With the sun finally rearing its head here in Toronto, it's time to protect ourselves from its rays in the most fashionable way possible: sunglasses (and with SPF moisturizer, of course). Luckily for us, the spring 2016 runway shows were united by eclecticism, making it that much easier to pick out a pair of eye-catching and on-trend sunglasses for the season.
Designers played around with pattern, texture, and shape, favouring flourishes like embroidery, metallic, crystal detailing, and sequins. Yet with each unique take on maximalist shades, one thing was for certain: the bigger, the better.
With all that shade space covering up your complexion, it may be easier to get away with minimal makeup. So how should you adopt this seasons beauty trends in the most minimal way possible? Get The Look gives you 3 tricks for looking flawless under your shades.
SUNGLASSES: A PRACTICAL BEAUTY GUIDE
With oversized frames popping up on runways at Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, and Stella McCartney, it may seem as if you can get away with ignoring your complexion, but the opulence of the seasons spec trends only brings more attention to your skin. To show off a fresh and even complexion, turn to a cushioned foundation that allows you to create even, illuminating coverage.
For a fresh and youthful look, apply a touch of pink blush on the apples of your cheeks and the tip of your nose.
Since your eyes will hide behind your glasses, there's no need to go overboard with heavy eye shadow and liner. Keep eye makeup to a minimum by simply applying a few strokes of mascara on your upper and lower lashes.
When your eyebrows become the main attraction, it's important to ensure that they're always kept #OnFleek. Use a pencil or gel liner to define your brows and compliment your over-the-top sunglasses. When buying a new pair of sunglasses, don't forget to consider the shape of your brows and your face for maximum beauty potential.
What's the next important thing when eye makeup is out of the question? Bright, full lips, of course! Enhance your lips with a coral or pink balm for a fresh, feminine look. If you're feeling an edgier style, look to this season's red and matte brown lip trends for inspiration.
Ready to turn heads with a flawless complexion and over-the-top sunnies?