The hottest make-up trends for spring/summer 17

With pretty matching pinks contrasting with bold glitters, the SS17 catwalks offered plenty of make-up inspiration. We find out how the pro brands have interpreted the trends. 

TREND WATCH 1: MATCH POINT

SS17 make-up trend match point

Image: ©Topshop at LFW SS17

Use a soft shade of lipstick across cheeks, eyes and lips to give a matching and effortlessly natural-looking blush to flawless skin. For inspiration, check out the peach tones used by MUA Val Garland to bring out the natural beauty of models walking for Erdem’s SS17 show, or the matching dusty pinks at Topshop.

Get the look with: Artdeco Hypnotic Blossom

Artdeco Hypnotic BlossomThere are six new eyeshadow colours from Artdeco this season, including on-trend rose Matt Roselle and subtler apricot-toned Matt Vineyard Peach or grey-blue Pearly Cloud. The new natural-hair Angled Eyeshadow Brush makes precision application easy.

Eye Designer Refills screw on to the Eye Designer Applicator and give a longer lasting look, with three new shades in Almost Black, Blooming Dahlia and Metallic Oleander. Kajal liners come in bare nude and green, while the new blush shade is Apricot Azalea. There are also six shades of Mat Lip Powder, from the subtle nude Spring Day to the dark berry Hibiscus Bloom. Color & Care Mascara in black completes the set.

Contact Chleo Enterprises for more information.

Get the look with: Jane Iredale Well & Good

Jane Iredale Well & Good

Peachy rose tones play centre stage in the new Well & Good line. Phase one of the collection launches in March and features two PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple palettes and a bronzer. The trios are Soft Kiss, with a warm matte mauve, plus shimmery port wine and smoky brown powders; and Pink Quartz, with a matte light pink, and shimmery tones of soft pink and cool plum.


The new bronzer shade is Peaches & Cream: four warm, coral and pink hues with a subtle shimmer. Phase two of the collection will launch later in the season, featuring two new PureMoist Lipsticks and a cream blush.

Contact iiaa for more information.

TREND WATCH 2: GLITTER SLICK

SS17 make-up trend glitter slick

Image: ©Fendi at NYFW SS17

Glitter made a major comeback this season, not only on nails, such as in Morgan Taylor’s “cuticle jewellery” look for Rodarte but also on eyes and lips. The DKNY show in New York saw models wear a vampish two-tone lip with a subtle gold glitter highlight, while over in Milan, Fendi’s models had full glitter particle-packed golden pouts.

Get the look with: Mii Cherish Mii

Mii Cherish MiiThe soft spring colours from British brand Mii embrace the romantic trend seen on the SS17 catwalks, with sand, stone, coral and gold dominating the collection. Couture Eye Colour is a compact of four on-trend tones: cream, metallic gold, rose gold and a stone shimmer, which let you take eyes from a daytime to an evening look with ease.

There are two new shades of longlasting lipstick Passionate Lip Lover. Enthral is a subtle pink, while Charm is a pretty coral. Finally, to get brows on-point, the new 3-in-1 Beautifying Brow Wand combines a triangular tipped precision pencil, creamy illuminator and grooming brush and comes in three shades.

Contact Gerrard International for more information. 

TREND WATCH 3: HIGH SHINE

SS17 make-up trend high shine

Image: ©Claudia Li at NYFW SS17

Get the gloss and make it match. High-shine lips are back but for this season they’re paired with glossy lids for a polished look. At Gareth Pugh’s London Fashion Week show, models positively glowed, while Fashion East used gloss on lids and lips, plus some serious shine on the tops of the cheekbones for a wondrous wet look, and in New York Claudia Li took a subtler approach with a slick of shine on lids and cheeks used to mirror the pretty pink lip gloss.

Get the look with: Misslyn Beauty Workout

Misslyn Beauty WorkoutWith a nod to the sports luxe trend, Misslyn has created the Beauty Workout collection for spring. Vibrant lilac, pink and rose shades dominate the new products on offer. Waterproof Colour Liner comes in dark grey Celebrity Athlete and dark violet Get Exercise. The new Sneaker Fever palette of Eye-mazing eyeshadow comprises two satin and two glitter shades of grey, lilac, rose and nude.

Pretty Big Volume Mascara comes in Pretty Black, while Cream to Matte long-lasting lipstick gives a matt effect in three new shades: dark lilac Fashion & Sport, strong pink Workout Dress and rose-nude True Identity.

Contact Chloe Enterprises for more information.

LCN Funky Town

LCN Funky TownTo complement its nail colour line of the same name, LCN’s Funky Town collection comprises three launches for spring that embrace the nude-bronze trend but also give a sultry edge to the eyes. Nude caramel is the new colour in the LCN lip gloss range, while the new face and body bronzer comes in Sun Goddess, a shimmering powder that combines four shades for a sun-kissed look.

For the eyes, Wild Berries is an eyeshadow trio combining three deep and dusky purple shades to bring out the best in brown eyes. Also launching this season are a CC cream in two shades and contouring palette.

Contact Beauty Concepts for more information.