Fashion and beauty forecast: Spring 2013

The River learns lessons from fashion week and tells us how the colour red has become even more of a hot topic than ever.

Anna Stayduhar

Whether it’s a light cherry hue or a deep burgundy, it’s the must-have colour of the season.

Romance in the air

As we look forward to spring romance and the University summer ball, London’s High Street offers many fragrant frocks to tickle your fancy and heat up your spotlight.

Aim to be the lady in red at your next gathering and you will be turning heads for all the right reasons.

Just as celebrity gowns must rock the red carpet, so must your choice in colour and style.

Nothing spells timeless romance and unforgettable elegance like deep reds and dazzling accessories.

Red carpet glamour

Rihanna’s red carpet glamour evokes all of these passionate qualities.

The simplistic design allows the gown to become sexy and the ensemble oozes with pizazz.

Just a basic curve hugging dress can transform into unassuming sophistication when paired with the right accessories.

Try your hand at being a designer and create a whole new look which can be altered depending upon the occasion.

Whether you are looking for a wedding get-up, or to be the belle of the ball we are sure you will be a trendsetter.

Top Beauty Tips

Celebrities always manage to look intimidatingly flawless as they strut down the red carpet.

God forbid there is lipstick on their teeth or the tiniest smudge of mascara showing.

The River asks: how do they do it? Lucy Brennan and Gemma Coleman give you what you need to achieve that award-winning finish without hiring an entire beauty team.

Flawless skin, no problem!

Cheat your way to perfect skin with Revlon’s Photoready Makeup foundation.

It promises to leave your skin looking airbrushed and ready for the red carpet or a night out on the town. (£12.99 Boots.com)

For a subtle blush, try Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Pink Bronze.

Dust it over the apples of your cheeks then sweep the highlighting shade across your cheek and brow bones for a gentle sheen and healthy glow. (£4.99 Boots.com)

Dazzle with your eyes

Get smouldering eyes using a touch of Maybelline’s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner.

Use along your top lash line in one smooth sweep with a soft flick at the corner to create a subtle, yet sexy look. (£7.99 Boots.com)

To enhance your sultry peepers, apply false eyelashes.

Katy Perry Lashes are an eveningwear lash that will add volume and length to your own without looking too TOWIE. (£5.25 Superdrug.com)

A pout to be proud of

A Hollywood look isn’t complete without a shiny set of pearly whites.

Give Brilliant 1 Week Tooth Whitening Kit a whirl and get a smile to rival the stars in days, avoiding the pain – or cost – of a visit to the dentist. (£5.59 Superdrug.com)

Complete your movie star makeover with a slick of classic red lipstick.

Rimmel’s Kate Matte Lipstick shade 107 will give you a vampy dark red lip that will accentuate your million dollar smile and have everyone wondering how you manage to look so amazing on a student budget. (£5.49 Boots.com)

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