The latest beauty trends
…is the name of the game on the beauty scene this season, says Amber Dias.
Cast a spell with perfectly set feathery eyebrows. The secret to nailing the look? It’s hiding in your bathroom - we’re talking about trusty old soap.
Get the look: Roll your spoolie brush over a bar of lightly moistened soap and gently brush it over your eyebrows to full, feathery effect that sets just right.
Inspired by iridescent crystals, geode hair is making waves across the globe. From hues of amethyst, blue and green, this fade-in colour trend is vibrant, dreamy, glamorous and a sure shot stunner.
Get the look: Start by lightening the hair from the bottom up without bleaching the roots (optional). Apply the darker shade along the top and midsections of the hair and the lighter shade along the bottom once the darker shade dries. You can apply the colours at varying levels to create a dazzling effect. Ensure that one colour fades into the next without any gaps.
Note: It is best to consult with your hairstylist and not attempt to create it on your own if you’re not confident about hair colouring.
ARMED & READY!
Beauty masks are a big hit this year - and not just the ones for your face. Pitmasking is garnering a lot of attention at the moment. Essentially, it is a facial for your armpits. It helps reduce sweating and controls body odour.
Lemon juice or apple cider masks are the simplest natural masks; just apply for five minutes and rinse. You can also try charcoal and clay, or choose from a plethora of readily available masks that best suit your skin type.
Anti-frizz sheets are the answer to frizzy, caught-in-the-rain hair - no appliances or serums are necessary. They are super simple to use and can easily be tucked away in your bag. The sheets are lined with nourishing oils like argan or coconut and moisturizers like shea butter; and produce stunning results for every hair type. Simply glide the sheet over frizzy hair and watch as it smoothens out, adding a little extra shine along the way. Ramp ready hair is now just a swipe away!
Think makeup and workouts don’t go together? Think again! Active beauty products are stirring things up in the realm of skincare and makeup. Some of the biggest brands in the business have created products for women who like to stay fit and look good doing it. These products target exercise specific concerns from clogged pores to redness, and also aim to heal and repair the skin. From sweat resistant to waterproof makeup and skincare picks, they are a must have addition to your beauty regime. So get out there and challenge yourself with your best face forward.
Inspired by the elegant Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra eyeliner is stealing the scene on runways across the globe. Super graphic and super dramatic, the look can be interpreted in different ways but never fails to grab eyes - much like the queen herself.
Get the look: Start by priming your eyes. Use a black eyeliner to trace the eyes with a heavier coat along the lower lid. Create sharp points along the inner corners and extend the wings to razor sharp points. Add a swipe of mascara and you’re ready to rule!
Bold is beautiful when it comes to this makeup trend. Vivid hues of pink, orange and red are outshining nudes this season. A pop of colour on your lips paired with otherwise neutral makeup is the rule you need to follow to step out and stun.
Get the look: Apply a lip primer or lip balm. Choose a vivid shade of matte lipstick that pairs with your skin tone and apply an even layer. Add a subtle blush and eyeshadow or go without - either way your luscious pout is ready to shine.
Colour blocking makes a seamless transition from fashion to makeup to give your eyes that extra edge. A play on the two-tone makeup trend that has been doing the rounds, it’s a sure shot way to make your eyes pop!
Get the look: Start by priming your eyes. Use a black or metallic eyeliner to trace your eyes. Choose two shades of eyeshadow that complement each other. Apply the brighter shade along the upper lid, ending just below the eyebrows. Gently apply a swipe of the second shade along the lower lid. Finish with two coats of mascara and you’re ready to rock!