I love make-up, there’s no escaping that, however I’m most definitely not a dedicated follower of fashion. Therefore, one of the things I feel my blog is missing is a fashion update in relation to make-up trends. The lovely people at Cafe La Moda kindly offered to step in and share their wisdom, so here’s a run through of spring make-up trends, as written by Saisha Potts:
Spring might seem a while off yet, but what better way to warm up than by updating your make up look ready for the new season. As always, there’s a make-up trend for everyone, whether you like to keep it simple or make a statement.
As always, beautiful skin is the essential starting point for any look and there are two options to go for. Many designers kept their models fresh-faced and natural with pink glowing cheeks, perfect for the English Rose complexions amongst you.
Alternatively, if you dread the thought of staying pale over the colder months, bronzed beauties also graced the catwalks. Designer Timo Weiland even went for a slightly sunburnt look, using NARS Zen Blush on the cheeks right up to the temples and a sweep across the eyelids. Use bronzer to define and contour your face shape.
Thick eyebrows are back! As with a lot of the make-up, natural, thicker eyebrows were also popular and often paired with natural coloured lips.
There are a few options to choose from when it comes to eye make-up this spring. You could choose to keep it natural with earthy tones and a hint of yellow just under the brow bone to make your eyes stand out, the preferred choice of Derek Lam.
If this just isn’t colourful enough for you, there are other options to make your eyes pop. As with the clothes, pastel shades were popular. Try shimmery, slightly metallic lavenders or silvers for a light and feminine look. Alternatively, try Rodarte’s look using rich, midnight blues with black eyeliner for updated, and neater, smoky eye. Really make your eyes stand out with long, defined eyelashes as seen in the Zac Posen show, inspired by a 1960s fashion shoot.
Again, there are two ways to go with your lips. Ultra glossy pinks and nude shades were everywhere on the catwalks and complete the perfect day look with a bit of glamour.
Alternatively, try something a bit bolder. Along with the ever-glamorous red lipstick, dark crimson, orange and shades of bright pink were also popular. If you’re going to go for one of these more colourful shades, make sure you create a matte finish to stay on trend.
For your nails keep them pale with pistachio greens, creamy whites or choose a colour that matches your skin tone. Alternatively, try tangerine oranges inspired by the 60s or sophisticated neons in shades of pink, green or blue.
If you’re bored of monochrome nails, try embracing the tribal trend that is a prominent fashion trend for spring and summer. Pamela Love created a tribal look by using cream coloured polish for the first coat with chocolate brown going from each corner of the nail bed to the top centre of the nail to create a V-shape.
Saisha Potts writes on behalf of www.cafelamoda.co.uk, the social fashion site. For all the spring 2012 makeup trends in one place visit Cafe La Moda by following the link.