Dive into blue this springtime
The clocks have gone forward which means we are officially on our way to summer time. Yipee! As well as changing our skincare routine, spring/summer make-up should also be mixed up. The catwalks were awash with colours for the warmer months, both on clothes and with cosmetics.
“It’s a colour season, there was a lot of emphasis on blue,” MAC’s director of artistry Terry Barber told Cover Media. “But I think blue has been around for a few seasons to the point where blue has become the new neutral. It's an eye opening colour it's freshening; it's a colour you'd associate with summer.”
If the thought of blue reminds you of hideous throwback make-up, then Terry hears you. However, don’t let your previous blue views stand in the way of a colour revolution.
“I think it divides opinion depending on what decade you were young in,” he smiled. “If your youth was in the ‘70s you might avoid blue because it's at the bottom of your mum's make-up bag and it kind of makes you look like ABBA.”
Missoni in Milan used bold electric blue painted up to the model’s eyebrows to show off the Aquatic trend, while Jonathan Saunders’ London show went for a more pared back look of dark blue lined eyes. Whether you’re going for bold or subtle, blue will give your face an instant pop of brightness, with the ability to change your whole look.
Alternatively work in some yellow and green shades like Alexis Mabille did in Paris and Giulietta did in New York.
“It was a full spectrum of colour, I think colour was everywhere. I'm calling it cocktail colours,” Terry said. “Very, very summery. Very upbeat, very optimistic. It's the way we want to feel in the summer, lemon and lime and any other part of the fruit bowl that you want to visit.”