So autumn’s hit, and along with it have come a whole new array of beauty trends. I’ve been scouring coverage from international Fashion Weeks, fashion websites and beauty blogs (what a chore!) to bring these trends to you in simple, weekly updates. Beauty trends are a lot easier – and a lot less expensive! – to experiment with than the latest fashions, whether you want to completely overhaul your look or just give yourself a bit of a boost on a tough day. So stay tuned, I’ve got a lot of beauty tricks, tips and challenges up my sleeve for the coming months!
Rich, berry-coloured stains on lips is a trend which returns year after year on both the catwalk and the high-street. Berry colours can range from a deep fuchsia to an almost black purple – the clue’s in the name – and work for both daytime and nighttime application, on every skintone. It’s a really easy trend to wear; if you’re feeling dramatic apply a thick coat of your chosen lipstick and you’re good to go, but if you’re feeling slightly less confident with the trend daub a little of the lipstick in the middle of your lips and spread outwards to give your lips a subtle flush of colour.
This year it featured in shows ranging from Issa to Dolce and Gabbana to Philip Lim, as well as being a firm favourite among celebrities like Kirsten Dunst, Clemence Poésy and Beyoncé.
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Hang Up – £13.50
pros – a really beautiful dark plum colour, easy to wear day and night, smells gorgeous, stays on for 3-4 hours
cons – it’s expensive…
L’Oréal Paris Perfection Colour Riche Lipstick in Plum – £8.19
pros – moisturising, stays on for 3-4 hours, the easiest to wear of the selection (you’d have to try pretty hard to go over the top with this lipstick)
cons – if you’re going for a dramatic look, you’ll have to apply this with a fairly heavy hand; excellent for day-wear but not so great for intense colour
Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Berry Sorbet – £5.19
pros – the most moisturising and subtle of the selection, lasted a good 3 hours, has some shimmer and gold undertones
cons – I found this was perhaps more of a tinted lipbalm than a lipstick
(disclaimer: all opinions are my own; no sponsorship has been involved; prices correct at the time of publishing)