SUMMER 2020 – FIVE KEY MAKE-UP TRENDS
Here are some of the most influential make-up looks, as seen on the Spring/Summer 2020 catwalks, with some tips on how you can adapt them and incorporate into your every day make-up!
(1) PASTEL EYES
Pastel colours were once again a key trend, in particular shades of rose, mint and lilac. The most modern way to wear pastel eye make-up is to apply a simple wash all over your lids. Choose a powder eyeshadow with a soft sheen, as matte pastels can look rather flat and chalky, and frosted pastels are just way too 1970s retro!
Check out the divine Huda Beauty ‘Rose Obsessions’, ‘Mint Obsessions’ and ‘Lilac Obsessions’ (pictured above) palettes (£27 each):
(2) MONOCHROMATIC NEUTRALS
Neutrals and earthy tones such as cream, beige, toffee and khaki were another major trend, giving a nod to the minimalist clothes of the 1990s and the neutral make-up looks worn by the original supermodels such as Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell.
These sort of neutral shades are obviously very wearable and they do look elegant and timeless, but be careful that they don’t make you look too washed out, especially if you’re pale! You might like to try warmer, bronzier tones on the eyes, cheeks and lips, rather than anything too beige.
Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Longwear Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Glambition’ (£40) is just one of the multitude of beautiful neutral palettes on the market at present, and would look gorgeous paired with a natural blusher such as Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in ‘Exposed’ and a natural lip colour such as NARS Audacious Lipstick in ‘Raquel’, to create the monochromatic make-up look which was another key trend on the catwalks:
(3) GLOSSY EVERYTHING
The Korean beauty trend of ‘glass skin’ is still going strong, and it can work for everyday looks, as long as your skin is in excellent condition and you use the right cosmetics to then enhance it in such a way that you look delightfully dewy rather than a hot sweaty mess!
I highly recommend applying a light reflective product such as Becca Backlight Priming Filter (£28) – either on its own or mixed with foundation – to create flawless looking skin that reflects light beautifully without any visible shimmer:
For extra glow, you could then dab a cream highlighter on your nose and cheekbones such as RMS Beauty Living Luminizer (£36):
After years in the beauty wilderness, lip gloss is becoming ever more popular, as it gives such a fresh and youthful look. My personal favourite lip gloss formula is the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer (£22):
(4) BRUSHED UP BROWS
‘Brow lamination’ has become one of the most in-demand beauty treatments of 2020 so far, and bushy brows are a stronger trend than ever.
I like to fill in any gaps in my brows using a specialist product such as Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, before brushing them up and setting them with either Soap Brows or an eyebrow gel such as Benefit 24 Hour Brow Setter (£22.50) which locks them in place all day (affiliate link below):
(5) GLITTERY EYES
There was a plethora of glitter looks on the catwalks, and I think glitter looks so pretty worn all over the eyelid, or just as a little twinkle in the inner corners of the eye – my personal favourite is Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow (£23) because it comes in a number of gorgeous shades and dries down straight away, so you don’t get any glitter falling down onto your cheeks (affiliate link below):