Net-A-Porter’s beauty expert Newby Hands is back to share with some of the top makeup and hair trends you need to try this season.
There is a lot of focus on the eyes this season, as well as glowing complexion and hair decoration – basically it’s universally possible for everyone to update their beauty routines with any of the below. Take it away Newby…
I love this finish most on the eyes as it’s such a captivating look. Use a metallic deep navy or chocolate shade over your usual black smoky eyeshadow to give it an elegant, modern update. Nars’ Duo Eyeshadows in Underworld and Cordura work wonders as they’re highly pigmented and so easy to blend, and you can also tone this down slightly by using less product for a chic daytime look.
To emphasise your features and add a real dimension to your makeup, use metallic powders and lipsticks (I love Nars and Marc Jacobs) – they’re much more glamorous than winter glitter.
We had glass skin last year and now it’s all about glass hair. In other words, the smoothest hair with an incredible gloss and shine finish. This starts with a super hydrating hair mask such as Mask No.1: L’Hydration from David Mallett’s range, followed by a fabulous blow dry and a premium finishing serum (try Sachajuan’s) to give hair its high shine.
If you’re short for time, use a premium hair brush like Raincry’s Condition Large Pure Boar Bristle Paddle model, which effortlessly smooths hair and adds the desired shine. Then finish with Oribe’s Flash Form Finishing Spray Wax for a healthy glossy (but never greasy), hydrated look.
Slick Eye Liner
I love how easy it is this season to achieve a slick look with an eyeliner, and whether it’s a liquid, gel or pencil you can use it on the upper lashes, and/or lower lashes, flicked out or in the water line – as long as it’s black it looks great for AW18 for both the day and night. Favourites include BBROWBAR’s Ultra Fine Liquid Liner, Pat McGrath Labs Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil (team A&E love the blue shade) and Illamasqua’s Precision Gel Liner.
Hero Hair Accessories
They were incredibly popular for the summer and hair adornments are definitely in for AW18 too – especially for the holiday party season. Whether it’s bejewelled pieces from Jennifer Behr or the more simple gold and silver styles, it’s a great way to instantly dress up the hair. Incorporate these into your everyday look with a Rosetta Getty knotted velvet headband or one of Lelet NY’s faux leather hair ties.
The ‘Supermodel’ Glow
Great skin is always on trend but this autumn it’s about having the most healthy, plump and radiant complexion possible. This starts with great skincare.
Begin with using an excellent peel such as Zelens’ PHA+ Bio-Peel Resurfacing Facial Pads to exfoliate, even out skin tone and unclog pores. Then use an intense hydrating mask such as Dr Barbara Sturm’s Deep Hydrating Mask along with a hydrating serum or oil underneath for an extra glow (I like to use Verso’s Hydrating Serum for immediate results).
Finish with a cream rich in Hyaluronic acid, like Mimi Luzon’s Hyaluronic Cream, to seal in all the moisture and tighten and plump up the skin. To achieve that seamless finish to your base, apply your foundation and concealer as usual. Then for an extremely natural look use a Kabuki brush in small light circles all over the face.
Finally, for an ultimate supermodel glow, take a premium daily supplement such as LYMA’s Multi-Nutrient Complex capsules, which are packed full of key nutrients, clinically proven to fortify skin, hair and nails.