Autumn has arrived and we’re busy reclaiming our black tights and swaddling ourselves in chunky cardigans. As we brace ourselves for the cold, dark months ahead — not to mention an entire season of glittering party looks — it seems a strange time to be thinking about what we’ll be wearing next spring. Such is the way that the fashion calendar works, however, and for the past month the eyes of the industry have been on the fashion weeks in the major style capitals.
Every season, one or two strong beauty looks emerge from the catwalk shows, but at the recent fashion week shows the trends for Spring/Summer 2019 have, on the whole, been quite muted. Rather than the more defined, heavy make-up looks of the past few seasons, nude skin, rosy neutral lips, golds and soft coppers on eyes featured.
For hair, again there was quite a lot of short hair and long bobs on the catwalk — which is always refreshing to see after years of hair extension obsession — and quite ‘ undone’ textures.
Today, I’ve selected five of the strongest make-up looks ( right), along with three stand-out hair styles ( below), from the fashion week shows to guide you through the season ahead. I’ve given each one a ‘ ramp to reality’ difficulty rating — how easy it is to recreate each of the styles yourself at home.
If you can’t wait until spring to re-boot your makeup look, however, pay a visit to Brown Thomas which is running its
Style Summit event until October 13. On
October 11, make-up powerhouse Mary
Greenwell, of Laura Mercier, will be joining beauty expert and journalist Sali Hughes to discuss all things beauty and makeup. Tickets are €100, to book see eventbrite.com and brownthomas.com.
“Spring’s looks are muted. Think nude skin, rosy neutral lips, and golds and soft coppers on eyes” Learn how to refresh your look at the Beauty Masterclasses happening at the new-look beauty hall in Arnotts over the next two weeks. With a selection of brands — from Dior to Charlotte Tilbury, NARS to Huda — taking part, these classes will suit all ages! To book see arnotts.ie/ beautyevents or call(01) 805 0400.