Cooler mornings, leaves on the trees beginning to turn; a new season is upon us. And that can mean just one thing for the fashion-inclined: new season, new look!
According to the catwalks and street style reports from around the world, the big trend for autumn/winter 2017 makeup is drama and contrast.
Here are the three key beauty trends for autumn/winter from the runways and most stylish streets of London, Paris and New York.
1. Statement eyeliner
All that time you have spent perfecting your liquid eyeliner application is about to pay off, because this season’s biggest makeup trend is architectural eyeliner.
Looks on the catwalks of Paris this season showed bold colours, thick smudges, and fun shapes.
The trend ranges from elaborate ‘kitten flick’ designs, to geometric shapes and patterns.
Beauty tip: Not sure where to begin? Start by extending the cat eye into triangle shapes. Feeling brave? Try adding secondary lines and shapes.
2. The dark lip
First Marc Jacobs sent his models down the catwalk with black lips and extreme eyeliner. But when our favourite street fashion muses Gigi Hadid and Rihanna started stepping out with the dark pout there was no doubting it – true Gothic is back.
Whether it’s dark plum, rich rouge or charcoal black, lips will be the standout feature of your makeup look this autumn/winter 2017.
Beauty tip: Worried you won’t be able to pull off the dark lip? Try going just a couple of shades darker than your usual choice, team with a naturally pale or translucent foundation on your face, and accentuate the contrast with sharp lip liner.
3. Dewy, natural skin
In strong juxtaposition to lips and eyes, autumn/winter 2017 skin is refreshingly clean and clear.
Contouring, sculpturing, all the tricks we strived to master last year are out and healthy, natural skin is in.
Sheer makeup that lets freckles and flushed cheeks shine through; faces that shine with the glow of health and nature.
Beauty tip: Of course, nature can always use a helping hand from makeup. Highlighters, shimmering bases, and golden or glittering eyeshadow can help bring out your natural dew.