Today´ s post is written by Sophie Banat.
Most people look to the fashion runways for the latest styles, but this year make-up is trending in a big way and it’s time for us to pay attention. You’re in for a treat this autumn and winter as some of the most beautiful looks are vogue. Traditionally a style for the summer, colour is now fashionable this season, so get ready to don a brave palette and stand out from the crowd.
A Natural Glow
Summer styles have leaked into this season. Even with the cold weather, it’s time to create that sun-kissed look with luminous shades of bronzer and fresh-from-outside light peaches. If you’re shy when it comes to a shimmery bronzer, go for a matte highlighter for your cheeks. This trend looks fantastic with natural eyes and lips and creates that healthy, beautiful, sporty appearance that has caught on like wildfire after this year’s Olympics.
Possibly the most classic look when it comes to make-up is the striking, red lips. Whatever your favourite shade, be it post-box red or a light rose, mix up your style with matte and glossy finishes. If bright red lipstick seems a little drastic to you, dab it on lightly for a hint of colour. Getting red right can be a real touch-and-go process, so make sure you compare different beautysupplies in the UK. A great tip for getting that matte, saturated look is to pick out a matching shade of powder pigment and brush lightly over your lipstick.
Colourful, Smoky Eyes
Getting the bad girl, smoky eyes uses a blend of dark colours in varying shades to create a gorgeous, smudged finish. That’s the traditional version of this new look, but this style puts a twist on smoky eyes: substitute the blacks, browns, and neutrals for blues, purples, greens, and silvers. This butterfly eye look is sexy and fun with a wide margin for creativity. Match with neutral lips for a bohemian, striking style.
Alternatively, use a thick gold and transition into a silver or orangey shade for a shadow that will complement the autumn colours and bring out the glow in your skin tone.
No, we’re not asking you to go Stone Age and retire your eyebrow tweezers completely, but you should give them a rest for a while because the ‘power brow’ is back in style. Full, natural-looking brows are enhanced with pencils and powder to give a strong, feminine look.
The slightly feline double flick at the corner of the eye is a must-have look for anyone who wants to elongate their eye shape. Mix it up by making the bottom sweep thicker than the top or use separate colours. Liquid liners are great for making this style last all day long without fading.
If you’d rather stay to your traditional cat eyes, stick with a retro winged eyeliner. Following the trends this autumn, don’t be afraid to experiment with bright colours such as blue or turquoise.
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