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Colored eyeshadows and strong lips! Interview with Ayami Nishimura

Makeup trends 2014 and tips on how to achieve a flawless skin look in our exclusive interview with Ayami Nishimura.

"I think makeup will be more playful than before, it will be nice to wear colored eye shadows like blue, green or purple or clean eyes with strong lips! Matte orange is very fresh to me, red is always classic..."

Ayami Nishimura Makeup Artist
Ayami Nishimura Makeup Artist
Photo by Rankin

If the latest makeup trends are what you were looking for when you opened this page, if you are interested in skin care advice, tool and products needed to achieve the right makeup look for the Spring Summer 2014 season, if... well just keep reading because this is exactly what we are going to talk about with Ayami Nishimura, Japanese makeup artist currently based in London. And more.

Born and raised in Japan, Ayami Nishimura moved to London and has since a built a 16-year career as a fashion make-up artist. You can see her work on some of the most important fashion magazines, as Italian, Japanese, British, Chinese and German Vogue, Harpers US, Dazed & Confused, Another and SelfService. Ayami published her beauty book 'Ayami Nishimura by Rankin' with photographer Rankin in 2012.

Let's look straight to the next future. Spring Summer 2014 makeup trends. Which are the most important new makeup trends you see for the Spring Summer 2014 season?

I think makeup will be more playful than before, it will be nice to wear colored eyeshadows like blue, green or purple or clean eyes with strong lips! Matte orange is very fresh to me, red is always classic.

Colored makeup for Summer 2014
"Makeup will be more playful than before" - Backstage at the Aquilano.Rimondi show in Milano

Strong lips! Matte orange is very fresh to 
          me, red is always classic
"Strong lips! Matte orange is very fresh to me, red is always classic" - At the Dsquared2 SS2014 show in Milano

I like black big eye liner too but not "punky shape", follow your eye shape and keep the end down so your eyes look sexier.

Big Eyeliner at the Just Cavalli SS2014 Show in Milano
Big Eyeliner at the Just Cavalli SS2014 Show in Milano

Which one is your personal favorite trend for Spring Summer 2014? Can give us a brief explanation on how to 'copy' this makeup look? :-)

  • If you want to have color on your eyes, get powder eye shadows and blush with medium eye shadow blush. Don't think too much, just blush few times and put black mascara.
  • If you are wearing lipstick, it always looks cleaner when you use a lip pencil first. You can even fill the color inside then add lipstick on top, this way it last much longer.

Can you tell us what makeup are you wearing today, and - if possible - give us a brief explanation on how to 'copy' your makeup look? :-)

I wear foundation & powder, lots of black mascara and inside black Kohl eye liner, red matte lips and reddish / pinky cheeks.

I shave my eyebrows - that makes my eyes looks stronger.

Nude makeup is sometimes difficult to achieve. you need a good skin, and the right products + technique. You advice on how to create a trendy and beautiful nude makeup look?

It is kind of hard to look healthy without using any colors and I think nude makeup suit only a certain type of face.

  • For lipstick, I recommend to use nude pink rather than beige in order to look prettier.
  • Also use a little bit of color on your cheeks so your makeup is not too unhealthy and boring.
  • Your skin should look naturally beautiful. Use liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer / BB cream if you have good skin and not much powder on top, perhaps you want to draw your eyebrows to give your face a bit of definition.

The must-have beauty product(s) for the Spring Summer 2014 season, the product every girl and every woman should always bring in her purse is...

I really like CHANEL's new compact powder 'Les Beige', it is silky and beautiful.

I just got Estée Lauder Ideal Matte Makeup Base Pale Yellow, I actually think this product is only for sale in Asia and it makes skin look even and smooth, I love it.

Beauty and skin. How to obtain flawless beautiful skin with the right use of the right makeup products? What is your personal advice?

You should be aware of UV damage, always make sure you wear protection SPF 15 ~ 30 everyday
"You should be aware of UV damage, always make sure you wear protection SPF 15 ~ 30 everyday"

You should be aware of UV damage, always make sure you wear protection SPF 15 ~ 30 everyday. But your healthy life style is important more than anything else. Sleep and eat well, do regular excise, try not to have too much stress and just enjoy your everyday life.

Thank you, and we hope we will be able to have you as our expert guest on TRENDYSTYLE.ASIA again in the future.

Ayami Nishimura http://ayaminishimura.com/
Born and raised in Japan, Ayami Nishimura moved to London and has since a built a 16-year career as a fashion make-up artist. With publications includes Italian, Japanese, British, Chinese and German Vogue, Harpers US, Dazed & Confused, Another and SelfService. Ayami published her beauty book 'Ayami Nishimura by Rankin' with photographer Rankin in 2012.

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