The rainbow comes and goes,
And lovely is the rose;
The moon doth with delight
Look round her when the heavens are bare;
Waters on a starry night
Are beautiful and fair;
The sunshine is a glorious birth;
But yet I know, where’er I go,
That there hath past away a glory from the earth.
– Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth 1770-1850
April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with Spring rain.
– The Waste Land by T.S Eliot 1888–1965
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
– A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
For centuries, poets and writers such as Wordsworth, Eliot, and Shakespeare have been using the four seasons of the year and all their glory as an inspiration for their writing. The arrival of spring time represents one of the most beautiful ceremonies of the year: the re-birth of nature; where flowers dance, the wind sings, and the Earth flourishes from morning ’till dawn. This season personifies the perennial thriving of nature’s most precious gift, and leads us right into the warmest and brightest season of the year; Summer – where days seem to be filled with endless romantic mist. As a celebration of these seasons, I decided to share with you the most a la mode make-up trends for this Spring/Summer 2015 season, straight from the runway, so that you can always look on point wherever you go! So stay tuned my fashionable Easter bunnies, to discover my favourite makeup trends for this season!
Another trend seen on the runway is bold and graphic eye make-up – preferably, metallic. Bombshell-inspired, Brigitte Bardot beauty was seen at Diane von Furstenberg, with Pat McGrath giving models sexy smoky eyes complemented by a nude lip (photo 2). At Tom ford (photo 8) a metallic smoky eye was combined with perfect skin and nude lips, making the eyes the main attraction. For nighttime, why not copy this look, which was also seen at Chanel (photo 9), and even mix it up by using different shades (brown, grey, etc), and finish the look with heavy mascara. For daytime, you could copy Giorgio Armani’s look (photo 3) using a white base to create a matte appearance to the skin, complemented by sandy coloured lips and full brows. Alternatively you could opt for a bronze metallic eye shadow instead!P.S. Don’t forget to try out metallic shaded nails too!
This year it’s all about contoured skin. For a bit more information look take a look at my previous post where I link you to a contoured picture of Kim K, showing you exactly where to contour. This season, contoured faces were completed with a subtle gloss to models’ lids and cheekbones at Chloé to give the appearance of laid-back radiance (photo 9). At Lanvin (photo 7), models had dewy-skin completed with brown shadow and subtly filled brows to finish the look. To enhance your natural (and contoured) beauty, do like Lucia Peroni for Christopher Kane (photo 4) and apply highlighter to your cheekbones to add an ethereal radiance.
Good news: this summer (and every summer as far as I’m concerned!) looking tanned is better! At Balmain, (photos 3 and 10) models looked gorgeous with a sun-kissed skin appearance created with plenty of terracotta bronzer. The same kind of look was seen at Ralph Lauren, complementing the safari-style designs (photo 5). At Isabel Marant (photo 12), makeup artist Lisa Butler used blush to create a healthy, glowing look, applying it over the lids and cheeks for a subtle summer colour. Similarly, at Rodarte, a healthy glow was created with warm blush and softly bronzed eyes (photo 9). At Gucci, bronzed models were created by enhancing the skin with a radiant yet natural-looking glow, and applying eye shadow in chocolate, taupe and gold tones to add definition (photo 7).
The eyebrow trend is still going strong, so before you over-pluck your eyebrows take a look at the strong eyebrow game seen in the runway. If you’re going for that clean look, groom your eyebrows like seen in Hugo Boss (photos 3 and 9) and Versus Versace models (photo 1). If, however, you are ready to step it up a notch, why not go for the ‘slept-in mascara look’ seen in Anthony Vaccarello models (photo 7) achieved by adding black glitter under the eyes; and completing the look with lipgloss to the lids and lips. If you are feeling creative, you could also inspire yourself in Rodarte models’ look (photo 5) and glutting piercings on your eyebrows; or in Prada, by adding a strong brown line above each brow, creating a strong and bold look with a slightly “off” feel (photo 4).
To conclude this segment, I’ll summarise different looks and ways these major trends could be applied:
– For a beachy, summer look, you could apply bronzer to your skin, and complement this with strong, groomed eyebrows and a very subtle pink lipstick shade (and a killer smile, of course!).
– If you are ready for a crazy night out in town why not complete your look with nude lips and metallic eyeshadow
– When you are feeling the utmost confidence and sensuality, don’t forget that red lipstick, combined with dewy and perfect skin!
I hope you found these trend alerts useful, and let me know in the comments section which look you are eager to try out and which trend is your favourite! As always, I say goodbye to you with a quote:
“Crying is for plain women. Pretty Women go shopping” – Oscar Wilde
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