From the catwalk to your local cosmetics counter– these are the beauty trends that you can carry off with ease this spring. Whilst you might scan the catwalk and use it to fashion forecast what you will be buying and wearing this spring, at HELLO! beauty we have been taking a closer look at the beauty trends, the lip colours and liner styles, skin finishes and hottest shades. And guess what? They are surprisingly wearable and very flattering. Here we've chosen our favourite looks to inspire you and offered you a choice of products to buy from high end to the high street.
The New Nude Lip
- As seen on the runway at Moschino.
Bobbi Brown revolutionised lipstick when she launched her original six warm shades over 20 years ago and guess what? The brown nude lip is back and it's more beautiful than ever. Take your inspiration from the models at Moschino and team with lots of lashes and liner; this is the perfect matte modern nude. Don’t go for blue based pale pinks or white out ski lips; these are hard to pull off and can leave you looking a little frozen, instead opt for warm brown based nudes and team lipstick with liner to ensure you look lasts all day.
- MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture, £13
- Pixi by Petra Lip Contour Liner in Bare Buff £12, from M&S Beauty
- Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo in Believer andIdealist, both, £26
- Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip in Nude Scandal, £16.50
- Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Cocoa, £21
The Lush Liner
Eyeliner is super sized this spring, and the good news is that you don't need to master the liquid liner as this is a more smudged, less perfect and precise look. The secret lies in the eyeliner/eye crayon hybrids that you simply apply and smudge with your fingers or a short tipped brush. Take it onto both upper lips and blend out into a cats eyes finish and then under both eyes. What colour you choose is up to you, but darkest brown works well and gunmetal grey is gorgeous (black a little harder to pull off but great for dramatic evening looks).
- Charlotte Tilbury Colour Morphing Eye Shadow Pencil in Bronzed Garnet, £19, visit charlottetilbury,com
- Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Tuxedo, £23, from House of Fraser and John Lewis
- Bagsy Beautiful Eyes The Big Smoke, £14, visit bagsybeauty.com
- Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Iced, £3.99
- Rosie For Autograph Cream Eyeshadow in Movie Star Crush, £12.50
The Flattering Face Sheen
Is highlighter hard to pull off? Not when it is a super subtle skin sheen that simply draws light to the face. Look no further than Balmain where the original master of glowing gorgeous skin Tom Pecheux made every model's skin look lit from within and fresh from a brisk walk (a look that we all want.) For the catwalk Tom used MAC’s Studio Eyegloss on the lids and cheekbones, but there are modern lotions that give the same effect without shimmer or sparkle.
- MAC Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped and Pearl Varnish, both, £16
- Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam, £19.50
- Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter, £29, from perriconemd.co.uk
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light, £40, Space NK if you prefer a powder
- As seen on the runway at Chanel
Coral really is the suits all skin colours colour and Tom Pecheux used it to great effect at Chanel with tonal lips and cheeks. It's the cheeks that are easiest to carry off; the perfect flush of coral not only on the cheekbones but blended up into the hairline and temples, even a touch in the eye sockets. This technique is called draping, and includes cheekbones temples and brow bones; try it for an instant flush of summer skin in spring.
For this you need a soft easy to blend coral powder, try
- Chanel CoCo Code Blush Harmony, £55
- Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Flush, £48
- Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush, £25
- Zoeva Coral Spectrum Blush Palette, £15, from Selfridges
- Rimmel Lasting Finish Mono Blush in Santa Rose, £3.99
Brushed Up Brows
Three cheers, harsh heavy stencilled in browns are so last year and now the brushed up brow is in; it's prettier, softer and easy to achieve. In Hollywood's golden days it was called the soap row as a glycerine soap was used to define the brows and keep them in place. Whilst you can still use something like Pears original, there are brow gels that do the job for you. Simply buy a stiff spoolie (a bristle brow brush) brush your brows up and out and gel into place – it gives an instant face lift. Opt for tinted gels in your brows are sparse or clear if you are blessed with naturally good brows.
- Wunderbow 1 Step Brow Gel in five shades, £19.95, from Boots, has the best spoolie there is
- Lancome Sourcils Gel, £19.50
- NYX Professional Makeup Eyebrow Gel, £5.50, in five shades
- Stila Stay All Day Brow Gel & Brush, £28, in five shades
- Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors and Brush, £22, in case you need to trim extra long brow hairs