Beauty/Cosmetics / Fashion & Shopping

Spring/Summer 2011: A Bright Future…

Spring is just around the corner and it wont be a quiet one!  Dictated by colours, and a tongue in cheek retro story of amplified hues the season is bright, bold and vivid!  Fashion sees the return of 70’s inspired  feminine glamour, with staple accessory pieces that include floppy brimmed hats, rope belts and super circle shades! (Pictured here Diane Von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs and Gucci Spring/Summer 11 Collections)

Make up is loud, bold and vivid. Lips were a vision of colour during the Spring/Summer fashion shows, from hot pink as seen  on the models of Diane von Furstenberg to coral-red at Gucci.

Get the look!

Impeccable definition is a must when it comes to wearing a lipstick this bold, that along with smooth, well moisturised lips, because dry flaky lipstick is never a good look.  Make sure to get rid of any dry, flaky skin by gently exfoliating and applying lashings of lip balm afterwards. Whether you opt for oranges, reds or pinks, make sure its bright and bold, the key here is vivid colour, think neon bright and you’re on the right tracks. I prefer to  apply straight from the tube, and then use my fingers to gently smooth out and blend, building up the colour with a few, thin coats of colour till I get the look I want. 

Have fun finding the perfect shade, texture and finish, be it matte orange, or glossy red the options are endless. Try ‘Temper’ a bright tangerine orange from Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss £13,  a range of high shine, colour rich glosses in a range of bold colours for full and glossy lips. http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/catalogue/category/lips/products/intense-lipgloss/28/

obviously this trend is not intended for the shy wallflower, it is screaming for attention.  If you’re still wary about this bold statement look, why not jump on the bandwagon with accessories instead! check out these ‘Hot Lips lacquered sterling silver ring’ by Solange Azagury-Partridge, these exquisitely crafted rings are key pop culture icons,available from NET-A-PORTER.COM  in three different colours, Hot red (pictured left), Bubblegum Pink, and Black Cherry. These statement pieces will set you back £990, http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/110077#

but fret not my dears, for those who love the idea of cool, comtemporary and luxury TR1880-007-10jewellery that dont cost an arm and a leg, Thomas Sabo has also just launched their pop culture inspired collection with pieces like lightening bolts in neon colours, retro roller skates and of course red hot lips. Check out their version of the hot lips ring, a dead ringer for the designer piece, and at £124 its a sure winner! http://shop.thomassabo.com/GB-en/sterling-silver/seasonal/ring/pid/TR1880-007-10

 This Spring is going to be joyous spectrum of bold prints, embellished jewellery and clashing colours. There is a lot going on for sure, and fun it looks indeed! roll on Spring Time! :)

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