It’s a tribute to the power of pink in the Spring/Summer 2017 collections and beauty brands are rolling out make-up with new textures and colours.

According to French luxury beauty brand Lancome, the pale red shade has popped up in the most prestigious collections at Fashion Weeks around the world, and naturally it was also present backstage at the runway shows, taking pride of place on every make-up artist’s palette!

Often associated with femininity, sweetness, purity and romance, pink is a shade that has the most versatility on a make-up palette – it looks equally good on your lips, cheeks and eyes.

It’s also a shade that naturally complements the nude look where complexions are flushed with healthy pinkish undertones.

Whether it’s a soft pink or a red hot pink that takes your fancy, it’s the shade that will put you at the heart of this season.

Glowy rose

Lily Collins, the face of Lancome, is pretty in pink. Photo: Lancome

Lily Collins, the face of Lancome, is pretty in pink. Photo: Lancome

The inspiration: Bringing reverie into reality is what Lisa Eldridge vowed to do by reintroducing dreamlike fantasy into the Lancome Absolute Rose Spring 2017 Collection. Taking a cue from the precious rose, the brand’s emblem, this season the brand pays homage to the colour pink, a key colour in the collection.

The star: Lancome La Rose a Poudrer is the perfect powder make-up that instantly invites spring into your life. This gorgeous jewel-box displays not only a magnificent flower, but each petal is imbued with pearlisers that give your skin sparkles of light.


Lip-loving lacquer 

The inspiration: In its quest to please women across the globe on their search for that right lip colour and the right formula, Laneige created a lipstick that is not only rich and comfortable, but also lets you combine up to 90 different colour blends!

The star: The new formula for the Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick gives it a soft and silky texture that allows for a smooth application. Its Ultra Micronised Pigment and Multi-Layered White technologies create a more vivid colour and let light shimmer from various angles.


Whimsical joy

Shu Uemura’s childhood inspired make-up on a model at Japanese designer Tsumori Chisata’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Paris Fashion Week. — CEDRIC ODET/Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura’s childhood inspired make-up on a model at Japanese designer Tsumori Chisata’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Shu Uemura

The inspiration: Playdates are the inspiration for Shu Uemura’s Spring/Summer 2017 colours. A childhood-inspired and fun loving take on colours with timeless pastels and vivid colours reflect the whimsical, carefree spirit of the season. Mirroring this vibe, Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato’s Spring/Summer 2016 runway collection, inspired by her trip to Cuba, is also a palette of fun and cheerfulness with models wearing Shu Uemura’s latest glowy pastels.

The Shu Uemura Playdate Eye & Cheek Palette in Sunflower Orange. Photo: Shu Uemura

The Shu Uemura Playdate Eye & Cheek Palette in Sunflower Orange. Photo: Shu Uemura

The star: Shu Uemura Playdate Eye & Cheek Palette comes in limited edition and in three variants: Sunflower Orange, Pink Sunday and Water Slide Blue. Play with three metallic and pearl eye colours, and a glow-on tint to help your skin sparkle.


Runway rules

Burberry Silk and Bloom Blush Palette. Photo: Burberry Beauty

Burberry Silk and Bloom Blush Palette. Photo: Burberry Beauty

The inspiration: Creating a quintessentially British look, a natural glow stands at the heart of Burberry make-up, reflecting the brand’s British heritage and outdoor roots. The new Burberry make-up collection of Antique Nudes takes its cue from runway-inspired nude shades and fabrics, featuring delicate hues of soft, muted pinks and authentic nude tones.

The star: The Burberry Silk and Bloom Blush Palette is an illuminating face powder that gives your skin a soft glow with a hint of colour. Combining subtle rosy colours and illuminating pearls, the soft-as-silk powder creates a glowing, flushed effect on the cheeks. Lightweight and easily blendable, the powder formula can be layered for custom intensity.


All skin glow

The inspiration: Urban Decay created a hot little compact that every woman needs in her make-up bag. From the palettes that started a Naked revolution to a light-as-air foundation, there’s a huge demand for not-boring neutrals. So, the Urban Decay Naked Flushed was born, versatile enough for all skin tones.

The star: The Urban Decay Naked Flushed will give your complexion an immediate flushed look that lets people wonder what you’ve been up to! Three beauty essentials – bronzer, highlighter and blush – are now in one convenient compact. Its micronised, jet-milled formula has a featherlight texture for a luxurious feel and creates a flawless finish.


Rainbow shimmer

Guerlain Meteorites Happy Glow Blush.

Guerlain Meteorites Happy Glow Blush.

The inspiration: This year, Guerlain celebrates 30 years of its key product, Meteorites. These pearls of powder were developed to offer colour correction and help boost radiance. To embrace the softness of spring, the pearls have been enriched with “rainbow” and “stardust” technologies to reveal more light on your skin, giving you a rosy glow that boosts your mood as much as your complexion.

The star: The limited edition Guerlain Meteorites Happy Glow Blush is now in a travel friendly compact, so you still get a light sculpting effect from the original pearls of powder. This 2-in-1 blush and highlighter product enhances the skin’s glow. It combines three colours of pearls to deliver multi-coloured shimmer and give your skin a brightening effect.