Spring make-up trends to bookmark

21 Aug 2011 04:58 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
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With every new season comes a new trend in colour, styles and texture. While it’s important to be aware of what styles work for you, it’s also fun to branch out and try new looks when you’re in the mood to shake things up.
So ditch the pink gloss and the beige shadow and get set for some bang on-trend beauty looks that will make you look gorgeous and well and truly see you into spring…






This season, like in fashion, colour is HUGE! And the best way to display colour is definitely on your eyes or lips. Make-up Artist Steffen Zoll from La Biosthetique says that we’ll be seeing plenty of green, orange and fresh pink on the eyes this season. Teamed with a neutral partner on the lips, these colours will provide a burst of energy and radiance for a confident look. Nicole Thompson from MAC agrees that colour is definitely on the menu this season and encourages us to play around with all sorts of tones and textures, like glitter, bright blues and even reds on our eyes. If colour isn’t for you, no problem – Nicole also reports that there was an unbelievable volume of dewy, nude eyelids on show at New York Fashion Week this year, especially at shows like Costume National and Balmain. Team them with a bright, bold lip to be supremely stylish.



Red lips are back, baby – but not in their usual form. Nicole Thompson from MAC says that they should be either chalky matte, orange/red or supremely glossy to make an impact. Brights are also big this season, playing off the ‘colour blocking’ trend that’s taken the fashion world by storm, more and more people are keeping the face entirely neutral and applying a brighter than bright fuchsia or orange lip hue with serious shock factor. Other trends to look out for are the return of super gloss, with a matte finish not as prominent as it was a year ago. That is, of course, unless you choose to try the final trend? 1990s brown tones being used on the lips. Brown-toned lips are definitely made to be matte, so keep that gloss far away.



Dewy finishes on the face are the look to watch out for this season, with matte mostly saved for those with combination skin. With many a MAC Clear Lipglass being used to highlight cheekbones and the highest points of the face backstage at NY Fashion Week this year, we’re betting high gloss is a trend set to take off.  Keeping in with colour, Make-up Artist Steffen Zoll from La Biosthetique tells us that though complexions should be ‘fresh and juicy’, a light dusting of bronzer is your ticket out of winter and into a natural summer glow that accentuates the colour you already have. If you’re after a touch more colour to see you into summer, brands like Benefit have launched coloured cheek face products like Cha Cha tint (a mango coloured lip and cheek stain) so you won’t be short of options!



If you’re a little weary about playing with bold colours on your face, then your digits are the perfect playing field. Since the launch of nail stickers (which don’t chip and last for up to two weeks), we’ve seen a lot of patterned designs on nails. A mix of metallics and slightly stranger styles. Yep, anything weird and wonderful is definitely high on our hit list. Take Shatter by OPI for example. The perfect finishing touch for any polish if you want to create an original style. The antique-style pink and dark neutrals from the OPI Touring America Collection are also set to be huge this season, especially for those who want alternatives to the striking red and pink brights that are all the rage right now.



What are your predictions for hot make-up trends this season?


Check out the David Jones Beauty Book for Spring 2011 to see what has been hotting up the catwalks…


Not sure if a red lip is for you? Learn how to rock one here…