The Strongest Beauty Signatures Right Now
August 8, 2017 8:10 am
The vivid world of fashion and beauty never sleeps as each new year brings forth new exciting trends. There are many beauty icons out there, but some influence trends and fashion more than others. Draw beauty inspiration from these women and cut a dash. Here is how to recreate their spellbinding looks and pull off a seasonal refresh.
Selena’s Lip Game
Selena Gomez certainly knows how to wear the bold lip color. Her new music video for the song “Fetish” features close-ups of her face, where high-gloss, petal pink lipstick is in the limelight. It is not the first time we see this kind of makeup from her. After all, she is a paragon of street style.
She also doesn’t shy away from going completely bold and combining her lipstick with something like a Barbie-pink jumpsuit. Selena has a naturally full mouth, but there are ways to emulate this look. One of the neat tricks is to lick your lips and kiss the spoon of sugar or salt. Then, you have to rub your lips together and rinse them thoroughly.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are a match made in heaven. They also steal the show wherever they go with their twinning style, especially his-and-hers hair. Syncing on a red carpet has never looked better than on the Met Gala when Hadid smoothed her brown strands back into a low ponytail and Malik had a sleek onyx buzz cut.
The devil is in the detail. Hadid did not just make a picture-perfect ponytail. She also took advantage of the glitter roots trend and added a streak of silver to her side-part. Some general hairstyling rules apply as well. Thorough cleansing and conditioning is a must, but it is crucial to use products that add texture without plumping the hair.
Azniv Korkejian, aka Bedouine, may not be as famous as other celebrities on the list, but she well deserved her place. Her style echoes her music, which is essentially a thrilling Americana journey to the ‘60s and ’70s folk times. She embraces a less-is-more approach with a retro twist. Moreover, she buys used, vintage and local items, and encourages others to do so.
The result is something different and unique. Those who want to mimic the stripped-down look should go for buried pencil curls, bushy long eyebrows, and no makeup on the face. The secret to her hairstyle is simple, as expected: she uses Davines Curl Building Serum every time she washes her hair.
The previous year was influenced by the ’90s matte makeup, but now the shimmery eyes are making a comeback. The spirit of Studio 54 “disco eyes” has definitely possessed celebrities like Tori Kelly. Her makeup artist Luna swears by Moondust Palette by Urban Decay. It contains every shade and sparkle you can imagine.
If you mean to achieve this lighter, chic look, you first need to prime your eyes with an eye shadow primer. Next, apply some eye shadow and add finishing touches with concealer and foundation. Finally, feel free to enhance this shimmery spectacle by using an eyelash applicator tool and other useful trinkets.
Skin so Fresh, so Clean
There is definitely a shift towards minimal makeup. One of the amazing trends is natural, fresh skin. Celebrities like Issa Rae favor this appearance and her makeup artist has shared the technique behind this signature look, to our utmost joy.
Namely, one needs to layer a liquid illuminator over moisturizer (BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector is the cream of the crop, ladies). Then, you add a non-matte foundation or spot-concealer over the illuminator. The good news is that you should be able to find a shade for any skin tone and a wide range of beautiful finishes.