Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Glitter, Gloss and Green Eyeshadow; KATIE WRIGHT Runs Down Spring's Key Trends

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Glitter, Gloss and Green Eyeshadow; KATIE WRIGHT Runs Down Spring's Key Trends

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Byline: KATIE WRIGHT

READY to hit refresh on your beauty look now that spring has (very nearly) sprung? Then you've come to the right place. The SS18 catwalks gave us a glut of gorgeous hair and make-up ideas, and there's something to suit every taste.

Bored of matte lips? Get ready for gloss, 2018-style. Eyeliner addict? You'll adore the graphic black liner looks. Love a bit of sparkle? Rhinestones are back with a vengeance.

Suffice it to say, there's a lot to get excited about - and we've got the inside scoop on how to recreate these runway looks at home.

1PUNKY GLITTER EYES, lips, lashes, nails - there was barely a body part that wasn't dusted with sparkle at the spring shows, from stick-on rhinestones at Jeremy Scott, to glitter-encrusted eyelashes at Ryan Lo.

But these looks all shared a rebellious edge - it's about punk not precision - so load up on black kohl liner and top with a fingertip full of loose glitter to get the requisite too-cool-to-care vibe.

2 EXAGGERATED EYELINER WINGED liner has been popular on the catwalks for a few seasons (and with good reason), but now the delicate cat-eye flick takes a backseat in favour of super-bold styles.

Mega-wings at Versus Versace SS18 The most conceptual example was at Lanvin, where a drinking straw was used to stamp dashes of liner out from the corner of the eye - which, honestly, seems like a lot of effort - but the mega-wings at Versus Versace and Marc Jacobs just require a steady had and a bit of practice.

4AQUA EYES FROM inky blue at Givenchy Couture to bright azure at House of Holland, and chalky turquoise at Missoni, aqua eyeshadows popped up at plenty of shows.

There wasn't a lot of subtlety to many of these catwalk designs, but if you choose a shade of blue or green that complements your eye colour, and smoke it out at the edges, this can be a really flattering look. …

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