spring-beauty

We’re feeling a small-scale beauty rebellion arising this spring. The days of picture perfect—cue the perfectly coifed ballerina bun and laser beam precise eyeliner—are finally behind us. Is anyone else relieved? We’ve been pulling inspiration from our favourite runway looks of the season. Messy hair paired with healthy (not masked!) skin and chunky lashes are our go-to look of choice. We’re officially removing the word “pretty” from our beauty vocabulary. THE ONLY RULE? YOU DO YOU.

By Bianca Taylor & Mayillah Ezekiel

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blues-clues

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get the look

Gorgeous luminous skin is probably the most desirable beauty look of the moment. This trend has been seen all over the runway—at Marchesa, Opening Ceremony, Narciso Rodriguez, and Proenza Schouler. The key to achieving this highly coveted glow is the heavenly marriage of a great skincare routine and the right makeup.

Start off by using an exfoliator 2-4 times a week to eliminate impurities. The deep cleanse will refine and instantly brighten your skin. Use a manual bead based exfoliator or a AHA/BHA. It’ll also allow your skincare to penetrate the skin at a deeper level.  You should use a serum and moisturizer to ensure adequate hydration (look for ingredients like glycerin, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid). To support your skincare regime, apply a brightening mask 2 times per week for an extra boost of radiance.

get the look sabrina

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clump again

GET THE LOOK:

The trick is to get the right amount of messy and rock and roll without looking like a mess. You should aim to look like you’ve been clumping on mascara for a few days. Word on the street is that François Nars used six layers of mascara to achieve this look at Marc Jacobs. Apply one layer, wait for it to dry, and start over again. Don’t be shy to wiggle the wand around at the base and get messy. You can always add a few individual lashes for some extra drama.

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STATEMENTS LIPS

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do the twist

Start by putting your hair up (or down) in a ponytail. Then, divide the tail into two (or three) equal sections and, before starting the braid, spray each strand with an anti-frizz hairspray to eliminate flyaways.

 

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roam free

Please do me a favour. Take your blow dryer, curling iron, straightener, rollers, crimper—whatever your jam is—and lock them up in your closet for a few months. I’m not a therapist, but I promise this will be a cathartic experience that you might even grow to like. Don’t fall into a convulsion; the biggest hair trend at fashion month was celebrating individual hair texture. We’re so over spending hours trying to recreate Gigi Hadid’s silky locks only to end up looking like we got electrocuted. Natural is in. Don’t believe us? Check out the looks at Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and Thakoon. We also got Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil Global Creative Ambassador, on our side. “Right now, it’s all about emphasizing the hair’s natural textures with a simple, unstructured look. You can pull your hair into a low texturized ponytail, and let a few strands fall gently into the face, which will emulate summertime with a hint of sensuality. Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray is the perfect finishing spray to use for this chic and carefree style. Just spritz a little on dry hair and tousle with your fingers!” says the hair guru.

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