Aisling Fitzpatrick sits down with UCC student and freelance make-up artist Laurence Keating to discuss the top beauty trends straight off the Spring Summer runway.
‘No make-up’ make-up
‘Dewy, flawless skin was huge on catwalks as usual’, says Laurence. A lot easier said than and done, this minimal look requires a surprising amount of time and effort to achieve. The key here is to invest in good brushes. This trend is perfect for college students – nothing worse than piling on the slap for a day spent in the library. Instead, focus on creating an immaculate base and finish with a simple slick of mascara.
It’s in the eyes
‘It’s all in the eyes this season,’ according to Laurence, ‘There was an enormous focus on eyes, mainly bold colours (particularly blues and pinks). We also saw a lot of metallic eyes on the catwalk. My favourite look consisted of very full, fluttery lashes, many of which were meant to be obviously fake. This was an interesting reversal of previous trends where everything was made to look natural. Marc Jacobs had a really big 60s look on the eye and almost every show had a full, groomed brow.’ For those of you who aren’t too keen on that retro look, fear not as the beloved smoky-eye was never too far from the catwalk. To update this trend Laurence recommends going for a ‘refined, lived-in smoky-eye’ to create that grunge inspired look.
Best of the rest
At the Giles show, glossy fuchsia lips reigned supreme, while at Moschino, a traditional pop of red was the order of the day. Laurence advises a matte red lip for Spring/Summer to update a classic look. Velvet skin was also popular at the shows this season. ‘The trick is to avoid it becoming fully matte, but you definitely don’t want dewy skin either. This was paired with nothing but a good brow and mascara to create a strong look’.