You have the on-trend hair and the on-trend outfit, now if you only knew what to do with your face and nails, you would be good to go.
‘Pale and interesting’ is so last season, this Spring and Summer it is all bout sun kissed skin and gorgeous gold eyelids – sweep over the entire eyelid, or try something more subtle with some gold eyeliner. Golden lids were a big hit on the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks being seen at Jason Wu, Christian Dior and Dries van Noten.
Golden Eyes: 1) Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2014 at Paris Fashion Week; 2) Gold Metallic Eyeliner, Barry M; 3) Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow in Gold, ASOS; 4) Lola Eye Pencil in Gold, Marks & Spencer; 5) 24H Eyeshadow in 04, Bourjois; 6) Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Stargazer, House of Fraser; 7) Sisley Phyto-Ombre Glow in Gold, House of Fraser.
If you only invest in one lipstick for the Spring/Summer season, make sure it is an orange one as it is sure to be the hottest shade. It was seen on the runways of the Spring/Summer 2014 collections from DKNY, Prabal Gurung, Nanette Lepore, Christian Siriano and Rag & Bone, to name just a few. The matte look was more popular on the catwalk, but don’t be afraid to go for some high-shine shades to make those lips look extra irresistible.
Orange Lips: 1) Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 at New York Fashion Week; 2) Lip Lacquer Crayon in Mandarin, Barry M; 3) Lip Cream in Pout, Topshop; 4) Lime Crime Lipstain in Suedeberry, ModCloth; 5) Lipstick in Morange, Mac; 6) Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Orange Pop Up, ASOS.
Plain nails are just not going to cut it this season, no matter how glossy and expertly manicured they are. This season it is all about the nail art – from the subtle to the over-the-top, exciting nail designs were all over the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks, with the likes of House of Holland, Louis Vuitton, Rodarte, Topshop Unique, Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs, all trying it out. How daring will you be with your nail art creations?
Nail Art: 1) Topshop Unique Spring/Summer 2014 at London Fashion Week; 2) Multicolour Striped Nail Wraps, Topshop; 3) House of Holland Nails By Elegant Touch, ASOS; 4) Sticky Fingers POW Nails in Red, Models Own; 5) Nails Inc Double-Ended Pop Art Polish, Debenhams; 6) Nail Art Pens, Barry M.
Black eyeliner never, and I mean never, goes out of style – it is timeless and as an added bonus, it can really make those eyes pop; that’s why you find those Goth guys that hang around the centre of town so appealing. Be rebellious and use that eyeliner liberally, like was seen on the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks of Versace, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Stella McCartney and Missoni.
Heavy Eyeliner: 1) Versace Spring/Summer 2014 at Milan Fashion Week; 2) Magic Ink Liquid Eyeliner, Benefit; 3) Gel Eyeliner, H&M; 4) Designer Liner Classics, Rock Beauty; 5) Colorsport 24 Hour Black Eyeliner, Boots; 6) Bourjois Queen Attitude Kohl Kajal, ASOS.
The blue and green shades of tropical seas and aquariums are a key beauty trend this season, not only to be seen on the nails, but also on the lids too. It can be quite a hard look to pull of blue and green eyes, so keep the rest of the make-up neutral and fresh. As seen on the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks of Lela Rose, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Badgley Mischka.
Aquarium Eyes: 1) Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 at New York Fashion Week; 2) Atlantis Eye Palette, Topshop; 3) Intense Eyeshadow in 05, Bourjois; 4) Rimmel London Scandal’Eyes Eyeshdow Stick in Tempting Turquoise, ASOS; 5) Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Periwinkle, ASOS; 6) Dazzle Dust in Emerald, Barry M.