It may only just be spring in the real world, but on planet catwalk, autumn has already been forecast. From the latest way to wear no makeup-makeup to pop art colour to try on your eyes, here’s your guide to the new season beauty looks to wear now…
A variation on barely-there makeup is a given each season, but this time round it’s time to embrace no makeup makeup with a bit of oomph. The translation? Groomed, handsome brows, and glossy, subtly sculpted skin that’s perfected and primed. In other words, bare goes grown up. Key products to keep on your radar include Laura Mercier’s Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer, which masks imperfections with a seamless finish, and Surratt’s Surreal Skin Foundation Wand, which builds imperceptible layers of base with the click of a wand.
Electric eyes are big news for next season’s beauty bags so if you’re not au fait with shocking shades then now’s the time to get to grips with them. If you’re nervous about a full-blown foray into colour then adopt the technique championed by makeup artists at Prada, Palmer Harding and Regina Pyo, and scribble on a simple slick of coloured shadow or liner to give a modest but punchy nod to the look. We love the hues in By Terry’s Game Lighter Palette in Fun’tasia; use a small angled brush and apply wet for impactful colour.
Rich Girl Hair
Hair that can only be described as expensive, sashayed down numerous new season catwalks; think glossy, bouncy, healthy looking hair that looks like it was created and cultivated in the salon. Happily the same can be achieved at home with a clutch of great products. Add the following to your stash and get set for gold standard hair: Living Proof Full Shampoo, which provides a bouncy foundation for style, Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil (a must for smooth, manageable and aligned locks post-wash) and Oribe Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Crème, which offers heat protection and adds longevity to your blowout.
Good news for lipstick lovers, statement colours are going nowhere fast. While the well-initiated can dive straight into creamy fire-engine reds and energetic full pigment pinks, the more hesitant amongst us can test the water with insouciant stains and tinted glosses. The best news is that any shade goes so it’s a trend you can tailor to your own tastes. Current favourites of ours include By Terry Twist On Lip in Red & Wine (we can’t get enough of the contrast between deep and dramatic) Lipstick Queen Dating Game Lipstick in Mr Right Now, a punchy, poppy pink and Kevyn Aucoin Molten Gems Liquid Lipstick in Poppy Topaz, which provides a slick of shimmering colour minus the intensity of a lipstick.