The secret’s out. After a soaring start to Hailey Bieber’s must-need-now beauty line Rhode that’s harking all the of-the-moment buzz, likened to its dewy peptide-serum hybrid, the deliciously-chic ‘glazed doughnut’ manicure will also have your next lacquered tips a(glazed). Tapping into Hailey’s go-to celebrity nail artist Zola Ganzorigt, this TikTok-hailed trend became mainstay in thanks to its pinky barely-there, pearlescent appeal with its signature sheen. Consider this the ‘no-makeup’ makeup for your nails.
As ever-popular, the ‘glazed doughnut’ manicure signals its admirers to the beauty inspiration from the 90s & early aughts of Y2K. The dusted effect of finishing chrome pigments creates the illusion of milky translucency with a frosted, Y2K signature twist. Perfect as a go-to staple, this trend (also harked by TikTok as the Zola Nails) can be adapted within a wide variety of shades such as summery neons. Uplifting traditionally opaque hues, the gilded sheet awashes the nail creating a sensual & anew manicure with gentle luminosity. This glassed-out manicure would be an essential for one to keep lacquered in their (nail) files.
At Couture – beauty was conceptual. Beauty was realized as an exploration of other-worlds. Fendi’s starry interpretation of beauty was made heroine whereas Valentino’s dramatic eyes were met with hyper-wings & feathery plumes. Hyperreal skin wouldn’t go amiss at Schiaparelli. These are the moments to not miss for Spring.
SCI-FI OTHERWORLDLINESS AT FENDI
The starry veil of a crystallized galaxy was mirrored as inspiration and dotted atop the face for Fendi. Fendi’s sci-fi realization of Spring beauty was crystal-clear & in thanks to hair artist Guido Palau & makeup artist Peter Philips. Deliciously glossed hair was kept parted & fringed via Palau. Made heroine, needless to say. Placed throughout the face were micro crystals to be the ultimate facial halo. No additional accessories required. To achieve this look? Dot a micro gem on the inner corners of the eyes or equally as shield across the lid for a look that’s just as otherworldly.
DIOR’S NEW LOOK
Dior’s love language for sooty, lived-in eyes were decidedly made anew for Spring. And it’s the eye trend that keeps lashes batting. The trend in question – underlined white liner, the hero beauty look. Think: the upside of sultry shadow. Thickly-lined white blocks graduated around the eye shape which emphasized it’s natural under line. To tightline the waterlines & roots of the lashes, MUA Peter Philips used the Diorshow Khôl pencil in 009 White Khôl which was then completed with the Diorshow On Stage Liner in 001 Matte White layered underneath the natural line. Gentle, soft-focus illumination informed the look.
HYPERREAL SKIN AT SCHIAPARELLI
Skin was standout at Schiaparelli. It was made surreal & secular through Dame Pat McGrath’s genius with glow. Cheekbones? It was a (golden-champagne) highlight. Eyes were maintained as clean with a touch of shadow to mattify the lids. Other looks included a heavier-hand with further shadow & bejewelled glam. Opt for the Skin FetishSublime Perfection Foundation and Sublime Perfection Concealer for runway-ready dewiness.
BEAUTIFIED EYES AT VALENTINO
Feathery plumage & ultra-extended graphic winged liner informed Valentino’s Haute beauty. Longingness is beautified through the bold looks as seen throughout. This echoed the emotionally-grounded collection as a (literal) extension of oneself. McGrath emphasized the strength of the upper lash line (either by way of feathers or hyper-winged liner). Glowing & fresh skin was a continuity paired with the lashed looks.
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.
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 for19/99 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.
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Our love affair for the lacquered needn’t be explained. Statement-making polished tips are flooding beauty headwaves for the best nailspiration. From the avant-garde to the bare minimal, what comes to mind are nails that call on our attention. 60s nonchalance is back with splodges of colour & daisies. Paris comes in the form of newly-imagined french tips which chicly adds oh-la-la to the normal mani. Going all in with wavy artistry? Consider it swirled. For the biggest mani trends of 2021, consider these minted styles to your nail files.
GO WITH THE FLOW(S)
Multi-hued & wavy, these stylish tips are all about joy. This style proves it’s charm & uplifting appeal with its unapologetic aesthetic.
Soft yet striking, pastel is the reliable choice for feminine allure.
ALL ABOUT THAT (SPACE)
En route for newly trending tips is about that space. Freshen the normal mani by leaving a couple nails (almost) completely bare.
Rainbow tips are as fresh as chic. Key feature? Keep the colour at the tip of the nail for a modern look.
LOVE, FROM YOUR FRENCH MAN(I)
Try an upgraded french mani & find oh-la-la everywhere you go.
