Hey there, dreamer. It’s a new day. A new year. As we rise up to the challenge of what 2024 might pose, we’re also left to discover all the mesmerising potential it holds. For the beauty cognoscenti in particular, it means unmasking the latest trends in the scene (what’s a fad and what’s not?), anticipating the refurbished list of skincare and make-up products to attain cult status and paying attention to where pop culture might take us this time around. Of course, there’s also the grand-teller and all-seer: the runway season, which will serve as the guiding principles for most hair and make-up trends to come.
By that logic, it’s become clear as day that for the months ahead, there’s simply no better place to turn to than the spring/summer 2024 runway, where a goldmine of inspo awaits. As January envelops us, many of us will find ourselves ensconced in fleeting aspirations that come with the new year—spurred on by a renewed need for metamorphosis. Those devout to the beauty realm will know; with the right motivation in place, anyone can embrace a different side to themselves with a mighty arsenal and a chock-full of said inspiration in tow.
For the season ahead, the runway seems to have agreed on one thing: that the devil is in the details. The way to turn heads lies in a kaleidoscope of hues on your lashes, one Pantone-approved shade and perhaps a futuristic twist that will sit right in line with 2024’s release of the highly-anticipated Dune: Part Two. Below, cast your gaze upon the beauty details to note from spring/summer 2024—as you ring in the same-same, but alter-ego you, this new year.
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Flutters abound: Mugler
Feminine, grandiose, or avant-garde—what do your lashes say about you? According to those feathery, extended lashes worn at Dries Van Noten—who knows a thing or two about balancing out our dreams with reality—you could be everything you wish to be with some added flutters to your game. Paint a picture of calm and poise with Mugler’s pointed extension, for example.
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Flutters abound: Dries Van Noten
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Flutters abound: Victoria Beckham
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The ribbonaissance: Collina Strada
The ribbon renaissance will be joyfully crowned as our happy pill moving forward. Only the 2024 version of it will be more bold, more audacious and more playful than ever. Take your cues from Shushu/Tong’s jewelled headpiece if you’re hoping to make a chic statement or opt for the fresh-faced joy of Collina Strada’s casually braided locks of fabric that feel almost incidental.
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The ribbonaissance: Shushu/Tong
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The ribbonaissance: Kwak Hyun Joo
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Colour it in: AZ Factory
Exuberance knows no boundaries with a bout of colour. Best when it’s carefully applied to your lashes—giving your peepers that extra bit of verve should you be in need of some dramatic flair. Duran Lantink and AZ Factory dialled in with bold, vivacious renditions paired with pared-back, dewy complexions for the look to maintain its spotlight, whilst Casablanca offered an ethereal alternative; a tone-on-tone match to splashes of glitter, with a glossy pout to beat.
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Colour it in: Casablanca
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Colour it in: Luisa Beccaria
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Colour it in: Duran Lantink
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Metallic glam: Pierre Cardin
High-shine, high returns. Metallic swathes have been all the rage—and the spring/summer 2024 season makes a case for incorporating even more silver into your everyday tune. At Pierre Cardin, a visor-like swathe becomes the focal point of a soft, neutral complexion, whilst pearlescent dashes of silver on the inner corners is Mame Kurogouchi’s will be easily adaptable for any day. For the brave at heart? Look to Marni’s crush of silver on the lids.
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Metallic glam: Marni
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Metallic glam: Ynesuelves
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Metallic glam: Mame Kurogouchi
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Peach fuzz: Yuhan Wang
A peachy dream awaits—in Pantone’s choice of hue for 2024. The guidelines are as follows: imbue your mien with the sun-kissed shade, be it through a sunburnt blush moment à la MSGM’s freckled moment or Prada’s memorable swipe of coral on the lids.
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Peach fuzz: Prada
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Peach fuzz: MSGM
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Back to the future: Kiko Kostadinov
If Barbie took the lead in 2023, then perhaps we might let Dune curry favour with the beauty-obsessed for 2024. The brief calls upon futuristic, avant-garde twists in every corner imaginable—be it the highly-contested raccoon tail hair on the Kiko Kostadinov runway to the bionic transformation demanded at Noir Kei Ninomiya. For a softer approach to the aesthetic? Opt for the thin, minimalistic strips seen at Fendi, and add finesse with greenish, witchy pouts as per Junya Watanabe.
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Back to the future: Noir Kei Ninomiya
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Back to the future: Junya Watanabe
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