From bright blues to classic rouge. Spotlight breaks down the top make up trends for that summer look. Whether it’s a subtle glow or thick bold eyeliner; this season there really is a make-up trend for everyone. Make-up artist and expert, Ellie Morris, gives the lowdown on her top beauty trends for SS18.

Red Lips  
The lip trend for spring/summer 18 focuses on warmer hues of red. Think orangey reds and brick reds. Bulmarine exuded old Hollywood glamour, with a cleanly applied bold red ombré lip, with otherwise soft and subtle make up.  Max Mara saw models with minimal understated make-up, with a vibrant matte red lip. Sonia Rykiel used orangey red tones, with a glossy lip complementing a subtle peach blush. This year, the focus wasn’t on the cleanly applied lip and liner, but a glossy and soft finish with many opting for a subtle smudged lip. So don’t worry about constantly checking your lipstick. SS18 makes way for an over lined or bold smudged lip, creating a soft and glossy look.

OTT Liner 
In addition to the return of the sleek retro eyeliner, catwalks were swamped with unique variations on black eyeliner. Pat McGrath at Tom Ford added an exaggerated rounded wing with a hint of sliver glitter. Whilst brands such as: John Galliano, Rochas and Natasha Zinko added more geometric shaped eyeliner, outlining the negative space around the eye down to the lower lash line. Whether you want to try the detailed geometric eyeliner shapes, or a bold rounded liner look; be sure to experiment with either  black gel or a classic pencil to create your OTT liner look. Be brave, be bold. 
EXPERT: I love this look, it incorporates traditional old Hollywood glamour with a modern and high fashion twist. Straight from the runways, this look is definitely worth a try!

Peachy
A subtle peachy eye is one of Spotlight’s top beauty trends for SS18. A slight peach, tea stained eyeshadow complements an understated make up look. Not quite orange or brown, the peachy eye adds a healthy glow to a minimal look. Mila Schon used the peach tones to create a minimalist, summery look. With minimal foundation and lips, the focal point remained on the soft eyes. Whilst Cynthia Rowley featured models with soft peachy, smokey eyes and pink lips. The epitome of a summer romance. 

Bold Blue 
Blue is the colour for SS18. Multiple hues of blue were prevalent on many catwalks this season. Blue eyes are the must-have beauty trend. Renowned make-up artist, Pat McGrath used bold blocks of blue at Marni, meanwhile Tom Pecheux echoed the natural waterfalls and rain at Chanel SS18; adding a blue smokey eye all the way up to the brows with a heavy metallic blue on the lower lash line. From subtle blue liner, to bright blue eyeshadow. This look is worth a try. 
EXPERT: No doubt the colour of the season. From Chanel to Marni, everyone is going crazy for the bold blue. Whether you want to try a subtle blue tint or a bold bright blue, you’ll be bang on trend with this make up look.

Glitter Disco Vibes
SS18 catwalks saw a return of the glitter beauty trend. This year glitter is used to create an edgy, punk look. Glitter encrusted eyes made a statement at Dries Van Noten, Jeremy Scott and Francesco Scognamiglio’s shows. From a smudged, smokey eye with a hint of glitter at Gucci and Ashish, to bold coloured glitter eyes right up to the brow at Francesco Scognamiglio and Jour Ne. This trend is certainly the statement for SS18. 
EXPERT: This look is a showstopper. A touch of glitter,  with a smudged smoky eye or a pop of gliiter with jewel encrusted eyes. There are so many things to play around with, with the glitter trend. With festival season around the corner, this trend is perfectly timed. 

Dewy Skin
The ‘glassing’ trend, started in Korea; adds luminance and a glazed finish to your make up look. The key trend focuses on dewy, glossy skin instead of opting for a shimmery highlight. At both Saint Laurent and Altuzarra, the focus was on creating a barely-there make-up look, with light reflective creams giving a strobed, dewy effect. Not only does this enhance one’s natural beauty: maximum glow and dewy skin will add to a chic spring/summer look under the natural sunlight.
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