Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fashion: Spring into Style and a Colour Burst; Lisa Haynes Forgets the Spring Cleaning, Instead Focusing on the New Season's Hottest Hair and Beauty Trends

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fashion: Spring into Style and a Colour Burst; Lisa Haynes Forgets the Spring Cleaning, Instead Focusing on the New Season's Hottest Hair and Beauty Trends

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PUT your feather duster to one side and concentrate on brushing up your make-up routines instead.

From barely-there beauty to ultra-bright shock colour, glamorous groomed hair to wild tresses - there's a look we can all adopt from the spring/summer 08 catwalks.

Industry experts reveal what's new and fresh this season.

MAKE-UP

FOR spring, runways were awash with fresh-faced, dewy complexions. Immaculate skin is the beauty buzz phrase here, with big brows being a key focus to frame the face.

"Less is more," says make-up artist Gucci Westman. "Don't wear a full face of make-up but do conceal any imperfections."

As a complete contrast, colour made a shocking comeback, from loud mouths featuring orange and blue lips at Louis Vuitton to two-tone blue/green eyeliner at Karl Lagerfeld. Either work your eyes with a wash of bright colour, or give lips a pop of colour - never both at the same time.

"Anyone can pull off coral or orange lips," says Jo Bull, celebrity make-up artist. "A lighter coral works better on paler skin and those with blonde, red or light brown hair and darker orange tones look great on brunettes and those with a more olive complexion."

HAIR

LOSE the backcombing and excessive hairspray, this season marks a more relaxed vibe to hair, whether up or down. …

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