A new season is the perfect excuse to update your makeup look, and Spring and Summer are a great time to pare down your makeup to the essentials and embrace your natural beauty and glow. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your look or try new products.
There are several beauty trends making the rounds this season, including bold eyeliner and blue eye shadow. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try something new. You might find your new favourite makeup look. The main theme of the season’s top beauty looks: Have fun!
A NEW TAKE ON A MODERN CLASSIC
Cat-eye eyeliner. What can be said for this classic beauty look? From Twiggy in the swinging ‘60s to Kate Moss in the ‘90s, the cat-eye is a beauty trend last looks set to last, no matter how much fashion and other trends change.
But this season, there are some shake-ups to the simple and neat black cat-eye flick. Add a touch of glitter to your cat-eye to take your look to the next level or take your cue from the catwalk and don a double cat-eye flick.
For a big, bold black cat-eye that is easy to draw on and has clean lines, L’Oréal Paris Tattoo Signature Liquid Eyeliner is a great option for £6.99.
Don’t be afraid to play with colour! Swap out your classic black for a flash of blue, lilac or pink, and take your summer beauty inspiration from the pages of Vogue.
Collection Glam Crystals Gel Glitter Eyeliner Glitz 1 £2.99, Miss Sporty Fabulous Kohl Kajal Orchid #31 £1.99, Benecos Natural Kajal Bright Blue £3.95 all from Superdrug
AN ‘80S REVIVAL
Some people believe the style of the ‘80s should remain in the past. But this season heralds a revival of blue eyeshadow. And if you want to be really bold and daring with your eyeshadow, why not opt for a splash of blue glitter?
If you’re not brave enough to attempt blue eyeshadow, some blue eyeliner on the bottom lash line is also a trend spotted on the SS18 catwalks.
Barry M glitter and Fixer 4 Pack £14.99, L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow Paint £5.99, No7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define £8.00, L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Eye Quad Turquoise Spell £7.99
THE LIGHT & NATURAL LOOK
If you’re not one for bright colours or bold cat-eyes, a trend you can embrace this season is the natural look. Learn to love your own skin this summer and pare back your makeup to the essentials. Embrace your freckles like Emma Watson and draw attention to your eyes with a simple swipe of mascara.
The key to this look is to make sure your eyebrows are neatly groomed, and a light application of blusher or highlighter will add a glow to your complexion without appearing too heavy. And when it comes to your lips, a clear gloss or natural lipstick is the perfect finishing touch to your natural look.
PS Nudes Metallic Lip Gloss and Liner £3.00 Primark, My Perfect Colour Liquid Concealer £2.00, Feeling Blush Blusher Soft £1.00 from Poundland
FIND YOUR FRAGRANCE
Add the final touch to your look this season with a great fragrance. Summer indicates floral accents and something light. But there are so many undertones and scents available, it can be daunting to decide which one works best for you.
When picking a new fragrance, keep in mind that the same perfume will react with everyone’s skin differently. So, a fragrance that smells great on your friend, might not smell the same when you wear it. There are hundreds of fragrances available, with a host of new scents released in time for the new season, so you’re bound to find the perfect scent for you. The experienced staff in your favourite perfume shop can lend a helping hand.
Hugo Boss Boss The Scent for Her £85.00, Ariana Grande Moonlight £30.50, Tom Ford Eau De Soleil Blanc £81.50, Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Ferragamo £29.50
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Boots: Get the latest cosmetics from leading brands at every price point from Boots. Look out for 3 for 2 offers and free gifts with purchase on premium and budget make-up brands as well as make-up accessories.
Superdrug: For a fantastic selection of make-up from mainstream brands as well as brands suited for darker skin, Superdrug is the place to go. Look out for special offers for Beauty Card holders.
Claire’s: Claire’s has a huge range of fun and bright glitter eyeshadows and lip glosses in-store, perfect for festival season.
Holland & Barrett: If you’re looking for organic cosmetics then Holland & Barrett has make-up brands that are vegan friendly and made with natural ingredients.
Poundworld: The best place for budget buys, why spend more on false lashes, mascara, lipsticks, sponges and brushes when you can pay less at Poundworld?
Savers: Renowned for great deals on Rimmel and Maybelline products, Savers also has exclusive fragrances at unbeatable prices.
The Perfume Shop: This is your one stop shop for the best selection of new and classic scents. Many classics are reduced by up to 60% off and new launches are often accompanied with free gifts.
Glamour Nail & Beauty Bar: Finish off your look with fabulous eyelashes and eyebrows and have a perfect manicure and pedicure to get summer ready.
Argos: For a wide range of cosmetic accessories and gift packs of super lotions and potions, nail varnishes and lipglosses, Argos is your one stop shop.
Asda: Shop all your favourite mainstream cosmetic brands in Asda at pocket friendly prices.
Bodycare: Leading make-up brands at great prices. What’s not to love?
Primark: The award winning PS range of make-up has to be tried to be believed. Heralded by Beauty Editors the range is premium without the price tag.
Semichem: For some of the best bargains around on beauty products and cosmetics, Semichem has a range of mainstream and niche brands available in-store.
Sugar Beauty: For the highest quality brands such as CND Shellac, NSI acrylic, Kaeso facial care, treat yourself to an all-round beauty service from head to toe.
Supercuts: Just walk in and have a new hair colour, a new style or simply a blow dry. No appointment necessary. Students also get 10% off and there are some great hair products to buy as well.