Spring/Summer 2012 Makeup Trends

Spring has sprung and we’re already in to the Summer months. Long, balmy days and sweltering nights and a girl’s got to looks good! Let’s take a look at some of the (wearable!) Spring/Summer makeup trends. Trè fabulous!

Darker lips as seen at Donna Karan.

This may seem to be a surprising look for Spring/Summer. It’s a continuation of themulberry mouths we saw during the F/W collections, this look being paired with matte, bronzed, slightly contoured skin and a fuller, sexier brow.

Try it:

Perfect skin with foundation and concealer and set with translucent powder. Don’t forget about the eyes! This look uses little to no shadow.

Keep eyes looking “naked” and contour slightly with bronzer.

Add a lick of waterproof mascara or skip it altogether.

Use bronzer to warm up the complexion remembering to do the neck as well.

Fill in the bows with an ashy brown shadow. Use this same shadow to lightly contour beneath the cheekbones.

Use a warm brown lip pencil to prefect the shape of the lips and fill in with brown lipstick in a demi-matte texture.


Stained lips as seen at Erdem

How gorgeous is this look?! Soft, feminine and ultra sexy. Simple and refined. It’s dewy, healthy skin that’s lightly powdered with red, stained lips.

Try it:

Use a tinted moisturiser or a sheer foundation. Conceal beneath the eyes. If your skin has blemishes, cover with concealer that matches your skin tone.

Lightly powder on the T-Zone and over any concealed areas.

Leave the eyes “naked”.

Add 2 light coats of volumizing mascara to the top lashes and a smidgen to the bottom lashes.

Lightly brush the brows with some tinted brow gel.

Apply a red of your choice to your ring finger and dab it on your lips. You can choose to keep it a very light stain or build it up to a bolder one.


Girlish flush as seen at Tracey Reese

Who doesn’t love blusher? I mean, really now. Flushed cheeks are the epitome of a youthful face (along with great skin, but this article is not about that!) This fresh faced, lady-like lookis super easy to achieve and can suit a range of occasions. Getting married? Why not try this look?

Try it:

Apply an illuminating lotion to the face.

Apply sheer-medium coverage foundation and conceal imperfections. Apply on the eyes as well.

Apply translucent powder over the face (and eyes) to set foundation and concealer.

Lightly fill in brows to define the shape.

Apply a lighter and more pearlised eye shadow to the inner corners of the eyes.

Line the waterline with a pearlised white or cream eye pencil.

Add 2 coats of volumizing mascara to the top lashes and 1 coat to the outer, bottom lashes.

Apply a peach or pink blush to the apples of the cheeks.

Apply a neutral, cream textured pink-brown gloss to the lips.


Buffed out Browns as seen at Hakaan

I could not leave an eye look out of this post, as most woman tell me that their eyes are their best feature. This simple, classy look is simple to achieve and can carry you from the office to a night out.

Try it:

Apply a silicon based primer to the face.

Perfect skin with a medium coverage, demi-matte foundation.

Conceal problem areas and under the eye.

Set with a mineral powder or translucent powder.

Brush browns and fill in with brow powder/eye shadow to rectify shape. Leave as natural looking as possible.

Apply a darker, warm brown shadow to the lids with a fluffy brush and blend well.

Apply the same shade beneath the eye and blend well.

Add 2 coats of lengthening and volumizing mascara to top and bottom lashes. Brush lashes through to avoid a clumpy look.

Add a warm apricot blush to the apples of the cheeks.

Apply a tinted (or clear) lip balm to the lips.


And there you have it ladies. 4 completely wearable looks for Spring/Summer! Which look appeals to you more? How easy did you find it to recreate one (or all!) of these looks?

Suaad xoxo

Do trends do it for you? Then check out my posts on S/S12 Hair as well as S/S13 Hair and S/S13 Makeup Trends!