Spring Trends with Dress Me Dearly

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As much as Mother Nature is holding back, spring is definitely on the horizon. At LUX we can see this through all the new collections in make-up, nail colors and fragrances coming through the door. Translating these new products into wearable looks that are on trend with fashion is an adventure we look forward to each season.

For this we enlisted the help of Edmonton’s fashion queen, Janis Galloway of Dress Me Dearly to get her take on some upcoming clothing trends for Spring 2014, and we came up with some make-up looks to match!

Look #1: The Pant

“Wide-leg trousers are huge- literally -for spring. The easy-to-wear trend can be worn in billowy fabrics for a casual vibe, or more structured and sophisticated like this 70’s inspired Trina Turk pantsuit. And as we all know, purple is the colour this season in shades of plum, lilac and orchid.” – Janis

Bold, yet flirty, this look is on the daring side of spring fashion. To accompany this, we created a soft, girly look to play up the purple tones in the suit and give a fresh, spring-forward face using dewy finishes and the uber-on-trend orange lip.

In creating this look we began with RMS Lip2Cheek in “Smile” to warm up the complexion. This, paired with Living Luminizer on the cheekbones and the cupid’s bow creates a dewy, luminous look to the skin. To lock in these crème based products, we set the look with a dusting of Geisha Mineral Foundation.

For eyes, we used Kevyn Aucoin Shadow Duo #211, with the pastel pink shade from lid to crease and the matte plum shade in the crease with a fluffy brush to accentuate the contours of the eye. For a fun, subtle highlight, we used Kevyn Aucoin shimmer roller in “Citrine” in in the inner corner of the eye. We gave the lash line subtle definition with Geisha Ink liquid liner in brown with a subtle wing and finished the eyes with Geisha Mascara.

Brows are back! We lightly evened and filled the brows with Geisha brow pen. A strong, defined, but natural brow is a huge trend for spring and summer.

For lips, we used Ilia “Perfect Day” lipstick, which is truly the most beautiful bright spring lip. The orange tones are the hottest trend for lips this year, and they complemented the plum color of her jumpsuit perfectly.

For an extra touch of glam, RGB polish in “Gilt” was used on her nails, which were already painted with a black shellac. To revive the manicure we used round paper stickers to cover the half moon and then swiped on a coat down the nail, leaving the half-moon mani effect after we peeled them off.

Look #2: Prints Charming

“Bolder is better this spring and loud prints are popping up on everything. The options range from strict geometric prints to more eclectic, art pop styles such as this Fred Perry dress from the Amy Winehouse Foundation collection. Don’t be afraid to mix prints together for an uber-chic street style look, or ease into the trend and go head-to-toe in one print.” -Janis

After a long winter of drab neutrals, spring takes a step on the wild side. We created a graphic look that played nice with the bold prints instead of competing. The key ingredients? Cool, dramatic eyeliner with soft accents in the eye shadow and lips.

With this look, we wanted to play on the fun, graphic print on her dress, but in a new way.
To create a fresh, flawless base we used some Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder just to contour under the cheekbones, jawline, and temples, and used the same contour powder in the crease of her eyes to further darken and emphasize the shape.

For the eyes, we used Kevyn Aucoin shimmer rollers in “Amethyst” and “Citrine”, with Amethyst going directly on the lid, and Citrine added on the inner corners. To create a bolder liner, we built upon the liner from the last look by winging it out farther, and adding a graphic cat like line on the inner corners of the eyes, connecting it to the lash line.

Since this look focused more on the eyes, we used a similar on trend orange shade on her lips, but in a lighter formula. Lipstick Queen lip liner in “Coral” was smudged on the inner area of her lip, as if she took a sip of punch, followed by a sheer Paul and Joe lipstick in “Poppy” followed with a coat of Paul and Joe sheer orange gloss. This finished the lips while allowing the eyes to pop.

Thank you so much Janis for coming to LUX and letting us play with trends for spring and imparting some fashion knowledge on us! The make-up looks shown here today were created by our beautifully talented Natasha Ross.

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