While summer brings minimal make-up, autumn is all about experimenting and trying bold new hair and make-up looks.
This year is no different, with a plethora of game-changing beauty creations seen on the catwalk. The encouraging thing for 2018 is that many of these looks are easy to create at home. In many cases the addition of just one or two beauty products to your make-up bag will allow you to create a completely different look.
We countdown the looks that are most versatile and eyes to recreate at home.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold and bright colours on your eyes. Citrus tones of blue yellow and orange, as well as blues and purples were seen on the runway at Marni Prada and Dries Van Noten. Choose a shade that complements your eye colour for a full impact look. For green eyes, purple hues work well, while for blue eyes, orange tones will really brighten up your face.
THE TOP KNOT
Finally our dreams have come true – the messy top knot way of styling your hair (which we all do at home), is finally acceptable to be seen with in public. Chanel and Prabal Gurung made this fuss-free hairstyle on trend when it sent models down the runway with loosely pinned top knot buns. Styling your hair in the morning has never been easier.
Models looked like they had been fighting with a tub of glitter at Givenchy and Preen by Thorton Bregazzi, who both created full on sparkly make-up looks. At Preen glitter was sprinkled unevenly across the face and hair while at Givenchy the full face was painted with glitter. While these high fashion looks are best left on the catwalk, use them as inspiration to add glitter to your eyes, hair or even lips.
LASHINGS OF LASHES
Eyes were all about exaggerating your lashes at the fall/winter shows. The sixties style lashes were out in full force at Anna Sui, who highlighted thick black lashes with pink and purple hued eyeshadow, while Givenchy presented spider-like black lashes, and Dries Van Noten went for a statement look with colourful lashes. Make sure you invest in a great mascara this season, it will be your most-used purchase for sure.
BOLD RED LIPS
The classic red lip is back – not that it ever really went away – but this season it’s the must have look for all. At Alexander McQueen lips were a crimson matte shade, while Brandon Maxwell presented glossy bright red lips. Erdem opted for a more subtle shade of burgundy. Whichever colour you prefer, everyone can up the ant on glamour with a statement red pout.
A rebel theme came through in the form of punk-inspired looks at Miu Miu and Max Mara. Eyes were dark and grungy while hair was given a sixties meets eighties beehive at Miu Miu and at Max Mara hair was pinned in a messy half up’ half down style. Lips and cheeks are to be kept natural so there is a strong focus on the eyes.