Red Square sent me this a little while ago, and thought you girls might want to see it for a little makeup inspiration.
For this season, our inspiration comes from the fashion pros with great make-up looks worn on the Spring/Summer 2015 catwalks. Think classic fine lines, subtle purple shadows to the eyes, and gentle sun-kissed skin that will have you reminiscing of carefree days and long balmy nights. What’s better? You can shop these looks online now here.
Liquid liner is a trend so classic it will never go out of style. This season, it’s blacker than before, precise and clean. Plus, you get to choose the extent of the flick! We love to pair this look with dewy skin and a rosy pout.
Step 2: In keeping with the rosy feel, sweep one or two of the lighter shades of shadow from the Catrice Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette (R89,95) across the entire eyelid. You can also apply a drop of the shadow underneath your bottom lash line.
Step 3: Using Benefit They’re Real Push-up eyeliner in black (R295) or Bobbi Brown Ink Liner in Blackest Black (R345), carefully line the top lid as close to your lash line as possible, starting from the inner corner and working your way out. Extend your line ever so slightly to the outer corner of your eye giving it a precise flick to finish.
Step 6: Complete this look with a pink hue to the lips. Try Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Pink Cadillac or Rosette (R260) or Clarins Rouge Eclat in Petal Pink (R270).
This season, we cross the colour spectrum and play around with shades of purple. From lilac to lavender, to moody orchid that was seen at Vera Wang – this shade is hot! Dare to wear it at night instead of your browns and greys, with a slick of shine to the lips and be the talk of the town. This is by far the quickest trend to try!
Step 2: Mix light and dark for a 3D effect. Try layering some Essence 3D Lavender Taupe Eyeshadow (R53,95) on your lids too.
Step3: If you opt to go all out, we love using the lightest shade in the Clinique AllAbout Shadow Quads in Going Steady (R495) as a highlighter for the inner corners of the eye. You can use the same shade to highlight your brow bone too!
Step 4: No need for eyeliner, coat your top lashes only with some black mascara, such as CK One Mascara (R225).
Step 5: You don’t want to draw attention away from your eyes. Finish off this purple hazy look with a nude lip. Try GOSH Forever Lip Shine in Sweet Moments (R105) or Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey (R145).
The look you’re going for is the one where you look and feel like you’ve just returned from an island getaway with your best bunch of girl friends. It’s the “no effort” – “I just woke up like this” look! Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren got it so right this season. Here’s how to re-create this glow:
Step 2: Because we want the “no make-up look”, apply a foundation that is ever so light, like the Essence Soft & Natural Make-up (R63,50).
Step 3: Now that you have your perfect skin, it’s time to bronze it up. Bobbi BrownBronzing Powder (R525) will instantly warm up your complexion when applied to the skin.
Step 4: Give your skin that exquisite healthy glow by gently dabbing Benefit GirlMeets Pearl (R375) soft, golden-pink liquid luminizer onto your cheekbones.
Step 5: Nothing shouts out summer more than a gorgeous sun-kissed décolletage and beaming shoulders. Dust GOSH Precious Powder pearls in Glow (R155) onto these areas as well as your face, to complete your look.