Things will be just peachy with this season's hot make-up trend
Take your cue from the SS17 catwalks with soft, earthy shades on eyes, lips and cheeks, says Katie Wright
The international fashion weeks give us their fair share of out-there beauty looks and while a face covered in real flower petals a la Preen looks ever-so pretty on a load of impossibly beautiful teen models, it's not exactly going to work for Thursday night after-office drinks is it?
Three cheers, then, for the SS17 catwalks, which delivered a host of beautiful make-up ideas in soft, organic tones that you'll definitely want to try.
"These colours are designed to enhance and mimic really great skin condition," explains MAC make-up artist Terry Barber. "The modern way to wear them is in textures that have an affinity with the complexion.
"Peach, pink and tan look alive and fresh when applied with transparency," agrees Mark Carrasquillo. "They are what I call very heightening colours."
Ready to heighten your look? Here are four ways to wear the sun-kissed make-up trend...
1. Golden eyes
"Fresh but sophisticated, with a little touch of gold on the lip and the eye," is how Lloyd Simmons described the look he created at Alexis Mabille, where MAC Powersurge soft gold eyeliner was applied beneath the lower lashline, creating a subtle, brightening effect.
A very light coat of brown mascara was used, while at Shrimps the lashes were left bare and a wash of metallic cream and powder shadows was buffed all the way up to the brows to create an 'other-worldly' glow.
GOSH To Party in London Eyeshadow Palette, £11.99, Superdrug (above, www.superdrug.com; available July 26); MAC Eye Kohl in Powersurge, £14.50 (www.maccosmetics.co.uk)
2. Tan lips
The Nineties brown lip isn't going anywhere this season. In fact, at the SS17 shows, we got three new takes on the trend. The most literal homage came at Moschino, where precisely-lined lips were filled in with matte pale tan. At Blumarine, creamy mahogany complemented the peachy eyes, while at Roksanda, a russet lipstick was blurred at the edges.
Axiology Lip Crayon in Serene, £22 (Alyaka.com); Dr Hauschka Lipstick in Bromelia, £20.50 (www.dr.hauschka.com); Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick, £28, Space NK (right, www.spacenk.com)
3. Tea-stained eyes
Brown eyeshadow may not sound ground-breaking, but the eye looks at Roksanda and Stella Jean felt really fresh. That's because a soft peachy-brown cream shadow was applied in a monochromatic wash from lid to crease, while at the latter, clear lip gloss was added to enhance the shine.
MAC Cream Colour Base in Root, £18 (above, www.maccosmetics.co.uk); Gosh Forever Matt Eyeshadow Stick in Nougat, £6.29, Superdrug (left, www.superdrug.com); Nars The Multiple Puerto Vallarta, £29 (narscosmetics.co.uk)
4. Peachy skin
Give your bronzer a break and embrace the peachy, youthful glow of the girls at Missoni and Blumarine, where Petros Petrohilos' brief was: "Rosy cheeks, a sun-kissed girl... like she is living on the beach." That means opting for liquid blushers and shimmery powders and applying liberally - matte is not an option.
Nars Liquid Blush in Torrid, £23 (narscosmetics.co.uk), ASOS (www.asos.com); Hourglass Illume Sheer Trio, £54, Space NK (below, www.spacenk.com)