The half moon look has been around for a few seasons – actress Rachel McAdams is a fan – but the trend goes one step further for spring with some nail art – and it’s easier than you think. This look is very ‘Clements Ribeiro’ – striking and sophisticated.
1. Start by applying a base coat of nail polish to your
2. Once dry, apply one coat of metallic nail polish such as gold and allow to dry.
3. Next, create the half moon with a contrasting colour such as red using downward strokes starting from the side of the nail. Apply a second coat to perfect the line and tidy with a cotton bud dipped in acetone.
4. Use a nail stripping or fine artist’s brush to create the nail art. Dip the brush in another colour of nail polish such as metallic black and paint two fine lines on the main section of the nail. Start in the middle and flick to either side.
5. Apply a top coat of nail polish.
Fluttery eyelashes made a statement on the catwalk at Versace, Gucci and Armani. It’s also Adele’s favourite red carpet look, as seen at the Grammys and Oscars. These are full on, openly false lashes, which require precision false lash application.
1. First apply all other eye makeup including mascara as the false eyelashes should be applied last.
2. Hold each eyelash up to your eye and check if it fits. You don't want it coming too far into the inner corner of your eye and it should gradually fade and not just stop leaving a step effect.
3. False eyelashes nearly always need cutting and it is preferable to do this from the outer corner so that you keep a nice smooth finish on the inner corner.
4. Apply the glue all the way along the false eyelash and leave it for a minute or two for it to become tacky.
5. Look downwards into a mirror and, keeping your eye open, apply the lash. It can really help to use tweezers. Carefully press the eyelash on to the middle of the lid using the tweezers and make sure it's sitting right down onto the lash line. Then press nearer the inner corner of your eye and finally the outer corner of your eye.
With its roots in Gucci, this up do is sleek, stylish and sophisticated. Up dos can be fairly complicated to achieve, Kate Middleton’s hairstyle is a good example. To help you get the perfectly glam bun, we’ve created a simpler version of this up do that anyone can try as long as your hair is shoulder length or longer. Enlist the help of a friend to perfect the look!
1. Start by creating an exaggerated centre parting. Apply mousse on dry hair and brush through.
2. Tie your hair in a low ponytail with a bungee band and then attach a donut ring.
3. Tilt your head forward and separate the hair by brushing it around the donut ring. Then take a hair band and place it over the hair and ring.
4. Once in place, twist the hair around the ring into a bun and tuck the hair under the band using kirby grips to secure in place.
5. Finish with a little hair serum warmed in the palms of your hands for some shine.
Everyone’s lusting after the perfect milky skin of redheads such as Jessica Chastain and Carey Mulligan. Again we’re talking a matte, not dewy finish and it was all over the catwalk from Alexander McQueen to Valentino.
1. This makeup look is matte, but not dry and cakey so make sure your skin is well exfoliated and moisturised, and use a good coverage, good quality foundation with the same shade as the palest part of your face.
2. Apply the foundation with a sponge for an even finish all over. Start in the centre of the face working your way out in light feathery strokes.
3. Next apply your concealer over every tiny blemish gently patting it in. Use a thicker concealer for blemishes and spots, and a finer concealer for dark shadows and redness such as under the eyes and around the nose. Pat and blend in the concealer with the sponge.
4. Set the makeup using big brush and some translucent face powder that has moisturising qualities. Go for a creamy coloured face powder, nothing orange.