Pastel lips and big barrettes, here are spring/summer 2019’s hottest beauty trends
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Ditch the diktat and give a personal touch to spring/summer 2019’s trends. Here’s how:
We’re heaving a collective sigh of relief as the era of the perfect cat-eye comes to an end. Stay minimal or go all out; the options are endless. Use a brush or thumb; gel or liquid; black or bright; and draw anything from a floating crease as seen at Guy Laroche or doodle like Dior
Chambor Extreme Eyes Long Wear Kohl in Dark Brown, INR 695
Lotus Herbals Ecostay Butter Matte Paint Pot in Orange Punch, INR 349
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Plum Avenue, INR 550
BE EXTRA, ALWAYS
There’s no reason to hold back on glitter as nails, eyes, cheeks and lips get doused in shine. Go the Tadashi Shoji way with a sparkly two-toned eye or try foil lips à la Jeremy Scott. Think refined club kid
Stila Glitter & Glow Eye Shadow in Into The Blue, INR 2,200
M.A.C Galactic Glitter in Rose, INR 2,150
MyGlamm Gel Finish Nail Enamel Duo in 24/7 & Sundowner, INR 390
Just-returned-from- a-facial skin is the new mandate for summer. This means sheer coverage and lots of highlights. While models at Ashish, Missoni and Mary Katrantzou faked it with a strobe cream, following a good skincare routine will add to your radiance.
Cover FX Illuminating Primer, INR 3,250
NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Strobe Cream, INR 1,000
Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF15, INR 2,670
Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer, INR 3,500
Expand your horizons beyond standard ruby red lipsticks. Find inspiration in Chanel’s fuchsia lips, the chalky coral ones at Courrèges and the pastel mouths at Laroche. To get this look, layer multiple coats of lipstick and don’t forget to dust blotting powder in between.
Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in Natural coral, INR 2,200
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Mandarin Muse, INR 1,140
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gradation in Coral, INR 500
TRY CLIP ART
Update your second-day hairstyle with the season’s statement accessories. Try Versace’s monogram hair clips, Prada’s chunky headband or SVA’s printed turban for a day at the beach. Spray your barrette with hairspray to improve its grip in your hair.
Percy and Reed Smooth Sealed & Sensational No Oil Oil for Thick Hair, INR 900
Wella Professionals EIMI Stay Styled Workable Finishing Spray, INR 675
The S/S ’19 runway served up several ideas to rejig our messy summer buns. Our favourites include: the twisted chignon at Naeem Khan, Emporio Armani’s braid-and-bun combo and Fendi’s top knot with face-framing baby hair.
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Argan Oil Conditioner, INR 220
WEAR IT WET
Poolside hair is a standard for summer, but it’s quite tricky IRL. This season it gets a little easier, as hairstylists embrace a dual wet and dry texture. Take your lead from Chloé and Marni, where models had voluminous lacquered roots and dry lengths. Load up on gel, shine spray and serum to keep it glossy, not greasy.
BBLUNT Spotlight Hair Polish, INR 550
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Reno Serum, INR 2,600
L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Wet Domination Extreme Splash, INR 700
FIND YOUR MUSE
Bianca Jagger’s bronzed skin, Twiggy’s clumpy lashes and David Bowie’s sparkly make-up, all made an impactful return for summer. We’re taking special note of the colourful Bowie-esque eyes at Manish Arora.
L’Oréal Paris X Sabyasachi in Flatter Me Nude, INR 750
Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Bold Glitter, INR 2,650
Colorbar Zoom & Whoosh Mascara in Black Sin, INR 650
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, INR 3,300
Unleash your inner artist while choosing your manicure. Whether it’s glitter on short digits, Moschino’s artful scribble on stiletto nails or Chromat’s bling-y piercings, everything goes.
Nykaa Black to Gold Nail Enamel in Night Fever, INR 249
Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat, INR 500
O.P.I Nail Lacquer in Polka.Com, INR 850
Photographs: Lakmé, Imaxtree.com/2019