We’ve never been more ready to shake off winter and dive straight into the spring/summer beauty trends.
Luckily there’s plenty of inspiration to get us feeling creative and itching to skip our “everyday beauty” routine. The fashion shows at New York, London, Milan and Paris gave us an entire edit of hair and makeup escapism via neon bright eye accents, pastel cheekbones and breezy summer hairstyles. And while some aesthetics were strictly editorial, plenty were surprisingly wearable, too, with some *extra options thrown in for fun.
Acne Studios showcased sequinned lips in sunny coral shades and hair stylist Guido Palau dyed his models’ hair bold shades of candy floss pink and sky blue at Loewe. A theme of shiny optimism and nostalgia emerged. At Moschino (which moved to NY from Milan), model Taylor Hill hit the catwalk with a cot mobile, complete with colourful beads and squishy toys attached to her head.
Milan also offered up a major ’90s moment with a number of throwback beauty trends making a high fashion comeback with body glitter at Blumarine, poker straight hair and bandanas at Fendace (the Fendi and Versace show) as well as face gems at Etro (think Gwen Stefani circa 1996).
Numerous designers paid homage to halcyon days with retro ‘60s beehives, Tracy Turnblad style bouffants, ’70s bowl bobs and vintage blow dries, seen at Batsheava, Ulla Johnson and Rixo to name a few.
‘80s punk rock and ’90s grunge made an appearance with Collina Strada serving up colourful mullets, rattails and plenty of back-combing, while Mark Fast, Coach and Supriya Lele all showcased grunge glam lips in deep stains and latex finishes.
Stacked hair accessories have been cemented as the easy way to add pretty interest to hair. The trend was seen at Alice & Olivia, Simone Rocha and Tom Ford. Meanwhile floral details appeared at Rixo, Yuhan Wang and Naeem Khan.
Smoky eyes are set to become a spring staple, having headlined at Altuzarra among other. Plus all eyes are on, well, eyes with multiple shows opting to play up the feature with fun flashes of colour.
And, if you’re bored of sticking to enhancing your eyes, lips and cheeks, why not give your ears, foreheads and brows a glam up with glitter and tinted mascara like the guys at Private Policy and threeASFOUR.