Working Winter Makeup Trends

Dark nights and winter weather warrants a little update to the makeup routine. Here are the statement trends that featured on the catwalks for this year’s autumn/winter seasons.

The stand-out look from the catwalk was the oxblood lip, ranging from rich reds, purples, and all the way up to black. A dark lip will instantly transform your look. It also looks great on almost every skin tone. It’s all about stained and smudged lipstick this year, with ombré gradients of different colours. Try smearing a lighter shade in the centre of your lips for a three-dimensional effect. Keep the eyes neutral to maintain focus on your lips. But if you’d like to dress up the eyes, apply a stroke of gold liner, a lá Antonio Marras.


Vera Wang


Miu Miu 


Antonio Marras


A cool metallic look is easy to achieve with a sweep of soft grey shadow brought right up to the brow bone. To avoid a totally muted look, enhance your lashes by adding a tight line of black to the upper lash line.


Alexander Wang 

The ever present smokey eye has taken a more colourful route this year. Deep purples and blue bring a fresher approach, while staying sultry. Prune shades are a great way to go smokey with a warm tone.


Maz Mara 



Orange shadow also shone out for Winter 2013. It is a welcome change from the dark shadows of the season, but a tricky one to pull off. Try starting with a peach or coral hue instead of going all-out traffic cone.


Gabriele Colangelo

We cannot forget the staple black smokey-eye that will never go out of style. It’s a perfect look for Christmas parties. Dab some metallic grey into the inner corners to bring sparkle to the look.


Roberto Cavalli


Set down the blusher! Highlighting takes precedence over blush this year. Create a dewy glow by sweeping some shimmer on the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose and on the brow bone. Some makeup artists opted for applying lipgloss to model’s eyelids for that extra shine.


Oscar De La Renta 


Big brows are still not going anywhere. The bigger, darker and bushier the better. If your brows are a little sparse, you can fill them in with penceil or powder, and applying brow mascara can set the hairs in your desired shape for the whole day.



Words : Rachel McLaughlin

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