We’re very sorry to break it to you – but the fresh faced, natural Summer make-up look has now come to an end. We’ve spent the warmer months learning how to create a natural, dewy complexion, with peachy cream eyeshadows and soft nude lips. However, the fall season is here, which means it’s time to start thinking bold!
This year has seen the return of a number of wild and ‘out there’ make-up trends. We saw the return of electric blue eyeshadow, much to many ladies dismissal. We saw celebrities rocking deep plum lips (check these out here if you want to have a peek!) and we saw the evolution of contouring, to strobing, to draping. So what do the upcoming colder months have in store for us?
As the days will start getting darker, the weather colder, and our moods more solemn (although only temporary – we’ll have the party season to look forward to!) we take a look at the darker, more daring make-up products. From dramatic lips to statement lids, here’s the key looks to watch out for…
Dark Gothic LipsBuy now with free delivery
Embrace the moodier seasons with dark, sultry berry color lips. Deep plums, violets and blackberry shades are huge, and if applied now whilst you still have a Summer tan, than even better! This DuWop Pure Venom Berry Chill is a rich, intense shade in a balm format, with DuWop’s famous Lip Venom essential oil blend packed into it. You want to make lips look fuller, which can be hard with darker shades, so opt for a sleek balm like this one to layer up, gloss up, and plump up!
Color ChameleonBuy now with free delivery
We’ve tried out the bold blue eye colors, but what about purples? Match your berry tinted lips with sparkling, electric purples. Remember, this is not for the faint-hearted – it’s a color popping hue that will stand out from the crowd, so be prepared to be brace! This quad palette from bareMinerals contains some adorable shades of purple which make it look less scary. They can also be layered up if you wish to tone it down, or vamp it up. Airy pink, iridescent lilac, electric amethyst and violet sheen all sit together in this little set, giving you plenty of inspiration.
Extreme ShadingBuy now with free delivery
The Summer months let us build up a tan naturally, making it OK to go out more bare faced than usual. But when we are feeling our palest as September and October kick in, that’s where a deep bronzer is needed. However, contouring is still huge news, so ramp it up a little and opt for a sun-kissed shade a good three shades darker than your foundation shade. Suck in those cheeks and brush a bronzed shade right in the hollows for that perfectly sculpted party face. We love Fusion Beauty’s GlowFusion Bronzer in Sunkissed.
XXL FlicksBuy now with free delivery
If there is one way to glam up your look in an instance, it’s by using a liquid eyeliner. The beauty of this dramatic black liquids is that you can start by drawing a precise line, and then fill in, top up and flick out to your hearts content. Practice your upper lid liner skills in time for the party season now. Get your cat-eye flick as bold as it can be with an easy to use liner such as Blinc’s version you can find here.
Black BrowsBuy now with free delivery
When we rock the natural look all Summer long, we tend to lay off our brow pencils and cut back a little on super bushy brows. But as soon as September arrives, it’s time to turn it up a notch. The good news is that that big, bushy, shaped brows are still one of the main Fall trends, so invest in a good quality pencil. Billion Dollar Brows Universal Pencil comes in a soft brown shade suitable for all hair colors and skin types – it really does adapt to your individual tone. It’s precise, soft and blendable, making it very difficult to make mistakes. Start building up those brows!
Emerald CityBuy now with free delivery
We’ve touched on blues, berries and purples, but what about green? Emerald is a color we tend to shy away from in the Spring/Summer, but the Fall season is a perfect time to introduce it. Deep glistening emerald shades are more warming to the complexion than you might think, and topped up with glitter, they make fantastic eyeshadow colors for the party season. bareMinerals Glimpe Eyeshadow in Celery is a great one to try out to see how you find the dramatic color.
Who said the colder, darker months have to be such a bad thing? …