With Christmas behind us it’s time to look forward to Spring/Summer beauty trends and there were plenty of fun looks on the S/S16 catwalks. Here are the most coveted looks and the products I use to achieve them…..
Blue/Turquoise Statement eyes were all over the catwalks for spring/summer. Wear as a bold block of colour on the lid or simply line your peepers with a subtle smudge of Navy Kohl instead of Black. My favourite products are as Follows:
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Cleopatra – £22.00
This is a fantastic Deep Green/Turquoise cream Eyeshadow. This little pot will last you a long while as just the tiniest amount goes a long way!
Bellápierre Eyeshadow in Starry Night – £9.74
Available from Amazon this shimmery dark Blue powder is perfect for taking that party look to the next level. As this is a mineral powder it is highly pigmented you only need the tiniest amount.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in LSD £15.50
This Eye pencil is fantastic for giving a sparkle to your look. This is a navy pencil with a bold Blue glitter running through it. It’s subtle but gives your eyes that perfect party pop.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Sabbath £15.50
Perfect for when subtlety is key. A deep navy eyeliner with a matte finish. This is a great eyeliner for smudging out into a smoky eye.
Spring/Summer sees the return of grunge inspired eye looks. Bold graphic eyeliner was extremely popular or for a subtle look simply tightline your waterline. Smudging your liner is a must this season too. Any black eyeliner is great for this look
Bat those lashes
60’s style lashes are in this season. Think less feather-like and more spidery when it comes to your lashes. For those of you wishing to stand out from the crowd go super clumpy and be a real show stopper! Get the look with these mascaras:
Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying mascara – £ 7.99
I love this mascara, it’s a real drugstore steal. It builds thickness and lengthens your lashes. Add several layers to get that thick spidery lash effect.
MAC False Lashes Extreme Black – £19.00
This Mascara is my everything right now! It builds volume and lengthens your lashes and just makes them 100% perfect So much so that people have asked if I’m wearing falsies when all I had on was this. I highly recommend this mascara to everyone.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Xtreme Black Mascara – £6.99
Again this is a great drugstore mascara and gives your lashes a great curl. Great for giving your lashes a dramatic day-time look.
Going for Gold
Metallics are not just for the festive season and were well and truly rocked on the s/s catwalk. From bold Golden lips to subtle washes of metallic colour on the eyelids, make it as daring or as demure as you like! These are the products that are set to make you sparkle…..
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow stick by Kate in shade 100 Rose Gold £4.49
This is great for adding a touch of glamour on the run. As it’s a stick it’s easy to apply and can simply be smudged out with your fingers for a day-time look or layer for the Wow factor.
Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in 05 Eternal Gold – £4.99
This cream Eyeshadow is super intensely pigmented and will give a really high dose of colour to your lids. Great for a nighttime look.
L’Oreal Paris colour Riche Mono Eyeshadow – £5.49
This is a really great versatile colour. It can be used for a subtle day look or layered to create a glitzy golden eye. Fantastic value for money.
The classic red lip is everything this spring/summer especially in a matte finish. For a day-time look simply pat on the lips with your finger to give yourself a subtle hue. These are my favourite Matte Red’s perfect for spring…….
Maybelline 14hr Superstay Lipstick in 540 Ravishing Rouge – £6.99
This is a really nice matte red lipstick. It wont break the bank and gives a nice subtle wash of colour.
NYX Soft Matte lip cream in Amsterdam – £5.50
This is a beautiful Corally Red. It does take a little while for it to mattify on the lips but when it does, it pretty much stays putt. Really highly pigmented and a beautiful bright red which can take you from the office to cocktails.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Eden – £5.50
This is a lovely Blue based Red. It feels really nice on the lips and isn’t drying. It’s also cheap as chips so what more could you want?
MAC Lady Danger – £15.00
A stunning Orange based red this is a show stopper. Beautifuuly bright and unapologetic it’s definitely for someone who likes to be noticed.
Forget peachy pink girly tones this spring and think dark, daring and edgy. The Berry lip trend is still going strong this season with Burberry going for ‘the darker the better’ approach, while Anna Sui went for a beautifully feminine red berry shade.
Sleek Makeup Eau La La – Shade Venom £4.99
I adore this lip pencil. It can be used on it’s own as an all over lip colour but I tend to use this every time I apply a berry lip. It’s so versatile and the formula is wonderfully creamy. Highly recommended.
NYX Soft Matte lip cream in Transylvania £5.50
I love a nice dark berry lip and this is one of my favs. I am a huge fan of anything horror/gothic so the name of this product is just perfect. A nice dark plum colour.
NARS Velvet Matte Crayon in Damned £18.00
This is a nice subtle berry shade. It’s more pink than purple which makes it a fantastic daytime berry shade.
Urban Decay Matte Lipstick in Blackmail £15.00
I adore this lipstick. It’s the deepest shade of Berry that I own and I love it. I tend to wear it on special occasions where I’m attending a gothic event or want to unleash my inner goth chick. A stunning colour!
The phrase being banded around this season is ‘Gym Skin’. So forget those thick full coverage foundations and allow your natural glowing skin to shine through with a BB or CC cream.
It is all about illumination and making the best of your skins natural features. Freckles are also huge this season. Don’t have freckles? Simply add some using a brow/eyeliner pencil but don’t get too carried away they need to look natural.
Clarins Instant Light radiance boosting complexion base in 01 rose £26.50
I have wrote about this before, this product looks like your skin is lit from within. It gives your skin a beautiful rosy pink highlight and smells absolutely delicious.
Max Factor CC Instant Complexion Enhancer in 50 Natural £9.99
I wore this a lot last summer. A light to medium coverage this is definitely a your skin but better product. I wore this over my Clinique Super City block for high SPF coverage with a subtle amount of colour. I love it.
MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 £25.00
I really liked this last year so I’m bringing it back again. It counteracted my redness really well without looking cakey. It is quite a greasy formula so I would recommend setting it with a powder. But a great product to carry in your hand bag.
So they are all the trends to get you through Spring/Summer 2016! Which trends will you be rocking? What are your favourites? Let me know!
Love & Bubbles
The Secret Girly Girl xxxx