With the weekend almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about how we’re going to show up to our various events and engagements. And what better place to start than with a few beauty trends to inspire our looks?
Whether you have a birthday party, a wedding, a family get-together or just a few laid-back drinks at your local, here is a line-up of beauty inspiration that will enhance your weekend outfits. From colourful eyes to cheek-popping blush to the ‘soft goth’ trend that everyone is talking about, these looks take their cues from the runways of Paris and Milan and are super simple to recreate at home.
So why not step outside your comfort zone and take your beauty game to the next level? These beauty looks are guaranteed to turn heads.
This beauty look hinges on a somewhat anti-beauty approach to beauty. The idea here is to make it look as though you’ve been living in your smokey eye makeup all week, and the best way to execute it is with a soft black or brown liner, used on the lash and water lines and then blended out so that your eyes are surrounded by a soft, smudgy haze. Part-soft-goth, part-90s-glamour (depending on how heavy-handed you are) this look is super easy and very impactful.
If you’re someone who typically sticks to a nothing-but-mascara routine, I challenge you to try a completely new beauty look. Here, it’s all about adding colour around the eyes — whether that’s via big, bold swatches or subtle pastel hints. Or, if you’re feeling really jazzy, you could take your cues from Prada and opt for colourful mascara across your top and bottom lashes.
There is something of the 90s in this eye trend, reminiscent of the days we would cover our lids in swathes of glittery white eye shadow before slapping on some spidery mascara and calling it a day. And while the palette here is frosty white and icy blue, married with metallic, shimmery touches, the aim is to use sparingly, as a way to frame and brighten the eyes. Alternatively, you could embrace the frosted trend with a head-turning highlighter, used to accentuate the cheekbones.
If you’re familiar with the term ‘cloud skin,’ it’s because this trend has been everywhere. Dubbed one of the biggest beauty looks of the year so far, cloud skin has essentially seen our desire for glowy, dewy ‘glazed’ faces be replaced by a softer, more matte finish. To achieve the look at home, ensure you start with your skincare and include a brightening serum and nourishing moisturiser to prep your base perfectly. Then, using foundation sparingly and a light concealer, buff your makeup into your face using a large brush or damp beauty blender. Layer your liquid bronzer or blush on top in a similar fashion so that it delivers a gentle glow.
Lovers of eyeliner, this one’s for you. If you’ve already nailed the art of a sleek cat eye, take your lining skills to the next level with a bit of artistic flair. Whether you take your traditional line all the way out to the edge of your face or dabble in creative design, this trend encourages its proponents to use their face as a canvas.