As London Fashion Week draws to a close and fashion editors and bloggers and photographers and everyone else heads to Paris for round three of the Fashion Week “circus”, we thought it was time to review the styles and beauty seen on the catwalks in the British capital.
Boots have helpfully sent over their top tips for achieving a few of their favourite beauty looks from the shows. This month they’ve launched their Give It A Go campaign and to support this they have added a load of “how to” videos to their site here. We’ve picked out three of our favourite looks that will work now, for autumn, as well as see you through into spring/summer next year:
1. Buff nails:
First up on the beauty trends from LFW for Spring Summer 2015 is buff nails. At Sugar & Spice we love to mix up our nail looks. The models at Matthew Williamson (left image but nails not seen!) earlier this week were spotted with buff and simple nude nails.
Mike Pocock, an independent nail manicurist told Boots:
“There is beauty in simplicity, so never underestimate the impact of natural, healthy looking, buff nails. Buffing is a technique that can be mastered from home. It’s all about filing the nail to the desired shape, smoothing out any ridges and using a strengthening base coat before applying a natural colour of choice.”
We’ve been trying out Boots No7 Matte Top Coat. It’s great for creating the look of buffed nails if you’ve not got the time to do it properly. We simply filed our nails into a neat short shape and then added a coat of the matte polish.
2. Berry lips:
Deep red and berry lips were seen at Antonio Berardi’s show (above right) this week – and this is one look that will work right now and beyond into spring next year.
Vanesa Guallar, Make-up Artist and SEVENTEEN Ambassador advises:
“Berry lips are set to become this autumn’s statement look. Be brave and try out this look by experimenting with a range of berry colours – go for a deep matte berry shade or opt for a brighter berry colour!”
No7’s new Matte Lip Crayons are the perfect product for creating this berry look. I’m still trying to get used to the dark lips look on me but I am going to keep trying as this look is hot right now.
3. Dewy skin:
Fresh dewy skin was sported by the models on the catwalk at LFW for SS15 (above left at Matthew Williamson).
SEVENTEEN Ambassador and Make-up Artist, Vanesa Guallar, recommends:
“Fresh, dewy, and youthful, this autumn it’s all about naturally beautiful make-up! A CC Cream smoothes skin and helps correct imperfections – apply with a face brush to give a soft airbrushed finish to the skin. For a natural glow, use apply blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend well.”
We’re totally using No7 Radiance Highlighter Stick to add a dewy glow to cheekbones. Just swipe the stick along the top of cheeks bones and blend with your fingers.
Have you seen any looks that you’ll be repeating for autumn right now?