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5 Biggest Makeup Trends for Summer


If you’re planning a sizzling summer, you’ll want to be on trend with your makeup whether you plan to hit the dance floor, rock a summer festival, or simply draw maximum attention at parties and events. Vivid and electric eye colours are big this year and should be paired with nude lips for the best effect. You’ll also find bright crimson lipsticks on every beauty counter along with flamingo pink lipsticks, and both of them will create a hot look for summer, with no need to wear eyeshadow to achieve a modern appearance.

Some of the top trends for summer 2018 include:

1. Electric Eyes

5 Biggest Makeup Trends for Summer 2018
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Electric colours for eyeshadows are really big this summer and hark back to the vivid colours worn in the 90s. Look out for electric greens in glittery shades and simply use your fingers to apply them. Wing the colour out towards the temples and finish off the look with gel eyeliner smudged into the roots of your lashes and generous helpings of glitter shadow up to the line of the eyebrow. These modern, vibrant shades look tremendous when paired with nude lips for summer.

2. Baby wing eyeliner looks

5 Biggest Makeup Trends for Summer 2018.
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Minimalists will adore the baby wing eye look that can be created using a touch of coloured eyeliner flicking up from the outer wings of the eyes. Some of the fantastic eyeliner colours you can check out for summer 2018 include magenta, white, lavender and yellow.

3. Blue is the hottest colour for 2018 eyeshadows

5 Biggest Makeup Trends for Summer 2018.
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Eyeshadow palettes for summer 2018 are definitely not boring. You’ll find some of the most vibrant shades for eyes on sale now and blue is set to be “the” hot fashion trend. One of the catwalk trends to come out of the Spring/Summer shows was bold blocks of eye colour in these bright shades, and you’ll probably want to use a high-quality eye brush set to apply solid blocks of your chosen colour accurately. Achieving the look means creating graphic blocks of colour on the upper eyelid which look as if they have been stamped into the skin. Mac’s Acrylic Paints are the perfect choice for recreating this catwalk look.

4. Go for a nude look using a little bronzer for added warmth

5 Biggest Makeup Trends for Summer 2018.
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Natural complexions and minimal amounts of makeup are another one of the makeup trends to strike big in 2018. You should be ditching your heavy foundations and quitting contouring this summer and just adding a touch of sun-kissed colour to your face with bronzer. It’s not about adding heaps of colour to your skin when you use bronzer, it’s really just to give added warmth, so should be applied sparingly. It’s really easy to apply bronzer and best to use a large and fluffy angled makeup brush so that the colour is applied evenly all over the face.

5. The lips say it all…..

5 Biggest Makeup Trends for Summer 2018.
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Lip gloss is on-trend for summer, with a shiny, nude look that requires the application of plenty of gloss. Lilac is also a big hit for summer lips and you can opt for vivid and bold matte lip colours in lilac if you plan to make a statement or choose more subdued lilac lip glosses for a softer and warmer enhancement to your style. You’ll also find a lot of crimson lip colours on the beauty counters this summer – red lipstick is a habitual favourite any time of year, but this year the stores are stocking far more vibrant crimson shades than before. You won’t need to wear any more makeup when you apply your crimson lipsticks, just let your bright and glossy pout do all the talking for you. Another hot shade for lips this summer is flamingo pink, which adds neon pink looks to summer lips and is ideal when you’re hoping to impress at BBQs or pool parties.


Nanshy supply high-quality makeup brushes, sponges and cosmetics bags that are totally cruelty-free and ideal for vegans. Take a look at our entire range of affordable beauty accessories, we’re sure you’ll agree they are ideal for embellishing and highlighting your beauty and individuality. Get in touch today for more information.

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How to Choose Makeup for Your Skin Tone?

Choose Makeup for Your Skin Tone

“The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good, on you!” – Coco Chanel. Click to Tweet!

Makeup trends keep on changing with changing seasons and styles. What’s hot this season will be termed ‘out of fashion’ in a couple of months. So how are you supposed to choose makeup for your skin tone? Do we need to follow all the trends blindly? Of course not, some of the most celebrated makeup artists from all around the globe suggest buying makeup that looks good on you, irrespective of what is considered hot and what’s not. You should pick your foundations, concealers, eyeshadows and lipsticks depending on your skin’s tone, texture and colour. Pick the right shades based upon your skin type.

Let’s discover how you can choose makeup for your skin tone.

