In last month’s blog post, we covered the Autumn/Winter 2015 trends, one of which was Dark Victoriana – and this fashion trend also impacted heavily on the makeup seen for Autumn/Winter too. On the catwalks, it was seen in lots of pieces being made from velvet and lace, with a more decadent romantic feel than in previous years. And this has translated through into cosmetics too. Think translucent skin and striking lips and you are halfway there. Here are the top four makeup looks to really nail for winter this year:
For Autumn/Winter this year, the aim is to make your skin look as translucent as possible, think Dulux Matt White for inspiration. No contouring or bronzer is allowed.? Brush your brows upwards to separate the hairs, and leave your lashes bare (if you dare!) Eyes should be subtly shaded to leave all the focus on the mouth. On the lips go for the darkest purple you can find, with a lipstick that is crammed full of pigmentation. Striking is the look you are going for! For more inspiration check out the models at the Emanuel Ungaro, Trussardi and Giles shows.
Stand in Line
This season is all about the floating line. Yes, you read that right, a floating line of eyeliner. You might have just spent years perfecting the straight line near the edge of your eyelashes – and now the makeup industry is telling you to disregard this! Again start with pale skin and a neutral eyeshadow, and then use your liner to create geometric shapes using broad strokes. Or for a more wearable look use Armani as your inspiration, and smudge a line along your eyelid crease. For more inspiration, take a look at the makeup for Fendi, House of Holland and Rocha.
The New Red
Purple was the only popular colour on lips for the new season – red was in too. But not glamorous red like we are used to. Look at what your lips look like after you’ve drunk a lot of red wine, and use this as your inspiration. Or for the more romantic amongst you think about what the petals of a rose look like as they are unfurling. To achieve this effect, forget the lipliner and concentrate on concentrating a deep red in the middle of your mouth and then blending it out to a blurred edge. See the look at Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Wunderland.
If lips aren’t your thing and you are all about the eyes, then this trend is for you. Create a hint of up all night glamour by blending deep pinkie red shades around the eyes for a chic, yet slightly sleep-deprived look. For a more sensual interpretation of this trend, add some charcoal grey eyeliner.? Keep the lips pale to ensure all the attention is on your eyes.
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