Monday, June 5, 2023

Trend to Try: Fun, Faux Tattoos

While the idea of getting a tattoo might make some people cringe, we at SPICE are warming up to the idea, with temporary tattoos being the hot new thing to do in beauty.

Seen on Spring/Summer’15 runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, the trend had Tommy Hilfiger patching them to models’ bodies while Mariana Jungmann put subtle and ornate versions to foreheads;

Imaan Hammam and her model colleagues backstage at tommy Hilfigure...
Imaan Hammam and her model colleagues backstage at Tommy Hilfiger, sporting starry tats that were stencilled on by makeup artist Pat McGrath…

…The semi-sheer face art at Mariana Jungmann's showcase.
…The semi-sheer face art at Mariana Jungmann’s showcase which matched the models’ bedazzled mohawks.

And though it’s made for some unusual looks, the tattoo trend is not strictly fleeting either, being spied on catwalks for Autumn/Winter’15, too;

Joan Smalls was seen rocking looks created with eyeliner at Anthony Vaccarello...
Joan Smalls was seen rocking looks created with eyeliner at Anthony Vaccarello… 

While temporary tattoos have become the new way to do ‘edgy’ on the catwalk, some of our favourite celebrities have also took on the commitment-free beauty look;

South African TV host, Bonang Matheba has been seen rocking metallic temporary tattoos all over her body…

..Model Cara Delevigne allowed cherry blossom tats climb her body for the 2015 Met Gala…

…While Queen Bey has been busy showing hers off everywhere, from music videos and festivals, to holidays.

Want to get tatted with this (and next) season’s hottest trend? See our step-by-step below…

Get the Look

While makeup artist Val Garland hand drew designs onto models at Giamba’s Autumn/Winter’15 showcase, we suggest the following options;

1. Buy a few small stamps that would usually be used for paper decorating, and coat these in a waterproof eyeliner before pressing onto clean skin.

2. Buy yourself a set of temporary tattoos that are adhered to skin with water, lasting for up to a week. SPICE favourites are Flashtat’s Sheebani collection ($25, here) and Inkwear’s set of metallic tats (£19.99 here).



Will you be rocking the fun, faux tattoo trend? Give us a chance to view your look by tagging us in yours pics @SPICETVAFRICA on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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