Eight easy-to-wear beauty trends for SS/14
Published 10/03/2014 | 16:08
The sun is finally here; it's time to ditch last season's Gothic lippie and take note of what's on-trend for spring/summer 2014.
Here are eight simple trends, none of which include drastic hair changes or permanent inkings, that you can add into this season's beauty regime hassle-free.
1. Bow ribbons
Yes, we’re seriously remembering the school-yard glamour. Tie your bow around a mid-high ponytail and channel the beauty know-how gang.
2. The new smoky eye
It’s a lighter look, but with a lot more ‘punk’. In fact, it almost looks like it’s a smoky eye from the night before. Smudge the shadow and add eyeliner, making sure to keep it away from the inside of the eye. Avoid the uber-precise feline flick.
3. Wet look hair
Noted on the SS/13 catwalks last year and brought to the masses by reality TV star Khloe Kardashian in the latest series of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, wet look hair is a simple and effective trend. Get your mirror-shine finish by adding a small bit of gel through the roots of straightened locks and comb into place. Remember; less is more.
Khloe shows off her 'wet look' hair on Instagram (Photo: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian)
4. Plaits galore
Loose plait pigtails, single fish-tails or a messy plait to the side, you can’t go wrong with this spring/summer beauty look. The plus? You’re left with super summer beach waves post-plait.
5. Side parting
Go a little deeper and bring your side parting even further to the side this season. For a good place to start, divide your hair from above your eyebrow arch.
6. Alice bands
Think Oscar-winning actress Lupita N’yongo on the red carpet this year... Reminisce on your school days with a simple Alice band, team with simple jewellery for a simple glamour look.
Best Supporting Actress Lupita N'yongo at this year's Oscars
7. Going nude
On our lips that is... Ditch the deep colour and swap it for a simple clear lip gloss.
8. The new manicure
Everybody’s talking about the half-moon manicure. It’s the hottest retro look for your digits this spring. It’s a French manicure in reverse, in a bold colour. The look is inspired by the 1930s when women usually only painted the centre of their nail, leaving the half-moon cuticle and tips bare.