Feel like a makeup change to match the new season? Whether you favour the drama of a femme fatale lip colour or prefer to go au naturel, there’s a beauty trend for everyone this spring.
After a few seasons of blue everything (eyeliners, eyeshadows, mascaras), we’re back to sexy, smudgy peepers in smouldering shades of jet, charcoal and bronze taken around the entire eye. The finishing touch: lashings of mascara.
Runway to realway: Forget about precise lines; this look is all about lived-in, almost-messy colour.
Try this: For saturated colour, layer up – start with a cream eyeshadow and top with a powder shadow.
Hints of metallic
From a sliver of silver eyeliner and glitter tears to a sparkling borrowed-from-Grandma brooch in the hair, luminosity hit new levels of pretty. The modern way to wear shine is to focus on just one feature and pair with different textures on the rest of the face.
Runway to realway: Our favourite take on this trend is radiant eyes with velvety skin and balmy lips.
Do this: For an office glow, tap a creamy illuminator on the high points of your face (bridge of nose, cheekbones and browbones).
Get the look: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Glam Rock; Luma Illuminating Highlighter in Rose Gold; Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Powder in Translucent Illuminating Finish.
If a ruby-red lip colour is a forever classic, then a deep berry shade is her moody, rebellious little sister. Fair warning: they both share the sought-after confidence gene, so wear it like you mean it.
Runway to realway: Start with an office-appropriate stain for day, and build the colour intensity as you head into the evening.
Do this: Lip colour this dramatic requires a smooth base, so deflake and hydrate your pout first.
It may be a backlash to Instagram filters and heavy-handed contouring, or simply an extension of our organic obsession, but a you-but-slightly-better ethos was seen in relaxed hair and barely there makeup.
Runway to realway: Three thing will keep you looking polished: a good haircut, great skin and groomed brows.
Try this: Hack your way to a flawless, natural-looking complexion by using products with a creamy base that sink into your skin.