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The on trend makeup looks for 2015 promise bold features mixed with natural beauty. It’s a fun time to jump into this summer’s trendy makeup looks and to experiment with something new.

Eyebrows are becoming bigger, bolder and more dramatic as the weather gets warmer, but carefree and with minimal structure. Blonds have stopped bleaching their brows to match their hair and are in fact going dark, some are going very dark. Full, lush eyebrows are brushed upwards to “fluff” them up and clear brow gel or mascara is brushed on to set them.

The dramatic eye is smoky and unrestricted, yet boldly subtle at the same time. Opt out of black and aim for earthy browns, coppers, dark taupe, terracotta or dusty gray-blue. These shades will add sex appeal, mystery and sultriness to your look without looking heavy or creepy. The cheeks and lips should be kept bare or nude to focus attention on the eyes.

Bronzers, tanners and glowing makeup products are back, but are being applied strategically and sparingly.  Apply BB cream and apply just a light dusting on your cheeks, across the bridge of your nose and along your hairline near your forehead. Keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum with the no-make look and pull hair back into a loose ponytail for a soft summery appearance. You can also apply these products to your shoulders, shins, backs of arms, tops of hands and feet for an all-over “day at the beach” look.

Another one to put on your list for trendy makeup 2015 is the cheeks and lips combo. Start with a dewy complexion and apply pink shimmer gel or cream to your cheeks. Next, apply ruby, berry or bright pink lip stain to the very center of your lips. Top off the lip stain with sheer lip balm in a matching shade over your lips to moisturize and blend the color. Leave eyes bare, brush eyebrows up and out, and keep hair loose and flowing.

The seasons are changing and so are the makeup trends so we’ve put together some Makeup Tips for Makeup Trends 2015 for you to experiment with, pass or keep.

Makeup School LA Makeup Trends 2015

Go nude for a no-makeup makeup look and bold poppy red when you’re feeling daring!

• Instantly brighten your look with a bold poppy shade of lipstick. Skip the lip liner and apply from the center of your lips out to the edges using your fingertip. Keep your eye makeup simple with a single coat of brown tint mascara and nude eyeshadow. If you choose a shimmery or pearlescent lip color then go with matte eye colors. However, if your lips are matte then you can add a touch shimmer to the center of you eyelid right above the lashes.
• Update your makeup look with light-reflecting concealer, peach or rose blush, and subtle highlighter for a clean, elegant, and youthful face. The new concealers offer the same or better coverage than those of days gone by, but are lighter in texture and tend to be less cakey. Soft peach and pale rose blushes give you a more natural feminine look while offering an aura of youth. The key to highlighting is subtlety and your highlighter should highlight and not highbeam. Choose one that’s super sheer and glides on smoothly if you use a cream or stick highlighter. Powder highlighter usually needs a soft touch or you’ll end up looking like an insane cyborg, so go easy and apply gently.
• Turn your daytime makeup into sultry night makeup by simply adding metallic bronze, copper, gold or silver eyeliner topped with matching eyeshadow along your lash lines. The eyeshadow will help your eyeliner to stay put while also giving you a softer, smoldering look. Add a light dusting of powder to your face to absorb shine and you’re ready to go! If you have a little more time or want your makeup to have a bigger impact, dab lips with tinted lip balm in red, rosy pink or peach.
• For a natural-ish trendy look, try a bold and bright colored creamy opaque eye liner in tangerine, violet, sunshine, cobalt or crème de menthe along your lower lash line. Leave your upper eye lids bare of eye liner and apply two coats of mascara on your upper lashes to open your eye and to balance the top with the bottom. The bottom lashes should be mascara-free or with a single coat of tinted mascara in order to allow your liner to shine brightly. Pair your bold streak with taupe or sand colored blush or eyeshadow below your cheek bones for a natural looking contour, and neutral lips in bare nude, blush nude, caramel, suntan or latte.
• Get a dewy, glowing, barely tan makeup look that really stuns in the no-makeup makeup department with a few simply steps. Start by swapping out your regular foundation or BB cream for one that is a shade darker than your natural skin tone. Next, using a large fluffy brush, sweep matte terracotta, mocha or copper blush, bronzer, eyeshadow or loose pigment across your cheekbones. With the same brush and color, swipe it across your face beginning from the top of one cheekbone and continuing under your eyes, over your nose and ending at the opposite cheekbone.

This is the year of No-Makeup Makeup Trend and Spring 2015 could be considered it’s official launching. There are still bold, vibrant and rich makeup colors to be found on the runway and in everyday life, but things have definitely shifted towards a more natural look. No-Makeup Makeup School LA
The everyday makeup for this season is less obvious than previous years and heavy structured looks are taking a backseat to fresh sheer natural looks. Gone are the harsh contouring, stenciled lips, bejeweled eyes and pink cartoon cheeks. Instead, we’re opting for romantic eyes, glowing skin, subtle highlights and sweetly tinted lips. It’s all about bringing out your features in a very soft way. Shading and highlights are still allowed but they’re toned way down to a minimum. Red and pink lips are also still on the table, however they are now presenting themselves in gentle sheer shades versus opaque, matte ones.
How to Get the No-Makeup Makeup Trend:
Skin: Opt for blur cream, BB cream, CC cream, sheer powder or just plain sunblock instead of a true foundation. If you’re not comfortable showing so much skin then you can try applying concealer to areas that need attention or use a sheer jelly foundation for a more natural look.
Eyes: Groom your eyebrows up and out for a fuller look and apply brow mascara or clear mascara to hold them in place. Go with a nude eye with a bit of eye primer to help even out skin tone and to give the lids a matte finish. If want to wear eyeshadow then use a very neutral or pastel palette just to enhance them, but not to exaggerate them. Clear or brown tinted mascara is the optimum choice for the no makeup makeup look, but you can also use a traditional brown shade if you want more volume and visibility. Skip the eyeliner altogether if you can; if not, then try using a taupe or tan color on the upper eyelid only.
Lips: Since natural is the key word here, swap out your tube lipsticks and highly pigmented lip glosses for a sheer lip balm or lip tint instead. For youthful pouty lips, go for a peach, pink or red lip balm to impart a natural glow. If you need something with more staying power then apply a lip stain or lip tint first then layer with a clear or sheer lip balm to moisturize and for a dewy finish.
Cheeks: They are best left bare but you can add a touch of cheek gel, blush water or sheer tinted powder if you want a touch of warmth. You can also skip the cheek coloring and just add a hint of highlight to the tops of your cheekbones for a lifted look. Alternatively, there is more and more all-over face & body tints available on the market today and these can be a real time saver. Usually the all-over body colors/ tints come in a squeeze tube or in a shallow pot of some sort. The tube version is thinner and spreads more easily but dries faster. The potted kind has the texture of a balm and moisturizes but is heavier and doesn’t spread as quickly as the tube variety.