Beauty looks that ruled Resort 2017
From glowing skin at Louis Vuitton to bold lips at Gucci, there was plenty of beauty inspiration to be had at the Resort 2017 collection presentations. If you’re doubtful you can achieve these looks, think again – as they’re surprisingly straightforward. Read on for a breakdown of the biggest make-up trends the transitional season had to offer.
The new smoky eye
Rustic tweeds and rich jacquard gowns aside, it was the Dior models’ striking eye make-up which really wowed at the French brand’s recent Resort 2017 show at Britain’s Blenheim Palace. Keeping foundation to a minimum, make-up artist Peter Phillips focused on the eye, applying Dior’s Couleurs Skyline Edition Parisian Sky 506 over the models’ entire eyelid, extending all the way up to the eyebrow. Brows weren’t combed but were filled in with Diorshow Brow Chalk pencil, creating a look that was simultaneously fierce and feminine. And to prevent the look becoming too wintery, models such as Bella Hadid wore lightly glossed nude lips, created by dabbing on a little Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Gorgeous 339.
Louis Vuitton held their resort collection in Rio de Janeiro and presented a sportswear-inspired collection full of pops of bright colour. Colour was a focus in the make-up too, with several models wearing bold cobalt eyeliner, which defined the eyes and flicked up at the corners. Those feeling bold can try this at home by using Kiko Super Colour Eyeliner in Electric Blue. This water-resistant liquid liner has a super fine brush which allows for maximum precision across the lids, with the bright blue proving a fun alternative from basic black in the summer months. Elsewhere, strong lines in the garments were echoed in the models’ defined eyebrows, which were dusted in neutral brown tones. Achieve a similar look with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Definer in shade taupe. Use the wide end of the Brow Definer's triangular 'nib' to fill in gaps, before using the narrow end to create finer, hair-like strokes for a more natural effect. Brush colour through brows with the spooley brush to soften.
Chanel’s presentation in Havana, Cuba, was replete with the city’s signature accessory, the straw fedora. And drawing on the warmth of the city itself, make-up was kept warm, featuring mostly pink and peach tones evoking a youthful and carefree feel. Models’ cheeks were dusted with Chanel’s Les Beiges Duo No. 02, a duo palette with a pale rose blush as a well as a coral-coloured powder. To achieve the look, apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and using soft, circular motions, blend up towards the temples. Finish by drenching your lips in a gloss, such as Chanel’s Rouge Allure in pretty pink shade Sensible.
At the Gucci resort show at London’s Westminster Abbey, creative director Alessandro Michele gave his beauty team permission to go wild. Make-up guru Pat McGrath created two dramatic eyeshadow looks - one a blend of black, blue, and silver, the other a slash of white pigment across the eyes.
But lipstick was a big focus for Gucci, with models rocking matte red lipstick, lacquered black lips or a metallic blue lipstick. For those willing to go full blue steel, try Kat Von D Beauty’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. It comes in a dark blue shade named Echo, which goes on like a gloss and sets with a matte finish. Only for the brave!