What minimalism? The autumn/winter runways featured makeup looks that were anything but bashful. Combining true classics (think lots of bold red) with modern glamour (eyelid gloss, anyone?), the on-trend makeup for the coming season is undeniably that of a femme fatale.
We’ve hand-picked the best makeup trends of the upcoming season with vegan and cruelty-free products, so you can enjoy making the trends your own while supporting conscious beauty brands.
Liquid Eye Gloss
The highlighting trend has a really taken off—and a little fairy dust on your cheeks is just the beginning. You can now highlight your eyelid using an eye gloss. Try Nudestix Skin Glossing Pencil, which you can apply over your entire moving eyelid, and to enhance the sheen, dab on a bit of clear lip balm.
Cream or Liquid Cheek Gloss
Temps may be dropping, but the dewy look is still in. For a youthful, lit-from-within glow, apply a face gloss (like Milk Makeup Face Gloss) to the apples of your cheeks and blend towards the temple.
Glossy Red Nails
While a classic red manicure will never go out of style (can you get anymore classic?), red nails are in in a big way this season. For best results, keep nails a modest length and make sure you’ve got an extra glossy top coat. Pair with Zoya Livingston with Sundays Nail Polish Protective Top Coat.
So long, contouring! A healthy flush stole the spotlight on the runways. Models sported highly-pigmented matte blush over a thin layer of luminous foundation. Using a big fluffy brush, sweep powder blush along your cheekbones and towards your temples. Blend well. Mineral powder blush tends to have a serious colour payoff. Browse Alima Pure’s Satin Matte Mineral Blush collection to find a shade that speaks to you.
Creamy Red Lips
I’m probably not the only one who’s a little relieved to see that classic cream lipstick is back in style (matte lips can be so drying!). If you’re in the same boat, you’ll love wearing Axiology’s moisturising lipstick in Vibration, an enticing blue-red perfect for a smouldering autumn palette.
Whether you prefer a cat eye so bold and sharp you could cut kale stems with it or a delicate kitten flick, your cat eye of choice will compliment the bold colours of the season. For all-day wear, try Adorn Water-Resistant Liquid Eyeliner.
Finally, a few coats of a volumizing mascara will complete your autumn beauty look. A holy grail of vegan, natural mascara, Lily Lolo Mascara is smudge-resistant (really!) and leaves lashes looking super flirty and bold.
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