If you are already bored of cleaning your room multiple times, binge-watched the same few Netflix films, and made Dalgona coffee one too many times, you might want to switch up your daily routine by honing your makeup skills at home. All that practice will come in handy as you tackle the highly editorial Spring/Summer 2020 runway beauty trends which go big on experimentation and outlandishness – think coloured brows and facial embellishments – and something that might be out of most people’s comfort zones. Here, we provide you with the cheat sheet to acing these looks so you will be well-equipped with the makeup skills and tools once the circuit-breaker lifts.
1. Euphoria Eyes
Taking cues from the 2019 teen HBO film Euphoria, the eye makeup spotted on the runways were made for the Zoomer generation. Think eyeshadows in My Little Pony colours and applied in intricate shapes and patterns; blinding neon hues; and a pageant-worthy dusting of (loads of) glitter. To recreate a modern rainbow-inspired eye makeup, pair daring eyeshadow shades with coloured mascaras (and eyeliners). Lips are best given a smidgen of balm or gloss and kept in a neutral shade.
This eyeshadow, which is infused with light-reflecting and multi-faceted pearls, gives an intense and vibrant glitter finish. It features a weightless, buildable formula perfect for any elaborate makeup looks.
Suitable for your face, body and even hair, this product comes in loose glitter particles that reflect light for a brilliant, multidimensional effect. ProTip: use a damp brush to apply for a more intense finish.
Boasting a vibrant blue shade, this mascara is said to add volume and curl to your lashes for a reported 24 hours. It is said to be smudge-, clump- and flake-resistant so you don’t have to worry about touching up.
Formulated with glitter pigments suspended in a water-based gel formula, this product glides on smoothly and promises to give intense and vibrant colour – and glitter – payoff. Apply with your fingers instead of a brush for a richer finish.
There are a total of 30 different saturated and matte eyeshadow shades to play with, making this the perfect palette to recreate wild eye makeup looks.
2. Monet Eyes
Meet the artsiest makeup trend of the season. The sharp and forceful strokes of the different makeup colours that adorned the lids and brow bones of models at Salvatore Ferragamo reminded us of the spontaneous brush strokes of Claude Monet’s oil paintings. At Oscar de la Renta, this painterly aesthetic continued – this time, eyeshadows replaced eyeliners to gently while dramatically extend out over the lids. Some pointers to note while mastering this technique: go for a raw – rather than a polished finish – with your colours and remember to use a flat brush to attain that paintbrush effect.
This liquid eyeshadow is packed with glittery pearl pigments for a shimmering finish. Plus, its formula is said to be non-tacky and non-transferable with an adhesive base for minimal-to-no fallout.
A long-lasting liquid eyeshadow that contains pure color pigments and phosphorescent pearls in a water-infused formula for seamless blending. It can last for a reported 16 hours without smudging or creasing.
This shimmer-packed eyeshadow is said to be crease- and fallout-proof for comfortable wear throughout the day. The formula also contains squalane to ensure skin is hydrated even with makeup on.
For something more wearable, this creamy eyeshadow stick is something you might want to consider using. It gives an intense and rich colour payoff that can last for 12 hours, with a crease and transfer-resistent formula.
To recreate bold eyeshadow looks, opt for a flat and dense brush. This helps to pack on the pigments onto the lids for a vibrant colour payoff.
3. The Opera Show
Think of this showstopper as a cross between traditional Chinese opera makeup and the ’80s contouring technique called draping. The latter was originated by makeup maestro Way Brandy and featured applying blusher – or any shade of pink, really – onto the cheeks, temples and lids. The effect is dreamy and romantic as seen at brands like Paula Knorr and Pyer Moss, where the eyeshadow shades were extended to the cheeks, blending in with the blush. A beauty pointer: For a more contoured effect, apply a darker shade of blusher to the hollows of your cheeks.
To ensure long-lasting eye makeup that is crease- and smudge-proof, apply a primer beforehand. This product creates a thin film on the lids to smooth out unevenness with even light reflection thanks to its True Colour Veil Technology. It is also made with a Lasting Complex to prolong adherence and prevent dullness.
With a buildable formula, this is ideal for beginners to experiment with. Apart from the three shimmer and matte shades, this palette also features a concealer, highlighter and bronzer.
A palette of 12 warm tone shades that can easily be used on both the lids and cheeks to recreate the blush draping effect. Its lightweight pigments blend easily onto the lids without creasing and gives a vibrant colour payoff.
This comes in a spectrum of 12 shimmery, matte and metallic shades. With a variety of warm shades, the colours can be used on both the lids and cheeks.
