My pick of the week’s beauty musings, delivered in bite-sized form…
Buzzfeed – Lexie Lazear's Art-inspired Make-up Transformations
Wow! I simply had to start my round-up with this: the incredible make-up transformations of California make-up artist Lexie Lazear. They are not only stunning; they’re inspired. Lexie is a dab hand at using her face as a canvas to recreate famous paintings – seen here Starry Night Over the Rhone, Vincent Van Gogh. More art as make-up here.
The Telegraph – The Shoulder Sweep
The Telegraph is singing ‘hallelujah’ over this particular Summer hair trend: the shoulder sweep. Why? Because unlike a lot of red carpet-inspired hair trends (it was all over Cannes) this one is really easy to replicate. Though, I beg to differ. Recreating the look is fine, it’s trying to keep the hair draped over the shoulder all night that’s the problem. Hair grips just look naff! More here.
Daily Mail – Hair Stencilling
We’ve seen glitter roots and rainbow stripes, now stencilling is the latest hair trend to overtake Instagram. “It’s the prettiest hair trend we ever did say,” according to the Daily Mail. Hmm. If you want to see more, click here.
Cosmopolitan – Bracelet Nails
Keeping with all things pretty, next up we have ‘bracelet nails’. Another trend to emerge from South Korea, bracelet nails are the creation of nail technician Eun Kyung Park, based at Unistella salon in Seoul. The look is inspired by friendship bracelets and it features string, rhinestones and metal charms. Patience would be a virtue if you fancy having a go at doing these – some of the designs take up to 2 ½ hours to apply! More here.
Allure – Billboard Music Awards Beauty Trends
More celebrity-inspired looks, this time from the Billboard Music Awards. Allure listed beachy waves, straight and sleek, statement eyes, side waves, nude lips, wavy bobs… how many trends?... among popular looks spotted at this year’s awards show. I’ll pick my favourite – Jessica Alba’s cat blue. Though when you’re that beautiful even a ‘just got out of bed’ look would get heads turning. For a glimpse of the other looks click here.
InStyle – Festival Looks
Heading to a festival? How about giving one of these six trends a try: blue eyes, eye dots, sequins, gold hair threads, glitter flicks and face tattoos? I’m focusing on my favourite - gold hair threads. Call me conservative but at least I could copy this one without feeling too self-conscious come Creamfields (I’m not actually going – I left that life behind many years ago!). More here.