Trend Alert SS12: Do You Dare?

By  January 17, 2012

Backstage at Temperley SS12

Fashion is always a tale of two stories, and the Spring Summer beauty trends are no exception. For every barely-there, minimal look, there was a push-it-to-the-absolute-extreme counteract…we counted metallic gold-leaf eyeshadows (Fendi), candy coloured hair (Thakoon) and even blue lipstick (Mary Katrantzou). Whilst these look incredible on the catwalk, they’re less appropriate for us mere mortals, and that’s’ why one of our must-try beauty looks for the season is actually an old favourite – red lipstick.

But this is fashion, so red’s undergone something of a revolution – we’re not thinking retro-50’s glam or even dark-wine stained, but bold, glossy and in-your-face. The look was done to perfection at Temperley, where Revlon’s Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman painted on siren-red shades, to create a look that was confident and powerful. To avoid unwanted 80’s associations, team with a flawless dewy finish, and you’re good to go.

by VL