Bye bye, smoky eyes HELLO TO SPRING HUES!

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - BODY & SOUL -

You might have heard that emer­ald green is colour to covet for SS13? Thank­fully, it will be seen more on nails than eyes, but what else is in store for the new sea­son? Well, quite a lot and, un­like other years, most of it is very wear­able! This week and next, we’ll dis­sect the hottest trends for make-up, skin, hair and nails, so you can pick your favourites and up­date your look in line with your own tastes.

With the re­turn of 1960s-style mono­chrome fash­ion, winged eye liner is a big trend, but it doesn’t feel new or all that in­ter­est­ing. What does feel fresh and ex­cit­ing is colour. Younger girls will get a kick out of a pop of acid bright on the lids or lips. Seen at shows from Paris to Mi­lan, a vivid block of eye colour looks dar­ing. Bright blue was the dom­i­nant cat­walk choice, with hot pink a close sec­ond. For lips, it was show-stop­ping or­ange-red hues — and with an ex­u­ber­ant flo­ral fash­ion trend in the pipe­line, a strong lip will bring your look right up to date.

More ma­ture women should take their cue from the Golden Globes, where red­head A-lis­ters Amy Adams, Isla Fisher and Jes­sica Chas­tain all rocked a grape lip and great lashes. Dra­matic and great for mak­ing teeth look whiter, grape is a re­fresh­ing alternative to red and needs lit­tle else to com­plete the look. Buy lip­stick rather than a stain — in a solid satin or matte fin­ish. Stick with a clear wash of nude on the eyes, or at most a veil of gold. Com­plete with mas­cara for def­i­ni­tion.

It’s the sea­son of sculpt­ing and pretty soon we’ll be look­ing at a lot of con­tour­ing prod­ucts. You might be a bronzer by habit but in SS13 you’ll be learn­ing to high­light and shape your face with dif­fer­ent cream colours. The de­sired ef­fect is su­perb skin that looks to­tally nat­u­ral, with a dewy fin­ish — cream prod­ucts will achieve the look where pow­der ver­sions won’t do.

There is no end to the colour op­tions in foun­da­tion af­ter 2012’s numer­ous launches; your best bet to master this look is to get colour-matched to your pre­cise skin tone, then buy a con­tour­ing cream in a darker shade and get prac­tis­ing!

Next week: the SS13 hair and nail trends.

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