Beauty Spring/Summer 2012 Hair and Beauty trends Emily Warrilow
Spring is here! This season’s trends are full of colour and attitude – a real middle finger to dull winter tones! Here are this season’s hottest hair and beauty trends, and how to get the look on a student budget. So let’s start with the face...with the Olympics this summer, ‘sporty’ skin was a massive hit on the catwalks, with models flaunting the dewy,
barely-there ‘athletic’ look at Doo.Ri and Richard Nicoll. Spring skin has to reflect a post-winter rejuvenation; it’s all about faking a saintly dryJanuary with a clear, glowing complexion, but luckily for us, you don’t have to have naturally perfect skin to work this spring trend! Another big trend for skin this Spring/summer is of course the sunkissed look. No S/S beauty routine would be complete without a tan. Bronzed glows were a key feature at Sass & Bide, Diane von Furstenberg and Salvatore Ferragamo.
But what about eyes? well, The tanned trend doesn’t stop at the face. The catwalks for SS12 showcased matte sepias and flat brown hues on eyes too. Metallics are still going strong though, this time with a summer heat revamp: Look out for golds, coppers and bronzes and you’ll be bang on trend. For lips, a bold, stained look is most definitely in this season. Flushed lips are perfect for a romantic PreRaphaelite spring look. Poppy hues were oh-so-pretty at Erdem, whilst Giles and Donna Karan chose
seriously sexy wine-stained pouts. This season is all about colour where ever possible, and this doesn’t stop at hair! Issey Miyake and Narciso Rodriguez’s models had all out neon do’s, whilst Mulberry went for the more subtle option of pastel coloured streaks. Like it or not, Wet Look hair was a key style at this seasons shows. In keeping with the Olympic/Sporty theme, this easy to achieve but difficult to pull off look was big with the likes of Alexander Wang and Alberta Ferretti this season.
S/S 2012: Get the look
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Wet Hair Look
This one is tricky, as there’s a fine line between catwalk chic and greasy student stereotype, but it can be wearable if you do it the right way. For long hair, scrunch salt spray into damp locks to get a justoff-the-beach look. For short hair, wet look quiffs are seriously hot right now. Use Garnier Fructis Survivor Gel to get sleek high-rise hair. Works best teamed with golden metallic smoky eyes.
For all over matte colour try Natural Collection Solo Eye Shadow in Milk Chocolate, simply blend this softly from the lash line up and out for an alluring wash of colour. For metallic eyes, Maybelline Eyestudio in Eternal Gold works well dabbed in the central tear duct area or swept over lids to brighten and widen eyes. To make peepers rounder, place the metallic shade on the centre of the lids.
Tinted balms are a perfect way to rock the stained-lip trend without the commitment of actual lip stain. The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in Passion-berry gives lips a gorgeous berry sheen and tastes absolutely delicious! For all-day c o l o u r, u s e S o a p & G l o r y Cheekmate Cheek and Lip Stain in Rosy Glow keeping it up to date by concentrating the colour on the inner lips.
Think exercise and plenty of water and you’re halfway there. If you’re one of the few blessed with flawless skin, Love Face Primer is enough to smooth skin without unnecessary coverage. For the rest of us, Nivea Visage Tinted Moisturising Day Cream is an ideal base to even out skin tone without a foundation. Hide fatigue with L'oreal Paris True Match Touche Magique Concealer under eyes and on imperfections.
Pixie2Woo Sam & Nic Chapman’s (aka Pixiwoo) brother’s girlfriend Tanya, recreates some stunning celebrity inspired makeup and hair styles. I defy anyone not to be jealous of her luscious lips!