THIS SEASONS MUST-WEAR COLOUR PALETTE

With the new season, comes new autumnal make-up trends to embrace..

We adapt our wardrobe and embrace new trends as the seasons change, so why not take the same approach with our makeup?

Replace the bronzes and gold of your summer colour palette for rich, autumnal jewel tones and embrace a beauty wardrobe as seasonal as your sartorial choices.

Rather than selecting an identical colour for your eyes, cheeks and lips, the key to truly pulling off new season hues is to work within a family of colours. Think of autumn leaves- rich reds, lighter oranges and a touch of deep plum in the mix. Create a seasonal colour palette for yourself to ensure your look is streamlined but still subtle.

WORDS & IMAGERY GEMMA WATTS


1.

THE EYES

Undoubtedly this season’s biggest makeup trend, orange eyeshadow is surprisingly wearable. From subtle, earthy burnt orange to the brightest of bright, orange shadows pop against brown, blue and green eyes alike. This is one of those trends that looks scary in the pan but beautiful once it hits the skin. The trick? Tap any excess shadow off your brush before you begin to apply the colour- it’s easier to work up soft layers of colour until you reach the desired effect than it is to go too hard and have to strip it back. Feeling bold? Opt for a rich red or magenta instead.

OUR PICKS:

3INA Eyeshadow in 106

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette


2.

THE COMPLEXION

Complement those autumnal eyes by washing your cheeks in seasonal mauve. Soft purple on the cheeks is a fresh alternative to traditional pinks or summery peaches, and there’s a hue to suit every skin tone. Blushes in this colour family are on the cooler side of the spectrum, meaning they won’t appear too heavy against your warm eye makeup- they’re also the perfect complement to the slightly lighter complexion the cooler months bestow upon us.

OUR PICKS:

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

Nars Blush in Sin

 


3.

THE LIPS

Complete your autumn beauty wardrobe with a rich lip colour- we tend to favour deep burgundy or red wine as the winter chill sets in. This trend can be a double edged sword if approached incorrectly, however. The cold dries out the skin and the lips are usually hit the worst, and dark lip colours always enhance dry lips and exaggerate chapped skin. Combat this by working a daily lip scrub into your routine and keeping a nourishing lip balm on hand to ensure you do this autumnal beauty trend justice.

OUR PICKS:

Rodin Olio Lusso Lipstick in Loving Lucy

YSL Tatouage Couture Lip Stain in Violet Conviction


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