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Spring/Summer 2012 makeup pointers from Guerlain

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Judging from last week’s sandstorms and this week’s showers, we can definitely say the new season has officially hit Dubai. And as we regularly update our wardrobes, so we must do with our dressers to stay up to date with latest makeup and beauty trends.

What’s the hottest look for Spring/Summer 2012? We invited Parisian skincare and makeup powerhouse Guerlain’s regional makeup artist to give you some pointers on how to stay radiant and on the pulse this new season.

Global makeup outlook for Spring/ Summer 2012

The warmer seasons bring warm, luminous faces with just a hint of color and a focus on soft eyes. Work with sheer pastel colors and well-defined brows, as well as a good bronzer (check out Guerlain’s Terracotta range) for that sun-kissed glow.

You can also try a luminescent look with metallic and sparkling shadows in lighter shades paired with soft pink, coral or nude shades on the lips.

There will also be prominent use of bright, vibrant colours this season, but the pulse is on toned-down versions of Spring/Summer 2011’s neon shades.

Smokey eyes retain their spot as the go-to makeup look for when you can’t think of anything else. But eyes will be lined with pastel shades of green, lavender, silver and baby blues as this season reveals a funky twist. A closer look at the makeup for the eye unveils that 2012 is all about a softer, more “barely there” look.

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The Guerlain 2012 Spring and Summer Collections

The Guerlain 2012 Makeup trend is very much in line with what is right now.

The collection theme named “Les Roses et Le Noir” reinvents the colour black and is accented by a touch of pink. The Spring collection is sophisticated, seductive and elegant. It includes an iridescent pink Meteorites Powder and four shades of lipsticks from soft shades like Rose Innocent to more daring shades like Rose Barbare, a fuchsia shade.

Also in the new collection, we have the Ecrin six colour eye palette called 66 Boulevard du montparnasse which offers six tailor-made harmonies of pink from a flesh pink, pearly lilac to a tea rose and a beautiful violet shade, ideal for smokey eyes.

And not to forget the captivating blues in the Les Aqua eye palette which is bang on trend for 2012 with its dazzling array of petrol blue, matt navy, velvet satin turqoise and ice blue shades.

Our Guerlain Summer 2012 collection was Inspired by Italian Designer Emilio Pucci which includes a Terrocotta Powder and Blusher in coral, fuchsia pink and a bronzing shade, which is a work of art in itself.

For the lips, the house has released three new glossy vibrant Terracotta colours in including sunny coral and an utterly surprising indigo blue.

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