Changing Faces: Your Spring Make-up Guide

It’s time to pick your beauty personality for the new season from a host of three Glossy micro trends. Who will you be in spring 2015?

Campervan chic
With the festival circuit now well and truly part of our cultural calendar, we’re embracing all that goes with it beauty-wise. We’re talking colour with a laissez-faire attitude – acid wash pastels, washed out brights, chalked hues and tie dye colours that look beautiful against lightly tanned or freckled skin – nothing that tries too hard.


The spring/summer 2015 Preen girl was given a smattering of freckles across her face, described by make-up artist Val Garland as ‘fashion’s freckle tan’, while at Marques Almeida and Sally Lapointe, models hit the catwalk with pastel-hued shadow across their eyelids.

We love: Collection Field Day Lipstick in Tulip, £2.99 at Superdrug and Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Cornflower, £17.50 at Bobbi Brown

Light fantastic
Radiance and glow are never out of season, but this spring’s luminous skin has a futuristic edge. The secret to getting that all over radiance just right? It’s how you layer products for a more intense final effect, from vitamin C rich moisturiser and mixing face oil into foundation to contouring your cheekbones and golden highlights. Enhance the natural beauty of ‘real’ skin for a lit-from-within glow.


Make-up artist Alex Box used a ‘strobing’ technique on cheekbones, the forehead and the bridge of the nose at Issey Miyake to give skin an ethereal finish and at Chloé skin was everything, giving a freshness to fashion’s wardrobe of colour.

We love: MAC Strobe Cream, £24.50 at Mac Cosmetics and Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm, £4.50 at ASOS

Beyond boundaries
Clumpy, over-mascaraed lashes and bolts of blue across the eyelid may seem a little scary, but this spring it’s time to push the boundaries of beauty and step out of your comfort zone. The focus is on eyes, and what’s more the decadence of blue hues.


Layering azure shades was the name of the game at Elie Saab, where Tom Pecheux applied a variety of hues to the top and bottom of the eye and at Fendi, the girls paraded playful make-up via graphic blue liner, which was cleverly created using leather from the collection. Lashings of mascara were applied to eyes at DSquared2, giving a beautifully bold, slightly mod look.

We love: L’Oreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Manga Punky Mascara, £8.99 at Superdrug and Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Blue, £3.99 at Boots



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