The beginning of 2015 seems to have put under the spotlight a range of paradoxical new beauty trends: a more than minimalist approach to makeup. On the runways of the upcoming fashion seasons, we spotted models sporting an apparently minimum amount of makeup, some carrying sporadic flashes of color. While the world gradually embraces the all-natural lifestyle when it comes to nutrition and general body treatments, this renovated love for the “no makeup” kind of makeup doesn’t surprise.
The vibrant hair colors and flashy smoky eyes seem to be fading in order to give way to apparently clean, girl-next-doorish kind of faces, where makeup is nowhere to be seen. And when it is, in fact, visible, it is kept to a minimum: light eyeliner wings, fading brown smoky eyes and a singular hint of color reserved for bright pink lips.
However, all this freshness actually requires a certain quantity of maquillage. After all, the nude look is, like most of the looks visible in the fashion world, an aspirational one. And what should someone do when she/he just doesn’t have the right skin to go bare-faced?
The secret lies in the renovated formulas and colors of major makeup brands. Lighter foundations, lighter lip colors, and a lot of highlighting on cheekbones and eyebrows. It’s not much, and many companies started to introduce a higher amount of natural ingredients to their products; however, it is still quite the opposite of wearing no makeup.
What counts is that we are finally seeing some love for wellness and skincare and generally reduced amounts of makeup, something that surely is healthier than tons of bronzing powder. We can just hope this is not just a trend, but the much awaited step of beauty towards a healthier lifestyle.
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