Spring & Summer Beauty Trends

The latest fashion weeks told us that we can expect more of the stripped back minimalist makeup look in the coming seasons. No makeup, makeup, stripped back with flawless skin. Great news for keeping it simple and something you may want to forget about on a Saturday night when really – we all want to ignore this and channel TOWIE all the way!

Flawless base

Stripped back makeup puts the focus on a flawless base. It’s been all about dewy and luminous skin in recent times but some matt foundations were said to be creeping back in too at Fashion Week. Really this depends on your skin type – personally I am sadly not blessed with flawless skin but I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear for about a decade, which is basically the same thing 😉

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I prefer Double Wear Light but if you want ultimate coverage Double Wear is amazing. I have played the field with the foundations but always come back to it. MAC Studio Fix Fluid is another great coverage product. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is perfect for a bit more glow.

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Black eyeliner

Minimalistic makeup is best served with a slick of eyeliner to make your eyes pop. Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in black is so easy to use, even my unsteady hand can apply this quickly with no mess. It’s got a firm felt tip like applicator that goes on like a dream. Much easier to contend with than a wobbly brush.

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Braids are back

Festival season is almost here and braids have made a comeback just in time. Whether you are partial to a fishtail or a fierce Beyonce long plait, now is the time to re-embrace the braid for the season ahead. If you haven’t quite mastered the skills (I hear you) take a trip to the Selfridges Beauty Hall (go immediately it is hours of fun). The Braid Bar has every kind of style your heart could desire and prices start from just £15.

Seeing red

Another key theme apparent at the latest Fashion Weeks was red. And the beauty counters have listened, if you take a stroll around any beauty department, you’ll soon notice the wide array of reds that catch your eye. My favourite shade is MAC Lady Bug. I prefer a deeper shade of red than orangey tones and this is a creamier finish than for example Matt Ruby Woo in matt. Ruby Woo is a winner as it lasts for a long time but Lady Bug is a richer colour and an almost gloss finish.

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