This week’s BLOWOUT Ibiza guest blogger is fashion writer Caroline. She’s picked her favourite hair and make-up trends from this seasons catwalks to get you looking your effortless best when you hit the beaches and the clubs of Ibiza…
With the opening parties just around the corner, you’ve more than likely got your flights booked, sunscreen packed and the out of office just waiting to be switched on. While you count down the days to your trip to the White Isle, we take a look at some of the hottest hair and make-up looks you’ll want to rock this summer, whether you’re soaking up the sun or dancing ‘til dawn. It’s almost as if the new season trends were created with the Ibiza girl in mind, with the kind of undone, effortless glamour that island goers do so well, and that has seen across all the catwalks.
Whether you prefer to wear your locks pinned up or hanging loose, the key theme for hair this summer should be mussed up, bedhead texture. Go for a slightly off-centre parting for a haphazard feel, part straight down the middle for a sporty vibe or sweep your hair across to the side for a look that’s laidback yet chic.
Half-up, half-down styles stormed the runways from Valentino to Celine. To recreate the look, use ghd Root Lift Spray to create volume at the crown, then brush the top section of hair back loosely and secure in place with a bold accessory, before pulling out random strands to give it that rock-chick feel. The real hairstyle winner, however, is the low ponytail, fastened at the nape of the neck. To add a touch of something extra to this style, look to The High Roller. A classic up ‘do this ain’t; with a volumised quiff and undercut braids, this is the hippest style this side of the island.
For the perfect beach to bar transition, you can’t go wrong with wet-look mermaid-style hair. This works best with sleek, straight locks a la The Sun Sleeker. Slicked back and naturally stylish, there’s no need to spend time blow-drying your hair after a day at the beach when water-drenched slicked back locks look this good…Use Unite Lazer Straight Relaxing Fluid to achieve a high shine look, leaving hair frizz and tangle free.
The Seventies is the fashion trend this season and the decade’s influence extends to hair too. Go for perfectly undone braids for a style that will still look fab come cocktail hour, or tumbling haute hippie waves for a look that screams effortless cool.
When it comes to make-up, for 2015, it’s all about the skin. Look out for products that promise ‘dewy’ ‘glowing’ or ‘radiant’ complexions and use minimally for a ‘my skin but better’ look. Or simply cover blemishes with concealer and let your natural luminosity shine through. bareMinerals bareSkin Perfecting Veil will brighten skin with its light-reflecting optics and the weightless finish is perfect even in the searing Ibiza heat. Apply over make-up with the dual fibre Smoothing Face Brush to create a flawless day-to-night complexion in a flash.
To complement barely-there skin, draw on some graphic liner and create a real statement eye. Prep eyes with bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer for a smooth, long-lasting base, then smudge black kohl liner into the lash line for a ‘morning after the night before’ effect or go retro with a winged cat-eye. Finish off with a set of false lashes from Eylure’s new Urban Tropics collection – ideal for whether you’re raving at Pacha or playing dress-up at The Zoo Project!
For a more subtle daytime, pool bar look, sweep eye-defining shades of taupe across lids and blend into the sockets for a touch of smoke, or be inspired by the spring/summer catwalks and show off glossy lids. Dab bareMinerals Modern Pop Cream Glaze Lip Gloss across eyelids for a shiny, creamy pastel sheen, before adding a touch to lips to complete the bronzed goddess look. Or add a pretty wash of pale pink to lips and cheeks for a perfect pop of colour.
For more trend-led tips and the latest make-up and hair looks to take you into the new Ibiza season in style, drop by and see us at Blue Marlin or Ibiza Rocks from June. Book online to arrange for us to come and visit you at your villa, hotel or yacht.
Summer 2015… we’re ready!
Thanks to bareMinerals for the image. Complexion Rescue is available at www.bareminerals.co.uk