The common theme at the New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks were unique designs and diverse beauty. Low-key make-up and nails took over the ramp and the natural hair trends were happily embraced, repeatedly. With minimal beauty looks like these, one could spot all kinds of embellishments from gemstones on faces to flower hair adornments. But there was also some shiny eyeshadow spotted at the Milan Fashion Week. As you wait for AIFW Spring/Summer 2018, get inspired by these creative international Spring 2018 beauty trends.
The trend: Thumbprint liner
Seen@ Jason Wu, Rachel Comey, Tom Ford
Think of this trend as a finger or thumb stroking. Take a colour of your choice and just swipe it through your lash line. It doesn’t have to exactly match the other eye, it can be a sister stroke as well. It’s a rounded cat-eye and you can use your finger or brush to apply it. Selena Gomez has already said yes to this look and now you go, party hard with this easy breezy eyeliner trend.
Get the look: Blue Heaven Cosmetics Combo Of 3 Sparkeling Eyeliner (Rs 210)
The trend: Flower hair adornments
Seen@ Naeem Khan, Philipp Plein, The Blonds
You may or may not be a fan of flower crowns, accessories or jewellery but there’s no denying that if styled well, these blooms can give you a perfectly delicate hairstyle. Placement options are many in updos and braids. It’s one of the best looks to don for an occasion like a wedding or Diwali party. And you can choose to wear the style like Jennifer Lawrence when attending a formal wedding or maybe just a clip like Kristen Dunst.
The Trend: Electric eyeliner
Seen@ Missoni, Novis, Delpozo, Rachel Comey, Tadashi Shoji, Tracey Reese
We have had our time with classic black then we moved on to glitter eyeliners and finally, now it’s the right time for striking colours to step in and take the liner game to the next level. Go for winged eyeliner like Missoni or smudge it like Tadashi Shoji but these electric colours are sure to grab attention at a night out.
Get the look: Blue Heaven Combo Of 3 Sparkeling Eyeliner (Rs 210)
The Trend: Soft-lip stain
Seen@ Marco di Vincenzo, Gucci, Philosophy
If a classic red lip seems too stark, this is what you’ve been looking for. It gives a just-bitten effect at the edges and gives a naturally-glossy look to the lips. Wear it to brunch and let your pout talk!
Get The Look: NYX Professional Makeup Intense Butter Gloss (Rs 575)
The trend: Stripes on nails
Seen@ Tibi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kate Spade
Fashion week was ruled by minimalist manicures. While some opted for subtle solid colours, one could also spot that instead of a blank flesh-toned or transparent look, skinny-stripes as minimal nail art was sported by many. It’s easy to recreate and can be comfortably worn at formal locations or formal events.
Get the look: Foolzy Pack of 12 Twoway Nail Art Paint Polish with Pen (Rs 399)
The trend: Not-so-basic braid
Seen@ Christian Siriano, Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Novis, Jil Sander
Braids were popular on stage and no, this time we aren’t looking at a classic three-strand but multiple variations which were striking and fresh. Be it artful layering, multiple braids or tied up in fluorescent bungees, they were all super chic styles which you would love to recreate throughout the festive season.
Get the look: L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.art Infinium 4 Extreme Hold Finishing Spray (Rs 3,542) and Lottie Metallic Face & Freckle Temporary Tattoos (Rs 1,045)
The trend: Embellished eyes
Seen@ Jeremy Scott, Katie Gallagher, Laurence & Chico
Bedazzling lids? Why not. Designers were all up for it and sure, you wouldn’t want to show up for your meetings in gems and pearls glued to your eyes but you can try the look for a theme party or for a fun concert maybe.
Get the look: 32 Color Design Neon Glitter & Plain Eyeshadow Makeup Kit (Rs 1,728)