Go on, give these beauty trends a go
We may have waved goodbye to summer some time ago, but there’s no need to retire the colour and your adventurous beauty spirit. Take your cue from these spring/summer 2018 runway beauty trends and shake up your hair and makeup this autumn.
Rock ‘n’ roll eyes
The dark, kohl-lined eyes this season come packed with attitude. Upper and lower lash lines were lined at shows such as Emporio Armani, Carolina Herrera and Julien Macdonald. “Using a pencil is the best way to achieve this look,” says Noni Smith, L’Oréal Paris Makeup Director. To make your look more defined: “once you’ve got a pencil line guideline, go over it with a felt-tip liner,” advises Smith.
Seen at: Emporio Armani, Julien Macdonald, Carolina Herrera
Bright, defined lips
The bold power pout is dominant again this season. To keep the look current, keep the lip line only ever so slightly overdrawn (take your cues from Bibhu Mohapatra) and keep everything else pared back. “It’s a very French thing to do – just to have beautiful skin and keep the lip as the statement,” says Smith.
Seen at: Bibhu Mohapatra, Ermanno Scervino
Eyes that glitter
Shimmering eyes are back in a big way. Make them more wearable by putting glitter on the lid only. This will give pretty flashes of colour rather than all-out disco ball.
Seen at: Carmen Marc Valvo, A Détacher, Jour/Né
Chunky and thick, the clumpy lash look gave the models’ eyes a doll-like effect. “Use your mascara wand vertically rather than horizontally to really load lashes up,” says Laurent Martin, Dior Paris Pro Makeup Director. “Then pinch the lashes together, both top and bottom.”
Seen at: Katty Xiomara, Dior, Cushnie et Ochs
From neon hues at Byblos to shades of blue at Marni and Missoni, bright pops of colour across the eyes are a big trend this season. “I think everyone should try a pop of colour. I love coral, tangerine – peachy pink vibes on the eyes,” says Smith. To make it work off the runway: “fade the colour to make [it] more pastel,” advises Smith.
Seen at: Marni, Byblos, Missoni
Product to try: Winky Lux Galaxy Palette
The power plait
From the loose and low-slung braids at Phillip Lim to the warrior princess fishtail plaits at Jil Sander and Hakan Akkaya, braiding is this season’s must-try. To get your plaits looking glossy and sleek, “start with clean, slightly damp hair”, says celebrity hairstylist and Wella ambassador Frank Apostolopoulos. “It’s quite tricky to get a slick result when the hair is dry and fluffy, as strands will fall out.” While there were complicated woven braid styles seen on the runways, Apostolopoulos advises keeping it simple. “Your plait only needs to be a three-strand braid,” he says. “It looks even sexier after it has been slept on.”
Seen at: Hakan Akkaya, Jil Sander, 3.1 Phillip Lim
Product to try: Matrix SugarShine Illuminating Mist
From the wildflower arrangements at Ann Demeulemeester to the all-out flower explosion at Moschino and Designual, blooms are big this season. To make flowers work off the runway, take cues from the pared-back versions on the Alice + Olivia runway. “This look works for special events,” says Apostolopoulos. “It’s unexpected and very complementary.”
Seen at: Ann Demeulemeester, Moschino, Alice + Olivia, Desigual
“Accessories and embellishments in hair have been huge this season,” says Apostolopoulos. Trappings can be as decadent as gold pins and pearls (seen on models at Simone Rocha), or as simple and easy as the precisely stacked bobby pins at Sally LaPointe. “Some dainty bling is beautiful for a special occasion,” says Apostolopoulos.
Seen at: Simone Rocha, Versace, Sally LaPointe
Product to try: Lady Jayne Pro Metallic Swirly Pins
marie claire Beauty Director, Sally Hunwick joined the marie claire team in 2017. Previously Sally has worked on Cosmopolitan as Beauty and Lifestyle Director, Women’s Health as Contributing Beauty Editor, and Harper's BAZAAR and Dolly as Beauty Writer and Beauty Editor respectively. An award-winning journalist with a long-running career both in Australia and in the UK, Sally is passionate about all things beauty and health.