If the most beautiful works of art were born from the imagination, let us turn the face into a canvas. If now is the time to dream of a different, brighter tomorrow, let us take this opportunity to imagine it with little more beauty and more color.
Natural born beauty
The natural make-up trend transforms itself into clean face trend. This is what we saw in Boss and Alberta Ferreti and, when it comes to face makeup (or the absence of it), a little bit everywhere. Get the look: after your skincare routine using fluid and moisturizing textures, smooth your complexion with a primer and use a cream or stick illuminator to bring even more light to your face.
Le Blanc de Chanel illuminating base € 43 and multipurpose highlighter stick Baume Essentiel in Sculpting, € 42, both Chanel.
80’s night fever
We will dance again. But while the dance floor isn’t open, let us remember the disco nights with a look that just came out of the time machine. Bright oranges, bright reds, Barbie pinks, and electric purples set the tone and bring liveliness and energy. Get the look: In Bora Aksu, shades of pink, purple, and even blue were used on the lips, which were then covered with a transparent fabric mask. To recreate the trend just choose your most vibrant lipstick (and soundtrack) and get in
Matte lipstick in Anne Lilac, € 35, Gucci.
Lady in the water
Max Mara, Drome, and Versace were some of the shows where we saw several hairstyles with the wet hair look. Kim Kardashian and the Hadid sisters had already made us dream about this straight out of the shower hair, but now the trend gets a fresher look. Get the look: comb your hair while still slightly damp and apply a mixture of texturizing cream and gel - or a specific product for that purpose, that maintains the wet look, gives shine and holds the hairstyle.
Tecni.art Extreme Splash jelly, € 13,80, L'Oréal Professionnel.
Woman in black
Whether in a striking eyeliner or an intense smoky eye, black and dark gray make-up was spotted in Chloé, Giambattista Valli, Chanel, and Dior fashion shows, gaining even more prominence in an apparently bare face. Get the look: a black eye pencil is all you need for this runway look. For a bolder version, draw a thick line all around the eye or venture with a pencil + black eyeshadow combo for a gothic chic version.
Dazzleshadow Extreme eye shadow in Illuminaughty, € 18,95, Pro Longwear eye pencil in Definedly Black, € 18,95, and Dual Dare eyeliner in Dare Black, € 22.45, all MAC.
Eyes wide shut
The eyes are once again the star of the show with this new take on the classic eyeliner. This time it is graphic, as we saw in Valentino, colorful like in Salvatore Ferragamo - with the signature of Fara Homidi who called it the modern flick, in an hommage to the classic winged liner of the 50s - or filled with color, as in Christian Siriano. Get the look: get inspired and choose the liquid eyeliner in your favorite bright color. For a bolder twist, try a combination of two or more colors or finishes.
Water-resistant highliner in Gold Getter, € 28,50, Marc Jacobs.
*Originally published in The Creativity Issue of Vogue Portugal, from march 2021.
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