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Beauty Trends to Watch in 2017

With the arrival of Spring time and longer, warmer days comes new fashion and beauty trends. The first of the SS17 fashion shows have started to grace the major cities all over the world, but what is going to be on trend this year? A brand new guide from Ellisons looks a little closer at the makeup styles that are set to make a splash this year.

Throwback to the 90s

Bright colours have been a constant fixture on the runway for SS17, paying homage to the infamous 90s look. But it’s not just the clothing styles that are synonymous with the era, makeup artists are going brighter and glossier than ever. Forget the matte nudes that dominated the landscape for the previous twelve months, it’s all about high sheen lip gloss to give the illusion of fuller lips in 2017.

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Makeup free

Natural looking skin has been an emerging trend for a while now but more designers and makeup artists have opted for makeup free models on the catwalk this year:  at Michael Kors and Vera Wang, amongst others, makeup was used sparingly, only to cover blemishes. Shying away from heavily applied makeup, neutral skin tones with a healthy glow are set to be a favourite this year.

Dewy skin

Moving away from the all-matte-everything of last year, an omnipresent look at each show this year was healthy looking, dewy skin. Again, reminiscent of the vibrant 90s look, a rosy glow creates a youthful and vibrant look. In some instances, lipstick was applied in place of blusher to achieve that desirable glowing look.

Smudgey eyes

Much more relaxed than the precise cat-eye flick, smudged eyeliner is undeniably in this season. The ‘unfinished’ look was adorned by models in a number of notable shows in a dark, ashy colour palette, creating a beautifully sultry look. Marc Jacobs on the other hand opted for a lighter, brighter take on the smudgey eyes which makes the eyes really stand out.


Glitter has been big in certain circles for years, but this year, the catwalks were positively shimmering. Breaths taking glittery lips were a talking point at DKNY, whilst models sported glitter on their faces and eyes in other shows. The heavy presence of sparkles at this year’s shows suggests that trends are shifting towards a more fun loving aesthetic than seen in previous years.

Images from Gloom by Javi Salinas for Design SCENE


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