The go-to look for Beauty this season is ‘Au Naturel’. On the Paris, Milan and London catwalks designers have been using wondrous colours: light nudes, golds and blues, to enhance natural features. Designers are opting to use less and less make-up to create a clean and crisp look, which will look beautiful on absolutely everyone. I’m Kirsty Campbell and this is my guide to the key trends for Spring/Summer 2017.
UNDER THE SEA
This season has lived up to the promise of bringing back the original aqua palette. In the past few seasons the catwalk has been filled with harsh blacks and greys that don’t always enhance natural beauty. This time round use more natural colours that will complement any eye colour – the look is easy and inexpensive to create.
If you’re looking to splash the cash; you can buy NARS Dual-Intensity in Tarvos and in Earth Angel to recreate this look. And as an alternative, you can use Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette, which has equal pigmentation and a range of different colours with which to experiment.
Last Autumn we saw the over-used gothic lip, that was inspired by the experimental 1990s. However this season, designers are opting to use minimalistic make-up and instead are using dried, pressed flowers to create a bohemian inspired look. Make-up artist Val Garland has pulled off this daring look, and has enhanced the model’s natural cheekbones and eyes.
Make-up should be used to enhance natural beauty, which this look certainly does. This sophisticated take on a bold-metallic eye, certainly does the trick.
The look is very simplistic, but effective. The taupe shadow, blended with Aveda’s petal essence, in the shade Sepia, gives a natural shine to the eye area.
Pink can look great on any feature of your face. Why not try draping – a contouring technique involving wearing your blush up to the corners of your cheeks and the sides of your eye. Adam Selman used this look on the runway and the petal pink is definitely a look that I would try.
Although, this might not be ‘au naturel’, it certainly has aspects that work. It’s simple and pulls the whole look together.
We see more and more designers using a nude lip and smoky eye to create a strong message; bare is beautiful. Burberry is going for the popular smoky eye and soft-peach lip, but is adding an element of glitter, for a fresh new look. This new idea adds a fresh, radiant glow that everyone is dying to wear. Alexander McQueen’s inspired grey and black eye, adds an element of grunge to the look, but still looks feminine and simple.