Your ultimate guide
The most coveted trends from SS20 runways that have captured our minds, and our makeup bags. We dare to embrace neon on the eyes, keep the complexion minimal and inject a touch of bohemia by adding flowers to your hair.
Schoolgirl, Wednesday Adams style braids were seen everywhere, from Simone Rocha to Gabriela Hearst. Designers are clearly encouraging us to give up the hot styling tools in favour of low-maintenance woven hair. Most options offered carefree flyaways and a plaited-to-the-very-end youthfulness, while some inspired us to weave something into the braids – like silk scarves, jewels and raffia – to make them stand out even more.
Seen at: Alexander McQueen, Max Mara and Dior
Colour for Spring/Summer is not surprising, but this season the designers decided to go big on primary shades and neon hues, adorning eyelids on top and bottom. Optimistic shades were lined or dabbed round the eyes, and not in a precise way, reemphasising the freedom that bright makeup represents.
Seen at: Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ferragamo
Flowers came into full force on the runway, with many designer making them the focal point across a series of creative makeup looks. We won’t be rushing to apply petals to our eyelids as seen at Giambattista Valli, but what we can take away is bohemian bridal inspiration, especially for the hair. At Missoni, the updos featured sprigs of garden flowers that were tucked into deconstructed knots.
Seen at: Marni, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Missoni and Giambattista Valli
Let it shine
Adding a bit of twinkle to the eyes shouldn’t just be reserved for festive parties. Makeup artists like Pat McGrath are studding the lids with layers of gold for a Grecian goddess vibes, while over at Fendi the shimmer gently cascades down the cheeks for that undone festival feel. For drama that might only work for special occasions, look to silver glitter and loose octagon sequins at Off-White as well as the jaw-dropping face jewellery designs at Schiaparelli.
Seen at: Off-White, Valentino and Fendi
Move aside coral shades and nude hues, and make way for the darkest of berries shades. If you want to go to the darkest spectrum, look to Max Mara where lips were kept matte while the edges were precise and sharp. To keep it looking modern, focus on a fresh and minimal complexion, and if you want to add a bit of shine, sweep some lip gloss across for that mirrored glaze finish.
Seen at: Jil Sander, Rick Owens, Marques Almeida
‘No make up make up’ continues to rule supreme when it comes to our dream complexion. The barely-there result with a dewy finish is on everyone’s list, perhaps that’s why some many makeup brands are now implementing skincare elements into their products. Make primer your new best friend as it aids in keeping the complexion even, and invest in a good finishing powder that acts as a filter. This effortless fresh-faced look is perfect for the undone summer months.
Seen at: JW Anderson, Burberry and Khaite and Roland Mouret
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