Spring/Summer 2017 Makeup Trend Report

Get your glow on

Words by Sarah Jane Lanagan
January 4th, 2017

Fresh skin and natural beauty are set to be the main buzz words for SS17’s biggest beauty trends, but for those who love a bit of colour and sparkle there are also some fun and frivolous ’80s inspired bold shades to brighten up proceedings too. Check out our round-up of the most talked about looks from the runways below.

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Prada SS17

Clean Skin

With 2017 set to be the year that skincare and make-up become even more in sync with each other it makes sense that a fresh complexion was at the fore of many runway shows this season including Isabel Marant, Prada and Alexander Wang. For a flawless complexion that looks all natural try switching to a lightweight cushion foundation such Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation for spring.

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J.W. Anderson SS17

Blushing Beauty

It’s a trick that make-up artists always love, and this season it’s cropped up again: lipstick as blusher. The reason? Using the same colour on lips and cheeks helps to give your look unity so overall, there’s a more natural finish. For a modern take on the technique, try using a semi-matte lip tone shade as seen at Erdem and J.W. Anderson. NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in the shade ‘Catfight’ is great for this.

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Mary Katrantzou SS17

Art Attack

Let your creativity run wild and take inspiration from the likes of Acne, Gucci and Mary Katrantzou who all chose to use colour in unexpected ways for SS17. From coloured brows to acid bright lip colours – it’s all about getting creative this season.

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Balmain SS17

Smudged Smoky Eyes

Effortless, easy to wear and simple to achieve too, the new season smudged smoky eye was present at a lot of shows including Balmain and Altuzarra. To recreate the look, simply line eyes using a soft kohl pencil and then blend out with a touch of eye gloss such as MAC Mixing Medium Shine or balm for a wash of colour that defines eyes without looking like you tried too hard.

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Kenzo SS16

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

There was a hint of Cyndi Lauper meets Culture Club at a lot of the shows this season so if you’ve been longing to get out your crimper and then this is the season to do it! We love the unapologetically ’80s blusher seen at Kenzo and Chanel as well as the metallic eye shadow used at Marc Jacobs.

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