I don't know if you can feel it, but Spring is in the air. And hopefully like me you have already started to scour the net to find the upcoming fashion and beauty trends so that you can begin to prepare for the season.
To be fair, and as the resident fashionista, beauty expert, I am making it easier for you. I have poured over magazines, watched hours of fashion week footage and searched for images, just that you can have you own personal beauty bible for SS 2014. In order to avoid overwhelming you with information, I have decided to break the best trends into a few posts leading up to the season.
The wonderful thing about beauty trends is that they don't change drastically from season to season. More commonly, the colors lighten up for spring and summer and darken for fall and winter and this season is no different.
Tropical Blossoms: Hot pink, Orange, and Coral
Maria Grachvogel London Fashion Week SS 2014
Cynthia Rowley New York Fashion Week SS 2014[/caption]
MAC at India's Fashion Week
From New York to London to Bombay, notable designers Cynthia Rowley and Maria Grachvogel brought tropical blossoms to life on the lips of the models for Spring. A good way to add instant color to your dark fall and winter wardrobe while transitioning to Spring is to use a pop of color on your lips. It is also a good way to brighten your mood and add sex appeal to your pout. Did I mention that these colors are perfect for all skin tones? Here are few lip products that will make your smile pop this Spring.
**Quick Tip: Try using a matte or semi-matte lip color and add a light gloss on top.
Gold Rush/ Silver Streak
This trend is a classic Spring/Summer trend with a new twist. Fame makeup artist Pat McGrath created this signature look for Dolce & Gabbana's SS 2014 Collection. Instead of doing a metallic on the lip she opted for a soft petal pink instead to give it a more romantic feel.
[ Makeup by Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana Milan Fashion Week SS 2014 Makeup by Pat McGrath
At Jason Wu, we see the trend take a bolder stance with this gold dust eyeshadow.
Jason Wu NYFW SS 2014
Silver was also on the runway. Silver was found on the lids instead of the nails at Ann Yee.
Here are a few products to incorporate if you are a fan of metallics.
Quick Tip: Try Mixing metallics. Use a lighter gold on the lid and a dark smoky silver gray on the outside corners.
This is a classic that saw a ten year decline then popped back on the scene like gang busters in 2008 and is still going strong. Who could ever get tired of red lips? Did I mention blue tone red lipstick make your teeth look whiter? Red saw an insurgence on the runway this spring from Dolce & Gabbana to M.A.C. in India's Fashion week.
Altuzarra SS 2014
Chanel SS 2014
MAC (Ruby Woo) India's Fashion Week SS 2014
I know I know, I can hear you shouting at me now, but Tanishay, I am too dark to wear red. Only prostitutes wear red. Blah blah.. No one is too dark or too light to wear red lipstick. And red heads can rock it too.You just need to find a shade that goes with your skin tone. And trust me, I've never seen a hooker wear red lipstick, ever--too messy. Rule of thumb, if you have yellow/olive undertones you want to wear blue/tone red lipsticks and if you have pink undertones you wear orange tone reds. Some reds are great for all tones, like Ruby Woo from M.A.C.
Quick Tip: When using a red lipstick make sure to use a lip primer and red lip liner to keep the color from bleeding on your face and teeth. For a light coverage blot with tissue or put a sheer gloss straight on the lips.