BEAUTY TIPS BY ZOE PEPLOW: LFW INSPIRED

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Meet Chase’s newest contributor, Zoe Peplow! She will be bringing you all the latest make-up trends from the beauty world starting from the May issue, but here is a sneak peek at what to expect…

Each year, fashion week is where we look to guide us into the next big trends for the upcoming seasons. Planned months and in some cases years, in advance by the creative directors at each fashion house, they inspire not only the rich and famous sat on the front rows of the catwalks, but the colour pallets and styles seen on the high street, cuts and trends for hairstyling, and my personal favourite, upcoming makeup trends.

The recent fashion weeks that have just passed showed us what to expect for Autumn/ Winter ’15 however for us ladies and gents that like to live more in the moment, I’m going to take us back to last year’s Spring/Summer ’15 shows to give you the inside tips and tricks and what to be on the lookout for this upcoming summer season.

Flawless glowing skin was all over the catwalks of the season with fresh, warm tones being used to liven up complexions of models everywhere from Marni to Stella Mcartney. Lipgloss was used over at Marc by Marc Jacobs onto the cheekbones to give a ‘sweaty’ finish to the skin. For a more day friendly look try using a light reflecting cream highlighter under foundation which will help give a natural radiant glow to the skin that is perfect for the warmer months. Backstage at the Sorapol show Illamasqua’s Gleam in Mirage and Supernatural was used all over the models faces to give the appearance of light beaming from the skin. For best results warm the product with your fingers and apply directly to the highest points of the face to give a fresh finish to any look.

Eyebrows have been big, bold and one of the hottest trends for the past few years now, however summer ’15 is all about the stripped back barely there brow. Givenchy and Alexander McQueen opted for an invisible bleached out finish whereas at Prada and Mui Mui the roaring twenties made a comeback with pencil thin, polished brows. Swap your usual brow product for a brow gel slightly lighter than your natural brow hairs. Awe by Illamasqua is my personal favourite at the moment for creating a natural groomed finish. Use with a fine tipped brush to draw in individual strands of hair as opposed to the bolder lines in past years. Finish by running a clear mascara upwards through the hairs to set in place.

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The most daring trend seen on the catwalks of the season was the return of the seventies blue. Soft washes of the colour contrasted with bold, built up lashes were found on the catwalk of Rochas whereas Versace opted for a brighter hue lined boldly across the eyes and teamed with a nude lip. The bravest statement of all was definitely from the makeup team at Fendi where strips of blue leather were applied directly to the tops of the models lashes in place of the timeless black flick. This trend is all about having fun with colour and texture so invest in a mixing medium to team with your favourite shadow or pigment to create a statement liner. Urban Decay All Nighter Spray is perfect for this technique, alternatively mix with water for a slight whisper of colour.

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So there you have it, my top beauty tips for Spring/Summer 2015. Whether you are super daring and combine all three trends for a high fashion finish, or use subtle hints of inspiration for a chic day to day look, there’s really something to suit everyone’s style this season.

Bring on the sun!

Zoe x

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