F/W BEAUTY REPORT
Fashion Week has come and gone but fall beauty trends are here to stay. Need the skinny on what's happening this season? Let me walk you through how to take the hottest trends from runway to real-way. You ready ladies?
Just like in fashion, this season calls for METALLICS. I'm currently living for this trend and am going to share my little secret to achieving this look. As seen on the Balmain, Emporio Armani & Ellie Saab runways, this look can be done in no time with two easy steps. My go-to metallic shadows are by Anastasia Beverly Hills and the best part is, they can be bought individually. #SCORE
First, take a blending shadow brush and using windshield-wiper motions, blend a matte shadow into the crease of your eye. Next, take a shadow brush and dab your brush into your metallic shadow. Before you apply to your lid, use the NYX Dewy Skin Setting Spray (summer readers, you already know how obsessed I am) and spray your brush. Apply the wet shadow to the centre of your lid. This is the secret to getting the ultimate metallic eye look. Wetting the shadow makes the colour stronger, controls shadow fallout, plus it will last from day to night.
*The trick is to spray your brush after the shadow is already on it. Most people wet their brush first then go in for the shadow, but doing this causes the shadow not to adhere properly to your brush PLUS it can ruin your shadows.
Finish this look by smudging the metallic shade to your lower lash line and adding your lightest shimmer shade under your brow to lift and brighten your eye.
This season it is all about the warm tones. Shocking I know, BUT don’t fear kicking it up a notch and embracing this trend full throttle. My pick to achieve this look is the Urban Decay NAKED HEAT pallet. Using a fluffy blending brush, start off by sweeping a lighter tone (Sauced) across your crease, followed by repeating this step with something a little warmer (Low Blow). Next step, blend a deeper colour (He Devil) on the outer corner of your lid to give it that little umph! Apply a shimmer shade (Dirty talk) to the centre of your lid to brighten the eye (don’t forget to wet it first) and finish by smudging the darkest shade (En Fuego) to the lash line and bring it down to the outer corners of your lower lash to tie it all together. Finish with mascara and BOOM. #HiGorge
You still with me? Let's chat brows. I am here to report that the 'Instagram brow' is dead. Gone. Over. Luckily in its place is the brushed up, full, feathery but polished brow. Look to Lanvin, Isabel Marant and Max Mara for prime examples. Using Anastasia’s Brow Wiz, or NYX Micro Brow Pencil if you’re a babe on a budget; use the ‘spoolie’ end to brush out your brow in an upwards motion. Using the other end of the product, lightly fill in your brow in very light, stroke-like motions. Another product must-have if you're on the fly, is brow tint mascara. Benefit's Gimme Brow or Tinted Brow Mascara by NYX won't let you down. #FullNaturalBrowsForTheWin
Just like the 'Instagram brow', winged liner is taking a backseat this season. Smudged, smokey liner is where it's at. As seen on the Prada & Alexander Wang runways to name a few; this look is cool AF and also happens to be impossible to mess up. Those who have eyeliner-fright...I got you.
Taking a matte black eyeshadow of your choice, use a small liner brush to line your eye. Don’t worry about being super clean with this as you’re going to smudge it out in the end. Next, take a creamy, black pencil (I happen to love Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide on Pencil) and line your eye once again. Finish your look by taking a precise pencil brush to smudge your liner, giving it a smokey look. Still wanting more? Line your water line to make the look even bolder. #PieceOfCake
From metallic shadows to smokey eyeliner, no matter what trend you try out this fall, these runway-approved looks will leave you killing it in the beauty department. ;)