While we might have only just finished with our Christmas and New Year celebrations, the world of beauty and fashion is moving quickly into spring as designers begin to showcase their collections for the new season. So how can we skint students afford to rock the make-up the models in Vogue are wearing? Source’s beauty blogger Cait Thomson shows you how…
One thing we have learned from the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks is that this year is all about the eyes. Coloured eyeliner is back and bolder than ever, as well as mascaras and liquid liners. You don’t need to pay a fortune either to pull of these amazing looks. Barry M makes great kohl pencil eyeliners, available from Boots and Superdrug, starting from £2.99 in a range of beautiful colours. Line the lid with a colour to contrast with the colour of your eyes to make them pop. If you’re not brave enough to start with perhaps a bright green, Topshop have a range of more neutral but equally beautiful pencil eyeliners from £4.
Also in store for eyes this year, if you’re feeling even bolder, are jewelled eyelids. Maybe more suited to a wild night out rather than a day spent studying in the library, jewelled eyelids are absolutely going to draw some attention and look amazing. Screenface.co.uk offer some amazing eyelid jewels from between £5 and £10, which are easy to apply and come in a range of different colours and styles, although you can pick up eyelid jewels from the likes of Boots and Superdrug.
Lastly for eyes this Spring, we’ve seen a lot of natural long lash looks. It’s all about making your eyelashes look long and luxurious without making them too thick or clumpy. Natural Collection in Boots has a beautiful range of non-clumpy mascaras available for only a few pounds. Make sure the mascara applicator isn’t clogged with mascara before you apply. The idea is to make your lashes long without looking like you’re wearing any mascara at all.
This year we can also expect to see a lot of natural foundation looks. It’s all about the smooth, flawless finish and this can be achieved by wearing the right shade of foundation for your skin. Don’t be afraid when out looking for new foundations to ask for help from the people who work behind makeup counters. Spending money on a good foundation can only be justified when you know the colour is going to look great and most importantly – natural. It’s all about looking like you have amazing, smooth skin even if you have the odd spot underneath.
If you are going out to buy some new bits and bobs to add to your makeup collection this season, bear in mind you don’t need to spend a fortune to look and feel great. Shop around and you’re bound to stumble over some little gems!