Beauty is as bold as ever. Spring’s exciting glimpse into 2022 draws the line between the fantastical & the fresh – proving directional, unapologetic beauty is for new beginnings ahead. Pro MUA Diane Kendal harked on shadowy, lived-in eyes at KHAITE to mirror the longingness to feel once more post-isolation. At Supriya Lele, lips were glossified with a chocolate brown lip service. Grunge for 2022 is the word of mouth. Pro Pablo Rodrigues gave wet, out-of-shower skin a high-fashion update with a strobe-lit, glowy finish. From undonely-kempt tresses to the facial features that stick, aesthetic escapism reigned on this year’s beauty dossiers.
For Simone Rocha, beauty is a secular experience. From Thomas de Kluyver, adornment came in the way of Gothically-imagined hand-pressed images of cherubs placed on the face and body throughout. This contrasted the baptismal-looking dipped hair, which was accessorized with beaded crowns. Cheeks were made to sparkle as skin was left youthful & healthy.
CHOCOLATE LIP SERVICE
Grunge is the word of mouth for 2022. Pro Hiromi Ueda glossified lips at Supriya Lele with a chocolatey-brown hue that’s oh-so reminiscent of nineties lip service. Ueda made statement lips sultry-sweet with the vampy appeal. All impact without apologies, bold lips are the nostalgic trend that’s sealed with a kiss for 2022 beauty. Opt for Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Cream Lipstick in Chocolate Divin.
At Chloe, consider the (winged) point made by makeup artist Hannah Murray. Liner became ‘surf punk’ all thanks to the MUA’s horizontal approach to the typically flicked-out shape. From the tear ducts to the corners of the eyes, neon orange graced the lash line. Elsewhere, the face was kept healthy-looking with eyes given dabs of wet-looking gloss.
BALMY, OUT-OF-OCEAN SKIN
When it comes to a glass-like skin finish, it’s the balmy, out-of-water touch that takes the face from the ocean to high-fashion effortlessness. MUA Pablo Rodrigues artfully applied highlighter by way of Illamasqua to the high points of the brow bone, cupid’s bow, cheeks, and chin at David Koma. To capture this look, opt for Illamasqua’s Beyond Liquid Highlighter – OMG or E.L.F. Electric Mood x Tove Lo Glassy Skin Balm.
Sooty, lived-in eyes were the focus for 2022 makeup. As with lips, makeup leaned into a grunge aesthetic which timelessly defined a decade. Rimmed coal eyes at Sandy Liang paid a statement to the Spring/Summer presentation. Lids & under eyes received the smudgy treatment. At Eftychia, MUA Becca Wordingham graced eyes with a creamy, blendable pencil to add effortless wow. At KHAITE, Diane Kendal lightly smoked-out lids to capture shadowiness. To achieve this look, opt for 19/99 Barna Precision Colour Pencil.
Lashed-out, doll-like eyes are what’s to be expected. Makeup done by way of Valentina Li proved to be a standout at this year’s Fashion Week. Individual lashes were expertly placed surrounding the eyes in a nonchalant fashion proving fantasy & cool do co-exist. The look embodied a come-as-you-are sense that’s synonymous to Spring freshness. This look can be completed with Tower 28 BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm in Golden Hour.