As we end cold winter nights and welcome blossoming flowers, the season for decluttering all aspects of your life comes in, so it’s the best time to undergo a good skincare spring clean. There has never been an easier time to renew and refresh your skincare shelf with the warm welcome of The Beauty Drop, Australia’s new unmissable online beauty event. Spanning over 48 hours, this unique event celebrates all things skin with a long line of luxury and premium beauty brands dropping their prices.
How could you ever settle for less now? Grab your colourful eyeliner pens, wind the windows down, and enjoy the beauty edit ride.
Bright and Colourful Neon Lights
The Spring/Summer 2022 eye makeup take is noticeably more colourful than the traditional black smokey. Haute fashion is obsessed with this trend, too, with Valentino’s graphic black dagger liner taking over the internet and an array of catwalks showing that neon-coloured lids are here to stay.
The multi-coloured strokes at Versace were our personal favourites. The future of this season is so bright with graphic lines, and negative space eye looks in baby blues, yellows, pinks, oranges and whites for a more retro aesthetic. Whether the upper or lower eyelid takes precedence with your design of choice, this trend will have everyone’s eyes on yours. Whilst this look is seemingly complex set yourself up with Bobbi Brown’s vitamin-enriched eye base, a MAC colour excess gel pencil eyeliner of your choice, Estee Lauder’s double wear stay-in-place eyeshadow base, and Lancôme’s long-time no shine loose setting powder, perfect for bendability and smooth strokes.
Get Glossy Soft Spring Lips
Rather than bold lipstick or a matte finish, the season gravitates towards glossy lip tints. Shades of bold pinks, fruity light oranges, magnificent maroons and cherry hues make it easy to meet our daily fruit intake this time of year. While shades are softer, the effect is still impactful from the perspective of colour whilst lending a lighter, dewier product that aligns with the more natural makeup we’re seeing right now. These happy and optimistic tones also coincidentally compliment a crisp rose at a golden hour which doesn’t go a miss in this writer’s eyes. Matching lips to liquid may be our favourite springtime excuse for an unprecedented happy hour.
Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Sandman fans should be overjoyed to cosplay the glittering hair and dewy skin that practically dripped off the fashion month runways. Body glitter has been on our radar for a while now as one of our favourite re-emerging beauty trends. If the start of pool season inevitably makes you want to do this mermaid-inspired makeup, you’ll want to get your fins on products like the YSL beauty sequin crush mono eyeshadow or the shimmering body glitter from MAC. While wet, shimmering effects generally go on effortlessly and feel lightweight on the skin, a luxury gel like La Mers ultra-lightweight moisturiser is the perfect complementary base to enhance this dewy, glowing look. Add the cult classic Go-To Luxury face oil, and how beautifully your look will come together to catch the light.
A Fresh Natural Look Combined with Braids
The prettiest plaits have intertwined the hands of many stylists on the runways this Spring – to which we gladly met with nostalgic glee! Returning to sleepovers and schoolyards, there’s something reminiscent about this season’s primary school-inspired must-have hairstyle. The fresh and natural look is saturating the pop culture and fashion world, with an array of plait styles taking centre stage for a pin-straight (middle) part. In particular, the emergence of beachy waves surrounding baby braids became our must-pick for the season. The best part? This 70s time capsule beachy look can be so easily achieved, first using the GHD Bodyguardheat protect spray because while we’re here to slay, we aren’t here to slay hair follicles, followed by the soft curl 1.25″ curling iron – your best friend when recreating the loose waves that surround your front plaits this Spring. One must tie the look together with shine, and we have placed Kerastase’s L’Huile Original Hair Oil and Laque Couture Hair Spray on the top podium. When the day is done, we strongly suggest incorporating our favourite Discipline Anti-Frizz Deep Treatment Hair Care set from Kerastase to wash, condition and mask your hair from the frizzy-inducing humidity that comes with the change in season from cold to hot – we’re looking for H20 mermaid lock hydration, not Krusty the Clown.
Get Exclusive Drops, Deals and Offers from the World’s Best Beauty Brands
We’ve pulled a few strings and called in some favours to get these fantastic brands on board. Yeah, that’s right. All the brands listed here will offer incredible deals during this year’s Beauty Drop. Expect only the best from Jo Malone, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, La Mer, Lancome, Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent, La Roche Possay, SkinCeuticals, Endota, Mario Badescu Skin Care, It Cosmetics and Kerastase.
What are you waiting for? Become a VIP today to make sure you don’t miss out! The exclusive Beauty Drop event will run for 48 hours only on the 7th-8th of September 2022.