Spring Summer 2014: ASOS Beauty

A few weeks ago this little package arrived with the Spring Summer 2014 ASOS beauty trends and I wanted to share the contents with you and the trends that ASOS are predicting with these products. For Spring/Summer the colour ‘trends’ are pretty predictable usually – pastels for Spring, brights (especially coral) for Summer. I suspect this year will be no different  in general, but I like that this little edit of products indicates a slight twist on the typical seasonal trends for 2014…

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The stand out product has to be the post-box red lipstick from NARS. This is totally my sort of lip shade – if I’m going to go red, then I like it to be one with a touch of an orange undertone – sure, the blue-toned reds are meant to be more flattering and make your teeth look whiter…but as a blonde, I have a thing for orange toned red shades. The shade is called Heat Wave and it’s a stunner. Not everyone will agree, but I really love orange toned reds on a whole host of skintones – I think they just look that bit fresher than the typical classic red. The finish on this is semi-matte too – which is a bit of a twist for Spring/Summer as it tends to be more of a finish favoured in Autumn/Winter. At £18.50 a NARS lipstick is on the more expensive end of the spectrum – but a classic colour like this will go well beyond the Spring/Summer trend.

Then for the rest of the trends – there’s a GHD Smoothing Serum – firstly (and totally not trend related at all) I love how sleek the packaging is on this one. Very sleek and if you’re the type that carries hair products with you on the go then this will work. The sleek and smoothing serum from GHD says that the smooth and straight hair look is going to be coming back… or at least a little less ‘bed head’ than usual. I don’t know about this, to me sleek, super-straight hair will always feel a bit 00’s…but I do like the idea of more polished hair. Perhaps a smoothed out beachy wave, rather than a mussed-up texture and no shine? What do you think on this one…are you up for trying poker-straight and sleek locks again?

Next up on the trend radar are a finishing powder from Pixi and a mascara from Two Faced – I love the idea of the make-up trio. Matte, but glowing and perfected skin (thanks to the powder), simple but strong lashes (the mascara) and the pop of colour on the pout.

There’s something a bit more edgy about these products for a trend for Spring/Summer than the typical pastels and beachy hair… which whilst I love those things… it’s nice to have something different! What trends are you loving for Spring/Summer 2014?

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6 Comments

  1. April 18, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    Love the sound of the GHD smoothing serum – my hair could do with some of that!

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  2. April 21, 2014 / 8:00 am

    Orange toned reds are my favourite lip shade, it’s a little more exciting than the average blue toned shades. Orange tones are definitely my spring/summer must-haves this year to brighten up any outfit!

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