Vivid & Smooth Eye Liner Pencil in peacock green and live.
Nude nail rules
While Nykaa did enjoy the poppy and neon nail craze, there’s something irresistibly posh and subtle about café au lait shades. Instead of matching tips to your exact skin tone, the emphasis is now on choosing a hue that a couple of shades darker and warmer. If mono tones sound too boring, spice things up with a textured or woven nail pattern featuring two complementary nude hues or go with a reverse French manicure for an edgy touch.
Crimp your strands
Forget artfully tousled curls, big hair and sharp bobs. The ideal hair look with au natural lashes and nude nails is crimped tresses in a throwback to this ’80s style. Poker straight hair? Despair not. All you need is curling or waving irons like Vega Hot Curl Medium or Denman D76 Extra Large Hot Curling Brush to get the beach hair look without visiting sandy shores.
For loose waves, you’ll want a waver with larger barrels while smaller barrels will give you tighter waves. All you need to do is separate dry hair is sections, use a heat protectant spray like Keratinology by Sunsilk Advanced Reconstruction Heat Protector Spray, clamp down and hold for a few seconds, moving down the section of hair. Repeat with all sections and spritz with a holding spray like Schwarzkopf Bonacure Time Restore Q10 Satin Spray. Voila! Beachy crimped waves minus the surf and sand.
Renewed interest in Retinol
The skin friendly ingredient has seen plenty of ups and downs over the years. Though this ingredient has a magical effect on stubborn acne, fines lines and pigmentation it fell out of favor because skin specialists felt it was too harsh. Now retinol is back again, in a gentler, more sophisticated avatar. Newer delivery systems means higher levels of retinol can penetrate deeper and work below the surface to rectify from within.
Now you can get maximum efficacy without the aggravation. Nykaa recommends Vichy LiftActiv Retinol Ha Total Wrinkle Renovating Procedure Care – SPF18 and H2O+ Sea Results Deep Sleep Recovery Serum to reverse the pesky signs of ageing.
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