Instead of the pastels and dewy looks of the past, this spring favoured bold looks. On the runways black rimmed eyes, and coloured dreadlocks that matched makeup made an abrupt change with the ultra-feminine looks of past seasons. Here, CSL shows you how to get the new look for spring.
1/ Modern Eyeliner
At Phillip Lim, black rimmed eyes said it all, with a wink to Victoriana.
INSPIRATION “Modernizing the way we wear eyeliner, this season we played with the shape and left negative space on the eyes. Makeup is meant to look as though the girls danced the night away and their eyeliner stayed perfectly intact,” explains Francelle Daly for NARS Cosmetics.
GET THE LOOK Prep skin with tinted moisturizer from the centre of the face outward. Use fingertips to apply concealer under eyes as need. Set complexion with powder. Tap eyeshadow to highlight nose and cheeks (an unusual but new use). Trace the upper lash line with eyeliner starting in the middle of the eye and working outward. Line the lower lash line similarly. Apply mascara.
PRODUCTS Blinc Mascara Amplified, $30. Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil, $31.
2/ Makeup Match
Matching your make-up to your hair and clothes is the newest trend on the runways according to Nars Cosmetics Founder and Creative Director François Nars.
INSPIRATION At Marc Jacobs multicolour dreadlocks lent their hues to makeup that emphasized colour and shine. This is not the matchy-matchy looks of the 80s and 90s but a way to experiment with bold, vivid colour — the hallmark of spring.
GET THE LOOK Apply matte concealer under eyes and on blemishes. Apply powder on the t-zone of the face. To lips, select a hue to match the hair before applying lip gloss. For the eyes brush eyeshadow in the same colour family as hair to the entire eyelid and underneath eyes and layer with a complimentary colour, working up toward the crease of the eyes. Then apply eyelash segments to the upper and lower lash line.
PRODUCTS Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss, $26. Buxom Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow, $15.
This original beauty article first appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.