As the past few months have been extremely busy with prom and wedding makeup, I wanted to take some time out to reflect on the upcoming makeup trends for Autumn Winter 2015 and beyond.
If you’re a fashion lover you can’t have failed to notice it was London Fashion Week this week and I’ve been poring over the gorgeous looks coming down the runway. Here are some of my favourite looks and some advice on products you can use to re-create them.
I just love this look from Burberry. The full brows and subtle contouring is simple but gorgeous, and the deep berry lip is classic for this time of year.
My current favourite lip products for Autumn/Winter are No7’s High Shine Lip Crayon in Berry and Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Pure Colour Lipstick in N0.54. There are many in the shops at the moment however, I’ve found these ones have the best staying power and leave a subtle colour throughout the day, minimising top ups.
Another look I’ve been coveting is this gorgeous pop of red-orange Victoria Beckham used on her models’ lips. I’m a huge fan of a red lip, as I think it adds instant glamour. This red-orange tone is a nice alternative that can certainly be worn during the day to dress up jeans and a jumper. MAC do a fantastic dupe of the colour used here called Lady Danger – a bright coral-red, which is best suited to olive skin tones, but there are plenty of alternatives to suit paler skin too.
Red appeared to be a running theme during LFW, with DKNY, Jason Wu and Oscar de la Renta all favouring a combination of this, contrasted with some models wearing a nude lip during their shows.
Another running theme was the use of blue, green and turquoise on the eyes, which looked absolutely stunning and very mermaid-esque. Such as this look from Diane von Furstenberg.
Other designers favoured a 60s style use of blue eyeshadow, such as this look for Roksanda created by one of my favourite makeup artists Lucia Pica.
Polished beauty also made an appearance, with this classic look at Ralph Lauren which included full brows, glowing skin and a subtle pink toned lip.
In contrast, the ‘wow’ moment had to be the creations by Pat McGrath for Givenchy, which took my breath away. I can’t imagine the amount of work that went into this, her creativity astounds me as a makeup artist and it reminded me very much of some previous Alexander McQueen looks.
I hope this post inspires you to try some new makeup looks and let me know which is your favourite.