The season of gloomy skies and fallen leaves is finally upon us – and with that means goodbye to the natural tanned makeup of summer and hello to the new beauty trends from the A/W Paris, Milan, London and New York fashion weeks. From smudged ‘just made-out’ lips to luminous, glowing skin, there is a look for everyone this season.
Trend: Snogged lips
Sick of reapplying lipstick throughout the day? This new beauty trend just made life a whole lot easier. These perfectly messy looking lips were seen in many of the Fall/Winter catwalks of 2017. Just snogged lips inspired the smeared, messy pouts at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. However, a more wearable version of this look entailing a subtle colour in the centre of the lip and diffused edges was shown at Topshop Unique, Trussardi, Giambattista Valli, Monse, Temperley London. No need to hide your smeared red lippy after necking on with a guy anymore gals, it’s high fashion now!
Trend: Peachy Glow
Thought peach was just for the summer? Guess again. Peach is the fresh new take on autumn hues with a vibrant hint of light orange spread across the lids, cheeks and lips. This looked paired with natural, glowy skin is the perfect combination. The look was showcased at Blugirl, Trussardi, Bora Aksu, Altuzarra and Simone Rocha.
Trend: Long lashes
Whoever said size didn’t matter was lying. Even though natural looks overpowered many of the catwalks, long, clumpy, fake spider-like lashes, especially along the lower lash line, took hold at Junya Watanabe, Emilio Pucci, MSGM, Chanel and Jeremy Scott. These Sixties-inspired lashes are teaching us that there is definitely no middle ground for lashes this autumn/winter 2017. For a more subtle, wearable take on this trend, the slept in lashes at Topshop Unique is the option for you.
Trend: Glossy lids
The glossy eyelid trend has been seen in high fashion runways for some time now, but recently, it has transitioned into an everyday look. The trend can be used for natural, minimalist looks for school, work and even out for lunch. However, it can be spiced up by adding a rich coloured eyeshadow before applying the gloss to make it more of an edgy, going-out look. The taupe glossy lids shown at Acne Studios was enough to give anyone beauty inspo this Autumn and Winter. This trend was also seen at Osman, Monse and Philipp Plein.
Trend: Luminous skin
With the upcoming colder weather of the new seasons, comes dryer and dull skin. To combat these effects, using a rich moisturiser and a glossy highlighter can create the ‘glow from within’ look that most of us yearn to achieve. Cheekbones are to shine for the Gods this season. This trend was seen at Ashley Isham, Max Mara, and Trussardi.
Trend: Floating Liner
As weird as it sounds, floating liner is the new, bold and fun makeup trend. For people who are bored of the classic cat eye, incorporating liner high on the eyelid into your makeup look can be the perfect way to stand out. It’s best to try this fierce eye statement with a neutral lip and natural looking skin for a chic look. Not only is black eyeliner on trend, but also liner of all manners of rainbow bright hues which can often be paired with bold, vibrant eyeshadow. This look can be seen at Emilio De la Morena, Kenzo and Prabal Gurung.
Trend: Devil eyes
Just in time for the Halloween season, Devil eyes, also described as ‘Venice at Night’, have made an appearance on the recent catwalks. Smoky eyes have been recreated with a deep bright red pressed into the centre of the eyelid, creating the halo effect. Adding red is an easy way to make your eyes pop. The look was seen at Alberta Ferretti on the beautiful sisters, Bella and Gigi Hadid.
Trend: Bleached brows
Bold, natural groomed brows won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, although their bleached-out opposites have made a bold return this season. Bleached brows are a very sophisticated yet striking look that definitely makes a statement. They can make a super strong eyeshadow pop like nothing else. Diane Kendal created a monochromatic look with almost invisible brows at Proenza Schouler, whilst bleached brows were paired with pastel eyeshadow at Mary Katrantzou and subtly “softened” for a pastel effect at Altuzarra.
By Edina Zejnilovic
Image credit: smudged lips- fashionisers.com
glossy lids- awesomenesstv.com
devil eyes- harpersbazaar.co.uk