What comes to mind when you hear the words “Modern Romance”?
You may think of soft flowing fabrics or flowers and warm weather when the idea of Modern Romance comes to mind. There are pretty pastel colors and walks in the park. You might definitely think of love. Or at least a few romantic dates.
Modern romance can also describe some of the popular beauty trends this season. A contrast to the dramatic and well defined looks that we have come to love, modern romance makeup is soft and not structured. Brows are fluffy but still frame the face with definition. This brow look can be achieved by using light feathery strokes with a brow pencil. Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eye Pencil has smart pigments which adjust to your hair color to ensure a perfect match.
Skin looks polished with a supple glow, without the obvious contour. Polished skin can be achieved with complexion products that come in lightweight, serum formulations like Bobbi Brown Instensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40. This foundation has high powered anti-aging ingredents that will help your skin look fresher, firmer and healthier.
Blush is kept soft, applied to appear like more of a flush and lips are soft and not heavily lined. Regardless of your lip color choice, the finish is stain, possibly with a hint of shine. Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick will help you create a soft flushed look for both cheeks and lips when applied with your finger instead of a brush. Lashes are kept natural with a coat of mascara on your lashes. Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes 4 in 1 mascara is all you will need to lengthen, curl, volumize and keep lashes soft.
When it comes to modern romance hair, whether your hair is in an updo, French braid, twist out, or a short crop, it is carefree and not overdone. This is the perfect opportunity to be creative and adorn the hair with accessories such as headbands, hair clips, or even a beautiful flower. Asos.com is a great place to find beautiful accessories for the hair.
If the concept of modern romance is too soft and frilly, you can still incorporate elements of modern romance into an existing look by mixing the hard and the soft. Wearing a frilly dress? Balance the look with a motorcycle jacket. Wearing soft makeup? Balance the look with a sleek ponytail – you get the idea.
As always – we want to hear from you. What is your interpretation of what modern romance looks like? Leave your comments below.