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Bold Summer Trends

Bold Summer Trends

Not Your Typical Seasonal Looks

In a perfect world, every new season would bring original trends with it. In reality, we will always have a few “been there, done that” moments. The Spring/Summer 2016 runways definitely reverted to the usual bronzed beach babe looks but they also threw a few curve balls into the mix. Read on to learn how to slay our top five daring trends for summer.


Ocean Blues

Let’s face it. Blue eye makeup is daunting. It is also one of this summer’s most popular beauty trends. Anything goes this season when it comes to your baby blues, including graphic liner, smoky eyes and cream shadows. This vibrant look is more wearable than one might think with the right products and application.

Tip: Apply a cream shadow like OFRA’s Ice Cream Eye Shadow with primer in “Goddess” as the perfect base to accentuate any blue look. Intensify your base with the “Turquoise” eyeliner to reveal a mermaid blue-green hue.



Burgundy Stains

This is NOT a drill. An inherently fall trend somehow snuck its way onto the Spring/Summer runways this year. Burgundy pouts are quickly becoming the evening lip color of the season. It’s worth noting that application is the key to this lip trend. The final result should look like a just kissed stain.

Tip: Apply a tiny amount of either KATHLEENLIGHTSXOFRA Havana Nights or MANNYXOFRA Hypno with a lip brush or dab a bit with your finger all over your pout to achieve this unexpected trend.



Gold Rush

The future is here. Metallic gold is officially an approved lip color. Gold lipstick in the summertime is the equivalent to black lipstick in the fall and only the bravest of beauty trendsetters will rock it. Metallic liquid lipsticks have been slowly making their way onto the mainstream beauty scene and gold is this season’s chosen hue.

Tip: For a more wearable look, add OFRA’s Fifth Ave over an existing lipstick to create a shimmering metallic effect.



Summer Sunset

Variations of pinks, peaches and oranges were swept across models’ eyes at the spring runway shows and were inspired by everyday lip shades. These pale hues are complementary on eyelids, providing a soft and youthful look. Complete the sunset trend by wearing a similar colored lippie to match.

Tip: Take the simple approach by applying a highly pigmented blush to the eyes and cheeks. Visit our Pressed Blush page to select the right hue for you. Pair with your perfect nude lipstick.



Faux Freckles


Often referred to as the “stick of youth,” a sprinkle of freckles across the nose and cheeks can instantly make you appear younger. Once considered an aesthetic imperfection, freckles are now a celebrated makeup accessory guaranteed to give a fresh face look.

Tip: Lightly apply OFRA’s Universal Eyebrow Pencil, suitable for all skin tones, to the nose and cheeks. Make sure to unevenly distribute the dots for a more natural result.



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Written by Justine D’Addio - OFRA Team Member


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