Feeling like your beauty regime could do with a spring clean? We hear you. Cue shimmering sun-kissed skin, rich berry-hued lips and those striking supermodel fringes we’re all dreaming of perfecting. That’s right – we’re bringing you the must-have beauty and hair trends fresh from the SS17s shows. If that wasn’t enough, we’ll show you how to recreate the looks and beauty rituals at home with a few insider tips. Let’s get started.
THE ALL NIGHTER
Dial up evenings with dewy skin and vampy lips.
Master the art of the ‘All Nighter’ with a high-octane, dark power lip. Rich wine and purple tones from autumn/winter are sticking around for spring… because if it ain’t broke, why fix it, right? Enrich plum-hued lips with a sprinkling of glitter and keep the rest of the look minimal; think ultra-dewy skin highlighted across the cheeks, temples and cupids bow to give an added glow. To complete this low-key evening look, add just a flicker of mascara and keep hair ultra-shiny and sleek in a centre parting. This trend certainly makes us want to go out, out… who needs sleep when you can look like this?
BANGS & BOBS
The one word for spring’s biggest hair trend? Choppy.
‘Bangs for spring?’ we hear you say. Most definitely, in long, choppy lengths that skim across the eyebrows and cheekbones. On the SS17 catwalks the trend was light and free, with fringes and bobs channelling spring’s new mood. Worn grown out, with tousled, beachy waves for a relaxed boho vibe, when it comes to spring’s bob trend, go for loose lengths over blunt edges. If in doubt, choose razor cut layers for an effortless ‘I just woke up like this’ look.
THE NEW ROMANTCICISM
Look luminous with glowing skin and berry lips.
Channelling that post-spin class glow in the very best sense, highlighter is the key to recreating this luminous look fresh from the catwalk. Apply highlighter where light would naturally bounce off your face, from the tops of your cheekbones and brow bones, over the bridge of your nose and in the cupid's bow of your lips. When it comes to this dewy day look, all eyes are on the skin, so scale it back with bushy brows for a natural vibe. Berry-red stained lips add a pop of colour to create a just-bitten finish that easily transitions into the evening.
Go for gold with sun-kissed skin and soft shades.
Effortlessly chic and perfect for those up-coming outdoor events (festival or garden party, anyone?) – the bohemian make-up trend is one we’ll certainly be sticking to this season. To create a natural look as if you’d spent the day in the sun, apply an illuminating foundation, then lightly dust bronzer in golden honey shades to the spots where the sun would naturally hit the skin. Add a touch of soft pink to the creases of the eyes and the apples of cheeks for a warm, rosy glow. Complete with a peachy pout; a balm will achieve just the right amount of shine.