The pace at which beauty trends are changing can make one’s head spin. One day we’re looking for that perfect full matte coverage, the next one we’re dying to get that natural dewy look, and this applies to almost all beauty products and techniques that are hot one season and completely out the following. Still, we follow them, because adopting new beauty trends is fun, it keeps the beauty game fresh and exciting. We love trying out new ‘it’ colors, makeup tips and tricks. We experiment until we find the perfect fit for ourselves and then we upgrade it with even more experiments. When it comes to the ultimate inspiration, the runways are the place we turn to. These fashion and beauty gurus dictate trends and we follow them because they’re the best at what they do. So, without further ado, let’s explore the extensive world of beauty and see what looks you’ll be rocking this autumn.
Life in Technicolor
First and foremost, we must discuss the eyes. This is a very exciting season for them as we are highly encouraged to use ‘every crayon in our box’. In other words, instead of relying on the safe approach of using only one or two shades in your palette, mix things up and don’t be afraid of color. Gigi Hadid rocked the look on the runways and we have to say that this is one of the boldest most effective looks we’ve seen in a long time. This look is a more ‘rugged’ version of the smoky eye in the sense that it’s not concerned with precision and over-blending. Make every color visible and leave the transitions noticeable as well. Sure, these exact colors aren’t everyday-friendly, but with the first part of your palette (the more neutral one), you can definitely achieve a perfect daytime look. Two of the hottest eyeshadow palettes that aren’t only perfect for multiple looks but are full of rich and warm autumn hues are the Naked Heat by Urban Decay and Desert Dusk by Huda Beauty.
Let it glow!
There were numerous vastly different looks presented on the runways, but the one thing that all designers and makeup artists seem to agree on is the importance of clear, luminous skin. So, this season, it’s paramount that you focus on skincare so your foundation only plays a small decorative role. In order to get that ‘lit from within’ look, you have to pay attention to the condition of your skin. Turn to heavier, more nourishing moisturizers to fight the harsh weather, something along the lines of Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream. Upgrade your cleansing game and turn to a retinol-based night cream. Of course, don’t forget the importance of good nutrition and hydration, and just to be on the safe side for those days when you can’t make the time to eat healthy, turn to trusty Solgar vitamins and keep your body’s vitamin requirements satisfied. Both your skin and your hair will thank you.
All about them lips
The previous season was all about that perfect matte lip that could only be achieved after you’ve spent a great amount of time working with your lip pencils and liquid lipstick. Well, all of that is about to go out the window. Don’t worry about staying inside the lines, and put away your lip liners too, because we are officially in the just-kissed era. Of course, models rock all kinds of outrageous looks, so there’s no need to smudge as much as these models but stick to the basic principle of the ‘stain look’. Keep the rest of the face clean and neutral and let your lips say it all, beaming with luscious shades of red, burgundy and even orange.
A touch of retro
Chanel is a brand that always sets trends and breaks rules, and this year is no different. One of the absolute best looks, (although definitely not a daytime one) is the Barbarella-inspired. You may not be inclined to replicate this look even for your run-of-the-mill night of clubbing, but hey, there will always be someone who will throw a retro-themed party and you’ll get a chance to channel your ostentatious retro goddess. In case you’re intrigued but have no clue as to how to go about it, Vogue Arabia is here with masterclass, complete with steps and products used, so get your brushes and liners out and start playing.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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