New season's number 1 beauty rule: experiment with colour

Take your makeup cue from the runway and play around with pink, red, blue and yellow hues this spring

10 September 2017 - 00:00 By NOKUBONGA THUSI

The show: Wunderkind
Pink took a more minimalist approach this season as the once-loud use of the shade became a subtle addition to fresh, bare skin. Keeping the pink super-saturated, it ran along lash lines, water lines or precisely on the lips.
Get the look:
• Urban Decay Iconic Eyeshadow in Woodstock, R240.
• Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Woodstock, R225.
• Black Up Liquid Matte Lip in 03, R275.THE 80S GEISHA
The show: KENZO
With inspiration from the '80s and influences from Asia, the designer shows revealed a new fascination with red.
Taking a cue from traditional geisha beauty, red was no longer reserved for lips but became popular as a diffused flush on cheeks, temples and eyes.
Get the look:
• Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in 36 Desert Rouge, R575.
• Dolce and Gabbana Blusher in Coral, R775.
• Inglot Lipstick in 127, R249.IT'S ALL YELLOW
The show: Issey Miyake
Yellow is having a serious moment as splashes of the sunny colour popped up all over the runway, adding a surprise element.
Whether swept across the eyes or worked into the eyebrows - even painted on ears - yellow is the new statement hue.
Get the look:
• GloMinerals Eyeshadow in Banana R325.
• 3INA The Nail Polish in 153, R100.
• MAC Lipstick in Yellow You Dare, R240.MAD ABOUT MARINE
The show: Issey Miyake
This season saw the ever-popular blue go from singular shades to a colour spectrum that ranged from the deepest cobalt to the softest aquas.
From greens to blues; shades reminiscent of the ocean added a fun pop of colour on the waterline, lashes or lips.
Get the look:
• YSL Kajal in 02 Bleu Cobalt, R380.
• MAC Chromat Fluidline in AerosBlue, R330.
• Dolce and Gabbana The Khol Pencil in 3 Peacock, R430.

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