Saturday, 11 January 2014

Spring/Summer 2014 Beauty trends.

I need a little something to brighten up the grey winter days at the moment! I am looking forward to testing some Spring/Summer beauty trends ahead of the change in weather to put a spring back into my step!

For loads of inspiration from the fashion week shows check out my pinterest link below.

This Spring/Summer its mostly about a natural look, the buzz words at the shows were "Raw Beauty"..."Natural"..."pure"..."minimal"..."youthful"..."bare"...and "fresh" looking skin.
This can be achieved using clever skincare application.

There were still some great variations on the catwalks. My particular favorites include gold thread cleverly glued to eyelashes for an 'oh so' subtle shimmering look and complimented beautifully with gold leaf applied to the hair parting as seen at Dries Van Noten.  I also loved the Givenchy Sequin face mask, Dior's gold eyebrows and the graphic 'graffiti' eyes created by Peter Philips at Chanel.

The so called 'IT' colour is 'Lavender' with the Pantone Colour of the year 2014 being called 'Radiant Orchid'. Colour was seen in the form of aquatic 'greeny blue' eyewashes and blue was definitely the standout colour. Vibrant 'Cobalt'and 'Electric'shades of blue eye make-up were seen at Prada, Mark Jacobs and Anna Sui. I must also mention the fabulous chalky pink matte lips as seen at Fendi and Prabal Gurung.

Some of the big hair trends included 'uber straight' ironed hair, low centre parted ponytails and low ponytails parted on one side  that were accessorised.  Wigs were seen in abundance, these were mostly short and choppy. Casually tousled hair also complimented the naturally made-up look.

Nails were seen to be bejeweled in Swarovski crystals and blingy nail tips were artfully decorated. Nails were also seen to be painted in two different tones. I particularly liked the tortoiseshell Manicure seen at Rodarte.

Beauty inspirations came from... the seventies...the fifties.... samurai warriors...Ibizan party goers...the young Jane Birken...The Ethereal future...The Parisian woman...Greek statues....and the name a few...

Do check out my pinterest fashion show beauty shots, then adapt and take inspiration from these trends to suit you.

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