Autumn Makeup Trends

Beauty Advice

Autumn 2016 makeup trends

Whilst we still are making the most of the last of the British summer weather, it’s time to look ahead as Autumn is here.. (22nd September to be precise).

Looking at the Fashion Weeks for Autumn 2016 there’s two clear routes you can take for the makeup trends for this coming fall. Do you want to be naughty or nice? On one side of the room stand the goths, the punks, the edgy girls who don’t want to play by the rules. On the other side stand the preppy, fresh faced, girl next door. Here are the stand out trends, and how to take them from the catwalk, to the high street.

Power lips

It’s inevitable as we move away from the freshness of summer the lip shades take a turn to the dark side, but this year they move from dark reds to dark wine/berry tones. To achieve this look try MAC Cosmetics matte lipstick in Sin (£15.50), paired with Nightmoth lip liner (£13). If you wanted something a little more subtle try dabbing the lipstick in the center of the lips and use your finger to buff it into the rest of the lips to create more of a softer stain rather than a harsh pout.

Power Lips

Eyeliner 2 ways

There are two ways to go this autumn with your eyeliner – graphic or smudged making this trend an easy one to try. Make your graphic liner wearable by extending the flick from the bottom lash line and connect to just the outer part of the eye without bringing it all across the lash line to the inner corner. For a more smudged lived in look take a black kohl pencil and line the top and bottom water lines, take a brush or even a cotton bud and smudge the lower water line into the bottom lashes.


2016 make up trends eyeliner

Glitter bomb!

Glitter made a huge come back this year with glitter liner and washes of glitter over the lid giving a nod towards the approach to Christmas! Try using a glitter liquid liner Kiko glitter gel liner (£6.90) used alone or over the top of a black liner to add some subtle sparkle. Or for more of a bold look take a loose glittler like MAC Gold Glitter pressed over a bronze eyeshadow.

Glitter bomb

Glowy skinGlowy skin

Fresh faced beauty starts with a great base. Use an illuminated moisturiser and primer to achieve this look. MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream (£24.50), a cult favourite amongst pro makeup artists is the perfect glowy pearlescent moisturiser, followed by Laura Mercier Radiance primer (£29) to create that soft focus effect and blur imperfections. Then add a drop of a dewy sheer to medium coverage foundation to give the perfect finish. To add further high light to the skin dap some Benefit High Beam (£19.50) to the high points of the face and blend (cheekbones, bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, cupids bow, brow bone). Add mascara and you’re good to glow!

Peachy Keen

We are used to seeing Peaches in Spring so it’s a nice change to see it making it’s debut in Autumn as it’s a flattering shade on everyone. Sweep a soft peach eyeshadow across the eyelid NYX Golden Peach (£5), teamed with a soft matte peach blush MAC Melba (£18.50) and some lip gloss to complete this soft and romantic makeup look.

Peachy keen

By Charlotte George
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