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Trend Spotlight: ideas to inspire

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SUMMER
BEAUTY TRENDS

Eye-popping colour, 90s pastels and sun-kissed beach chic: we bring you the looks on our beauty radar. Keep your base simple and let your palette do the talking, says Jess Clark

POP TILL YOU DROP: BOLD LIPS AND NAILS DO ALL THE STYLE WORK THIS SEASON

Add a burst of fresh colour to your look with bright lips against a flawless base: clash with non-matching nails for a full hit of brightness – think red, peach, fuchsia and orange shades – as seen at Rag & Bone’s spring/summer 2014 show (below)

 

 SUMMER SKIN
Keep your base sheer and pull focus on the lip, opting for bright colours with dense pigment, such as long-wear lip lacquers and velvety, matt formulations

LACQUER UP
Stila Stay All Day® Vinyl Lip Gloss
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BRAID WINNER
Nothing says ‘summer’ like a feminine plait or braid. The perfect partner to notice-me lips, go for a loose and slightly uneven single plait or two plaits pulled up, Heidi-style

A NOD TO THE 90s: UPDATE A BORROWED-FROM-THE-BOYS AESTHETIC AND FINISH WITH A SHOCK OF PASTEL COLOUR

Tap into the season’s understated 90s trend with sheer pastel lids set against a nude base. Barely there make-up and boyishly slick hair will keep the colour modern

HIGH BROW

Go bold with your brows to add some androgynous appeal and create a frame for your features

WHITE OUT
Off-white nails look new-season fresh and help play up a summer tan

PULL FOCUS
Bold colour like this Lola eye shadow needn’t be scary; just take a less-is-more approach
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PURPLE HAZE
Switch the tone to suit your mood and keep mascara to a minimum

CALIFORNIA DREAMING: COMBINE SUN-KISSED TONES WITH BEACH-READY HAIR FOR HOLIDAY-FRESH APPEAL

This one’s for the sun worshippers. Bronze shades and salt-textured tresses deliver the ultimate beach-goddess feel. Skin should be glossy, while hair should have movement and look effortless

 

THE INSPIRATION: BOHO LUXE
Cheat a just-back-from-holiday glow with the right sun-ready products. At Michael Kors’ S/S 14 show skin was lightly golden and hair tousled

 

HOLIDAY SKIN
Allow celebrity tanning expert James Read to bring the sunshine with this genius gradual face tanner
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Photos: Alberto Badalamenti / Stylist: Niki Brodie / Make-up: Valeria Ferreira / Hair: Asashi / Models: Julie at Established, Brigitte at Supa, Ella at Supa

MODERN METALLICS
Nails take a turn towards 70s-inspired bronze this summer with Autograph’s Ultimate Wear Nail Colour in Butterscotch

INSTANT GLOW
Stila One Step Bronze: Skin Tone Illuminating Bronzing Serum
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UNDONE ’DO

Take a textured approach to hair with low-fuss styling and products designed for sun exposure, like Philip Kinglsey Weatherproof Hairspray