Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Over the Rainbow; Neutrals Are Nice, but the Season's Happiest Beauty Look Is All about the Brights. KATIE WRIGHT Sings the Praises of This Colourful Make-Up Trend

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Over the Rainbow; Neutrals Are Nice, but the Season's Happiest Beauty Look Is All about the Brights. KATIE WRIGHT Sings the Praises of This Colourful Make-Up Trend

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Byline: KATIE WRIGHT

MAKE-UP has the power to transform your face, but this season's boldest catwalk looks will send your mood soaring too, as saturated shades make a case for ditching the nudes, like, NOW.

Plus, this is a trend which spans the winter/ spring divide, so it's worth investing in a few vivid pigments to see you through to summer.

From ravishing red (and, no, not just lippie) to ultra-violet, here's how to work the rainbow trend in the real world...

RED-Y FOR ANYTHING DESCRIBED as 'explosions of colour,' at the AF Vandevorst show, powder pigment was dropped at random with a pipette over eyelids.

To soften this daring look, take a shimmery, dark red eyeshadow (or blush, which you've probably already got at home) and use your finger to tap it onto to the outer eye corner, then blend out with a blusher brush for diffused, subtle colour which is particularly flattering on hazel and green eyes.

ORANGE APPEAL ATTENTION, scarlet lip devotees: try switching out your blue-toned red for a zingy orange every once in a while, and discover the joy of a fruity pout, a la the Proenza Schouler catwalk.

If you're fair-skinned, a shiny peach or coral shade works best, while matte tangerine and red-orange really pop against olive and darker skin tones.

BOLT FROM THE BLUE INSPIRED by the Roaring Twenties, models' eyes were ringed with masses of pretty powder blue at Thom Browne.

If you're blessed with huge, doll-like eyes, this look will totally work on you - if not, a finer line of shadow in a shade that contrasts your eye colour is more flattering.

Complete the look with a dash of baby pink blusher and a pale lip.

INDIGO FOR IT AT Vivienne Westwood, nails were painted a stormy navy, the perfect shade if you want to go dark in the mani department without going full-on goth.

Give your talons the indigo treatment with Essie's inky Bobbing for Baubles.

HELLO, YELLOW! BACKSTAGE at I'm Isola Marras in Milan, MAC's Michelle Magnani blended yellow and orange cream colours to create a custom ochre shade, that was painted over the eyelids and waterline then gently smudged out. …

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