Another trend here for ya. Now spring wouldn’t be spring without colour and liveliness, so it might seem obvious to have colour on the catwalk, but this is suttin else. Lots of orange and hot pink especially at Giambattista Valli and and Aquilano.Rimondi, the shiny orange and yellow blazers are amazing. There’s more of a beachy vibe at Christian Dior, typical summery prints and flowy dresses don’t seem too earth shattering. Jil Sander and MaxMara both went for block colour, which looks particularly good on the 4th picture down at Jil Sander, the black makes the colours pop like nothing else. The Rachel Roy collection was pretty mixed, quite a few nude and metallic looks, but the favourite has got to be the aqua/turquoise gown at the bottom of the post, pretty hot.
This trend is probably one of the most doable this season, so there isn’t an excuse. I guarantee you have something in your wardrobe worth pulling out this spring, but if all else fails, you can always go shopping…
Summer makeup is all about crazy-vibrant colours you just can’t wear in winter: festivals allow you to really experiment and show your true colours. Max Factor has stepped up and created a whole new range all about using maximum colour for maximum impact – just for summer 2010: Max Colour Effect.
Max Factor say: “Max Colour Effect is Max Factor’s boldest collection of colours. All shades are strikingly beautiful and offer endless possibilities to push the boundaries and recreate colourful looks everyday.
To be honest, I’m not too fussed about looking strikingly beautiful or pushing boundaries, but by making a statement with your makeup you don’t have to worry about your hair or outfit as much… Perfect festival wear, methinks.
Max Effect Trio Eye Shadows – £6.49
This handy pallet is nice and compact, and comes in 6 combinations including Over the Ocean and Sweet Pink – both pretty self-explanatory names…
Max Effect Lip Gloss – £4.99
The gloss provides a ‘dazzling shine’ and comes in 12 shades – each with their own flavour! Mmm… So we will have a balanced diet this summer. Plus, it has a non-stick formula.
Max Effect Dip-In Eye shadows – £5.99
These powder eyeshadows come with a sponge applicator and are great for adding a splash of colour due to their high pearl and colour pigments.
Max Effect Mini Nail Polishes – £3.49
Long lasting and chip resistant, this nail polish will survive all the horrors we put our hands through every Summer, and anyway, the bottle is small enough to carry round for a quick touch up.