Summer is officially here! It’s a good time to revisit the makeup trends for spring/summer 2017.

As the temperature gets higher and the day longer, I start to feel like playing with makeup a bit more and have some colorful fun. Might seems to late for some but, really, who thinks of beach outfits in november, except fashion houses? 

Here are my favorite makeup looks for spring/summer 2017, hope you find them as inspiring as I do.

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Elie Saab

“Young, cool, colorful, shiny – and more than anything, really fun.” says makeup artist Tom Pecheux who created this look for Elie Saab.

Read more about this style here.

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Fendi

Inspired by manga cartoon characters and oh-so-fun to wear. “There are elements of punk and candy in the makeup,” said makeup artist Peter Philips.

Read more about this style here.

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Kenzo

The look features red glossy lips and a lot of blush worn high at the temples and onto the eyes, created by makeup artist Lynsey Alexander for Kenzo to match the show’s theme: Studio 54.

More about this style here.

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Sophia Webster

Channel your 60’s vibe with this colorful makeup look featuring architectural lines.

Read more about this style here.

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Jill Stuart

“We’re trying to keep it Nineties and cool.” said lead makeup artist Aaron de Mey.

Read more about this style here.

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Anna Sui

“It’s a little rebellious.” said makeup artist McGrath who matched the eye and lip to modernize the vintage Americana aesthetic.

Read more about this style here.

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Mary Katrantzou

“A beautiful, clean and innocent face with all drama on the mouth,” said makeup artist Lynsey Alexander.

Read more about this style here.

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I made a board with my research and helpful links. I plan to update as the seasons change so keep an eye on this for news and face charts.

I know from experience how hard it is to buy makeup online but all those trials and errors can be put to good use to find the right one. I want to share with you a very handy online tool to help match your foundation shade across cosmetic brands.

Does it work? It did for me!

Starting with my known shades…

  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – 52 Vanilla / Vanille
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation – 120 Soft Sand
  • Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation – 25 Nude
  • Yves Rocher Flawless Finish Fluid Foundation / Teint fluide zéro défaut – Beige 200 Light complexion

The search returned over 30 matches from different brands, some I have even tried before and it was surprisingly accurate.

Click here to open the website in a new window. Give it a try and let me know how it went for you!

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Few days ago I published a brand new Skillshare class and I’m excited to share it with you.

I’ve been working on this class for the last 2 month and I’m so pleased to see it finally published. I want to show you how you can make artwork with your makeup and draw a beautiful face chart.

Learn to make a Basic Face Chart today!

You can use them to illustrate a makeup look you love or document a look you created successfully and you could even frame them to decorate your walls! The most important is to have fun and be proud of the art that you can create.

Some of the things you will learn are:

  • What is a face chart
  • What products can be used on a face chart
  • How to choose colors
  • How to apply makeup to paper
  • Pro tips for any makeup application

You don’t need special paper to get started, any paper will do, just put some makeup on it!

I will teach you all the tips and tricks I learned from years of makeup artistry and drawing combined!
With this new knowledge I’m hoping you will feel more confident to design and illustrate any makeup looks you want.

Here’s a sample video from the class to get you in the mood for making your own Paper Lady.

You can join the class right here.

Follow my lead to have fun with your makeup and discover new expressive ways to create artwork!

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Want to make your own lipstick palette? You’re in the right place!

Few years ago, when I started makeup as a profession, I realised I have to be smart about building my professional kit, invest in good products and keep it light and tightly edited.
I will tell you another time about my makeup kit and how to build one, but for now I want to share with you how I organised my personal and professional lipstick collection with the same principles in mind.

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. Full affiliate disclosure here.

I want to share with you how I organised my lipstick collection so I can have easy access to all my colors at once and carry all my lipsticks with me on makeup jobs. My goal is to make the most of my purchase and use every bit of product in the tube.

I will show you how.

Watch the tutorial for video instructions and read below for more advice and my recommendations.

The materials I’m using for this demonstration are fairly easy to get and can be replaced with something similar if you don’t have them: a lipstick, a spoon, a knife, paper towels, disinfectant and a candle.

You also need a container to transfer the lipstick. These containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes so use whatever you have handy and suits your needs better. Here are my suggestions for buying:

Before you start, put the lipstick in the fridge and leave it for about 45 minutes, this will make a big difference with the following steps.

While you wait, consider disinfecting your tools. I recommend using isopropyl alcohol with a concentration of 70-99% to disinfect and prepare your tools for the transfer. Spray or wipe your tin pan, the spoon and the knife. Also, clean your hands with soap and water.

Curious how and why to sanitize your makeup product and tools?

Now start depotting! Click on each of the tabs below to see full instructions.

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For my professional makeup kit, I don’t melt anything just to be extra sure I don’t change the texture of the lipstick. Watch this video in which I demonstrate my method for transferring lipstick without melting it.

If you don’t want to melt your lipsticks either, you can just transfer them into a compartmentalized closed container, either a professional makeup palette or a recycled palette.

I fell in love with this Well Foundation/Lipstick Palette by Make-up Designory and Japonesque have a similar one! I bought one right when I started on my Makeup Artist journey and it’s been a sturdy and reliable tool for years but also a great source of inspiration for my creativity, well worth the investment.

Plus, they make everything look more precious and expensive!


It’s worth mentioning, I don’t recommend using this method to store long wear lipsticks because they will dry out if the container is not sealed. I don’t use long lasting (a.k.a. drying formulas) on my clients or myself so all my lipsticks are sheer to creamy. It’s just a personal preference but I’d rather have to reapply lipstick (or any other makeup product, for that matter!) than having it clog my pores for a good long 12 hours or so!

That said, having all shades at a glance is really helpful when designing makeup looks on my face charts.

Want to see my custom palette in action?

To summarize, I replaced 18 lipsticks with 2 palettes and now I have them together instead of opening them up individually to see the color. Pretty cool, right?

Did I inspire you to make your own custom lipstick palette? Let me know how it goes in the comments below!

I’ll try anything once so here I am, doing my face yoga every day following precise instructions from Fumiko Takatsu, the Face Yoga Expert who perfected this anti-aging method. I even got the paid online “Big Bright Eyes” video lessons, so I’m committed to see some results.

There are many free videos online too so have a look and decide if this is for you. Personally, I find this method intriguing and fascinating!

I believe in a holistic approach to beauty so I was convinced by the argument that skin sits on muscles and by training the face muscles we actually improve the skin quality.

Have you tried it? Let me know your thoughts on this topic!