With Spring comes renewal, rejuvenation and revival. Reflected in the key trends for S/S14 as seen from London to New York where a blue eyed revival and bold, bright lips dominated the collections. For a modern take on an 80’s classic look, take a cue from the catwalks with our selection of top trends and tips for looking runway ready this season.
THE SPRING EYE
From Marc Jacobs to Burberry, blue is undoubtedly experiencing a full-blown revival. With both muted tones and bolder brights permeating the runways of Marc Jacobs and Burberry, proving that blue need not be defined by a flamboyant 80’s panache. For a modern take on a retro style, here we reveal the NEW BLUE.
Lid Colour: Firstly use a base shadow over the whole lid. We love Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Cloud Nine. Follow with a gorgeous shade of pastel blue from Jane Iredale blended with Pure Pressed Triple Eye Shadow in Sea Foam for a seamless finish.
How to wear it: Blend both shadows together up to the crease of the upper lid and along the base of the lower lash line as seen at Burberry SS14.
THE NEW CATS-EYE
Liner Colour: Use the Angled Eye Liner Brush from EcoTools and spray lightly with a hydrating mist. We love Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence. Once the brush is wet dip into your favourite blue eye shadow and apply along the top lash line. We recommend Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Blue Wonder.
How to wear it: As seen on the catwalks of Marc Jacobs this season, create a vibrant cats-eye guaranteed to make eyes pop. Apply a thicker line just above the eyelashes of the upper lid by gently pressing the shadow in place. If you’re feeling daring try it underneath the eye and experience the full show-stopping effect.
THE BRIGHT LIP
Bright Lips are back as seen in full swing at S/S shows this season. For a statement, long lasting lip that’s runway worthy, the secret is all in the preparation.
How to wear it: The night before, gently buff off any dry skin with ILIA Beauty Balmy Nights Lip Exfoliator followed by Tata Harper’s Be True Line Reducing Lip Treatment which acts not only as a nourishing treatment, but additionally plumps, lifts and fills the lips ready for the lipstick. We recommend the New ILIA Limited Edition Tinted Lip Conditioner in Jump as the colour of choice. This bright pop of magenta, mixed with hints of electric blue undertones is the perfect Spring 2014 shade. Use it as a wash of colour for a subtle hint of spring or layer with a lip brush for an intense bold hue.
Our favourite S/S14 look channels islands afar, with coral lips and blue nails as seen at Prabel Gurung at NYFW our biggest inspiration this Season. Recreate this look with Intensae’s newest edition Emmeline, a turquoise blue creme inspired by Brooke Shields in the cult classic film Blue Lagoon. This gorgeous blue will look amazing worn with ILIA Lipstick Voilà, brought back from the archives by popular demand!
For more of a classic look, try Kure Bazaar’s Le Blanc lacquer and channel the crisp, clean aesthetic as seen at Proenza Schouler and Helmut Lang at NYFW S/S14. Offering a modernist spring alternative to the bold brights that permeated the runways this season, in a sea of colour, white is the ultimate in understated chic.
Be beachy, be bold this season and bring on that Summer sunshine in style!