With 2014 Spring Fashion Month having wrapped up last week, we're inundated with gorgeous new beauty trends to try — but none are making quite as much noise as this one. Spotted on runway courtesy of the likes of John Galliano and DSquared2, the vibrant colour made this trend impossible to ignore. Why? The benefits are two-fold: slick on a few layers and it's bold and statement-making; swipe over the lips once and you have yourself a sheer peach tint that can take you through from day to night. A couple of weeks ago we explored orange's more feminine party pal, fuchsia, but this week it's all about tangerines, mandarins and that sunkissed Summer vibe. Click through to see our top 10 picks!
\Wedged between New York and Milan Fashion Weeks, London runways are the edgiest and most daring of all. But for the Spring 2014 season, we spotted a few beauty trends that even the average woman can easily pull off. In fact, some were also trends from NYFW. However, there are also some new trends to try, too. Click through to discover the top five trends from the British catwalks.
Winged eyeliner will always be a classic. But if you're looking for something that revolts against the cat-eye craze, then reach for these simple runway designs. Round, square, and barely there are just a few options beyond the iconic eyeliner flick.
1. A Roundabout Way: Instead of doing a wing at the end of your liner, try this oval edge seen at Giorgio Armani (left). The rounded shape is a great way to connect top and bottom liner, and it elongates the eye. Get a rough-and-tumble feeling by smudging the liner with fingers; an imperfect line reads sultry and sexy.
2. Be a Square: To get the modernised block shape seen at Kenzo (top right), draw a boxy outline with liquid liner and fill in. The trick is to align the bottom of your rectangle with the top lash line. Otherwise, your graphic could get buried in the crease.
3. Inside Out: Defining eyes doesn't require loads of eyeliner, as evidenced by the minimalist liner look at Guy Laroche (bottom right). Take on the tight-line technique and keep product on the waterline, honing in on the inner corners. Then, wiggle a soft pencil between lashes to fake fuller fringe. Top off with a berry red lipstick for extra elegance.
The men of Dolce & Gabbana have a history of sending powerful-looking women down the runway. Whether it's with heavy contouring, royal-inspired headdresses, or bold eyebrows, the beauty look for the Italian luxury brand is almost a perfect blend of strength and femininity. Flip through to see 10 of the most memorable beauty looks from Dolce & Gabbana's runways in Milan.
Missoni boasts an incredible international fashion following. While the Italian fashion house's designs are often bursting with colour and pattern, Missoni typically prefers demure makeup and no-fuss hair on the runways. Reminisce on some of the top beauty looks from the Missoni runways now.
With punk references cited as inspiration at several shows including Ginger & Smart, Manning Cartell and Zimmermann, it made sense that as well as pops of colour, we were going to see a Mohawk or two. Now, traditional Mohawks may be a polarising style that’s not really suitable for the office but Fashion Week showcased some more wearable ways to take on the trend. From Zimmermann’s rag curls to Whitney Eve & We by Whitney Port’s Mohican hybrid braid, take a closer look at how the Mohawk was updated for the upcoming season.
When it came to makeup, there was one standout trend of Fashion Week: luminous skin. Whether the brief was young and fresh (Ellery) or "ladies of the lake" (Bowie), it all translated to one beautiful finish: glowing skin that looked as though it was lit-from-within. From cream illuminiser to lip gloss to loose pigment to cream shadow, just about anything was used to create a fresh-faced feel. Take a look at the range of shows that opted for the popular skin finish.
One of the biggest hair trends at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was hair colour. Vibrant orange wigs kicked things off at Romance Was Born on Monday morning and from there barely a day went past without a pop of colour on the catwalk. From pretty-and-punky pastels at Manning Cartell to bright blues, pinks, yellows and purples at Lisa Ho to monochromatic looks at Lisa Maree, the designers certainly all agreed on one thing: colour is here to stay. Take a closer look.