Spring trend: Twisted disco
Spring make-up is always awash with colour, and as we prepare for festivals and long days spent outside, hair and cosmetics get the fun factor in terms of colours and textures. MAC’s make-up hero Terry Barber has highlighted one trend in particular that he’s looking forward to seeing some more of.
“This idea of twisted disco is having a moment, using brights but slightly blurring them and distorting them with glitter. I think it's quite clubby again. It's expressive,” he noted to Cover Media.
He adds that green eyeshadow, like the shades seen in cult ‘70s play Abigail’s Party are back en vogue.
“It’s a tropical wash,” he mused. “Lilt (tropical soft drink) coloured eyeshadow. A tropical haze!”
Eye make-up has also moved away from just standard shadow painted across the lid to something far more creative.
”Eye make-up looks like an adornment, like a piece of skin jewellery rather than a classic shape,” he pointed out.
At Issey Miyake’s Paris Fashion Week presentation, models had colour blown onto their temples with straws to create “smashed orchid shapes”.
Terry encourages people to try out colours by themselves, and avoid coordinating make-up.
“Colour works when it's a solo gesture,” he said. “I think when colours are teamed up it looks too retro and kitsch.
“This season it’s thinking about eye colour the way you'd think about nail colour. Not to coordinate to anything or to match anything, it's an adornment in its own right.”