When the latest collections hit the catwalk all eyes are usually fixated on the clothes themselves, not the models’ makeup. But if your budget can’t stretch to ready-to-wear, taking beauty inspiration from the runway is one of the best ways to name-check your favourite label without breaking the bank. You don’t need to be a makeup artist or have a vast stash of designer makeup products; these Spring/Summer ’13 beauty looks from the catwalk are all easily recreated with a few choice high street makeup products.
Cara Delavigne’s look for Chanel’s show is a great example of a makeup combo that can be touched up for a quick fix, day-to-night routine. To recreate the look, sweep the eyelids with Seventeen’s ‘Wild Metallic’ Cream Eyeshadow (£3.99), adding another layer for a more dramatic look. For creating an easy smudgy flick, Rimmel’s ‘Scandaleyes’ waterproof kohl eyeliner pencil (£3.99) is fool proof. Cara’s strong brows really complement the look, so to keep yours fixed in place all day invest in the beauty-blogger’s favourite: a clear brow gel for MAC (£28).
To reference Jourdan Dunn’s pretty, sixties-inspired look for Issa, you’ll need to perfect your liquid eyeliner technique. Even a complete beginner can master the tricky double flick with Smashbox’s ‘Limitless’ Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Pen (£16); literally a felt tip for your face, and so easy to use. For a pretty peachy pout with staying power, try and get your hands on Rimmel’s latest hit, the ‘Apocalips Lip’ Laquer in ‘Luna’ (£5.99).
For a more dramatic dressing-up look, take heed of Christian Dior’s showstopper eyes. For a base colour with a super-vibrant pigment that will stay fixed all night, use Maybelline’s ‘Colour Tattoo 24Hr’ gel-cream eyeshadow in ‘Turquoise Forever’. The diamanté embellishments can be found in any decent craft shop; to attach them without hurting the delicate skin around your eyes, use a good false eyelash glue. If you want to add the lashes as well for an even bigger impact, Eylure ‘Naturalites’ (£5.35) will give your peepers added drama without looking to outlandishly fake.