Wow! Wow! Wow! These were the words that came to mind when I caught up on fashion week and the makeup trends for spring 2015! I am in love with the trends and am so on board for the fresh faced, luminous and gleaming finishes that was (or will be) spring 2015. This year’s makeup took the approach of the ‘barely there’ look. Minimalism was key, as was dewey youthful, uncomplicated skin, accompanied by classic chic features and nuances of a sun kissed bronze. To me there were four main components to the makeup looks seen on the runway, so let’s break it down.
‘All about the base’: When looking at all the models, regardless of designer or runway show there was one common denominator with all the makeup looks, the base. The models had a simplistic, clean, stunningly organic and glowing complexion. Layering was key for this I think, using illuminating primers, subtle concealers that blended into nothingness and fresh bases that looked invisible on the skin, creating an overall ‘honey dew’ incandescence to the face. (Am I using enough adjectives, people?) Where talking no cakiness, no flat matt finishes just healthy unblemished skin (no pressure models). Also lips were plump, glossy and nude.
Dem brows: Say hello to the power brow, sweets! Gone are the days of the ‘carved’ out brows and in are the days of full, natural groomed brows. We’re talking subtle arches, feathered edges, and soft points (brow tails). The brows were used to create a more youthful look, ‘highlighting facial features’ in a more flattering way. I also noticed that some looks had soft pastel purples and turquoise lightly brushed through the brow, so intriguing.
Eyes: “We want them to look believable; you see something’s happened, but it’s just an overall impression of prettiness (-Dick Page of the look at Michael Kors)”. Evident in this season trends was what I like to call the ‘effortless eye’. The eye makeup up either had a soft pop of colour or hazy smokey eye with fluttery soft lashes, using brown mascara, going bare, or just coating in the tips of the lashes. There were no complicated outer corners or unwearable colours, but mostly shimmery gold’s and rich bronzes that complemented the overall ‘honey skin’ mentioned earlier.
The Pop: ‘The pop’ was all about the liner, either paired with an eye look mentioned above or a bold graphic liner on its own. Spring 2015, is embracing a strong confident liner. I noticed thick black wings, edgy white double wings and striking, diagrammatic coloured liner that cut the crease and winged out defiantly. A fun way to push the boundaries and juxtapose a natural fresh face. Also it is important to mention that pop of red-orange on the lips. Hello Burberry, ugh LOVE!
Overall, a healthy fresh face, which looked untouched, yet flawless, was the key to the Spring 2015 trends. It’s going to fun, playing with bases, embracing what I already love about natural brows and maybe experimenting with bolder liner.
What were your favourite looks of Spring 2015?