There are lots in life to look forward to. A new career, new-found love, a road trip escapade to Coachella, a successful business venture and so much more. With that being said, every morning we wake up is another chance to invent ‘you’ and dare yourself to try new things. Beauty in fact can be one of the ways.
Spring beauty runway trends are becoming more daring and innovative. From graphic eyes to lavender stained lips, one can easily say that beauty can be an adventure on its own. With so many brands, tools and palettes to choose from, the outcome may be honest or simply unfathomable. What matters most is what it means to you.
This spring, it’s all about a clean slate. Most fashion runways practiced minimalism when it came to makeup looks making real beauty stand out. But there were designers, together with their band of trusted makeup artist, who pursued a different path. They wanted to experiment with colour and visuals making their collection even bolder and true to what they desired to represent.
Graphic Eyes at Anthony Vaccarello
The designer asked for something more dramatic that played up the outer corners of the eyes. Head makeup artist Tom Pecheux had to make a triangle stencil to ensure big effects and uniformity. To get the look, you can freehand it if you’d like a softer, romantic look or you can create your own stencil that will act as a guide for a bolder effect. Prep and prime eyelids. Then place the handcrafted stencil against the face making the tip of the triangle hit the highest point of the crease and lift the eyes upward. Then with an angled brush fill with black eyeshadow (MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Carbon, $18) then layer with a shade of cobalt or navy.
Day Vixen at Donna Karan
To complement the luxury safari-inspired collection of Donna Karan, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury went with easy, sexy and glamourous look. To get the warmth of the skin, she mixed two MAC Face and Body Foundation. She then applied a burnt amber blush on the cheeks and dusted Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder on temples and points of the face where light would naturally hit. Eyelids were lined with MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy, and eyes were washed with a combination of bronze and gold cream eyeshadow. She then coated each individual lashes to and bottom with MAC Opulash to build volume and MAC Haute and Naughty over to set. The lips were finished with beige and pink lipstick and red stained gloss.
Lilac Lips at Prabal Gurung
It wasn’t easy to achieve the perfect hue of Lilac. Makeup artist to the designers Charlotte Tilbury had to custom blend the shade of acidic lilac from combinations of MAC Pro Lipmix in White, Crimson, Orange and Burgundy. To create a more voluptuous lips, lip pencil was overdrawn on the outside corners of the mouth. If you don’t feel like mixing colours to achieve the look, you can grab Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in D’Lilac. (Limecrime.com, $18)