Trend Spy: Summer Beauty

Dust off your sunnies and ditch those tights, because spring is just around the corner and it’s time to get prepared for the sunny weather (we hope) with some hot new beauty looks. So reach for the credit card and get ready to embrace the catwalk’s biggest beauty trends…


Orange lips

The runways were awash with orange pouts and this summery hue is set to be the colour of the season when it comes to your lips. Spotted at Rag & Bone, Dsquared2 and DKNY, this gorgeous shade will be on every fashionista’s pout by May.


Add a bold slick of tangerine or flouro-peach to your smackers for a cool look that will take you straight from sunny city shopping to the cocktail bar.


NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya

If applying lipstick is a bit daunting, then try a lip pencil for fail-safe application. This long-wearing lippie will keep your smackers super soft as well as drenching them in colour, thanks to its high pigment formula.


nars lip pencil


Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Electric Orange

Containing super vivid pigments, this creamy formula provides intense moisture due to its honey nectar extract. Slick on to your lips for a bold pout.

£7.19 colour essential lips


Barely there skin

Models were au natural when it came to complexions, as seen at the likes of Philip Lim and Balmain. Think fresh, naturally glowing skin with a minimalist finish.


Origins Mega-Bright Illuminating Cleanser

The key to getting this subtle look is all in the prep, keep your skin super cleansed with Origins Mega-Bright Illuminating Cleanser (£25)– a product that will purify skin and has light-infusing properties.



MAC Strobe Cream

Next, pop on a brightening moisturiser, we love MAC’s Strobe Cream, which is loaded with green tea, antioxidants and iridescent particles that will transform skin, giving it a gorgeous, freshly moisturised, dewy finish.




Giorgio Armani Luminesscence Bright Revelator BB Fluid SPF 50

If you need some coverage for your no-makeup, makeup look (let’s face it, most of us don’t possess supermodel worthy complexions) – then add this new BB cream from Giorgio Armani. Its sheer formula conceals imperfections, as well as providing ultra hydration, plumpness and a naturally healthy glow.

£60 www.selfridges.comgiorgio armani bb cream



Into the blue

It’s probably one of the first ever colours you wore back when you were experimenting as a teen, but the blue hue is wearable – trust us. Marc by Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier both opted for the shade, with aquas, skies, and electric blue all making an appearance.


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in shade CHAOS

Don’t be frightened to try this daring trend, add a subtle flash of electric blue on the lower lash line for a refined look.  Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in shade CHAOS is easy peasy to use and the velvety formula means this hue will last all day.


urban decay pencil in chaos


NARS Duo Cream Eyeshadow in Burn It Blue

After a more dramatic finish? Nab yourself a NARS Duo Cream Eyeshadow in Burn It Blue. This is made up of two flattering shades, an iridescent ocean blue complete with a golden mist and a high-pigmented turquoise blue. Layer up these easy-to-blend hues over lids for seriously pretty peepers.


nars cream duo burn it blue


Poker straight tresses

Donna Karan and Victoria Beckham went super straight, sending models down the runway with locks that were glossy, straight and centre-parted.


Invest in some trustworthy ghds for chic and sleek tresses and make sure that your tresses are frizz-free with the aid of serums, hair masks and finishing products.


Kerastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil-Enriched Masque

Treat your locks to this super-luxe mask a few times a week for nourished and smooth hair. Enriched with precious oils, moisturising serum and clever lipidic compounds, this will work hard to leave you with super shiny and smooth locks. Just what the doctor ordered!


kerastase elixir mask


Redken Glass Look 01 Serum

This diminishes frizz and will give you the sleekest hair you’ll ever have – fact. Its special formula smoothes locks and adds that gloss back to your mane. Don’t be put off by heavy serums – this is wonderfully lightweight and has a non-greasy finish.



Limited Edition ghd Pastel 

It’s an oldie but a goodie, you probably won’t ever come across better straighteners than these classics. The new limited edition collection features three fabulous pastel hues  – Periwinkle, Jade and Lavender. A cult beauty buy, the ceramic plates glide through locks to give you the straightest, sleekest and shiniest tresses.


pastel ghds


Aveda Brilliant Spray-on Shine

Finish the look with a spritz of this sheer mist. It leaves a glossy shine on locks and will even eliminate frizz and flyaway hairs. Spray on to hair and you’re good to go.


aveda shine spray


Bronzed skin

Bronzed skin is always hot for summer so it was no surprise that bronze sculpted cheeks were consistent on the catwalk at Etro and Topshop unique. Sweep a matte bronzer onto cheekbones and the bridge of the nose to fake your Ive-just-spent-two-weeks-in-Ibiza glow.


Clarins Bronzing Duo Mineral Powder Compact

This handy duo contains two tones of bronzing powders that are perfect for achieving your very own sun-kissed glow. Its matte finish and lightweight texture will help you sculpt and define your face.


clarins bronzing duo



Feature: Kathryn Lewsey