SS18 Trends You Need To Know About

| Spring-Summer 2018 Beauty Trends. It’s a need-to-know basis that you’ll wish you knew when summer comes.

Don’t you just love a new season and the new beauty trends that come with it? I’m getting you prepared for SS18 early, with this look at some key makeup trends from the September catwalk shows. Fashion Month, twice a year, is a great opportunity to see what makeup and hair looks the designers are predicting we’ll all be wearing that season. If you like to show that you keep up-to-date, these are some makeup looks to start doning this spring.

Cherry Lips

We usually associate red lips with autumn and winter, but this spring, we’re all set to be wearing them. The key to this look is to keep the red cherry-toned and glossy, so it looks juicy and like you’ve been tucking into a box of the fruit. Keep the rest of your makeup very simple, so that your lips are a real pop of colour on your face. Cherry pop lips were all over the SS18 catwalks, from Badgley Mischka and Haider Ackerman, to Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel.

Black Graphic Liner

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Statement eyeliner that looks hand-drawn and freestyle is one of the key eye makeup looks for Spring Summer 2018. We’re used to trying to make our cat flicks sharp, precise and matching; but this season, it’s all about a line that isn’t quite on point; so, if your eyeliner skills are lacking, this is perfect for you. If Lanvin, Erdem and John Galliano can do it, so can you. Another look that is set to be popular this season is eyeliner that rims your entire eye, so right along your upper and lower lash lines and waterlines, and meeting in a point at the corner – seen at Versus and Carolina Herrera. You could also go completely freestyle, like in the Ashley Williams, Rochas and Eudon Choi shows, and just draw some graphic lines where you want them, in the space between your lashes and your eyebrows. Anything goes, as long as it’s black and makes a statement.

Crystal Eyes

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Dries Van Noten and Jeremy Scott raided their crystal collections to create some really cute and eye-catching eye looks. Use some lash glue to glue on tiny body crystals, dotted under your lower lash line (like at Jeremy Scott), or rimming your whole eye (like at Dries Van Noten). In their shows, they customised each crystal arrangement to the model, so feel free to do what feels right for you. Who doesn’t love a bit of added sparkle?!

Ultraviolet Eyeshadow

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Just recently, the colour authority Pantone announced that the 2018 colour of the year (i.e. the colour that we’ll all be wearing and having in our homes this year) will be Ultraviolet. There’s no easier way to give a nod to this in your makeup than by wearing it on your eyes. If full-on purple lids are a bit much for you, you could just wear the shadow in your inner corners or along your lower lash line instead.

Always remember that makeup is supposed to be fun, so don’t wear a trend you don’t like just because it’s fashionable. Have fun experimenting to see what works for you!

Header image by Linda Hallberg.

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