We recently posted here on the blog about the cosmetic trends seen on the catwalks for Spring/Summer this year.
For this and the next blog post, we’re going to talk about the products we stock that can help you achieve some of the more wearable looks.
The Red Lip The red lip never goes out of fashion, timeless and classic, it featured heavily on the runways. Berry shades, orange hues and true classic red were all worn so here are some of our top picks to get runway ready lips. For a true red, try the beautiful Gerard Cosmetics Fire Engine Red Lipstick (£12.50). If you’re looking for a matte red, then look no further than Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Redrum (£13) which promises to dry completely matte and last for hours. If an orange toned red is more your cup of tea, try Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in High Voltage (£5), incredible with a tan. Finally, if you prefer a sheer, or more muted finish, try a lip gloss such as NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie or a tinted balm such as Everyday Minerals Tinted Lip Butter in Honey Rose Elixir. It’s worth mentioning, that most red, traditional lipstick formulas can be blotted down with tissue to give more of a natural, stained effect as seen on the Topshop Unique and Dolce & Gabbana catwalks.
Purple was seen all over the catwalks, in every possible shade, from lilacs through to rich deep shades, both on lips and eyes. Purple lip shades aren’t easy to come by, but if you fancy giving this look a try, look no further than Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics who offer various shades in their innovated Lip Tar formula (£13). Roller girl is a vivid lavender purple, Hoochie is described as a vibrant magenta, but definitely has a hint of purple to it, while Lydia is a soft mauve.
If you’re looking to wear purple on your eyes then there is much more choice available to you. In terms of eye liners, there are several. NYX Cosmetics Slide on Eye Pencils are currently on offer at £3 each and offer Pretty Violet and Purple Blaze while Sigma’s Extended Wear Eye Liner Pencils (£7.50 offer Electrify for a true vibrant purple as well as Declare, a soft berry/mauve shade for a less vibrant effect.
When it comes to Eye Shadows, then there are many offerings, from OCC’s Colour Concentrate Pigment (£9.50) in Overlook or their Pure Cosmetic Pigment (£9.95) in Magenta, to Sugarpill’s Loose Eyeshadow Pigment in Strangeling (£9.95) to Everyday Minerals Shimmer Eye Colour in Art Girl for loose powder eyeshadows. Moving onto pressed eye shadows, options include the Violet Voss Pan Eye Shadow in Patty (£5.95) which is a matte rich purple, or the Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Poison Plum (£8.95) which is a dramatic purple, or Frostine from the Sparkle Baby Collection which is a light lilac with shimmer for a pretty spring look.