shannon jordan

Makeup Artist

Santa Barbara Makeup Artist specializing in weddings and events.

SPRING / SUMMER 2017 Makeup trends!

Unbelievable as it may seem, Spring /Summer are right around the corner. Warm weather, sun kissed skin, sundresses and bathing suits replace Bulky layers, woolen hats and scarves. I don't know about you, but I can't wait! Lets not forget...fun new makeup trends! If you're like me, I LOVE a dark fall winter lip, a deep hued eye and the excuse to wear glitter to almost any evening occasion. However even I get bored and long for the change into soft colors, tan skin and lips the color of summer melons. With that said, maybe it's time to think about YOUR makeup wardrobe transition, from dreary Winter to sassy Spring/Summer looks.

Lets talk about whats...HOT!

 

  Natural glowing and barely there makeup.Skin that looks hydrated and dewy. Softly flushed cheeks in pinks, peaches and bronzed nudes. Lips that look lightly stained and just a little glossy. This look really never goes out of style in warmer weather, however if you don't have the skin of a 20 year old supermodel... this look can still be achieved. Try asking your consultant for a medium coverage foundation or, something that's buildable. ask for a finish that's  more on the dewy side, instead of bare skin or a tinted moisturizer.        

Natural glowing and barely there makeup.Skin that looks hydrated and dewy. Softly flushed cheeks in pinks, peaches and bronzed nudes. Lips that look lightly stained and just a little glossy. This look really never goes out of style in warmer weather, however if you don't have the skin of a 20 year old supermodel... this look can still be achieved. Try asking your consultant for a medium coverage foundation or, something that's buildable. ask for a finish that's  more on the dewy side, instead of bare skin or a tinted moisturizer. 

 

 

 BOLD LIPS! Think similar skin to the Natural look, which allow for your lips to make the statement. Orange reds, soft fuchsia, even espresso lips dipped in glitter! Blowing my mind! Now you don't have to get rid of your matte lip colors, just try a little lip balm or gloss over top for a fresher look. One of my favorite things about a pop lip, is that you don't need to do much to your face to look really pulled together. Comb out those brows, throw on a couple coats of mascara and a nude shadow and with those standout lips...you are done!    

BOLD LIPS! Think similar skin to the Natural look, which allow for your lips to make the statement. Orange reds, soft fuchsia, even espresso lips dipped in glitter! Blowing my mind! Now you don't have to get rid of your matte lip colors, just try a little lip balm or gloss over top for a fresher look. One of my favorite things about a pop lip, is that you don't need to do much to your face to look really pulled together. Comb out those brows, throw on a couple coats of mascara and a nude shadow and with those standout lips...you are done! 

 

 Softly smudged smokey eyes. Shadow that looks like you could have applied it with your finger or taken a nap in it. A slightly worn in sultry look that can be paired with a stained or a soft pink/nude glossy lip.    

Softly smudged smokey eyes. Shadow that looks like you could have applied it with your finger or taken a nap in it. A slightly worn in sultry look that can be paired with a stained or a soft pink/nude glossy lip. 

 

 Lets not forget BROWS!!! No more of that over filled in angular brow. Forget ombre brows altogether. Soooo 2014. It's time to start using that Dip down eyeliner gel for...well...eyeliner again and pick up some tinted brow gel and using a light hand, fill in you brow with pencil or powder. Aim for a more natural rounded shape.     Side note...PINK eye shadow and monochromatic makeup is also making a comeback, just be sure to use colors that flatter and if you are wearing pink shadow, you better carry your eye drops! Pink shadow can leave eyes looking tired or irritated without them. That said, with the right shade of pink your blue, green or brown eyes will really standout.     So now that you are armed with the latest in fashionable faces...Good luck choosing your warm weather face!

Lets not forget BROWS!!! No more of that over filled in angular brow. Forget ombre brows altogether. Soooo 2014. It's time to start using that Dip down eyeliner gel for...well...eyeliner again and pick up some tinted brow gel and using a light hand, fill in you brow with pencil or powder. Aim for a more natural rounded shape.

 

Side note...PINK eye shadow and monochromatic makeup is also making a comeback, just be sure to use colors that flatter and if you are wearing pink shadow, you better carry your eye drops! Pink shadow can leave eyes looking tired or irritated without them. That said, with the right shade of pink your blue, green or brown eyes will really standout.

 

So now that you are armed with the latest in fashionable faces...Good luck choosing your warm weather face!