Runway Ready

SLICK, SLEEK & SULTRY

Sleek, modern glamour is this season’s catchcry, and hair is proving to be no exception to the trend. Rebel against soft waves and bouncing curls with slicked back, wet-look hair, which hugs the head while allowing for soft movement at the ends. Create the look with a strong mousse, applied to wet hair in sections and brushed through thoroughly to ensure full coverage. To achieve body and movement in the lengths, blow dry close to the head with a diffuser and scrunch gently. Embrace this easy, low-maintenance look for a defiant departure from the conventional rules of beauty.

Ultimately, when it comes to finding a hair look that works for you, follow Redken Artist Richard Kavanagh’s step-by-step advice:

Choose your style. Choose your products. Choose your tools. Do your hair.

Be the best version of you. And then change it up for the next day.

Makeup & Skin:

THE BEST DEFENCE

Runway-ready makeup begins with the skin, so ensuring yours is healthy, plumped and supple will mean you have the best possible base on which to build a look around. Products that improve firmness and hydration will help make your skin the perfect canvas, and right now we’re loving the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, which uses Mediterranean algae and ginkgo biloba to protect skin and boost circulation. By encouraging collagen production and maintaining skin tone, Marine Cream keeps the skin hydrated and fights wrinkles, serving as a perfect base for crease-free, long-wearing makeup.

BOLD & BRIGHT

Mixing up your look can be incredibly simple, especially if you’re prepared to go for something a little bold. Adding block colour to the eye, particularly in a geometric form, adds not only a much-needed burst of springtime colour, but also a sculptural, contemporary element to your makeup.

Drawing attention to the brow bone with a slash of Tiffany blue or turquoise is a youthful, playful way to celebrate colour and add an editorial flair, and while it has a definite high-fashion feel, it could transition well into summer festival looks.

FELINE FLAIR

Complementing this is the idea of an emboldened feline eye, which serves to accentuate your natural eye shape while adding a sophisticated edge. To achieve this look, press dark colour onto the lid, hugging and extending the lash line for that elegant cateye look. From here, turn the demure classic into something sleek and modern by gently buffing out the dark colour and pulling it closer to the corner of the eye, being sure to keep it angular and bold. Couple with a leather jacket and gold hardware to take this look to the next level.

Pair either of these looks with a neutral lip colour to keep the emphasis on the eyes and brows.

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