Updated: Jul 19
As is typical this time of year, pastel shades in a variety of different hues will make a resurgence. The difference this year is that the resurgence won't be as subtle. The Spring 2020 Resort and Ready-To-Wear Runway shows were abloom with them. From Zimmerman to Stella McCartney to Emanuel Ungaro, pastel shades were in every collection from tailored shorts to full-length skirts in both solids and delicate florals. I can guarantee girly-girls are going to adore them!
People with "Creative" and "Dramatic" style personalities don't have to fret though. I noticed a lot of bold and bright color tones also. With the Pantone Color of the Year being "Classic Blue", you shouldn't hesitate to wear cobalt, emerald and turquoise.
One thing that stood out for me was the makeup on each runway model perfectly matched the colors of their outfits. This hasn't been a thing since the '80's! We are back to the future with the (somewhat boring) monochromatic look again, including matching eye shadow to your outfit to your nails!
Here's what you can expect to see Summer 2020 in makeup.
Layer on the Lilac!
I get that the Pantone hue is blue but lilac shades on the runways were huge. All eyes were plastered thick with it but you don't have to go this far. Apply a pretty shade on your lid and take it around the underlash area. Apply pastel yellow or gold to your inner corners and under the brow. Add a soft shade of pink just above the lid and blend, blend, blend. This glamorous look will translate to evening.
"Watercolor Eyes" is a term for the look that will be trending this summer in pastel shades that are ideal for achieving this. Choose matte eye shadow formulations as they layer well and are easily blended. Pale blues, mint greens and soft pinks will do the trick. The idea is to create a sheer effect so choose the lightest shades possible for this.
Gloss is Boss!
People who love the mirror-like skin that Korean beauty buffs brought in will definitely embrace the look and feel of gloss this spring. Skin on the runways was dewy and shiny and eye shadows were creamy and glossy. The colors used for this high-gloss makeup look were predominantly pink and peach, however cobalt shades of eye shadow were also prevalent.
The runway collections that featured jewel tones of hunter green, scarlet and cobalt made sure their models had amped-up makeup. Jenny Packham's most recent show illustrated this perfectly with heavily layered bright blue eye shadow shades that correlated with her jewel-toned gown collection.
"Chandelier Skin" is the latest term for the "heavenly glow" created by finely layering gold glitter throughout the body. This trend is popular among celebrities, particularly singers who regularly perform in choreographed productions, or women who simply want a little glow for a night out. Gold glitter can be purchased from better makeup stores like Sephora and Ulta Beauty and added to body lotion.
There is definitely lots to love in trending makeup this summer! Whether you choose brights and bolds, pastels and sheers, mattes or glosses, you will be able to update your look easily without sacrificing your personality!