Summer Style: Couture Makeup Trends

If you’re stuck on what makeup trends to try this summer, all you have to do is look at the runway for inspiration. Valentino, Giorgio Armani Prive, Chanel, and many other high fashion brands have given us the perfect makeup tips that can translate into your everyday style!

In Valentino’s Spring Summer 2016 Runway Collection, he showed us that having a natural glow is a must this summer. His models were styled with highlighter and bronzer to achieve the perfect complexion. This paired nicely with their braids and subtle waves. Giambattista Valli’s collection displayed the same natural vibe. You can’t go wrong with this simple and clean look.

In addition, Giorgio Armani Prive showed us a bold eyeliner trend in his collection. His makeup artists drew pencil and liquid eyeliner on the models’ top lashes and in the creases of their eyelids. These simple steps added definition to their eyes in a whole new way. Similarly, Chanel’s models wore eyeliner in the same areas of their eyes. The liner was extended into a cat eye shape that stemmed from an Egyptian inspired look. Don’t be afraid of this unique trend and play around with different colors and mediums. Have fun with this graphic trend!

Christian Dior’s collection revealed that it can be super easy to make a statement with your makeup this summer. His models sported matte red lipstick that was paired with neutral eye makeup. This made the lips the focus of the look. The reverse of this makeup trend was shown in Atelier Versace’s collection. The models wore nude lips with metallic smokey eyes. Both looks are very wearable and are great for when you want to emphasis your lips or eyes!

After reviewing some couture collections, the basics that you will need for the summer include concealer, bronzer, and highlighter for a fresh faced look that will enhance your natural summer glow. In addition, make sure that you have your favorite black eyeliner, dark eyeshadow, and matte red lipstick at the ready for when you want to spice up your look!

Photos are from Vogue Magazine.

Alexa Di Luca is a student at Sarah Lawrence College, who is hoping to pursue a career that involves writing and graphic design. When she isn't busy with her next assignment, you can find her at the gym, drinking coffee, or catching up on her favorite Netflix shows. She describes her style to be classic and casual because she believes that comfort should be an essential part of fashion.