Now that the New Year is finally upon us, it’s time for a beauty update. Check out the newest make-up trends as spotted on various fashion runaways for Spring/Summer 2014. Whether you shop at Chanel on 31 Rue Cambon, Paris, or at Givenchy in Dubai Mall, you’ve certainly notice these trends are pretty much common for the following season.
No make-up makeup
This look was all the range last year and it looks like it is still going strong. Focused on raw, natural beauty; it transitions well from day to night and it’s all about clever skincare. For best results, use the MAC Prep + Prime Moisture infusion as a base and apply concealer only where needed. A lip balm softly patted into lips to nourish will be the perfect finishing touch.
Soft berry lips
A tamer version of the classic red lip, this look is for the less daring but just as stylish fashionistas. Spotted on the 2014 Spring RTW runaway of Michael Kors and Joie, it will add a pop of color to an otherwise minimal makeup; making your pout camera ready.
Bright orange lips
Another returning trend is the bold orange lip that was present on numerous runaways in different variations. Donna Karan, Rag & Bone and DKNY all opted for this gorgeous hue. We recommend the Maybelline Sensational Vivid Lipsticks in Electric orange. For a sophisticated matter finish, blot your lips with a tissue after applying the lipstick and make it last with some translucent powder.
of us who love neon colors, Marc by Marc Jacobs is the perfect inspiration, his
models rocking a solid electric blue eye-shadow from lash line to crease. Pair
it with an otherwise bare face to create a stunning look, where the eyes are
the focal point.
Bright white lids
A nod to the Japanese style, shimmering white lids were one of the most frequent looks at the 2014 Spring Fashion Week. A wash of shimmering whites paired with effervescent pinks create a dewy freshness, perfect for a romantic look. For an ingenious twist on the standard cat-eye, put some white shadow and eyeliner on the inner corners of your eye; and make your eyes look wide and innocent.
1950’s pin-up look
Think Dita Von Teese after a night out in the city, where she danced too much and generally indulged herself. The statements of this look are the brows, which are defined in a “retro” way: perfect for about two-thirds and then brushed upwards, lifting the entire face. A subtle eyeliner and a half-set of lashes in the outer corner of the eyes for elongation and a statement crimson lip (try MAC PRO Crimson) will make this sultry look complete.
This one is brought to us courtesy by Jason Wu, who sent his models on the runaway donning metallic lids all the way to the crease. Make a base by smudging a coffee colored black khol crayon on your creases and lids, give it a wash of brown eyes-shadow and for a striking look, try some metallic pigment, like MAC Pressed Pigment in Damson
Gone are the days when a matte complexion was a prerequisite, not it’s all about dewiness and freshness. To achieve that, use lots of moisturizer and some illuminator as the base for your make-up. For even more luminosity, apply Revlon Skinlights in Bronze to strategic portions of your face with a wet sponge, such as: cheeks, bridge of the nose and forehead.
Aquatic eye make-up
A more subdued version of the electric blue lids, this look has an almost ethereal feel to it. The soft hues of green and blue have an almost translucent texture, rather like a mermaid. Try Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo eye-shadows, in shades Viper Green and Scarab, and blend them under the eye like a halo. Keep the rest of the make-up minimal and pull your hair out of the face, for a full effect.
This last look is certainly not one for the faint of heart, since everything in it is big, bold and bright: bog hair, bold eyeliner and bright lipstick. A prerequisite for this look is bronzer in two shades: one as a base and another one for contouring. Fill in your brows without fear and pair them with a shimmery cat-eye. A pop of color in the form of coral lipstick and a teased bouffant, and you are ready to conquer the streets of Milan.