This summer’s top gorgeous make-up and beauty trends

Each year, the summer season gives us hot new fashion and beauty trends to try out. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 06 June 2017

This summer’s top gorgeous make-up and beauty trends

JEDDAH: Each year, the summer season gives us hot new fashion and beauty trends to try out and this year is no different.
Avid beauty fans can keep up with the latest trends on social media, learning easy techniques from a host of make-up artists and hair stylists but if you want the lowdown now, read on for 2017’s sizzling summer beauty looks.
Before you begin, remember that it’s always best to start with a proper base — using an oil-free moisturizer is important, followed by a primer which will keep your make-up in place for longer.

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Blush is back
Try using a rosy shade of pink that best suits your skin tone to give yourself a healthy-looking flush during the summer months. Ditch the powder blush though, it can highlight greasier areas on the face and leave skin looking patchy. Cream blushes are easy to use and look more natural.
Let your skin breathe
The no make-up look is back in for the summer season. That means no strobing, no baking and no contouring. It’s all about reducing the amount of product on your face to let the skin breath during the hotter months. Opt for an oil-free sunscreen moisturizer instead of foundation, conceal blemishes and dark circles by dabbing on concealer and lightly dust with powder in the sweat prone areas such as the T-zone. Apply a shimmering shadow in your inner eye, groom your brows with a clear brow gel for a more natural look and top it off with a lip tint or lip balm in a dark pink or red hue.
The power of a bold lip
This season, shades of fuchsia, subtle light plum, fluorescent and creamy red and shades of coral orange are the go-to colors. Why not try pairing a clean face with minimal make-up with a bright, bold lip? It will leave you looking fresh without being too drab. To ensure your lipsticks stay on longer, add a light dusting of translucent powder over the top. This also removes any excess oil that could make lips tacky and sticky in the summer heat.

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Blot away
Get rid of oil by using blotting paper. These small patches of paper can mop up oil and sweat without wiping off your make up. Another tip to prevent excessive oil is to use only one layer of make-up, meaning no strobing or contouring. Another tip to keep your make-up from getting ruined is to use waterproof bronzers and eyeliners to avoid them melting and smudging.
Beautifully bronze

Bronze tones are a summer must have. Bronzers are used to enhance the color of the face, giving that sun-kissed-fresh-from-the-beach look we all want. A common mistake is to brush the whole face with bronzers but there are specific areas on the face and neck that should be powdered with a bronzer such as the bridge of the nose, the cheekbones, chin and temples. Be sure that the shade is right for your skin tone as you don’t want to look orange.
Skip the shimmer
Highlights can be very fun to use but skip the shimmer, they’re used to enhance your complexion but it’s not necessary in the summer heat.
Laid back locks
Summer is a time to relax so why not leave your tresses alone for a while? There’s no need to straighten, blow-dry or over curl your hair to make it look perfect. There is no harm in letting those flyways loose and working with your hair’s natural flow instead of against it. Boost those locks with a sea-salt spray to add body to your hair.

Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

Updated 17 April 2019

Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

  • Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city
  • “Cruelty should not be confused with economic development,” a sponsor of the legislation said

NEW YORK: A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City.
Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city where such garments were once common and style-setters including Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Joe Namath and Sean “Diddy” Combs have all rocked furs over the years.
A similar measure in the state Capitol in Albany would impose a statewide ban on the sale of any items made with farmed fur and ban the manufacture of products made from trapped fur.
Whether this is good or bad depends on which side of the pelt you’re on. Members of the fur industry say such bans could put 1,100 people out of a job in the city alone. Supporters dismiss that and emphasize that the wearing of fur is barbaric and inhumane.
“Cruelty should not be confused with economic development,” said state Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat from Manhattan, who is sponsoring the state legislation. “Fur relies on violence to innocent animals. That should be no one’s business.”
The fate of the proposals could be decided in the coming months, though supporters acknowledge New York City’s measure has a better chance of passage than the state legislation.
The fur trade is considered so important to New York’s development that two beavers adorn the city’s official seal, a reference to early Dutch and English settlers who traded in beaver pelts.
At the height of the fur business in the last century, New York City manufactured 80% of the fur coats made in the U.S, according to FUR NYC, a group representing 130 retailers and manufacturers in the city. The group says New York City remains the largest market for fur products in the country, with real fur still frequently used as trim on coats, jackets and other items.
If passed, New York would become the third major American city with such a ban, following San Francisco, where a ban takes effect this year, and Los Angeles, where a ban passed this year will take effect in 2021.
Elsewhere, Sao Paulo, Brazil, began its ban on the import and sale of fur in 2015. Fur farming was banned in the United Kingdom nearly 20 years ago, and last year London fashion week became the first major fashion event to go entirely fur-free.
Fur industry leaders warn that if the ban passes in New York, emboldened animal rights activists will want more.
“Everyone is watching this,” said Nancy Daigneault, vice president at the International Fur Federation, an industry group based in London. “If it starts here with fur, it’s going to go to wool, to leather, to meat.”
When asked what a fur ban would mean for him, Nick Pologeorgis was blunt: “I’m out of business.”
Pologeorgis’ father, who emigrated from Greece, started the fur design and sales business in the city’s “Fur District” nearly 60 years ago.
“My employees are nervous,” he said. “If you’re 55 or 50 and all you’ve trained to do is be a fur worker, what are you going to do?“
Supporters of the ban contend those employees could find jobs that don’t involve animal fur, noting that an increasing number of fashion designers and retailers now refuse to sell animal fur and that synthetic substitutes are every bit as convincing as the real thing.
They also argue that fur retailers and manufacturers represent just a small fraction of an estimated 180,000 people who work in the city’s fashion industry and that their skills can readily be transferred.
“There is a lot of room for job growth developing ethically and environmentally friendly materials,” said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who introduced the city measure.
New Yorkers asked about the ban this week came down on both sides, with some questioning if a law was really needed.
“It is a matter of personal choice. I don’t think it’s something that needs to be legislated,” said 44-year-old Janet Thompson. “There are lots of people wearing leather and suede and other animal hides out there. To pick on fur seems a little one-sided.”
Joshua Katcher, a Manhattan designer and author who has taught at the Parsons School of Design, says he believes the proposed bans reflect an increased desire to know where our products come from and for them to be ethical and sustainable.
“Fur is a relic,” he said.