Our social lives are slowly returning and we’re ready for the glow up! With the prospect of being public facing upon us, we’re rounding up the top SS20 beauty looks to try out this summer. The perfect trends to tap into to transform from ‘at home lounger’ to ‘social butterfly’ – even if it’s from a distance!
So, here’s our favourite make-up and hair inspiration to celebrate what’s left of the summer…pass us the palette!
Neon Bright Eyes
Experimental eye makeup exploded on the SS20 catwalks and we can’t get enough of this stand-out trends seen on the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Versace. Try neon brights on your eyelids and compliment with a colour pop liner underneath for a playful beauty look that packs a punch! Perfect for those who want to embrace the fun after months of beauty sobriety.
It’s time to channel Wednesday Adams schoolgirl chic with the perfect pigtail plaits! Give the classic style a twist by keeping the braids skinny and strong. Max Mara kept their pigtails sleek with a centre parting whilst Dior opted for them pulled forward. However, if the look is too prim for you, add some texture and mess them up for a modern take just like the hair at Bora Aksu.
Retro liner rules the runway at Dolce & Gabbana and Dennis Basso. Nodding to nostalgia, this feline flick is a look that consistently comes back into fashion and we can see why! Not only does it have a flirty yet fun feel, it’s super flattering on most eye shapes, helping to lift and define. We love the retro reference and harking back to simpler times is the escape we all need.
Let Me Adorn You
Festivals may have been cancelled but we’re still channelling glitter, sequins and shine with the beauty embellishment trend. Stars, pearls and glitter were added to make up looks at Anna Sui and Dries Van Noten, showering the models with metallics and chic details that looked party perfect. Keep the rest of your look simple to ensure all eyes are on the adorned touch. If wearing your gems on your face is a little too adventurous for you, then copy the looks at Alice + Olivia and Bibhu Mohapatra who created the most beautiful hair styles using pearls and crystals for a luxe look that will instantly upgrade your style.
Flower crowns are so 2019! For 2020, it’s all about lavender! Models at Alice + Olivia glided down the catwalk wearing lilac cream eyeshadow and sprigs of lavender stuck throughout their boho braids for a garden fairy feel. We love this dreamy look – the perfect way to embrace nature as we get ready to enjoy being outside again! Try braiding the sides of your hairline back, pinning in place in the centre of your head before threading pieces of fake lavender through your braid, bobby-pinning the ends in place.
As we shake off some the chaos of the last few months, we’re excited about embracing the bright, bold and positive. These trends are the perfect mood boost to get you ready to adopt the new normal and enjoy the rest of 2020!