Runway to reality; Our guide to SS15 Beauty

Its summer (kind of) and at this time of year we all want a bit of a change over. So from the makeup products you must have to the nail art you need to try, here at House of Coco we’ve got a selection of the best tips and products to help you recreate those beautiful SS15 beauty trends on a daily basis with minimal fuss; you’re welcome!

Lashes

Lashes have always been important and not just beauty trends but everyday life. With mascara application being one of the most tedious parts of our beauty routines, especially when they start to clump, we’re constantly looking for that quick fix. InVogue Lashes (particularly Volumise #3) are perfect for SS15 beauty.  The lashes offer volume and length for the ultimate look, they’re easy to apply, light as a feather and make eyes look bigger instantly. However if you can’t deal with the idea of wearing lashes or just can’t get the application right, then you can always rely on Benefits new wonder, Roller Lash. The curling & lifting mascara is a roller for lashes; the perfect mascara for recreating those SS15 long lashes.

lashes and brows

Brows

Obviously brows are still a big deal. As much as we all covet Cara Delevignes super thick model brows, you don’t need to mimic them! As long as your brows are shaped well, there’s definitely no reason to over fill them. However if they’re looking a bit sparse Smashbox have the perfect solution, Brow Tech. The brow pencil is double-ended an angled waterproof pencil for precise filling and defining and a soft hold gel with a brow brush applicator to groom brows perfectly into place.  It also with vitamin C & E for added healthy-skin benefits!

Base

For SS15 it’s all about the base. Excluding make-up Gods who actually manages to get the balance of looking fresh and natural with the right amount of coverage and colour right? Chanel however, have just made it a whole lot easier, with their new collection; Les Beiges. Described as a new spirit of makeup that is simple and intuitive. The collection reveals the healthy glow of each woman and provides a sensation of lightness, well-being and freshness; as if you have just spent an afternoon outdoors.  The healthy glow fluid embellishes the complexion with a natural glow and its light and comfortable formula leaves the skin soft, moisturised and protected against environmental damage; thanks to UVB filters and SPF 15. If you’re worried about shine then the healthy glow compact powder gives your skin a fresh, healthy glow, all whilst maintaining oil levels and without mattifying the complexion.

SS15's trademark glowing skin

Cleansing

No matter how perfect your base products are, it’ll be a total waste of time and money if your skin is not prepped first. It’s essential when it comes to cleansing to have the right balance of moisturising and deep cleansing properties. With glowing skin being the aim of SS15 beauty, Antonia Burrell’s natural glow cleansing oil, is the ideal way to get that glow. It’s the world’s first 100% pure plant, 100% natural, emulsifying cleansing oil. Created to give a deep, luxurious cleanse that removes impurities, dirt and waterproof makeup. This daily cleansing oil also heals and purifies the skin whilst calming irritation and brightening the complexion whilst leaving no oily residue.

Moisturiser

Our skin is our largest organ and yes drinking the recommended amount of water helps but that doesn’t mean our skin doesn’t get thirsty. To achieve the perfect glowing base, the skin needs moisture and in summer months, moisturising, then priming before foundation can leave skin feeling clogged and as though you’re wearing a mask. That’s where the miracle of tinted moisturiser comes in. Perricone’s face finishing moisturiser tint has a universally flattering hint of colour, perfect for a more natural-looking face. It’s super light in texture, translucent in finish and contains SPF 30, so not only does it make skin radiant it protects it too.

strobing

Strobing

Forget highlighting and contouring; this season it’s all about strobing. Strobing aims to enhance that ethereal radiance of skin, giving an all over glow, rather than selected areas.  Macs Strobe cream  is the easiest way to achieve this, the cream boosts the look of dull or tired looking skin and is packed with antioxidants! Apply all over the face before foundation application. If you want to enhance your features then dab over onto the cheek bones, nose, below the brows and the cupids bow. Voila, you’ve mastered the art of strobing.

Jill Stuart - Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

Tools 

Having the perfect skin and base products cannot possibly look as flawless and natural as we’d like without the correct tools. Fingers are perfect for helping apply the right amount of product and for blending your base. Using your fingers to sweep highlighter and eyeshadow also works a charm for creating a natural look. However if you prefer to use a brush for a little extra coverage, Bobbi Brown’s full coverage make up brush is the one. Giving a flawless, full-coverage look due to its tightly packed bristles, it effortlessly cuts shine and delivers just the right amount of formula for an ultra-polished look. It’s super versatile as it can be used both dry and damp for powders and liquid foundations.

SS15 Lips

Lips

Despite the focus of SS15 surrounding a totally natural look, when it comes to lips anything goes; pastels, nudes, reds, you name it. However when it comes to recreating looks pastel lips require a little more effort, attention and confidence. So we’re opting for nude and red as they’re both timeless and suitable for any occasion. For nude lips, Artistry offer a range of signature colour lipsticks, the Beige Peach shade is our upmost fave. The lipsticks are formulated with a translucent base to let the true shade shine through and offer a more natural look, all whilst providing the perfect amount of color and coverage. For the perfect red lip, Clarins Rouge Eclat Satin Finish Age Defying Lipstick offers more than just intense, long-lasting colour. Its innovative, new generation formula combines intensely nourishing, smoothing benefits with a luminous, long-lasting satin finish.

nails

Nails

Nail art and coloured nails were both huge in SS15 and who doesn’t like to mix up their nail game! If you’re on the go or just way to impatient to sit around and wait for your nails to dry then Kiss false nails will be your saviour, they have a whole range of styles to choose from but to mimic SS15 style Rush Hour  is the best choice. The nude nail boasts a soft glitter ombre allowing you to sport a sparkling glitter manicure that stays shiny and bright with an ultra-smooth finish, without the hassle of glitter removal!  If you’re not one for false nails then Nella nail polish is the brand of the season. They offer a variety of gorgeous summer colours, from red and yellow to lilac and blue, there’s a choice for everyone.

 

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