The lat­est beauty trends

Am­ber Dias scopes out the hottest new trends for the sea­son.

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PEEK-A-BOO

Tak­ing cen­ter stage at the mo­ment is an old run­way favourite - neg­a­tive space nails. It’s a fun yet to­tally chic look that al­lows clean, un-coloured nails to peep through bold lac­quer. From com­plex cut-outs to sim­ple stokes - the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less when it comes to hav­ing fun with this trend.

Get the look: Clean, shape and buff your nails. Use a strip of scotch tape to block out a sec­tion of each nail. You can do this di­ag­o­nally, ver­ti­cally, hor­i­zon­tally - any way you want. Ap­ply two coats of bold nail colour of your choice on the rest of the nail - you can use two or more colours if you’d like. Al­low it to dry and then peel off the tape. If you’re con­fi­dent about pulling off a free hand de­sign, go for it!

THUMBS UP

The thumbprint eye­liner is sweep­ing up a storm on the in­ter­na­tional run­way. A quirky take of the clas­sic cat-eye, this trend is graphic, cool and fab­u­lously im­per­fect. Pre­ci­sion is not the key here, in fact most makeup artistes will agree that the messier the look, the bet­ter. It al­lows plenty of room for ex­per­i­men­ta­tion with­out the stress of nail­ing those per­fect lines.

Get the look: Opt for a gel liner and a rounded eye brush. Prime your eye­lids and ap­ply a neu­tral shade of eye­shadow be­neath the brow bone and along the in­ner cor­ner of your eyes. Ap­ply an­other shade of your choice along the crease. Sweep your liner across your eye­lid the same way you would when do­ing a clas­sic cat-eye. Use your fin­ger or a brush to drag the colour up and beyond the cor­ner of your eye. Use your pinky to smudge it for the thumbprint ef­fect. Ta-da!

DO THE TWIST

Ef­fort­lessly chic, twisted hair tucks are the per­fect fit for a sunny day. A fit­ting look for both long and short hair, you can play around with a va­ri­ety of styles - from tucked in braids to sim­ple knots. Pair this look with a stun­ning pair of state­ment ear­rings to re­ally make heads turn.

Get the look: Us­ing a comb or your fin­gers, gen­tly pull your dry or un­washed hair away from your face. Bring the hair to­gether at a point a lit­tle above the nape of the neck, like you would for a pony­tail. Don’t stress about en­sur­ing that your hair is sleek and smooth, un­even, slightly messy locks add tex­ture to the look. Tightly grip the start of your pony­tail and gen­tly twist it. If ne­c­es­sary, use a rub­ber band to hold it in place. Loop the pony­tail around it­self, as if you were ty­ing a knot, pull tight and you’re good to go.

SUN STRUCK

Turn up the heat this sum­mer with a gor­geous sun-kissed look. Light and fresh, this look gives off a warm, sub­tle glow that’s sure to grab eyes.

Get the look: Start with a light base that blends per­fectly with your skin tone. Ap­ply bronzer over your cheeks and the bridge of your nose, and blend with a makeup brush. Top off with a cream blush in a tawny or salmon pink shade on your nose and in­ner cheeks. Team it with peach or brown eye­shadow and nude lip­stick or orange lip balm. You’re all set to strut in the sun!

TOUCH OF SPARKLE

Fun, funky and fabulous, the se­quinned eye trend is stir­ring up quite the storm! From sub­tly el­e­gant to out­ra­geously wacky, this trend is guar­an­teed to make your eyes pop. Ideal for a glam night on the town or an evening soirée, it’s def­i­nitely a win­ner when it comes to turn­ing heads.

Get the look: Start off with your base makeup - make sure to keep it light though. Use a high­lighter along the side of your face just be­low the eye and along your cheek­bones. Prime your eyes and ap­ply your eye­liner and a nude, peach or light gold shade of eye­shadow, de­pend­ing on what suits your skin tone best. Appy the se­quins in the pat­tern you de­sire, it could be a clus­ter near the cor­ner of your eye, cas­cad­ing down to­wards the cheek or even just be­low the brow - with stick-on se­quins avail­able in a va­ri­ety of shapes and sizes to try out, the fun never stops!

TOM BOY

Thick, groomed, face-fram­ing brows are rock­ing both on and off the run­way. Paired with low-key lashes, it of­fers a nat­u­ral, fresh look that is sub­tly stun­ning.

Get the look: Al­low your eye­brows to grow out and shape them along the brow line. Make sure that you don’t trim them too thin. Use an all-in-one brow filler and shaper to add a lit­tle vol­ume and def­i­ni­tion. Ap­ply a sin­gle coat of mas­cara on your lashes and you’re ready to hit the streets.

EYE RIGHT

Guilty of too many late nights? Your eyes tell all, well at least the puffi­ness and dark cir­cles do. A sim­ple rem­edy is opt­ing for un­der­eye masks or patches. Avail­able in sev­eral vari­ants, these patches do away with the hassle of full face masks and slip per­fectly be­neath the eyes. Dif­fer­ent types will boast of var­i­ous ben­e­fits but they essen­tially cool, de-puff and mois­turise the skin un­der your eyes, mak­ing it perkier and brighter.

Just pick your favourite vari­ant based on your skin type and spe­cific re­quire­ments and place the patches un­der your eyes, fol­low­ing the in­struc­tions on the pack. Keep them on for the rec­om­mended time and voilà, you’re ready to step out into the sun sans the con­cealer.

THE MULTI-TASKERS

You’re a pro at jug­gling sev­eral things at a time, and so are your beauty prod­ucts. One of the most util­i­tar­ian beauty trends pre­dicted to dom­i­nate through 2018 are multi-task­ing prod­ucts. From prod­ucts that work as an overnight cream and anti-age­ing serum, to SPF equipped mois­tur­iz­ers that dou­ble up as a con­cealer or foun­da­tion and even nat­u­ral oils that work as a leave-in con­di­tioner and mois­tur­izer - these prod­ucts help you save on time and de­liver stun­ning re­sults too.

Avail­able with all your favourite brands, all you have to do is pick the right prod­uct for your skin type and colour, and you’re ready to rock!

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