The beauty world always needs to keep up with the changing seasons and colours in the natural world, this is always an exciting time with questions such as… What will the next big seasonal trend be? Will it be something totally new or a rehash of a previous trend? Will it be wearable or just for the catwalk?
This season has both new and recycled trends. There are fresh ideas and previous ones reactivated with a new twist, here is a selection of my favourites….
1. DARK LIPS
With autumn in full swing we tend to reach for darker colours like plummy violets, dark cherry, fig and rich berries. Makeup artist Peter Philips who created looks for Christian Dior A/W 16 went even further – he filled the lips of the models with a coat of black eyeliner as a foundation for the lipsticks which gave quite a gothy effect. But as we know – not everything can go straight from the runway to the high street.
This season the finish might be semi-matte like Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color or Nars Velvet Lip Glide – this has the texture of a lip-gloss but with a matt finish, and it’s super-long-lasting. However if you want to give your pout the most striking effect, as seen on the runways of Louis Vuitton and Dior, go for a lacquered finish using YSL Vernis À Lèvres or Dior’s Rouge Dior in “Poison” coated with Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss for an extra glossy finish.
The best way to wear dark lips is to keep the rest of the makeup clean and natural, with a little blusher and lots of mascara and glowy skin.
Has been a huge trend on the catwalk for A/W 16 with sparkly eyelids at Jenny Packham and glittery tears at Burberry, created by makeup artist Wendy Rowe. The key for this style is to keep it random and accidental.
Another way to play with wearable glitter is a trick recommended by makeup artist Laura Stiassni – she suggests applying black eyeliner pencil around the entire eye and then patting in the desired amount of glitter, using a product such as Burberry Shimmer Dust – Gold Glitter No.1.
3. A VERY SURPRISING AUTUMN TREND – PEACH
Even though it’s a colour that is generally related to the spring – at the latest catwalks the makeup artists showed how beautiful it can look in autumn with fresh cheeks, eyes and lips as seen at Nina Ricci A/W 16.
A perfect product to recreate this look is the warm toned NARS stick Puerto Vallarta The Multiple. It blends beautifully into the skin and gives a fresh and glowy finish to the cheeks and eyes. The creamy texture leaves the lips with a sheer colour.
For organic beauty lovers RMS Beauty has the amazing Lip2Cheek creamy paint in “Smile” based on coconut oil with all the ingredients natural and organic, created by international makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift.
4. THE SMUDGE LINER
This season we expect the liner to be dark and smudgy. We don’t need to clean it up but rather make it dramatic and messy in smoky eyes, the way Tom Pecheux did for Elie Saab A/W 16. It looks fabulous with classic nude lips.
The product that is perfect for this is Rodial Smokey Pen in Black – it’s super-rich and highly pigmented, with a gel-like formula so smudges like a dream.
Hope you all enjoyed the post and are raring to try out these latest trends.