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8 big beauty trends for spring
This might sound crazy – since I was still tucking my socks and pyjama top into my pants last night – but spring is here. And with these rising temps, longer days and floaty dresses comes a whole slew of new beauty trends.
While you might consider this buzzing season to be all about bronzed skin, barely-there make-up and low maintenance hairstyles, we’ve got news for you: This spring, things are getting a little spicier. The lips are bolder, the eyes are brighter, there’s glitter galore and the lashes have us all in a flutter.
So even if you’re not quite ready to let go of the ugg boots and woollies just yet, go on and peruse the below for the spring-spirational beauty looks you’ll be donning any day now. Spring it on!
Red lipstick is an undeniable classic, but never before have we seen such a unanimous vote on the shade. The colour to know: Snow White apple red – as true as it gets. As seen at Zac Posen, Giles Deacon and Dolce & Gabbana, the hue looks positively delectable, and should be applied with absolute precision.
bh recommends: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Lana, Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Brat Pack, M.A.C Lipstick in Perfect Score, Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Ruby Rush, Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Carina’s Love
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Synonymous with all things winter – dark, moody lips are making an unexpected (and surprisingly, refreshing) appearance in our warmer weather wardrobes. Seen on the Myer SS16/17 runway, vampy lipstick adds a touch of oomph and an edge of sex appeal to that feminine sundress.
bh recommends: Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Black Cherry, L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in Java Jolt, Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Black Tie, Clinique Almost Lipstick SPF 15 in Black Honey, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Pure Color Lipstick in Black Tulip, MODELROCK Liquid Last: Liquid to Matte Lipstick in Vampirella
If the Myer SS16/17 runway is anything to go by, our locks are going to be looking nothing short of fabulous this season. International stylist Kevin Murphy directed the hair, keeping the looks natural, carefree and super stylish. A note to self: Textured chignons are high on the agenda this season, with the look designed to accentuate cheekbones and complement spring’s biggest make-up trends. The key is to keep it looking casual – that, we can do.
bh recommends: KEVIN.MURPHY DOO.OVER, De Lorenzo Elements Amplify Volumising Spray, Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray
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What’s brewing this season? Faces awash with punchy peaches and earthy yellows. Did we mention this was for the eyes? Yes, the trend for tea-stained peepers is set. While it might seem a little risky, with the proper placement and blending skills, the ‘sunken-eye’ is both a bold and feminine move. Our advice? Experiment with this one. Focus on the coral hues in your make-up kit for a sunset vibe, use a red lip pencil then smudge for a soft pink shade or work with a little bronzer to give your peepers a more sunkissed glow. The choice is yours.
bh recommends: BAREMINERALS 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Soft Linen, CHANTECAILLE Lasting Eye Shade in Ginger, Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Burnt Rose
This non-neutral is a staple for spring, but the question remains: How do you wear it? When it comes to blue eye make-up, the possibilities are endless. Go smoky with a sparkly navy, bring on the bold cyan, or build up the lid with a soft periwinkle.
bh recommends: NARS Eyeshadow in Outremer, The Body Shop British Rose Special Edition Eye & Cheek Palette, Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eye Palette in Lumières Majorelle, Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Blue Grey
STRAIGHT OUTTA THE POOL
Remember Kim Kardashian’s wet-look hair at the VMAs? That’s what’s hot this season. Straight out of the shower, wet, slicked hair is happening all through to the end of summer. Effortless, low-maintenance, but high on trend? We’re all for it.
bh recommends: VO5 ® Wet Look Styling Gel, John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Sea-Salt Spray, ELEVEN Australia I Want Body Volume Spray, R+Co Rockaway Sea Salt Spray, Sachajaun Ocean Mist
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In recent seasons, mascara has taken a backseat in favour of no-make-up make-up, but those fluttery, spider-like lashes are back with a vengeance. Spring says go hard or go home – overstated, accentuated doll-like lashes are key this season. Loads of length on the top – and bottom! – lash-lines creates bold and full face-framing peepers. Fake it, coat it and promote it!
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ALL THAT GLITTERS
Spring provides an easy, go your own way guide to sparkle. And though it was a trend that was present throughout winter, there are new ways to embrace the glitter craze. Starry eyes, glitter ponytails, dusted hair parts, glitter tears and sequined lips are just the beginning.
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