The SS17 season is vibrant, experimental, and totally ‘out there’ as far as beauty looks are concerned. Make-up has never been more exciting, and there are a handful of beauty looks we are dying to try out. Whether you’re looking for natural or something for that all-out wow factor, we have you covered.
‘No make-up’ make-up
Yes, you read that right, looking like you have no make-up on is a huge trend this season. This doesn’t mean you should neglect your daily and nightly skincare routines and ceremoniously burn your make-up collection. (We don’t recommend burning at all, actually – we’re pretty sure make-up is highly flammable!) Instead, it’s all about being clever with your make-up application, and choosing products that will give you a subtle, dewy, glowing, natural look.
Choose hard-working moisturisers and primers to really prep the skin, and go for a light foundation that will complement your skin-tone accordingly. Yeezy, Rodarte and Marchesa all sent their models down the catwalk with barely there make-up.
All about the lips
Great news for lipstick lovers – the bare/natural eye and bold lipstick look is back and better than ever. The hot red lip was prominent at the Giambattista Vali fashion show, and now it’s going to be one of our go-to looks of the season. What could be more effortless and more effective?
If you’re feeling brave and want to go one step further than the classic Parisian chic red lip, may we suggest something in the bright and neon department? Look to Thom Browne, Jason Wu, Cushnie et Ochs and Mary Katrantzou for colour inspiration!
Sorry Kylie Jenner and modern-day Instagrammers, there’s no place for your intricate ombre brows this season. Instead of plucking your brows within an inch of their life only to spend the next hour drawing them back on with delicate precision, let them grow out to add some true depth and definition to your face. A great trick from a fashion week make-up pro is to flare the eyebrows in an upward direction, and add some brow gel to thicken them up and keep them in place. Plus, think of all the time you’ll save during your beauty routine!
Don’t worry, there’s no sign of a revival of the goth or emo trend, but that’s not to say dark eyes aren’t making a reappearance. Forget subtle, sultry smoky eyes, this season it’s all about daring to go bold. Line your lids and waterlines with the darkest eyeshadow you can find, and prepare to turn heads. Bonus points if you go for a smudge effect! Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra and Rag & Bone all got it right on the catwalk this season.
Dig up those retro make-up palettes, because sparkles and glitter are definitely your friends this season. If you’re not quite ready to brave a glitter lip a’ la Fendi, then how about a nice colourful, sparkly eyeshadow instead? Marc Jacobs nailed this look during his latest catwalk outing, and now you can too! Dreadlocks of course, optional…