Spring 2012 makeup trends are a display between bright bold matt colours and a nude metallic bronze palette.
Red and fuchsia lips were a big hit with catwalk designers like Jean Paul Gaultier, Jason Wu, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Rick Owen, Nicole Farhi and Anna Sui. To achieve the perfect red pout, I recommend Sisley Hydrating long lasting lipstick L33 red shade price £31 available from www.sisley-cosmetics.com
This season also sees a surge towards the classic eyeliner flick inspired by the 1950s feminine era. Catwalk designers like Dolce and Gabbana, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson , Richard Nicoll, Maris Schwab and Giorgio Armani had plenty of cats’ eyes on show, with makeup artists using more innovative ways for applying liquid eyeliners in various shades and colours like, black, brown and grey. To adapt the sexy eyeliner flick look try Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Zero–Smudge Liquid Eyeliner price £19 available from www.esteelauder.co.uk
Smoky metallic eyes and nude lips are also big this spring, with catwalk designers like Emilio Pucci and Roberto Cavalli re-inventing the smoky eyes look by adopting some great metallic touches. One of my favourite metallic eye shadows is Bobbi Brown’s metallic long wear cream eye shadow price £17 available from www.bobbibrown.co.uk. I also recommend this fantastic MAC nude amorous lipstick price £13.20 available from www.maccosmetics.co.uk
And finally bronze cheeks are also a huge hit for spring 2012. We’ve seen a lot of glowing sporty cheeks on many catwalks like Robert Mouret, DKNY, Aquascutum and Christopher Kane. I love this Sensai by Kanebo designing duo bronzing powder price £35 available from www.selfridges.com
Written and Compiled by Hala Di-Maio