I love Autumn. I love the colours that autumn produces and the frosty mornings and having to buy a whole new wardrobe of warmer clothes, although my bank balance isn’t a fan. However, with a season change, comes a make-up and hair change. While the runways can sometimes be full of impractical trends that may not necessarily work day to day, here are a few that are completely wearable.
Bare faces are in this season, which honestly, is my favourite trend. Although as a make-up artist, I probably shouldn’t say that. There’s something so beautiful about a squeaky clean face and nude eyes. Its youthful, its glowing (most of the time) and not to mention, it allows all of those cute freckles and flushed cheeks from the cold shine on through. If you really must wear a foundation, opt for a translucent one or a product with a really light consistency focusing only on the areas that need a little extra coverage, such as around the nose, under the eyes and chin.
Keep it classic this Autumn and Winter with stunning burnt oranges and browns. Applying a neutral colour such as a peach on the lid and then adding burnt oranges in to the crease can truly look beautiful and flattering for the majority of skin tones. For added depth, apply a darker metallic brown on the outer edges of your crease and blend downwards. Add a little of this colour to your lower lash line to create depth and a smoky feel.
I am a massive fan of statement lips and a nude eye. There is just something so classic and elegant about it. This season therefore, is everything to me. On the runways, a naked eye was teamed with stunning berry lips and the colour of a fine Chilean Malbec. Its beautiful and effortless. These are totally wearable for most people. If you are feeling brave, go for the darkest blackcurrant tones you can find. If darker tones aren’t for you, then why not try a deep fuchsia with a lick of black eyeliner? These look especially perfect for blondes.
I’m so tired of seeing sleek ponytails on the runways this year so its very refreshing to see more elegant looks gracing the runways this time around. Loose ballerina buns and chignons were everywhere this season and I loved it.
To create a loose ballerina bun I would either curl the hair all over with a small barrel tong or wand and loose with my fingers and gently pull back in to a bun, or blow dry the hair and add some texturising powder to give it an effortless look.
As a self confessed ‘lazy girl’, another trend taking up space in Vogue is the slept in look. Unfortunately, my slept in look, looks slightly like an electrocuted Barbie Doll who has seen things she just cant un-see. However, if your hair looks somewhat acceptable in the mornings, then this trend is for you; A little bit of dry shampoo, a brush through and you’re good to go. I’ll be teasing and curling my hair in to oblivion to make it look like the Goddess hair that I so desperately long for.
Ironically, individuality is key for the later part of this year, with designers pushing us in the direction of self expression and a ‘you do you’ attitude. This is lovely, but can a trend of individuality really be individual? The runway however was allowing the models to decide how they wanted to wear their hair and giving them a few options for their make-up. I think that individuality should be expressed more often on the runways. How lovely would it be for designers to allow make-up artists, stylists and models to create the looks that they thought looked perfect and made them feel confident in their appearance, expressing their true selves.