Splurge vs. Save: Summer makeup looks to try now
Before a new wave of makeup trends crop up, we’re playing beauty police to check if you have been keeping up with your beauty resolution to try something new. If you haven’t copped any of the 2016 beauty trends we listed before, here’s another top three looks we think you should attempt before they’re gone as fast as you can say “lipstick!” As a bonus, we’ve added a list of products to splurge or save on if you want to get the look!
The Violet Femme
Let’s forget safe nudes for a while and bring back color in different hues of violet. The thing about purple shades is that it’s easy to layer with different variations available to us now. Start with a darker violet shade near the lash line then diffuse it upwards to your brow bone using a brush. Work a the darker shade into the fold then blend again as you higher into the lid.
Pare the look down with super luminescent skin and barely there lipstick. Skip the mascara, too, as this look is already a standout on its own. Pair it with a merlot lip to transition from a day to night FOTD.
The Velvet Matte
Gone are the days of stark, dry, matte lips. Now there’s a different kind of matte that’s making the waves for lips - velvet, that is! There are so many creamy matte and liquid matte formulas out in the market now, so the matte lip trend doesn’t have that cakey and dry look as the matte lips of before.
If you don’t have creamy matte lipsticks on hand, you can transform any matte lipstick you currently have. Firstly, prep your lips to exfoliate dry skin with a lip scrub, or make one using raw sugar and honey to buff off any flakes. Then, sweep the color straight from the tube unto your lips for best results. To “mattify” your lips, dust on a layer of translucent powder then follow up with another layer of lipstick. For the velvet finish, swipe on liquid lipstick of the same color. If you still don't have that technique down pat, check out our tips on how to apply matte liquid lipstick like an adult.
Splurge: Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick (P890), MAC Lipstick (P1,000)
If you’ve seen the Star Cinema movie Always Be My Maybe, you’ll know what the ASG is. But for the modest, it’s the post-workout, post-yoga, post-cycling glow that you get after engaging in a physical activity.
A healthy-looking glow from within starts with good exfoliation to get rid dead skin and reveal a fresh layer of healthier skin. Next, since it’s the height of summer these days and SPF must not be skipped, how about using your sunscreen as a highlighter? The higher the SPF, the more light-reflecting your sunscreen will be. You can also mix a bit of your SPF with your fave moisturizer to for an instant illuminating moisturizer.
Next, use a cushion foundation or a BB cream to get that coveted Korean glow. Define the brows with brow powder or just leave it as it is. Lastly, pair your glowing skin with a subtle eye-lip combination. We recommend a cat eye and lip stain or gloss.
Which of these summer looks have caught your eye? Will you be trying any of them soon?