One cannot underestimate the appeal of a clean mani. This beautifying style has an enduring appeal that outlasts fast-paced trends.
YOUR 60’S REVIVAL
It’s that flower power. Groovy nails bring the nonchalance of the 60s to 2021 in the form of psychedelic hues & daisies.
On point. At home or in the salon, go for pointy to make your mark. Too sharp? Opt for a more rounded nail shape.
Checkmate. Calling on Gen Z for adapting this trend, these polished tips are the gambit for 2021 manicures and pedicures that have all the advantages.
By way of heavenly, holographic eyes and cheeks, sexy electric-blue liner, and out-of-shower-like skin, Spring proves to be the unstoppable flush of inspiration for fresh beauty. Precious Lee’s eyes were kept as divine as ever with this Pat McGrath Beauty Palette. Clouds of fiery pink pigment were applied to Nicola Coughlan’s lids, completed with fresh skin. This Dior Eyeshadow Palette lended an icy, baby-blue statement to Yara Shahidi’s upper and lower lash lines. Ashley Graham kept her serve on with a 90s smoked-out wing & parted, sleek hair. It’s definitely about the focus. Beauty couldn’t be brighter. Here are the 17 best Spring beauty looks from the ‘gram.
With the current austerity the world has had reckoned, visual optimism reigns en masse by way of Spring 2021 Fashion Month as a beautifying language for facial adornment (re: otherworldly beauty from Erdem Moralioglu to shockingly vibrant hues from Tom Ford & Christopher John Rogers). From graciously-thick graphic onyx liner to new hair lengths yet to reach its watery potential, escapism, fantasy, and self-discovery are the silver linings of what’s ahead for runway-inspired beauty trends.
POPS OF BOLD
The extrovert’s palette that rules no exception. Tom Ford’s amped exorbitant joie de vivre showcase was met with 80’s inspired flushes of fuschia pink cheekbone draping with metallic-like frosted eyes to match. Christopher John Rogers followed this suit with fantastical lip service of fiery orange. Bora Aksu proved a point of difference with a subdued yet equally glamorous approach. Bright hues were blurred and paired with veiled, translucent masks for a moving, directional display, softly patted by makeup artist Janeen Witherspoon. The takeaway? A potent, juicy springtime boost where serotonin levels electrify with impact.
ALL ABOUT THE SKIN
According to Victoria Beckham, it’s all about what’s on the surface, i.e., minimalist yet radiant skin. And she’s not alone. Proenza’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, coupled with The Row’s Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, offered an embrace to an earthy, natural approach to beauty. Barely-there, no-makeup makeup has returned, comfortingly. Beckham emphasized the subtle basics that merely deviate from the designer’s signature look: fresh-looking, out-of-shower skin & neutral-toned eyeliner. Lashes were made sensuous with the best-selling Satin Kajal Liner. It’s where Lucia Pieroni dots the line(r). Zoom call ready? Very posh.
THE GRAPHIC EYE
The je ne sais quoi of beauty trends for 2021. What makes the graphic look so genius? It’s seasonless & completely adaptable. Take notes from Paris. Chanel’s take was a thickly-lidded smoky update that followed the eye’s natural arch and lid. Explained Chanel’s Global Creative Designer for Makeup and Colour Lucia Pica, “I really wanted the girls makeup to look very blurry, matte and pristine.” A 1920’s cinematic look with a modern update. Chloe’s proved to find less restraint with an added edge by way of a flick and double-winged liner to a boho lover’s bliss. Dior’s expectedly captured emotion with a daring heavily-handed, kohl eyeliner look – complementing fresh lips & skin.
OUT-OF-WATER (BEACHLESS) HAIR
This water-bound hair trend needn’t require a pool or beach – just a few drops of hair oil or dollops of pomade. Versace’s SS21 Hellenic-inspired glamourous showcase was all about every inch of sexuality, including the effervescently chic, Ursula Andress straight-from-the-water wet hair look. Chloe echoed the same note, with vestiges to off-duty ease. This Spring/Summer off-the-runway hair will be seen as a bonafide look for summery nonchalance.
WFH easy glamour begins here. Erdem’s otherworldly, intelligent beauty meets Rodarte’s spellbinding aesthetic. Pared-back, the wearer’s beauty undercurrents free & unfettered, with gestures to all encompassing gothic romance. Fantasy comes to mind when Simone Rocha is in the conversation, with pearled headpieces and doll-like blush application on cheeks.With NARS Global Director Uzo Ukaeje, the Mulleavy Sisters opted for Rodarte to turn towards vamp with Opulent Red. Erdem’s take on ethereal beauty was complemented by in-the-garden rosy cheeks & muted eyes with a softly defined brow.