This features an array of different finishes with a focus on shades of pink and their complementary colours like creamy ivory, copper and plum. Each shade is also formulated with the brand’s Pigment Infusion System to create velvety, bright pigments that blend easily, stay rich and last for hours.
This is perhaps the easiest way to rev up a simple makeup look. The idea is to only adorn certain parts of your face with crystals, jewels and gems, while keeping the rest of your skin clean and natural-looking as possible. While the eyes are the easiest place to start (see Anna Sui), why not be adventurous and play up the different part of your face the way Dries Van Noten did it? The label pasted silver dots on the sides and under the lips, as well as under the eyes for some of the models during the Spring/Summer 2020 show – apparently inspired by the facial piercings that one of its models had on when she came for a fitting.
To ensure the embellishments stay put throughout the day, it is important to invest in a good glue or adhesive. This water-based glue can be used on both the face and body to prevent fallout and ensures glitter makeup is strongly adhered to the skin.
And of course, what’s the look without some face jewels? This pack comes with five face baubles, which you be easily stuck on to any part of your face.
The best part about these face gems is that they come with a simple peel-and-stick application method so you don’t have to fuss over glitter glue.
These star-shaped stickies have an iridescent glow to them.
For something more subtle and wearable, opt for glitter liners. This water-based option is formulated with ultra-fine glitter that dries down quickly and lasts throughout the day.
5. The ‘Illustrated’ Eyes
These eyeliner drawings in unexpected designs, strokes and shapes certainly reminded us of illustrations when we first spotted them on the runways. The cloud liner drawing at Cynthia Rowley would not look out of place at a raver gig/music festival while the exaggerated drawing of eyelashes at Simone Rocha gave the models a femme fatale effect seen in retro ’60s comic books.
Besides its vibrant pink shade, this features a hybrid tip that provides the ease of a felt-pen with the suppleness of a brush. And with a fine tip, it allows for freer application to easily draw a design around your peepers.
If you’re unsure of your design, opt for gel-type liners instead of liquid ones. This has a creamy and blendable formula that glides onto skin with ease while supposedly being humidity-, sweat- and transfer-proof.
This delivers a matte finish with rich pigments that reportedly last for 24 hours without smudging.
Packaged as a gel-type formula, this long-lasting liner is said to be resistant to smudging, sweat and water, to recreate a precise wing that lasts all day.
The ergonomic handle design provides a steady grip while applying your eyeliner – making this is an ideal tool for beginners who wish to achieve a precise line.
6. Coloured Brows
Not to be confused with tattooed eyebrows, this trend will appeal to those into alt beauty looks. It is easily achieved by simply using a brow gel in a light brown shade or a lash primer before applying a coloured mascara over it. For more intensity, use daring eyeshadow shades on top of the brow gel for vivid colour payoff. The best part about all of this? You don’t have to ever bleach your brows.
To ensure vivid colour payoff on the brows, it is important to prep it using a primer (yes, you can use a lash primer on your brows too). This gives a soft beige colour to the brows and helps to intensify whatever colour applied after.
Brow gels are great to prep the brows. Plus, this helps to fill in sparse areas for fuller-looking brows.
Besides filling in sparse areas of the brows for a lusher look, we also love its squeeze-type applicator, which helps to soften the volumising formula so it loads evenly on the brush for precise application.
This brow pomade comes in 16 bright and saturated shades for an intense colour payoff that lasts for an entire day. The highly-pigmented formula is also said to be smudge-proof and can be mixed to recreate artsy brow looks.
An intense electric blue shade that goes on smoothly thanks to its buttery matte texture. Its formula is made with pigments suspended in a unique liquid binding system to deliver a rich colour payoff.
7. Twiggy Lashes
There are two simple ways to recreate this exaggerated spider-like lashes made famous by the British model in the ’60s. First, draw on your lashes using a smudge-proof eyeliner (you really don’t want it to smudge all over). Second, stick on the eyelash extensions to achieve that dramatic effect.
This has an ergonomic shape designed to curl each lash easily with maximum comfort. It also has a wide opening to accommodate different eye shapes.
Made with multidimensional lashes of different lengths, this offers full volume and curl for a dramatic effect. The tapered tips, which blend easily with natural lashes help to recreate a 3D effect.
It is crucial to use a waterproof and budgeproof eyeliner when it comes to drawing lashes on the top and bottom lids. This intense kohl liner does exactly that and lasts for a reported 14 hours.
This is formulated with volatile silicones for intense colour payoff, long-lasting application and water resistance so you don’t have to worry about your makeup smudging midday.
Made with a budgeproof formula and a precise brush tip, this allows for effortless and failproof application that lasts for up to 24 hours.