Summer 2012 trend report Make up

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WrittenbyKirsty Brailsfordon22/02/2012

Summer 2012 trend report: Make up

Fresh from the runway! Check out some of spring/summer 2012's must-try make up looks at, including this season's hottest lip colour.

The cherry pout

Dressed up or dressed down, the cherry lip is a huge hit for spring/summer 2012. Team with minimalist eye make up and statement brows to balance the face and you've got yourself an on-trend look that'll see you right through 'til autumn.

Tip: For a toned-down version of the trend use a lip brush such as No7 Essential Lip Brush to apply your chosen lip shade as a stain rather than a block of full-on colour.

Get the look

Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rouge Blossom
Poppy King Lipstick in Glamour
L'Oreal Colour Riche Made for Me Lipstick in Intense Deep Raspberry

The new-season glow

Dewy, luminous skin is this season's must-have accessory. Brighten up a barely-there look like Balmain or combine fresh, luminous skin with a slick of liquid liner a la Versus for maximum impact with minimum effort.

Tip: Use fingertips to pat a skin illuminator along the cheekbone and up to the brow bone for skin that glows in all the right places.

Get the look

No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream
17 Blush & Glow in Peach Melba
St Tropez Skin Illuminator Gold

The spring/summer smoky eye

The smoky eye gets an update this season, thanks to a pop of colour. Keep shadow subtle and swap black kohl for metallic liner under the eye for a bang up-to-date eye look.

Tip: Set your liner with a small amount of matching eyeshadow to ensure it stays put in the summer heat.

Get the look

No7 Metallic Eye Pencil
Barry M Metallic Liquid Eyeliner
Max Factor Smoky Eye Shadow in Silver Storm

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