Your spring beauty looks sorted
Spring beauty is blossoming with plenty of peachy pinks, pops of colour and metallic accents to brighten up your winter cosmetics.
From Dior to Bottega Venetta, Rodarte to Christian Dior, flower crowns, bold blooms and petal detailing dominated the runways. Expect to see the trend translated trackside this Spring Racing Carnival.
A bold red lip is the ultimate lady like accessory that instantly takes you from desk to dinner, boardroom to bar. Just be sure to choose a colour that complements your complexion. Olive skin is best suited to deep wine tones and bright cherry while rich raspberry is perfect for porcelain skin.
Don’t be afraid to embrace colours that clash. However, for a seamless style, mix this season’s powdery pastels with rich jewel tones for night-time glamour, such as deep emerald green with a soft lilac.
We like W7 in The Night Eyeshadow Palette, Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eyeliner in Green Spark or L’Oreal Infallible 2-Step Lipstick in 209 Violet Parfait all from Chemist Warehouse.
While subtle sorbet shades dominate this spring, if you are looking to add a burst of colour try a citrusy shade of mandarin.
Having trouble finding the right shade? Take a page out of the pro’s book and get the look with an orange lippy. First, prime the lids with a cream-based eyeshadow. Work your lipstick of choice on to the back of your hand and apply the lipstick to your eyelid using a patting motion with your finger or a brush.
We like L’Oreal Color Riche Made For Me Intense Lipstick 293 Orange Fever with the Revlon Double End Smoky Eye Brush both from Chemist Warehouse.
Keep a contrast
When it comes to pops of colour, contrast is the key. Keep eyes clean and just add a soft peachy blush to your cheeks.
We like Revlon Insta Fix Blush in Rose Gold Kiss from Chemist Warehouse.
Cheekbones are easy to get – just dab some soft pink highlighter from the apple of your cheek to your temple. While you’re at it, give yourself an instant eyelift by blending under your brow bone.
We like Nude by Nature Shimmering Sans Loose Eyeshadow 01 White Sand from Chemist Warehouse.
Nails are making us nostalgic with a little sparkle. At Rodarte, gold glitter resembled “cuticle jewellery”. Use a thin brush to apply the polish around the cuticle edge.
We like W7 Nail Enamel 176 Goldie from Chemist Warehouse.
Don’t forget the men – they’re making waves this spring
Male runway models have ditched the man buns that have dominated the past few seasons in favour of dishevelled tresses. For a low-maintenance result, simply scrunch through some sea-salt spray to ends after washing.
A handy hack! Get the best skin of your life with this simple step, so those spring make up looks last the distance from desk to dinner.