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Beauty 5 Backstage Beauty Trends That Will Stand Out This Spring

5 Backstage Beauty Trends That Will Stand Out This Spring

5 Backstage Beauty Trends That Will Stand Out This Spring
By Annie Darling
By Annie Darling
March 08, 2019
Get ready to embrace playful makeup trends from backstage at the spring 2019 shows

From sunset-coloured eyeshadow to ultra-bronzed skin, make-up from spring 2019's fashion weeks took us from the catwalk to St. Tropez in an instant. Take a look at five of the best beauty trends that are guaranteed to get you in a spring state of mind.

Give way to glowing skin

Jil Sander (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Brognano (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Richard Malone (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Ermanno Scervino (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Prabal Gurung (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Catwalks were awash with clean, supercharged complexions as seen at Jil Sander and Prabal Gurung, proving that strong contouring should be abandoned in favour of rigorous skincare and minimal coverage.

Rose-tinted blushes and soft highlighters that fake a post-facial glow should be worn sparingly over featherweight foundation. This conviction was echoed at Brognano and Richard Malone, with both supporting the age-old argument that less is more. Tatler tip: Wear with an oh-so small sweep of glitter, either over the lid or in the eye's corner for pre-summer radiance.

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Champion coloured eyeshadow

Byblos (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Peter Pilotto (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Paul & Joe (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Missoni (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Atlein (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)

It goes without saying that a jet-black kohl pencil remains the cool girl's makeup must-have, but spring calls for lashings of colour. Swap inky lines and charcoal pigment for painterly shapes and shadows inspired by the likes of Byblos and Peter Pilotto.

Experiment with vibrant violet and aquamarine or—if you dare—blend two to three contrasting tones together. Be sure to wear with a fresh face and nude lip to avoid looking dishevelled.

Master the bold lip

Jeremy Scott (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Brandon Maxwell (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Chalayan (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Moschino (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)

The It lip colour for spring is one that's usually reserved for the autumn months: Pillarbox-red. Deliciously decadent, Chalayan paired bright fuschia with sky-blue and ivory in an audacious move. Should you be in the mood for a break from the classics, opt for rich plum or deep bordeaux, as seen at Moschino, for an atmospheric alternative.

Pink-toned lipstick at Brandon Maxwell had an ultra-feminine feel, while Jeremy Scott got punky with plenty of sparkle. Finish your pout by dabbing a lighter colour or gloss in the centre for a two-tone effect. 

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Vamp up with gothic hues

Andrew GN (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Anna Sui (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Max Mara (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Rejina Pyo (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Antonio Marras (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Rejina Pyo kept grungey-shades sophisticated with pared-back eyes and a tea-stained lipstick for that just-bitten pout, complete with slicked-back tresses that harnessed the power of old-school glamour.

Max Mara, always one for a hint of pink, edged up an otherwise neutral spring palette with subtle sweeps of coffee shadow. Anna Sui served up bee-stung lips, alongside blazing shades of baby-pink and burnt-orange, while Antonio Marras sported bronze-swirled cheeks and sunken lids that evoked the feeling of being misunderstood. Be experimental–after all, it's the playful touches that make this look work.

Turn heads with barely-there brows

Boss (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Valentin Yudashkin (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Vivetta (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Sportmax (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)
Proenza Schouler (Photo: Courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Bold eyebrows have been en vogue for some time now, and many of us—myself included—have attempted to bolster our less-than-blessed arches with various microblading techniques, serums and brushes.

But it would seem that ultra-fine natural brows are making a dramatic comeback, as seen on the catwalks of Proenza Schouler and Valentin Yudashkin. Please, oh please, don't mistake this trend for the heavily-tweezed look of the '20s and '30s, made famous by Clara Bow and Jean Harlow. Or even the plucked pencil-thin versions seen in the '90s on Drew Barrymore and Angelina Jolie. Instead, sport your natural shape, thickness and colour, without the added poking and tinting we've all become so accustomed to.

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