Fashion week may be over, but thankfully the major event has left in its wake a kaleidoscope of inspiring winter makeup trends to try. From twisted hair and cool ponytails to electric eyes and glitter tears, there’s a lot to get excited about this season.
Whether you’re more polished than punk or fiercely feminine, we break down our top beauty trends you need to try now.
Go beyond basic black eyeliner and make a graphic statement with the trending hue of cobalt blue. For a more seductive and slightly dishevelled look, work your liner in layers and smudge it along the way. Go abstract and accentuate the eye without mascara. Instead, curl your lashes and sweep shimmery eye shadow over the upper lids to make an impact.
The general take-home message from Fashion Week is to undoubtedly go bold or go home. Givenchy, Anna Sui and DKNY left us with a renewed interest in dark, romantic beauty by perfecting the pout with shades of crimson, oxblood and plum purple, while Victoria Beckham turned the heat up with fiery orange-red. For an instant boost of confidence, put down the foundation brush and mascara, and let your lips do all the talking.
You can thank your lucky pores this season, because heavy, caked-on foundation is a thing of the past. Fresh faced with silky smooth skin and brushed up brows is making a welcome comeback. Achieve a radiant, refreshing winter makeup look with just a touch of concealer and either a liquid or powder highlighter. Lightly cover imperfections and dark circles with your concealer, and achieve a naturally flawless glow by applying your highlighter to the bridge of your nose and above your cheekbones. To finish things off, add a swipe of peachy blush to bring back your youthful flush!
Feeling inspired? Head over to our beauty section on Brands Exclusive to try out these trends yourself! Once you’ve got your beauty needs covered, head over to our previous post on winter fashion trends to nail your wardrobe for the colder months too!