While spring is typically barely there makeup and fuss free hairstyles, this season, things actually got a bit more interesting. The colors are brighter, the shapes more graphic, and the hairstyles exude an easy, but deliberate, elegance that i'm going ga-ga over.
The hair and makeup textures for spring are at odds with one another — in a good way. Matte lips reigned supreme, while blown-out, silky hair dethroned last season's mussed-up manes.
Even though this hair seems high maintenance, Buckett reminds us to think of the big picture. "It definitely takes a bit of effort, but it can last a few days," he says. After working a handful of mousse into the roots, he raked a smoothing serum through the mid-lengths and ends. Next, he created a deep side part and blowdried the hair with a big, round brush for maximum volume. "Make sure you direct the air [from the dryer] down the hair shaft to really smooth and polish the cuticle," he advises. "Keep the brush moving at the ends of the hair to give it that nice, shiny [effect]."
Once the strands were dry, he added a touch of hairspray to lock in the glossy look.
one of the season's hottest textures onto the lips: super-matte. What makes it so flattering? "The matte absorbs light, which allows the skin to reflect light," he explains. And instead of a bright red, he chose a trendy orange. "It's a nice spin on red," he says.
"70s tropical eyes" were created by makeup artist Lloyd Simmonds at Alexis Mabille in Paris. MAC Pro Paint Sticks in Hi-Def Cyan and Primary Yellow were applied in stripes, with a mixture of the two in the middle. The cheeks were a colourful affair, too, with a wash of blush high up on the cheekbones.
I'm all about the statement lip — but this season, why not give the statement eye a try? Luckily, it's not as high maintenance as it sounds; it just requires one color. This season, that was electric blue. "It's the minimalist way to make a massive, impactful statement without being over-the-top," Sir John says. "It's great for people who don't know how to apply a smoky eye or use color in a way that's super artistic."