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Bold Beauty & Dress Trends for Summer

BlogBeauty Tips, Fashion Trends | May 3, 2012

Makeup and hair styles for summer 2012 are bursting with color. It’s all about unconventionality, edgy, and unique looks that do more than turn heads. Red lips, blue eye shadow, lots of shimmer, dramatic eyeliner, electric nails, and pastel streaked hair are some of this season’s hottest looks, which perfectly complement this year’s hottest bold dress trends.

Check out how to pair the season’s hottest beauty trends with your favorite dress:


Sixties Inspired Cat Eyes: Apply a generous coating of black eyeliner on your top eyelid with false lashes to achieve a look that would make Twiggy proud. False eyelashes draw attention to your eyes and make them pop. This look works with a great vintage-inspired dress, or a strapless gown that brings the attention up to your face and eyes.

Red Lips: Arrays of red lipsticks were reinvented this year and are making dramatic appearances both on the red carpet and off. Dark chocolate red, crimson, bright purple, deep fuchsia, bold orange, and neon shades are some favorites. Pucker up and pair your bold lips with a shimmering cocktail dress in silver or gold for a real head-turning look.

Vibrantly Hued Hair: Red is a riveting color, and celebrities everywhere are foregoing browns and blondes to jump on the redhead bandwagon. Streaks of red and maroon add a splash of color and liven up your hair, and can add a striking pop to an otherwise dull style. Select a classic little black cocktail dress for a look that will never go out of style.
DG_natualtones_grecianTimeless Tones: Natural toned looks from the twenties are also making a comeback. Colors that are closest to your skin tone make it look like you’re hardly wearing any makeup, and make bright lip and eye colors really pop. This is an ideal look for a classic, Grecian inspired dress.

As the weather heats up, your style should, too! Be a trendsetter this summer with these fun, bold beauty and dress trends. Visit and enter “Student” at check-out to receive 20% off of shoes and accessories!

Patty Frankson is a Marketing Associate at Golden Asp in Bensalem, PA. Golden Asp is a leading prom and evening dress store carrying thousands of dresses from designers all over the world.

Written by Empire Beauty School

Empire Beauty School is a leading cosmetology and beauty educator with 89 beauty schools and cosmetology schools in the United States. Empire Beauty School offers a variety of beauty programs and cosmetology courses including cosmetology, esthetics, make-up artistry, and cosmetology educator training.

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