Beauty & Style

“Beauty Note Book”


Summer makeup tends to look like bronze skin, glossy lips and soft, pastel eyes, but the beauty fraternity has us a few surprises in the form of smoky shadow, vivid red lips and strokes of brilliant hues..

summer is all about sweating it out; there is no respite from the humidity and skin woes. not just our summer dressing but our makeup, hair styling all of it needs a re-styling keeping the weather and mood in mind. We give you a low down on how to keep your face and mane in all its styled glory. Here's to looking pin-worthy!

Summer makeup tends to look like bronze skin, glossy lips and soft, pastel eyes, but the beauty fraternity has us a few surprises in the form of smoky shadow, vivid red lips and strokes of brilliant hues. Black liquid eyeliner went from clean and slightly flicked to exaggeratedly wingedout. That little touch silver shadow on the inside corner of the eye goes a long way in making eyes appear brighter and bolder. Plus, it's sultrier than white, which can a p p e a r s t a r k . We'd pair the look with a graphic monochrome summer dress that's bang on trend for the season.

The hair can feel fresh in its simplicity. When you think about it, it's really quite simple to create a good blow-dry, a serum to keep it sleek and straight, a deep side parting and combed to one side across the face and over the shoulder. You could pin the hair to the nape of your neck with a discreet pin which matches the colour of your hair. Though there's little effort that goes into it, the finished look is sophisticated without looking like you tried too hard.

Retro rolls, vintage inspired finger waves aren't the only way to go. Check out the 50s victory rolls with the bun sitting on one side, try this look with your ethnic wear. Lowering the height of the roll and switching the strict bun to tumbling curls makes the look less theatrical. Even the modern beehive bun giving out a charming old vibe is fun to experiment with. Or better still try the edgy spiked bun for a bold look. Buns, knots, twists, grunge braids can all look great on your summer looks. Looking dramatic yet with the hair all pinned up is ideal hair-do for summers.

Opt for a short bob when going for a change in your hairstyle. get your hair stylist to give you interesting and youthful cute hair bangs. This is in vogue and you are sure to get the admiring glances coming your way. Extravagant braids, beautiful curls or waves, side-swept hair, onesided plaits, soft crimp, straight and uber sleek high pony are complementing this season. Even the half up and half down hair styles or half wet asymmetrical are wow-worthy. Also it's the easiest way to conceal a bad hair day, giving out quite a retro look. We told you there are a myriad of variations to choose from!