Finally, the nights are getting lighter and the sun is peeking through the grey clouds. Fingers crossed, it will soon be time to leave our wintry clothes behind us and opt for a lighter jacket and perhaps even shorts or a dress?!
Runaways have been full of beautiful ideas for spring and summer hair and make-up trends. There are so many to choose from so pick your favourites. There is something for every skin tone and hair colour with, for once, lots of them being transferable to our day to day lives.
As a massive lover off all things Parisian, I am so pleased that red lipstick is still a staple on the runways and in life in general. It will forever be my all time favourite look, its classic and timeless and suits every single person, providing you have the right shade. What I really love about this look is how effortless it can be. Start by properly cleansing your skin with a micellar water such as Bioderma Sensibo and apply plenty of moisturiser to your face and neck. Apply a little concealer to problem areas such as chin, under eyes and blemishes, set with a little powder and add a few coats of mascara. Applying a red lipstick as a stain is so flattering on everyone. Simply take a little of the product on to your finger and press the colour on to your lips. Take a clean cotton bud and dip in to the micellar water and tidy up the edges.
If you prefer making up your eyes rather than your lips then fear not, there are plenty of trends out there for you. My current favourite is using burnt oranges and tangerine colours as eyeshadows. This trend obviously isn’t for the faint of heart. Orange eye-shadow can really make blue eyes pop and will look great on all eye colours. Mix the colours to add depth with perhaps browns, greys, blues or deep reds, followed with black eyeliner on both the top and bottom lashes. You could try and pale shimmer shade across the entire eyelid and then add a little burnt orange to the crease and lower lash line. I would keep the skin fairly clear of products and just apply concealer and foundation where needed. Finishing off with a neutral lip shade and perhaps a little gloss will look incredible.
If you aren’t perhaps feeling brave enough to try out an orange eye-shadow, another option is to focus on either coral lips or a peachy blush, or in fact, both! Peach blush can look great on warmer skin tones. If you are unsure of whether you have a cool or warm skintone, you can check this by having a look at the veins in your wrist. If the veins have a blue tint to them, then you are more than likely to have a cool skin tone. If they have a green tint, then you will probably have a warm skin tone. For lipsticks, if you have a warm skin tone, look for corals that are more on the orange spectrum. If you have a cool undertone, you could try cool pink tones. These will look summery and very flattering on you.
Another (almost) effortless trend that will be making an appearance this Spring/Summer will be elongated eyeliner. Luckily, for those of us who cannot seem to get a straight line perfectly even, this seasons trend is smudged eyeliner. YES!! Simply draw on your eyeliner with a kohl pencil and slightly wing it out, then grab a cotton bud and blend and smudge it so it is much softer. Another tip is to warm the pencil up on the back of your hand first. This will make the pencil go on easier and will be more gentle on your eyes.
I love dewy, fresh looking skin so I am so happy that this is still a trend. Instead of laying your face with matte foundations and powder, a fresher approach has been happening recently. Apply a thin layer of tinted moisturiser or a light foundation such as Chanel Vitalumière and only add powder where you may get shiny, such as the nose, chin and under eyes. Add a little cream highlighter to the cupids bow and just below your brow bone to give a subtle glow.