As we wave goodbye to the last days of summer and autumn kicks off, it’s time to refresh our makeup bags. It’s time to replace those coral blushes and vibrant matte lipsticks with berry lips and smoky eyes. We’ve rounded up the hottest trends from the runways and the best beauty products you need in your makeup bag.
The New Red
On the AW 15 catwalks last spring, red lipstick was revolutionized in unexpected ways. At the 3.1 Philip Lim show, the red lip was given a new take with a brick-red-inspired feel while Dolce and Gabbana and Carolina Herrera went moodier than usual with deep blue-toned reds making an appearance.
Incorporate this trend into your fall makeup bag with the addition of NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in the shade VIP Red. The Semi Matte Lipsticks provide long lasting, full-coverage color while the blend of conditioners and antioxidants hydrate and nourish the lips.
Try Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Bond Girl for another take on a more wearable burnt red lip. This natural berry toned red is perfect for incorporating a red-toned lipstick into your everyday makeup routine. Plus, the matte formula by Tilbury is renowned for its staying power without drying your lips.
The Graphic Liquid Liner
If you’ve ever thought black liquid liner is boring, you’re about to be proved wrong. On the AW 15 runways this season, we saw a range of new takes on the classic, winged liner. Double-winged lines took center stage at Mugler, scribble marks all over the lid at Fendi and thick, more graphic liner was seen at Suno and Oscar de la Renta.
To achieve this runway trend on a budget, try Loreal’s Superliner Blackbuster Intense, which features a chubby, felt tip-like pen applicator to achieve a dramatic line.
For an alternative to liquid liner, try Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. It gives the glossy look of liquid liner but with the easy application of a gel. Apply with an eyeliner brush to create your perfect graphic eyeliner with a no-smudge, quick-dry finish.
The Smoky Eye
This fall, the smoky eye is making a big comeback as shades of black and brown are blended to perfection keeping the look intense but soft enough for daytime wear. Shades of brown were used at Tom Ford and Burberry to create the look, while black palettes were a firm favorite amongst designers such as Diane von Furstenberg and Chanel.
Incorporate this trend into your makeup bag with the help of Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky Eye Palette. This palette is perfect for creating that smoky eye as it’s packed with twelve shades consisting of rich browns, gorgeous taupes, warm bronzes and deep blacks making it a perfect starter kit for the smoky eye beginner.
For a more intense black smoky eye, try the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad in the shade Tisse Smoky. This quad features a selection of shimmery and matte greys that are buildable to create the perfect smoky eye.
The Natural Blush
Gracing the runways this fall was a new take on the subtle glow as designers opted for the natural flush on the skin. It’s time to move on from heavy duty contouring and swap bright coral and pink blushes for warm peach and natural rose shades that make you look as if you’ve just been outside in the crisp winter’s air. Designers such as Donna Karan, Kate Spade and Chloe all opted for light pinks swept across the cheekbones, giving a naturally rosy and flushed look.
To recreate this look, try Benefit’s Dandelion Blush swept across the cheekbones for a naturally rosy finish. The sheer powder takes your complexion from dull to radiant with a buildable colour and a subtle hint of shimmer.
For a peachier shade, try the new Clinique Cheek Pop blush in the shade Melon Pop. This silky smooth formula blends effortlessly on the skin, leaving you with a natural glowing cheek color that looks almost powderless. Plus, the embossed dandelion make these products look seriously beautiful in your makeup bag!
The Vampy Berry Lip
Goth lips emerged all over the runways from designers such as Marc Jacobs and Giles, but the trend was updated by pairing the almost black lipstick with soft waves and messy updos, making the look less intimidating and more wearable.
Those with pale skin should opt for a subtler berry lip by choosing dark but sheer lipsticks like Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in the shade Smitten. If you don’t fancy wearing a completely vampy shade, then this is a great alternative.
For a darker shade, try NARS Audacious Lipstick in the shade Liv. This highly pigmented creamy formula glides onto the lips in a single stroke and requires minimal touch ups during the day.
For the boldest matte shade, Tom Ford’s Black Dahlia lipstick is a perfect choice. The color is highly pigmented giving you the vampiest of looks while ingredients such as soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil create an ultra-creamy texture.
The Doll-Like Lashes
The power of mascara was clear for all to see on the AW 15 runways this year as designers channelled 60s model Twiggy in the luscious lashes of their models. Designers such as Carolina Herrera and Rachel Zoe all channelled the look by layering lengthening and volumizing mascaras on the top and bottom lashes.
If you want full lashes like these runway models, Dior’s Iconic Overcurl Mascara will make an excellent addition to your makeup bag. The mascara is super lengthening while giving your lashes a full curl that lasts all day, meaning if you forget to curl your lashes no one will ever know!
For a cheaper alternative try L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess. The dense, big brush means that every single eyelash will be coated in this volumizing mascara giving you a perfect false lash effect.
These are just some of the must-haves to add to your collection this season. What are the looks that you favor and makeup essentials you would add?
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