It might be hard to think of Spring when Winter is here, but we just can’t resist the cheerful beauty trends we saw on the runways. Why should you have to wait another season? We’re ready to try these hot spring beauty trends today!
1. Eye Spy: Technicolour Hues
In lieu of winter’s chunky, coal-blacks, try a softer, but no less graphic, colour. From floating, tribal strips of tangerine beneath the brow line at Tsumori Chisato and defined yellow, green and tango halos at Kenzo, to flashes of jade on the lower lash lines at Stella McCartney and metallic, aqua-lined eyes at Anthony Vaccarello beauty’s new playground is on the eyes.
Paris Chérie says: Your eyes will look wider if you press an ice blue cream eyeshadow onto lids, blending up and outwards in a soft sweep of colour.
For a subtle hint of colour rim the lower, inner lash line with a pearly green kohl pencil.
2. Shine On
Have you heard? The word on the catwalks was super-shine, a look we just couldn’t gloss over.
Issey Miyake, Haider Ackermann, Giambattista Valli and Véronique Leroy set the high-shine trend with eye-catching glossy lids. But it was Peter Philips’ hyper-reflective platinum eye and glistening lip duo that made Chanel shine above the rest.
Paris Chérie says: If there’s one backstage tip we’ve learnt this season it’s to invest in multi-tasking make-up. Tap a soft pink lipgloss, onto the centre of eye lids and lips to shine on!
3. Twists on a French Classic
Hair returned to its Parisian roots with new twist on the French classic – the chignon. Chanel gave us neat rolls at the nape of the neck, secured with pearl hair fastenings. Louis Vuitton referenced its modern princess collection with beehive twists, and Maison Martin Margiela revived the grungy nineties with deconstructed knots. Spring hair is a Parisian affair that works for winter too.
Paris Chérie says: Don’t try too hard. Tousle your hair first with a mist of hairspray, rake hands through your hair, pull back into a low ponytail, twist and pin for a relaxed style.