It had been a while since my lovely (& talented) make-up artist friend Kathryn Pardoe had shared any of her industry’s insights! I am therefore super duper excited that she agreed to giving us all the low-down on next season’s Make Up Trends!
Read on to find out more about what you make-up look you (and I) will be rocking this Summer!
Last season the make-up trends were dark and haunting; celebrating imperfections. This season, you still wear your face but the focus is on perfected skin. Pigmentation is completely wiped from the canvas with the help of CC Creams and we’re looking at really beautiful, glowing skin and gorgeous, feminine looks.
The key to this season’s trend is to moisturise and hydrate, letting your natural radiance take centre stage. Nutrition, exercise and a good skincare routine is essential to great skin and there are no short-cuts!
Here’s a look at the trends for SS14 as presented at the MAC biannual Trend Talk:
Trend 1: “Day Glow”
Feminine, healthy and sporty; this trend embraces the way natural skin is affected by the elements. Whether coming in from rain or shine, wear the elements on your skin with a dewy finish. Blushes replace bronzers this SS14, and highlighters will be your greatest asset.
Mix moisturiser with lightweight foundation to sheer it out and create a dewy finish, mimicking the way light falls on healthy young skin. Build up layers in light veils of coverage – less is more: this trend is totally natural.
Trend 2: “CC-Thru Colour”
Inspired by Instagram filters, this is all about hazy blending and warm peaches and oranges, or cooler lilacs and lavenders. This is a sensitive look, embracing femininity with a soft retro twist. The concept behind this trend is using colours that look soft against your skin tone.
With the upcoming launch of MAC Cosmetic’s CC Creams, this trend is set to take off. CC Creams neutralise pigmentation in the skin by harnessing the science of colour theory. It is a technique used by makeup artists; using the colour wheel, you essentially counteract the colour you are trying to hide by covering it with its total opposite. MAC’s CC Creams will therefore give you more power over your makeup than ever.
Trend 3: “Light FX”
By playing with highlights, this trend brings a stunning glow to the complexion. Look at where the sun hits your face and highlight that area; all the lights will then follow your highlight wherever you are, creating an alluring dimension to the face and bringing attention to the most beautiful parts of your bone structure.
White is a winner this season; white eyeshadow is back in and if you’re feeling adventurous, try pulling shapes with a white liquid eyeliner. (Tip: a drop of Inglot’s DuraLine can be mixed with any colour eyeshadow to create customised liquid eyeliner.)
Trend 4: “The New Eye-Deal”
Broken down into three sub-trends, this is all about the eyes. The point that encompasses all of these sub-trends, however, is the flick: it no longer curves. The new liner flick is dead straight.
50’s reboot: dark, thick black flicks are pulled dramatically outward. Always straight, these dark flicks are then garnished with glitter.
60’s lash: coat your lashes well because we want to see them all. MAC’s 33 and 40 false lashes will provide the perfect look. Push lip colours into the lips to bring out their texture. The liner flick is smaller and straight – don’t curve it!
90’s slept-in eye: the messy smoky eye is back, but in anything but black. We start to use plums, maroons, forest greens and emerald blues to make that dirty, sexy eye more modern.
Well there you have it, next season’s hottest make-up trends, served!
Check Kathryn Pardoes‘ website at www.kathrynpardoe.com. She’s amazingly talented and so so lovely so if you need your make-up done for an event, wedding, party or else, she’s the girl to go to!
*Images were supplied by MAC