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Monday, 3 February 2014

4 spring beauty trends to try

A New Nude:

Keeping the base nude and natural was all over the spring 2014 catwalks during fashion week. There was a renewed emphasis on the skin and keeping it looking as flawless, but also as natural as possible. Matte velvet skin finishes have taken over from the dewy looks from the past few seasons. With powder making a firm comeback. I always think spring time is the perfect period to let natural beauty shine through. So with a bit of help from a touch of foundation, a dab of concealer and dusting powder anyone can easily achieve a natural flawless look.

Swinging 60’s:

This spring beauty trend is closest to the makeup I wear on a daily basis. As I take lots of influence from the 60’s style of big lashes, lots of liner and a little heavy on the brows. This spring is the season to master the liquid liner flick. Pair this with a soft velvety powdered skin look and you’re on track for a retro look even Twiggy would be envious of!

Going Grunge:

Now I'm not talking about throwing back to your teenage years, applying pure black eyeshadow all over the lid. Going grunge is all about keeping it simple with a big emphasis on the eyes but keeping everything else quite nude and natural. Things like smudging out and extending the lower lash line, adding a bit of subtle bronze tones into a smokey eye and darkening up the eyes soft blacks all add to the lived in look. Your aiming for a smudged, dirty kinda look when in reality it took me 30 minutes to make it look like you've " been wearing it for days".


Neon is a spring trend that comes around most years, but it’s one of those trends that is super easy to get on board. If you’re not afraid of a neon lip then jump straight in with a technicolour pop of pink. The idea of neon eyes might scare some, but I think it’s a fun trend, especially paired with nude skin. Keep on area bright and the rest very nude and neutral.

Check back over the rest of the week to see my take on these four trends...


  1. that is such a gorgeous lip colour :o

  2. I really love the lip colour in the last picture, it's gorgeous!
    Paper Dreams and Plastic Bags

  3. I love the 60's look, so pretty x

  4. The first one looks the simplest but is the hardest one to achieve I believe. Love the Grunge look!

  5. I love the 'going grunge' one and the sixties one, the other looks are really pretty but I think I prefer the more defined eyes. xx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

  6. Spring nudes and dewy skin is definitely a look I'll be embracing :) Dying to try Dior's S/S14 gold eyebrows though !! xx

    Eleri Roberts

  7. I love how with these four trends, there's probably a look everyone can love! For me, I'm partial to the 60s inspired one and a bit of grunge on an edgier day.
    Lovely Notions

  8. love the bright lip! Definitely going to push myself to try it this spring

    xx Milly

  9. love the 60s trend

  10. Velvet matte skin is my favourite! Adore the lip colour too:)


  11. I love the neon look! Especially for eyeliners xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

  12. I love neon! And the velvet matte skin is nice too!

  13. I'm all about statement lips, but lately I've been doing really grungy eyes as a bit of a change! Once the weather is warmer I'll likely be back to bold lips! x

  14. the swinging 60's look is really flattering

  15. i love keeping things subtle and nude

  16. Love all four of these trends & looking forward to trying out some looks for myself! :) xo

  17. Loving all of these looks and I'll definitely be giving them a go myself! :) xxx

    Amy |


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