Future-proof your makeup with our guide to the key upcoming looks, and how to wear them
Words Tania Grier
The Autumn-Winter 19 shows were some of the most eclectic in years, with trends ranging from neon to nineties rebel, and warrior liner to disco diva.
Makeup was adventurous, glamorous and fun. Eyes were adorned with flashes of bold colour, blusher was maxed out, and lips were highly pigmented. At Oscar de la Renta, artist Tom Pecheux created a stained, deep-red lip look using the new Matte lips from MAC, complemented by fresh, au natural-looking skin.
This autumn, cherry-pick a beauty look to match your mood and personal style from the concentrated edit below – I’ve narrowed it down to a handful of favourites that are versatile enough to work for spring-summer too, with failsafe products to boot.
Backstage skin prep
At David Koma, artist Andrew Gallimore used hot new brand CODE 8 to create a dramatic new-90’s, oval-shaped smokey eye with a semi-gloss metallic finish. Sexy and adaptable for day or night, it’s one of the most versatile looks of the season. Key products were Contour Black Eyeliner and Lash Sophisticate Mascara.
All That Glitters
Glitter makes a comeback for AW19. At the Paula Knorr show, makeup artist Lottie created a subtle, sexy take on Studio 54 glamour by applying glitter to cheekbones and eyes using Beauty Blender sponges. Skin was glossy, with some models sporting a glittery lip or bright pinks on the eyes – another big trend. The trick is knowing where to apply the sparkly stuff. Choose one area of the face to glitter using a natural product such as Antipodes Saviour Balm to bond it to the skin. If you’re looking for glitter on the go with no mess, Stila’s new Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows come in 17 shades with minimal fallout.
Antipodes and Beauty Blender are available at FEELUNIQUE
At Carolina Herrera, makeup artist Romy Soleimani went for a bold splash of coral on the eyes using lipstick in ‘Atomic Orange’ by Bobbi Brown. Bright eyes were everywhere in various forms, from sharp graphic lines to blurred-out winged eyes. Oranges, pinks and greens were favourites, with many artists using lipsticks for a creamy texture. Not all eye shapes will suit this look, so adapt the look by using a thin neon flick, or a slither of colour along the lower lash line.
It’s Designer Palette, MAC