Make-up is an armour…and make-up done right is the best armour! Come summer and make-up trends sway to meet updated requirements. HOT chats with Stafford Braganza, National make-up artist at Lancome, to reveal the summer look-book for all beauty-savvy women who know how make-up can enhance their positives and bring out the best in their looks! Braganza delves into the Lancome Spring-Summer collection and comes up with the latest make-up tips and techniques, as well as a complete look-guide.
Which make-up trends will we see in Spring/Summer 2016?
Welcome to pop and retro-futuristic Paris which has inspired the 2016 Lancôme Makeup Spring Collection. The heroine of our Parisian story, she plays with her childhood’s element and the make-up which she represents is made by combining elegance and softness with spicy neon colours and innovative textures. The dream becomes reality: the iconic Rubik’s Cube of our childhood becomes the most desirable palette and an extraordinary product of spring 2016. This beautiful cheeks and eyes palette has shifted the concept of “all in one” into entirely new dimension of the unlimited creativity. It has nine bold colour blocks, nine rainbow crayons for endless variations of your make-up.
Defined brows are in
This season it’s time to go bold and defined on your brows. Learn to define your brows by using Lancôme Sourcils Definis. It is a super slim and extra precise brow liner for a flawless looking brow finish. The solid lead covers even the tiniest gap in every brow. With the retractable pen and its remarkably thin tip, precision is key – super slim, super exact and without any sharpening. The waterproof formula allows for more than 6 hours of long wear with no fear of smudging.
Contouring is also popular
There’s a new makeup trend in town! The latest frenzy in facial definition, Strobing takes a very different approach than its contouring counterpart. Instead of focusing on the powers of shadow and light, Strobing calls for just light! Rather than shading and blending, Strobing accentuates your facial features and lets your face light up. This natural and bright look is perfect for the coming spring and summer when you want to get a subtle, but dewy shine. If Strobing seem too much opt for a dewy foundation that has just enough light that allows your skin to glow from within. Lancôme’s Teint Miracle Foundation, Bare skin foundation, luminous satiny finish creator, SPF 15 reveals the unique beauty of every complexion type. It contains a combination of pearlescent pigments which give a dewy, radiant finish.
Which colours will be popular in Spring/Summer 2016 for eyes and lips?
Spring/Summer 2016 experience the newest generation of luminosity as silky lustrous powders transparently wrap the skin, allowing a seamless layering of pure colour for a silky sheen and radiant finish. This season colours like the shades of roses from the bright fuchsia’s to the subtle pinks. All the shades in between is hot this season. If pink is not your colour then opt for shades of the sky. From deep midnight blues to the soft baby blues will bring out that brown in your eyes.
Tell us more about nail trends for the upcoming season.
‘Vernis in Love’ nail polish is a high potency nail lacquer perfectly themed to compliment every woman’s mood and style. With ultimate brilliance, intense colour, and a mistake-free application, your nails will love the lasting shine and pop of pastel colours in pink, peach light blue, lilac and lemon colour that stays put for days. This spring, the collection is inspired by playfulness. More than an ephemeral attitude, it is a state of mind, the art of twisting the use of an object to create something completely new and surprising!
Which international make-up trends for Spring/Summer 2016 are likely to be a hit in India?
I see a lot of the above trends mention will catch up with the Indian Market. The nude foundation with glowing skin, soft sun kissed blush with pastel eye shadows and nail paints are all hits.
What advice will you give to our readers?
K.I.S.S- Keep It Simple & Sexy!