It’s one thing to get on top of the fashion trends for spring 2013, but another to have all the right beauty tricks up our sleeves to go with them. Makeup trends for spring / summer 2013 will be, in many ways, built to compliment those key moods in clothing. But at other times it’s about experimenting, doing something fresh and new, and taking inspiration from the runways whilst still making each look your own.

Keep an eye on this page where we’ll be bringing you more and more makeup trends, makeup tutorials and how-tos, and inspiration in creating all the best beauty looks for the spring / summer season. If you don’t want to miss any updates be sure to subscribe to’s newsletter and follow us on Facebook.

Makeup trends

blue eye shadow

Blue eyeliner / blue eyeshadow

Bright aqua to smokey dark sapphire, blue colours were making their way onto so many spring 2013 runways that you’d be amiss not to call it a trend. And these were no wallflower looks either: popping bright blues were more popular than ever. Find out more about the blue eyeshadow trend, including the variations to wear in 2013, at that link.

blush as eyeshadow

Pink eyeshadow

Pink may be a daunting colour to dust on your eyes: after all, you don’t want a colour that washes you out or makes you look more tired than you are. But the spring runways proved that pink can really work, from soft pastel to bright fuchsia. It’s all about how you wear it. Find out more about pink shades of eyeshadow as a spring trend.

kohl lined eyes

Kohl lined eyes

With grunge back on the radar in a newly refined way, there’s no more mandatory a tool for your makeup bag than a black kohl pencil. That said, there are plenty of ways to work dark pencil into your beauty look, from classic to rock chic. Read more about kohl pencil looks for spring 2013.

Makeup tutorials

blush as eyeshadow

How to use blush as eyeshadow

The makeup at Topshop Unique’s spring 2013 show wasn’t just fresh and youthful, it was inventive. Knowing how to multi-purpose products always comes in handy, especially when you’re on the go without your full beauty kit. That’s where this look comes in: the pretty pink eye makeup look was created using blush, both a unique look and an outside-the-box one. Learn how to use blush as eyeshadow at that link.

60s beauty tutorial

How to: mod white eyeshadow

White eyeshadow has a fresh look that also opens up the eyes, giving you a wide-eyed look that fits perfectly with the 1960s fashion revival. Created for the Moschino spring runway, this particular take adds bold red lips and big lashes. Learn how to create a mod white eyeshadow look at that link.

med beauty look

Dolce & Gabbana’s Mediterranean beauty look

Living la dolce vita, Dolce & Gabbana’s spring 2013 models could have stepped straight off the coast of the Mediterranean with their ’50s headscarves and warm, glowing makeup. A lick of eyeliner and bronzed cheeks make this mediterranean beauty look easy to create.

blushing ballerina beauty look

Blushing ballerina beauty look

Delicate porcelain skin with a pink flush made for the look of a ballerina straight after rehearsal on the runway at Christian Sirriano. Feminine and youthful, you can learn how to replicate the blushing ballerina beauty look at that link.

dark dainty beauty look

Dark yet dainty beauty look

Created with inherent strangeness and mystery, this slightly dark yet dainty beauty look complimented Christopher Kane’s Frankenstein inspired collection. It’s not just simple to achieve, it’s also a look that easily transitions from day to night. Find out more about the dark yet dainty makeup for spring by following that link.

grungy eyeliner

How to: grungy black eyeliner for spring

A little bit of smudgy, grunge-inspired (but still polished and fresh) eyeliner goes a long way – and that can be said of any season. For spring / summer 2013 take inspiration from BCBG Max Azria, where the look was light enough to be perfect for a warm day but dark enough to also take you into night. Follow the link for the grungy black eyeliner tutorial.

aqua eyeliner

How to: aqua lined eye

Anthony Vaccarello’s spring runway contrasted its monochrome outfits with bright acqua-lined eyes. Inspired by the water, it’s a look that turns you – subtly – into an oceanic goddess. Follow the link for the acqua eyeliner tutorial.

Other beauty guides

fragrance guide

Guide to fragrances

Ever wondered what the difference is between the terms “cologne”, “eau de toilette” and “perfume”? Or what brands mean when they talk about top notes, middle notes and base notes? Then here’s everything you ever wanted to know about scents but were too afraid to ask, explained.

Picture inspiration

Tutorials for these looks are coming soon, but in the meantime we took our cameras backstage and behind the scenes to capture the spring 2013 beauty looks before and after they hit the runway. If you’re after some inspiration on what spring makeup look to create, perhaps these galleries will deliver.

Frida Gustavsson red lips

In pictures: red lipped beauty look

The flawless beauty of Frida Gustavsson is hard to beat, but that’s not to say you can’t take inspiration from this boldly red-lipped beauty look. View photos of Frida backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2013 by following that link.

Just Cavalli icy eyes

In pictures: icy eyes at Just Cavalli

Just Cavalli’s beauty look incorporated a thick lick of liner on the top lid with a frosting of shimmer at the inner corner. Subtle yet glamorous, it’s a brilliant look to replicate for spring. View photos of models backstage at Just Cavalli spring 2013 by following that link.

Chanel silver eyes

In pictures: icy eyes at Just Cavalli

Chanel took the hint of shimmer a step further, frosting models’ eyes completely in icy silver. A little bit futuristic, a little bit magical… Sneak at peek at the beauty look from Chanel spring 2013 at that link.

Dior jewelled eyes

In pictures: jewel-studded eyes

Here’s a beauty look you wouldn’t wear everyday: bejewelled and bold as seen on the spring 2013 runway at Dior. The sprinklings of tiny gems gave each model a fantastical look that complimented the minimalist of the gowns. See more of the bejewelled beauty look at that link.

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