Backstage beauty

The spring/summer 2015 shows embraced gorgeous, achieveable hair and make-up - good news for fans of natural, easy-to-wear beauty looks. Here are the spring beauty looks you'll want to wear now - and how to do them... 

1. Flyaway top knots

On the hush shoot:

Backstage at the SS15 fashion shows:

The new top knot is organic and youthful – and (bonus!) will cut your getting ready time in half. Consider it your new go-to hairstyle for mornings when you’re short of time…

Step 1: Prep the hair with a texturising spray like Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray

Step 2: Pull the hair into a ponytail at the crown of the head and secure with a hair tie

Step 3: Twist the ponytail into a chignon, fasten with hair pins and pull wispy pieces out along the way

Step 4: Full out strands around the sides and back of the hairline and finish with a spritz of hairspray


2. Low slung ponytails

On the hush shoot:

Backstage at the SS15 fashion shows:

The ponytail is the ultimate sports-luxe beauty accessory. For a look that’s simple, gorgeous and wearable you’ll want a ponytail with a slight wave, that’s sleek in the front and bouncy in the back.

 Step 1: Make a side parting and divide strands into one-inch sections

Step 2: Spray each section with hairspray before wrapping around a curling iron

Step 3: Lightly finger-comb or gently brush out waves

Step 4: Tie the length back at the nape of the neck with a hair tie and clean up baby hairs at the nape of the neck and the forehead with a touch of styling cream

3. Luminous skin

On the hush shoot:

Backstage at the SS15 fashion shows:

The ‘no make-up’ make-up look has upped its game this season. Here are some tips on how to achieve a fresh-faced transitional make-up look from beauty writer Sali Hughes:

Step 1: Follow serum with Origins Vitalizing, a brilliant tinted moisturiser that is rich enough to protect skin from the elements but gives a sheer, healthy summery glow

Step 2: Apply dots of Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer to cover any dark shadows and a little Liz Earle Healthy Glow Crème Blush which makes everyone look perkier and prettier

Step 3: For eyes, apply a super fast line with Smashbox’s Waterproof Shadow Liners, which are completely idiot proof, and some Estee Lauder Double Wear Mascara

Step 4: Finish with some tinted lip balm from Burt’s Bees for a subtle, casual finish that keeps lips moist in harsh cold weather