The fun side of femininity

By Sadaf Jabeen
Tue, 12, 17

With any new season there are multiple trends popping up, that help complete a look.


With any new season there are multiple trends popping up, that help complete a look. To appear beautiful, everything is important- from clothing to shoes, from handbags to makeup, hair and nails, glasses and accessories. Now is the time to meet the fun side of fashion and femininity, with the key trends you’ll be wearing, from pink to the newest brow shape, all the colours to play with, and the ultra-accessible and transformative hair trends anyone can pull off. Here are some of this season’s hair and makeup trends...

Makeup Trends:

Unapologetically Pink: The most literal interpretation of femininity, worn in the most beautiful way. Pink has ruled the ramp for a few seasons now, it was only a matter of time before it travelled from the fashion to the face. Everything from a soft wash of colour across the lids to electric shock lash-lines and graphic block colour has a tinge of pink. This season also calls for saccharine pastels shades, rounded shadow and overall, a pretty cute, girly effect.

Silver Linings: Metallic make-up - particularly cool silver - has the power to make you look lit up. The prettiest metallic accent is enough to illuminate the whole face, and so it was embraced at the international fashion shows too. It’s glow giving and eye opening, literally.

Eyes-that-pop: Bye bye, naked palettes and natural reflections, hello, experimenting and turning every make up look into a work of art! This season, just focus on the eyes and less time spent to perfect the rest. And the main products to use are eye shadows and eye liners - pop, of course. The colour to have in your makeup bag is blue. As you can imagine, you need to be quite skilled with eyeliner.

Boyfriend brows: This season it’s all about full, natural (bushy), boyish brows. Say goodbye to overly drawn arches and welcome in the new season of brushed up ‘boyfriend brows’. Not overly neat but not messy either. The trick is to work with what you’ve got by using a gel to brush up the individual hairs.

Soft blush cheeks: High cheekbones are in order this winter, and the aim is to add definition and structure to the face by playing with light. Step away from the contour palette because this season is softer on the cheeks. It’s all about draping, which is a fancy way of saying blending blusher from apples towards hairline. Top makeup artist tip: apply with two fingers to avoid it looking stripey.

Bold lips: Bright colours on your lips are in vogue. However, with natural make up on the rest of the face, so as not to overdo it, use bright colour is a sort of a challenge. Well, fret not, use fuchsia, or you can choose to simply change the undertone of your favorite lipstick and opt for an orange or burgundy hue to get a smashing result without going all the way.

Hair Trends:

Clean hair: OK, we know: grubby hair was never a thing anyway, but ‘clean hair’ is actually a lovely trend. Ditch your dry shampoo and your firm-hold hair spray, shine serum and salt spray - it’s just freshly washed, natural locks, worn unstraightened, long and loose.

Hair colour Trends: The best hair colour trends for winter are all about warm blondes, smokey browns and icy platinum. Practically all shades of blonde are more than acceptable for the fall and winter seasons as they appear in everything from a strawberry blonde to an ash, a dirty blonde and platinum.

Bun is back: The bun hairstyle is a hot trend this season. Buns like updos are the perfect option for wedding, or special occasions. The bun can be worn at several areas of the head, on top, at the side, mid back of the head or nape of the neck. Buns embellished with beads, cute hair pins, natural flowers and other hair accessories enhance your overall look.

Strike again: Whether you want to introduce a gentle change in your looks or want to give yourself a wild makeover, hair streaks are a great way of brightening up your appearance. Streaks are back in style and right now, they add a lot of interest to the hair styles. Today’s streaks are no longer uniformly coloured as they used to be in years past. Streaks in various shades look a lot more natural.

Add on the fake hair: This season some designers opt for extensions that give the sleek tresses a rather long and beautiful look, blending in perfectly as the colours matched. Some opt for really defying logic though and adding on the fake hair in a different manner.

Hair Extensions: Hair extensions seem to be the rage this season. It’s a popular technique that’s used all over the world. Hair extensions are an easy and effective method of increasing the length and volume of your hair - without having to wait for a long time. Hair extensions are available in various colours and textures. The process of attaching hair extensions includes fusion, clamping, weaving, or bonding.

Depilex Reveal:

In a bid to introduce new trends in hair and makup in Pakistan, a vibrant styling show ‘Depilex Reveal’ was organised by Depilex group, held recently in Lahore.

The event while showcasing their upcoming hair and makeup styles, also celebrated the landmark achievement by the Depilex Group, crossing the spectacular network of over 60 salons across Pakistan. The show was divided into three categories; Bridal Hair and Makeup, Hair Colour and Avant Garde Hair and Makeup. Taking inspiration from international trends and customizing them to the Pakistani market and people, each show was a representation of masterful techniques curated by the Depilex Creative Team led by Nighat Misbah and Redah Misbah.

The Depilex Reveal 2017 Showcase was also the introduction of their International Training Program, with International Editorial Hair and Makeup Artists, Julieta Del Toro - a cosmetology graduate from the famous Madeleine Meyer Institute, and International Platform Educator Saima Khalid - licensed instructor from Paul Mitchell, The School Esani and The Mastery by Paul Mitchell. The program was launched by Hafsa Haseeb, Director Depilex USA, in hopes to bridge the educational gap in our beauty industry.

“We had a vision to bring an exclusive hair and makeup show to Pakistan, to allow for more visibility of international standards and aesthetics across our network and the industry,” stated Masarrat Misbah, the founder of Depilex Group of Companies. “It is from that need, and the fact that hair and makeup are important facets defining an individual’s image, that Depilex Reveal was conceptualized,” added Misbah.


Text: Sadaf Jabeen

Show Director & Choreographer:

Zaheer Abbas


Faisal Farooqui and OPM

Hair & Makeup:

Depilex Creative Team