BLOG: HD Brows’ Nilam Holmes-Patel shares her secrets for SS15 make-up looks

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For Spring Summer 2015, matte is most definitely back. Dolce & Gabbana’s glamorous girls showed off flawless complexions, while Topshop Unique, Altuzarra and Chloe went for barely-there looks with natural, clear skin. Make Up by HD Brows Fluid Foundation is a high-coverage, creamy base that boasts a soft-focus effect, leaving imperfections, fine lines and pores visibly minimised, and the oil-absorbing properties reduce shine to create an on-trend semi-matte finish. To create the powdered finish seen at Prada, Make Up by HD Brows Powder Foundation is just the ticket. It’s weightless, super-smooth, breathable texture evens skin tone, while Aloe Leaf Extract helps to soothe anyredness. It even comes in a handy compact for on the go touch-ups and offers buildable coverage for a completely matte finish, worthy of the catwalk.

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To complement the fresh, clear skin on the runways, lips had a barely there finish. Slick on a touch of Make Up by HD Brows Lip Gloss in Bare to copy the natural, glossy look seen at Calvin Klein or add a dab of Make Up by HD Brows Lip Gloss in Vintage to recreate Mulberry’s nude pout with a touch of shimmer. Cheeks boasted that flushed ‘just been for a run’ air on the catwalks at Donna Karan and Altuzarra. Make Up by HD Brows Powder Blush in Cocktail enhances cheeks with a warm, pink glow while Cosmo gives a subtle, coral tint.

Spring sees an altogether simpler eye than in previous seasons with an all-or-nothing approach. Classic winged eyeliner is still going strong, with the bold look taking centre stage at Dolce & Gabbana and elongated feline flicks accentuating the eyes at Prada. Make Up by HD Brows Duo Gel Liner has a soft and silky, easy application with two shades – Intense Black and Rich Brown – to recreate this timeless look with ease. For an effortless finish, the densely pigmented Make Up by HD Brows Kajal glides onto eyelids, allowing a foolproof look in seconds. Over at Topshop Unique, taupe eyeshadow complemented the models’ berry lips for a wash of definition, and Diane Von Furstenberg and Tom Ford went all out with black, smoky eyes minus the liner for a softer finish. Make Up by HD Brows Eyeshadow Palette in Bombshell contains five colour-intense shades in matte and satin textures, providing every shade needed to create any of the new season eye looks. Lashes harked back to the 60s at Rochas with a built-up glossy look. Use Make Up by HD Brows Volumising Mascara for super-long lashes, then pinch together for a doe-eyed look.

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Once again, big brows show no signs of disappearing with a multitude of brow trends seen across every designer show. From strong, filled-in brows at Prada to intense and powdered at Donna Karan, bold and bushy at Jonathan Saunders and over-accentuated arches at Prabal Gurung, the brow is bigger than ever. At Givenchy the brows were bleached for a muted look, while at Burberry they were brushed up for volume and at Yves Saint Laurent, Cara Delevingne showed off her signature natural, big brows. For an easy, groomed arch, brush on Make Up by HD Brows Brow Colourfix to lightly tint and slick brows into place, or build up texture with the Make Up by HD Brows BrowTec for a precise finish. A toned down version of Givenchy’s bleached-out look can be achieved with HD Brows’ brow lightening service to create an ombré’d effect, which works to complement skin and hair colour, while the newest style from HD Brows, the Brushed Up Brow, keeps brow hair long and textured, while maintaining the structured HD Brows shape, for a softer, more natural look.

– Nilam Holmes-Patel, CEO and Founder, HD Brows
Twitter: @hdbrows

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