Think you have your winter make-up looks down pat? Do you tend to switch to a matte complexion and a darker lip as soon as the chilly season sets in? Well you should know that trends are a-changing, especially when it comes to winter beauty. And what you thought were winter make-up rules, have changed as surely as the seasons do.
So before you back yourself into a winter make-up corner with no room to mix things up, stop and check out the oh-so-awesome make-up trends we’re predicting for winter – we’re so pleased to see Christa B. Allen and Debby Ryan already have them down pat. They’re a twist on what you might be used to, so you should enjoy being able to put a new twist on a season that’s (until now) held you by the matte make-up horns.
WINTER MAKE-UP TREND #1: SHINY PLUM LIPS
Forget the matte pout you’re used to seeing as the cooler months set in, instead set your sights on the shiny alternative to a colour that’s normally only enjoyed with an non-shiny finish, just like Christa B. Allen. Australis Pout Paste in Berry Nice Kiss applies like a super glossy lipstick that imparts long-lasting shine to your lips and doesn’t feel sticky. The best bit is the colour actually works as a stain – and you’ll find that even a few hours after you apply your Pout Paste, your lips will still be tinted with an awesome wash of beautiful berry and lips that still feel nourished – not dry.
WINTER MAKE-UP TREND #2: COLOURED LINER
In a season where dark ensembles tend to take reign, it pays to perk up your make-up look and rock a touch of breathtaking colour. Coloured liners are back in a big way, just ask Debby Ryan. From navy liners to mint hues – it seems that black liners are finding their way to the bottom of our make-up bags to make way for these colourful additions. Simply swipe along a liner like Nars Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner Barrow Street in Seafoam Green across your top lash line and prepare to swoon over the degree of pastel prettiness.
WINTER MAKE-UP TREND #3: A SHEER WASH OF COLOUR
Gone are the days where you matched your heavy winter coats with heavy winter eyeshadow. Instead, lighten the load with a sheer wash of colour over your eyelids. It will demand attention in a subtler, more feminine way. NATIO Sheer Delight Eyeshadows help to softly illuminate, open and enhance the eyes with the help of delicate mica shimmers. The water-based gel glides on to give eyes a pearlescent, rub-proof finish that makes you look awake, sophisticated and not so heavy in the make-up stakes.
WINTER MAKE-UP TREND #4: SHOW-OFF NAILS
Nail stickers and brighter than bright hues have been a big deal in the nail art world for a while now, but what’s really making waves this winter is showing off your nail art skills and taking the decoration of your talons to the next level. Kits like the Elegant Touch Silvermist Nail Art Kit in Silvermist makes it seriously simple to dress up your nails thanks to two glitter-filled puffers, 50 black nail studs and a nail art applicator and sealer to keep it all together.
WINTER MAKE-UP TREND #5: ANGEL-LIKE RADIANT SKIN
Talk about perfect timing. Just as winter and its skin-dulling effects roll into town, super dewy, radiant skin is more bang on trend than ever before. Hurrah! Ensure you put your most luminous foot forward and arm yourself with a product that will help to inject some radiance into your skin without affecting your foundation coverage. We love Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator because it can be mixed with your regular foundation to achieve a glow that looks lit from within, applied to bare skin for a naturally radiant complexion, or applied over the top of your foundation, just to the high points of your cheekbones. (Check out both ladies sporting super luminous skin).
Nars Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner Barrow Street in Seafoam Green, $32, (03) 9420 7370
What is your favourite new winter make-up trend? Which from the above would you be most likely to try?