Want to switch up your make-up for the new season but not sure where to start? Fear not! Here at LOOK HQ we’ve rounded up the top 10 new beauty trends to inspire you.
Get ready to embrace your eyelashes as they take centre stage over brows (sorry Cara!). Use mascara rather than eyeliner to shape your eye. It takes practice but once you’ve nailed it you’ll not only save time, your eyes will look amazing too.
Use a lash curler first then layer up top and bottom. For a real wow effect, pinch lashes together using your tweezers to replicate the fab flutters at Rochas, Orla Kiely and DSquared. For a fatter, full-on gaze, load lashes with Maybelline’s The Colossal Go Extreme Mascara, £6.99.
Want to turn your lips a smudgy shade of red à la Topshop Unique? We’ve got an unexpected tip for you.
Use your finger instead of a lip brush. Rub it over the bullet then dab on to your pout for a worn-in look inspired by Missoni, D&G and Topshop Unique.
Another one of our favourite new beauty trends is using brown instead of black on your eyes. Swap your black mascara for a chestnut shade that will make the whites of your eyes pop and choose a chocolatey brown shadow like the ones used at Jason Wu, Blumarine and Diane von Furstenberg.
Really, it’s about the eyes this year – and there’s a new colour to try.
Be inspired by the rolling countryside by sporting a grassy green shade. Want a subtle look? A simple line like at Christina Wijnants will make your peepers pop. For a full-on green eyeshadow, channel Delpozo.
Other new beauty trends include white eyeliner, faux freckles and feathered brows.
Don’t worry! We’ve found the *perfect* products to help you achieve these looks. So ladies, get ready to update your beauty bag…
Who needs a lip brush when you’ve got your finger to apply your lipstick? Rub it over the bullet then dab onto lips for a worn in look inspired by Missoni, D&G and Topshop Unique. Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty, £23, looks gorgeous pressed into lips.
The demand for clean, fresh-looking skin isn’t going anywhere. See Gucci, Mary Katrantzou and Proenza Schouler if you need proof. Marc Jacobs even sent his models trotting down the runway foundation free. Can’t face no base? Add concealer where you need to or try a BB cream that still lets your natural glow shine through. Superdrug’s BB Cream 5-in-1 Day Cream, £6.99, gives just the right amount of coverage.
While brows are taking a backseat to lashes, you can’t forget about them entirely. The secret is to brush them up then feather them for a feminine finish – use Etro and Valentino as your brow moodboard. Bobbi Brown’s Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up, £16, comes in four shades and is a great tint and set product for acing neat arches.
Two-tone, iridescent shadows have a clever way of making you look more awake and they’re brilliant for day to night occasions when you don’t want to re-do your make-up. At Chloe, iridescent lavender was the shade of choice and at Roberto Cavalli it was reflective silvery greys that took centre stage. NARS' Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Iraklion, £18.50, makes luminous lids easy
With a nod towards the '70s, brown overtakes black this season. Swap your black mascara for a chestnut shade that will make the whites of your eyes pop and choose a chocolatey brown eye shadow like the ones used at Jason Wu, Blumarine and Diane von Furstenberg. Topshop’s Mono Eyeshadow in Lunar, £5, suits everyone.
Using your mascara to shape your eye rather than eyeliner takes practice but once you’ve nailed it you’ll not only save time, your eyes will look amazing too. Use a lash curler first then layer up top and bottom. For a real wow effect, pinch lashes together using your tweezers to replicate the fab flutters at Rochas, Orla Kiely and DSquared. For a fatter, full-on gaze, load lashes with Maybelline’s The Colossal Go Extreme Mascara, £6.99.
Prada, Philip Lim and Gucci championed the clear lipgloss look at the shows. With more shine than a balm but less gloopy than a tinted gloss, it’s the new way to wear a nude lip. Just apply it straight from the tube and go. NYX LG Lipgloss Mega Shine in Clear, £4.50, has the perfect consistency.
Fresh and fun-loving, at Holly Fulton half the model’s waterline was lined in white, the other in baby blue for a seriously cool finish, while at Veronique Branquinno a chalky white liner was added on top of lids. Cheat your way to a faultless flick with Dior’s new reusable Mirror Eyes Eye Liner Stickers, £49.
Turquoise, teal and emerald still have a place in your eye palette but for spring it’s all about being inspired by the outdoors with rolling countryside spurring on a trend for grassy green shades. Try a simple line like at Christina Wijnants or go for a full-on green eyeshadow as seen at Delpozo. Burberry’s new Eye Colour Silk in Aqua Green, £23, can be used wet or dry depending on how bold you want your green to go.
If you like a bronzed complexion you’re in luck thanks to Prabul Gurung, Preen and Alberta Ferretti. You still want it to look natural, so swap fake tan for foundation one shade darker than you’d normally choose, then dot on some freckles for authenticity using a brow pencil. You can’t beat MAC’s Face and Body Foundation, £21.50 - it’s long-lasting and unsmudgeable.