1 THE BARELY THERE LOOK
Seen at: Balmain, Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Christopher Kane.
Raw, nude makeup looks are back, having taken a short break during the winter months. The look could be seen across catwalks all over the world, with models wearing light foundation and natural eyeshadow. This SS14 makeup trend is a great look to wear for your next daytime outing, brunch with friends or a weekend shopping spree.
2 THE DRAMATIC BLUE EYE MAKEUP
Seen at: Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prada.
Eyes accented with all shades of blue eyeshadow were a striking look on catwalks as makeup artists took strong popping shades of blue and made them new again, whether as a flash of blue on the lower lash line or in bold blocks of colour across the lids. In order to not look like an 80s throwback, the trick to the SS14 blue is to keep the rest of your features plain and simple, to make your eyes really take centre stage. This is a perfect party look this spring.
3 THE LINED AND DEFINED EYES
Seen at: Chanel Haute Couture, Saint Laurent, Rodarte, Just Cavalli.
From dramatic kohl to sleek cat eyes, black liner was another wearable look we saw all over the runways for SS14. This updated classic look is eternally changeable. You can either opt for an intense look, with thick liquid liner across both top and bottom lids (as seen at Saint Laurent) or team the black cat eye with silver glitter as seen on the Chanel Haute Couture catwalk for an evening look.
4 THE TRANSLUCENT PASTEL EYES
Seen at: Burberry, Miu Miu, Kenzo, and Badgley Mischka
Sugary-sweet and perfect for spring, a myriad of pastel shades graced the SS14 catwalks. From light yellows to powder blues and pistachio greens, these pastels have a translucent texture that we love. It’s all about letting your natural beauty mix with light, sweet colours. This look is easy to wear any summer or spring day and matches perfectly with a summer wardrobe.
5 THE BRIGHT ORANGE LIPS
Seen at: DSquared, John Galliano, DKNY, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone.
With last summer came colour popping pouts in a rainbow of shades, but this summer the colour is orange. In shades so bright they were almost neon, models strutted down the runways with either glossy or matte orange lips. This versatile look works just as well during the day as at night. Try the orange lips in a sportier fashion (like on the DKNY runway), or pair them with voluminous shiny curls for a more exotic look (as seen at Dsquared).