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Beauty Trendsetter

The catwalk shows not only preview the summer collections but also dictate the new trends in the beauty sector. Check them out!

Woodstock Waves
The famous waved hair from the end of the sixties and beginning of the seventies is back. But just like any inspiration, it comes with a twist. Instead of lots of volume, the roots are flat and the curls are subtle. However, the traditional clear, centre parting is faithfully kept. This sexy style is perfect for your everyday commitments as well as evening events. Change your make-up and you will be ready to party. You can copy this type of style from the Marchesa, Emilio Pucci and Diane Von Furstenberg runways.

Alluring Eyes
Eyeliner is one of the make-up elements most girls can’t live without. However this season, we find new ways of applying it. Just Cavalli opted for a graphic lower line, keeping the rest of the make-up very subtle. Dior introduced pastel shades in the upper lid; shades of aqua green, soft yellow and light orange are the colour picks. Elie Saab painted the whole eye-line (up and down) in tones of blue, this artistic composition may be an option for special parties, but probably best avoided in your daily routine.

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Bare Faced

The ‘no-make-up’ movement is still strong and the idea of creating a make-up that doesn’t show, but delivers flawless skin, is perfect for summer.To achieve the best results, you must understand your skin and look for a combination of concealer, foundation and powder. This time round, naked skin style comes with a differential, instead of going completely matte, glowing touches are created with illuminating powder. You can wear some mascara, but avoid eye-shadow and lipstick to get the looks of Alberta Ferretti, Chloe and Christopher Kane’s catwalk beauty.

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Faking it

This season also revealed a few tricks. Temporary tattoos, spotted on the Tommy Hilfiger catwalk, are a great option for those uncertain of going for a permanent one. You can have them painted on your skin or transferred (just like the kids’ ones). Zac Posen created a wet effect to the hair with a lot of gel (you can also use lacquer) combed back. The same style was also seen at the Versace and Marni shows. Preen went bolder with fake freckles on its models, the make-up looked incredibly natural and extremely cute!

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April 2015: Editor’s Note

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