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Glitter, gloss and green eyeshadow... 6 of the biggest beauty trends right now


Tea-stained eyes
Tea-stained eyes
Glossy lips
Aqua eye shades

The SS18 catwalks gave us a glut of gorgeous hair and make-up ideas for the new season, and there's something to suit every taste. Bored of matte lips? Get ready for gloss, 2018-style. Eyeliner addict? You'll adore the graphic black liner looks. Love a bit of sparkle? Rhinestones are back with a vengeance.

There's a lot to get excited about, and we've got the inside scoop on how to recreate these runway looks at home.

1. Punky glitter

Eyes, lips, lashes, nails - there was barely a body part that wasn't dusted with sparkling particles at the spring shows, from stick-on rhinestones at Jeremy Scott, to glitter-encrusted eyelashes at Ryan Lo.

But these looks all shared a rebellious edge - it's about punk, not precision - so load up on black kohl liner and top with a fingertip full of loose glitter to get the requisite too-cool-to-care vibe.

MAC 3D Lavender Glitter, £16.50

2. Exaggerated eyeliner

Winged liner has been popular on the catwalks for a few seasons (and with good reason), but now the delicate cat-eye flick takes a backseat in favour of super-bold styles.

The most conceptual example was at Lanvin, where a drinking straw was used to stamp dashes of liner out from the corner of the eye - which, honestly, seems like a lot of effort - but the mega-wings at Versus Versace and Marc Jacobs just require a steady hand and a bit of practice.

Charlotte Tilbury The Feline Flick Liquid Eye Pen in Panther, £22

3. Lip gloss

Fashion is nothing if not fickle, so it was only a matter of time before matte lips were usurped on the catwalks. And, sure enough, wet-look lips ruled at trendsetting SS18 shows like Chanel and Tom Ford.

Blood red and fuchsia were particularly popular, but this is a trend that's easily adaptable - a slick of clear gloss over your favourite lippie, and you've got it.

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl Rouge Thriller, £23.50, Escentual

4. Hair accessories

Hair adornments have been creeping onto the catwalks in recent seasons, but for SS18 they've gone global, with the likes of Gucci, Miu Miu, and Versace getting involved, while at Dries van Noten, crystals were used to line models' partings.

Designer hair clips will set you back upwards of £100 a pop, but there are lots of inexpensive dupes on the high street, so you can experiment with the hair jewellery trend risk-free.

Accessorize Pearl Cluster Barrette Hair Clip, £5

5. Aqua eyes

From inky blue at Givenchy Couture to bright azure at House of Holland, and chalky turquoise at Missoni, aqua eyeshadows popped up at plenty of shows.

There wasn't a lot of subtlety to many of these catwalk designs, but if you choose a shade of blue or green that complements your eye colour, and smoke it out at the edges, this can be a really flattering look.

Barry M Kingfisher Blue Kohl Pencil, £2.99

6. Tea-stained eyes

If it's subtlety you're after, then take your cue from the shows where the make-up was as delicate at the clothes, namely Preen and Alexis Mabille.

Here, a wash of creamy tea-brown across the eyelids complemented perfect skin and nude lips.

It's important to note that this is a cool brown rather than a warm terracotta - a foundation stick that's a few shades darker than your skin will give the ideal texture and tone.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, £42, Space NK

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