Recurring desires. Of finding a brighter tomorrow, of sharing a very awaited kiss, of feeling the power of togetherness. From the radiance of gold to the freedom to mix, this season’s Beauty trends are more than just trends: they are anticipations, hopes, expectations.
Or use it in your head? We’re placing all bets in the second and using Haider Ackermann’s as our ultimate example – that is, an alien-like bun that defies every and any sense of gravity with its sculptural volume and height.
How to: The avant-garde hair created by hairstylist Duffy may not be an everyday friendly option, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use it as a source of inspiration. Bad hair days? We put all hopes in a high, rounded and corporeal bun. And in a hairspray that has the power to make everything stay in its place.
What to use: More Inside Extra Strong Spray, € 26,70, Davines.
Some call it a blurred lip, some say it’s a French-kissed look and others refer to it as a blurred lip stain. Whatever the name, this we know for sure: the intentionally blurred lip, as if it was just kissed by prince charming, is the effortless makeup trend to try now.
How to: Whether you use a fluffy brush, your own fingers or a lip formula that is already guaranteed to give this blurry effect, the success of this look relies on applying lipstick and blurring the color from the center to the edges. Don’t worry about getting messy – in this case, the more imperfect, the better.
From Paris to New York, we wanted gold in our eyes, and we wanted it in a number of ways. Intense eyeshadows with a touch of gloss, eyeliners that are anything but discreet and abstract shapes with glitter were some of the ways in which makeup artists applied a trend where there are no rules – just glamour.
How to: In Lutz Huelle, makeup artists Terry Barber mixed a gold pigment in a gel base to create this tailormade eyeliner. At home, the same result can be achieved by using a liquid eyeliner in the same shade, replicating the winged effect with a precisely drawn and filled liner.
What to use: Phenomen'eyes Liner in Glimmer Gold, € 34, Givenchy.
Mix two different shades, combine two different finishes and draw a single shape. From the Milan shows to the Paris runways, the coming together of two apparent opposites – light and dark, matte and glitter – was never this simple. Nor this beautiful.
How to: As seen in Prada, the intensity of the eyes was achieved with a block of pink glitter eyeshadow and another one of black eyeshadow, both coming together to create a single line. Recreating this look is a zero-fuss process – you just have to choose two colors, combine them in a graphic shape and let the eyes be the mirror of this (refreshing) symbiose.
Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and Chloé were some of the shows where the retro look was present – and well in the present. The secret? To take a cue from our grandmothers Beauty handbook and give a contemporary twist to this vintage inspiration.
How to: By the hands of hairstylist Paul Hanlon, the hair at Lanvin was the perfect encounter between 1960 and 2020, retro and modern, body and movement. To recreate the look, start by applying a mousse that gives hold, definition and volume. Proceed with the styling of the waves and finish off with a spritz of oil for an added shine.