Winter Makeup Trends 2017
With winter nipping at our heels, it’s time to embrace the new winter makeup trends. We spoke to Sara, one of our elite makeup artists and she let us in on this season’s best-kept secrets!
Seen on catwalks globally, the skin should look fresh, radiant, and healthy creating the base for this seasons makeup. The best way to achieve this is to start with a radiant primer. Use Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow Primer – this will give a lit from within look to the skin.
Next, the application for foundation should be light, letting the radiant primer shine through. A great option is NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. This is a buildable foundation that creates an even luminous base.
To set makeup in place but not compromise on the luminous skin effect, apply a setting powder on oily areas such as the t-zone. A great powder for this is Laura Mercier Setting Powder.
Highlighting is still a strong look but with winter it’s time to move away from the bronze and gold and instead embrace cooler tones. If you like a more natural look a cream highlighter can be blended in seamlessly to the cheekbones; however, for a statement look try Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Prismatic Amethyst.
This time of year means it’s the festive season and a time to embrace bolder eye makeup. Reds and rust colours are no longer reserved for cheeks but a great way to update the smokey eye look. Adding red shades to the middle of the eyelid and under the lash line gives a festive twist. Try Charlotte Tilbury’s Vamp Palette or Urban Decay Heat Palette. Then add Urban Decay Heavy Metal in Pyro for an extra dazzle to a smokey eye which will sparkle all night long.
If you are feeling bold and want to create an on-trend look then embrace teal and blue shades. These have been seen on the winter catwalks and the latest cover of Vogue. If a full 80s blue eyelid is a little daunting then add a blue colour under the lash line with a smokey eye to give a fun pop of colour – try Urban Decay Peace eyeshadow.
Still keeping with the full brow, the winter look is more undone which is a step away from the overly groomed eyebrows. Brows should be groomed with a natural shape and brushed through with brow gel. If years of overplucking has left you with patchy brows then a fine eyebrow pencil such as Urban Decay Brow Beater can finely draw in hairs.
The winter catwalks were full of bold deep red lips as well as well as gold lipstick too. Always keep your lip liner sharp to help define the lips more precisely. Try wearing a matte liquid lipstick as these lipsticks tend to have a longer-lasting formula in comparison to the traditional lipstick tube. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Dance With Me for a deep cranberry shade or Feels So Grand for a candy cane red are perfect for this.
Download our app now and book your makeup artist for the festive season. We advise booking in soon to avoid disappointment as this is a particularly busy time of year.