Are you brave enough for this Spring’s newest make up trend?
Models at Dior’s Spring/Summer show sported contrasting eyes, lips and nails under 50s hairstyles.
The look might feel like a little much when we’re covered in brights or florals, but it works well with an understated outfit, and teamed with liquid liner, really makes eyes pop.
- Make sure that your shadow is matte and doesn’t have a metallic sheen as this will date the look, and won’t look as fresh against dewy skin.
- To avoid the smoky look and keep the lines clean, use a piece of tissue or cotton bud to neaten the edges and reapply.
- A light coat of vaseline on the eyelid before application gives the powder real staying power.
- The shorter a brush handle on the liner, the more control you have. Rimmel Exaggerate is especially good for beginners.
- If you don’t trust your eyelining skills, go along the upper lash-line with khol to the edge of your eye, then apply a light layer of liquid on top, using the liquid only to create the 50s flick.
- Stick with chalky textures so the lips don’t overpower the entire look.
- If you’re not brave enough to pick a bold colour, use a simple nude tone (try again not to get a metallic base), which makes it easy to wear as a daytime look.
- Apply with a thick lip brush rather than straight from the bullet as this works the colour into lips and gives a more matte effect.
- Anything goes!
- The bolder the better as colour clash is big for spring.
- Apply a base coat and top coat. To avoid chipping, at your last stroke go horizontally rather than vertically along the tip of your nail to seal the colour.
Be sure to investigate the mothership of brights, the Barry M counter at your local cosmetics store.
Barry M Eye Crayon available in Matt Blue, Matt Pink, Matt Purple and Matt Turquoise: £3.99
Barry M Nail Polish available in a range of shades: £2.99
Lipstick by Topshop: £8
Eyeliner by Too-Faced: £13 (Bargain Alternative: Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner: £5.10)