Have you purchased your Race Day outfit yet? If not, don’t worry there is still plenty of time to pick up the perfect pieces. This Tuesday it’s all about dresses, next week we’ll look at hats and fascinators. So whether you are looking to embrace current trends such as Pop Art, Heavy Petal or Pastels or opt for more enduring styles such as stripes there really is something to appeal to every shape and style.
Ranging from hints of silver to antique gold, metallics are a major trend for this Spring/Summer. For day keep it simple by accessorising or choosing one statement piece and pair it with a classic item such as a white shirt or tee. For evening go crazy – the more ‘blingtastic’ the better.
Fashion is fickle, what is ‘hot’ one minute will be a hot mess the next. Some of the makeup trends that you are wearing today are quickly making the ‘not hot’ list and I have outlined the 3 biggest trends to kiss goodbye!
1: See You Later Liquid Liner
Yes the days of the dramatic liquid liner are numbered. It’s had a good run, being a popular eye liner choice for the past 6-8 years but its time is coming to an end and in it’s place is a much softer, barely there liner look. So try ditching the liquid liner and opt for a neutral pencil or no liner at all but make sure you really amp up the mascara! Makes those lashes long and luxurious to keep your eyes the main focus.
Barely there liner with lots of mascara will be the next big thing!
2: So Long Structured Brows
The last 5 years has seen the rise of the heavily structured brow and at the peak of its popularity we saw the infamous ‘scouse brow’ (google it and be appalled) but the future of our brows is looking relaxed and natural! No longer will we be stenciling on sharp structured brows, nor will we obsessively be plucking them into sharp boxy shapes but instead will be letting them get a little thick and bushy in a natural fashion. This more natural approach to brows can already be seen on the runways and in beauty editorials so give it another year or so and you may find yourself putting down the tweezers and embracing a little more brow!
Australian Model Samantha Harris has the perfect example of the more natural brow!
3: Bye Bye Bronzer
It seems like only yesterday people were asking ‘what is Bronzer and what does it do’. When I started doing makeup (many moons ago) Bronzer was new on the scene and people quickly became obsessed with the healthy glow and the contoured look it gave but nearly 10 years later, the romance is over. Bronzer is quickly becoming the product left on the table in many make overs. It has been replaced with skin illuminating products, this is how we will get our skin to have the healthy glow we all crave without the ‘muddy’ and occasionally patchy texture of Bronzer.
Seen at MBFW 2014, put the bronzer down and embrace dewy illuminated skin!
Lesley has been working with make-up since 2006, being predominantly involved in bridal and fashion but also dipping into freelance television and celebrity event make-up. ‘For me, it’s not just the creativity of make-up art, but the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people that keeps it interesting. Every woman is different in what she needs to feel beautiful and I enjoy finding out what that is and showing how to achieve that look.’