Spring makeup collections are already in shops so you can start thinking about new looks and buying new products for the forthcoming season. Couture shows are very inspiring and from Valentino nude look to Dior sexy red lips and Chanel glamorous sparkly cat-eyes, there are some great makeup tips and ticks that can be very useful.
1. How to create perfect smokey eyes for spring?
Spring makeup shouldn’t be so heavy, so ideal smokey eyes look is light and crisp. Use soft crayon to make a thin line around the eye and grey eyeshadow to paint your eyelids. You can enhance the look with false lashes, but make sure to leave your face bare with a very light foundation to achieve that delicate aristocrat look as seen at Armani Prive show. Lips shouldn’t be shiny, so you can use a mate lipstick in nude color.
2. Use eyeliner as your main weapon
There is nothing more glamorous than the eyeliner and you can w use it in many different ways. Makeup artist at Giambattista Valli’s show, Val Garland, suggests a thick and heavy eyeliner in 1960-s style. It should be wing-shaped and worn with pale and mate lips and no blusher. This is a great look for evening regardless of weather you are going to a ball, nightclub or a dinner. It is easy to make and looks both effortless and chic.
3. How to wear red lipstick?
Red lipstick is always a good solution for any glamorous occasion. Makeup artist at Christian Dior show, Pat McGrath, showed how it can look very subtle and girly when combined with very light, almost nude terracotta eyeshadow. When this look is worn with wet, straight and sleek hair parted on the side, it looks innocent and pure, rather then eccentric and glamorous.
4. Add a bit of sparkle
Another fantastic way to wear black eyeliner this spring is to make a medium wing-shaped line on the upper lid and put glitter on the lower lid. This is how Peter Philips did it for Chanel show and it goes perfectly with flapper style gowns paired with couture sneakers. To make this look work best, use thick false eyelashes, put a bit of blusher on your cheekbones and paint your lips in soft pink.
5. Rock the nude look
Nude look is going to be a huge trend this summer and one of the best versions is seen at Valentino couture show. There is a subtle layer of blusher on cheekbones and a little bit of shiny transparent balm on lips. Upper eyelids are covered in white eyeshadow and eyebrows are in dark brown. It looks very sensual and sophisticated but also completely effortless.
Valentino: Neat and Stylish
This is a very tidy and elegant look. The hair is sleek and shiny and secured with a stylish hair band. Braid is on the side, and it is made very neatly. For this look hair needs to be very long and well groomed.
The first step is to apply a styling product that will make the hair perfectly smooth and shiny. Then make a centre parting and comb it on the side. Make a neat braid and add the final touch with a hair band. For this simple and classical look you need to be very careful, because nothing should stick out.
Makeup that matches this hair style perfectly is a nude look. It takes only a good foundation and a bit of color on the eyebrows. Skin should look natural like there is no makeup at all.
Viktor & Rolf: Girly Double Braid
Girly hair style seen at Viktor & Rolf fall/winter show is very easy to make. It is relaxed and casual, and you don’t need to worry about symmetry.
Make a centre parting first, but without using the comb. It should look messy. Make one braid on each side, and make sure that you leave a few strands loose. Finally, pin the braids together at the back.
Natural makeup goes well with this hair style, but if you want to add a bit of drama, accent your eyebrows, use a bit of dark eye shadow and apply a shiny blusher on your cheekbones.
Fendi: Dutch Braid with Faux Fur
Fendi fur accessories are very popular this season and apart from shoes, bags and fur monster key chains, there are also great hair accessories. At the fall/winter fashion show, they were combined with Dutch braids and the whole hair and makeup styling was very punk-rock.
Dutch braid is practically opposite of the French braid, and it is very easy to make. You should comb your hair to the back and make a braid in an ordinary way, but you by starting from your forehead and continuing by adding small sections of hair from each side.
Fur pieces are placed at the forehead, creating a crazy fringe. This hairstyle matches nicely with dark lipstick and accented eyebrows.