  • Examine Your Skin Tone – This is the first thing you need to know before buying any kind of makeup product. In order to determine your skin tone, wear a white shirt/t-shirt, stand in the natural light and look into a mirror. If your skin appears to be more on the yellow/red side you have a warm skin tone and alternatively, if it appears to be more on the bluish-pink side, you have a cool skin tone.
  • TIP: You can also check your veins in order to determine your skin tone.  People with green veins have warmer skin tones and those with blue veins have cooler skin tones.
  • Examine Your Skin Colour – There are four different categories of skin colours – fair, medium, olive and dark. People with the same skin colour can have different skin tones. For example, you could be fair skinned with cool tone but your sibling could be fair skinned with a warm skin tone. It principally depends on your genetic makeup and on your ethnicity. Understanding your precise skin colour can help you in picking the right shades.
  • Picking Foundation – While picking foundation, try to match your undertones. This could be a little tricky since your skin colour can be very different from your skin tone. For instance, if you have medium skin but yellowish skin tone, you need to pick a foundation with a hint of yellow in it, to match your skin’s undertone.
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  • TIP: Some brands actually have shades like ‘cool sand’ or ‘warm honey’ indicating the skin tone they are best suited for.
  • Picking Eye and Lip Shades – If you have a warm skin tone opt for warmer shades like deep reds, champagne, brown, beige and golden. If you have cool skin tone pick shades which are dominantly pink, purple, rose and blue.
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  • Keep in Mind Your Skin Texture As Well – If you have dry skin, opt for mousse or crème based products and if you have oily skin pick powder-based products. If you have sensitive skin look for labels that say ‘non-allergenic’ or ‘for sensitive skin’.
  • Pick the Right Makeup Brushes – If you have plans of buying powder-based products (since you have oily skin), you ought to have powder brushes, blush brushes and thick haired eyeshadow brushes in order to get a flawlessly natural look.


If you are planning to get crème based products, get the right blending tools and sponges. Without the right applicators, your expensive makeup products will be of no use.

Did this short tutorial help you to choose makeup for your skin tone? If so please share it with others by clicking on the social icons, Tweet: How to Choose Makeup for Your Skin Tone? [source: @NanshyOfficial] #makeup #beautyTweet this. Is there anything you would like to add or perhaps you completely disagree. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Read more:

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IMATS London 2016 Big Ticket Giveaway

Bobbi and Anna on the set

In keeping with its growing presence in the world of Professional Cosmetics, Nanshy is pleased to announce that it will once again be exhibiting at IMATS London.

IMATS, the International Makeup Artists Trade Show, is held annually in London, Los Angeles, New York and Sydney and on each occasion that Nanshy has appeared at the London venue, professional interest in the brand has grown.

“We meet a lot of relevant makeup artists at IMATS that aren’t to be seen at other events. It’s an important venue – says Damian Krzyzanowski, Founder and Director of Nanshy”

Nanshy is exhibiting on Stand 310 and this year. The stand will feature makeup artist Bobbi Bicker applying her work using Nanshy brushes to a resident model Molly Robbo. Expect also an amazing hairstylist Anna Romanenkova

Bobbi and Anna on the set
From the left: Anna, Katerina Christo and Bobbi

Makeup artists and brush users are invited to join Nanshy for a chat about beauty and cosmetics and the exciting projects Nanshy has lined up for the coming year. Our team will include beauty expert Nikki Taylor and  makeup artist Paul Herrington.

BONUS: A FREE makeup sponge is available to everyone who turns up on the stand with exclusive voucher:

We look forward to seeing you.


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Chroming Tutorial Using Makeup Brushes and Lipstick

Chroming: highlighting with lipstick


Is ‘chroming’ just a short term gimmick or is it a natural evolution from strobing?

Pixiwoo's seems to think it could be a bit of both. Cosmopolitan calls chroming “a fancy term for highlighting”.

Whatever you may call it, chroming has taken Instagram and the media by storm.

What is Chroming?

Chroming is a highlighting technique devised by Mac Cosmetics’ Senior Makeup Artist, Dominic Skinner.

Using the newly-released Mac x Mariah Carey lipstick 'All I want' and applying it to the skin rather than the lips, Dominic created a look that features shimmering cheekbones and highlighted parts of the face that catch the light and emphasise the face shape.

With this technique you simply can enhance your features as you might do in strobing – such as your cheekbones, your temples, the bridge of your nose or below your brow bone. Some may wish to emphasise the corners of their eyes, chin, or the cupid's bow.

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Chroming: highlighting with lipstick

Our Chroming Tutorial:


Chroming Makeup Tutorial Step 1

Depending on your skin tone, apply a lipstick paler than your skintone to highlight the areas of your face you wish to chrome. Next, blend this first layer of lipstick using a brush such as the Conceal Perfector

Chroming Makeup Tutorial Step 2

Gently blend out the lipstick around the desired areas you’re highlighting onto the surrounding skin – just as you might if you were applying a rouge.

Blending in Chroming

Now, take your shimmery or frosty lipstick and apply it over the area you’ve just smoothed out. You can afford to apply thick lines of lipstick depending on how strong you want the final effect to look. It’s a matter of choice.

Taking the same brush that you’ve just used, blend the shimmery lipstick onto your cheekbones, brow bone or chin with a light hand. You don’t want the two layers of lipstick to merge into one - you want the shimmery lipstick to sit on top of the paler lipstick for the right effect.

In its simplest form, that is all there is to achieving the ‘chrome’ effect.

Chroming Makeup Tutorial Step 5

If you wish to be precise about chroming in areas such as the inner corner of the eyes, cupid’s bow or nose bridge, you might want to use a smaller brush such as the Blending Brush.

What brushes will you need?

Pick from our wide range including black and white handles below:

Enjoyed it?

Like everything creative, it will take a little practice to get the look you’re happy with, but essentially, that’s all there is to it…