There’s an abundance of colour on the cosmetics scene right now. And this is good news for women looking for some inspiration because, with so much choice, you’re bound to find a look for you.
All of the Above Creative make-up artist Sam Enticknap said barely-there make-up with gorgeous clean skin was big this summer.
“If wearing a strong lip, keep everything else simple and clean. Use matt lipsticks in shades of crimson, dark pink and red — these are definitely this season’s must-have lip colours,” she said.
ABCreative make-up artist Ashley Brockman said matt lips were a great lip choice when summer moved into autumn.
“Remember that structure, definition and personal expression outlast any season,” Mr Brockman said.
Bright colours have made a comeback on the fashion scene and the same is the case in the make-up world.
Up until recently blues and greens were major no-noes for eye shadows — now they’re a must- have.
For stand-out eyes, make-up artist Nicole Forde recommended opting for sea tones like turquoise, aqua and jade. If going for these pop looks, Ms Forde said to ensure your brows were well groomed with a strong structure.
“Another big trend for 2013 is coloured-block eye shadows and vibrant hues used on the lids,” Ms Enticknap said.
“Also, bright-coloured eyeliners, especially just under the eye — but remember to keep the skin clear and lips neutral using a nude matt lip.”
According to Mr Brockman, high-gloss looks as eye shadow, from wet black through to clear, will be popular this year.
“Try using gloss, cream and powder eye shadows in pastels, for example mint, lilac and dusty coral,” he said.
And bypass “long-lasting” products.
“It’s all about maintenance and touch-up. Sexy never sets.” he said.
Ms Enticknap emphasised that lashes had also made a comeback.
“Use plenty of mascara and false lashes, just remember to use human-hair ones as they look much more natural than synthetic.”