If anyone knows which colours will be gracing cheeks, nails and peepers in seasons to come, it’s the talented make-up artists that work tirelessly behind-the-scenes at catwalk shows to create the hottest beauty looks of the moment. And since we (and by ‘we’ I mean the likes of Ms Beckham) are always nabbing style ideas straight off the runway, it makes sense that we take note of the beauty looks and colours being sported as well.
So, for your viewing pleasure, we’ve sought out the crème de la crème of colours that you’ll find on the catwalks in 2010…
You’ll feel like you’ve arrived in the Big Apple with this sheer plum lip tint from the Nutrimetics New York Chic Collection. The light-to-touch formula is perfect with any made-up eye look, as it won’t take the focus away from your eye make-up masterpiece, nor leave your lips looking bare. The light-ish plum shade works perfectly to naturally enhance the hue of any pout.
Bobbi Brown’s eye-popping pink blush has been used to brighten up cheeks on the runway this year. Most effective when the eyes and lips have been toned down, the vivid hue creates a wonderful, more modern rosy cheek. It looks incredible on its own, or when mixed with a peachy, coral kind of shade for a two-toned look.
3. MAC Liberty of London Limited Edition Eyeshadow in Birds and Berries
Who doesn’t love a striking aquamarine bluey-green shade? It’s perfection against any eye colour, especially for brown-eyed girls. The highly pigmented shade is ideal to use as a classic twist on a smoky style and has been seen both on the catwalk and on the lids of countless celebrities. The eye-catching shade glides on effortlessly, and is sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
4. OPI It’s a Girl in Baby Pink
Lightish hues are a major staple on runways this year as femininity returns to the spotlight. Nails are being kept short and square, with paler pastel shades taking prominence over darker, more traditional hues. This baby pink from OPI It’s a Girl collection contains the perfect amount of pigment to be sheer and milky, without resembling a white-out nail look.
5. Smashbox NEW CREAM EYE LINER in midnight purple
This dark-as-night eyeliner is the perfect alternative to boring black. Play up your look with a cat flick at the outer edges of each eye, or define your top lash line to achieve a ‘lifting’ effect for your lashes. The creamy formula stays put from day to night and can be smudged along your eyelid for a more unstructured look.
6. Make-up Store Pretty Baby Lipstick (pastel pink)
Alexa Chung and Rihanna are among a group of celebrities and models to be seen sporting this nude-with-a-twist lip shade. The pastel pink gives the lips a ‘bleached out’ feel that’s oh so effective when teamed with lashings of black mascara and eyeliner. This modern make-up look creates an interesting focal point, and is unstoppable when matched with black on the runways.