Make Up Trends for A/W 2010

Make Up Trends for Autumn and Winter 2010.

Make Up trends are definitely towards the minimalist look this Autumn. Use a sheer foundation or tinted moisturiser to create the ‘barely there look for your skin and highlight cheekbones with earthy tones. Choose to accentuate either your eyes or your lips, but not both.

Although skin tones may be understated the face still needs some colour. Red lips are always in vogue and strong plum, purple and berry lip shades are trending this Autumn. Outline the lips with a lip pencil or brush and, depending on your chosen look, go for the dewy look with lots of lip gloss or tone lips down by blotting with a tissue.

Eyebrows will be in focus this Autumn/Winter. For that special aura of sophistication your eyebrows should be strong and well shaped, preferably by a professional beautician. Colours for the eyes this Autumn/Winter will be purple, plums and winter browns. Smokey eyes are still big so look out for new burnt orange, golds and strong purple colours to enhance this effect.

Eyeshadow duos and quads will be on all the best make up counters. Both MAC and NARS have an absolutely great range of colours. It vitally important to think through your whole look before making the final choice on eye colours, so make plenty of comparisons before you buy.

Top Tips

  • If your lips are bold, softly define your eyes with muted colours, apply eyeliner thinly and use mascara sparingly.
  • The minimalist look calls for well conditioned skin. Care for yours by taking regular facials, either from a professional beauty therapist or by learning how to do an effective DIY version at home.
  • Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin and make it a general rule to use a sunscreen with a minimum factor of SPF15 daily.
  • Take specialist advice on the right moisturiser for your skin type and establish a thorough makeup cleansing and toning routine before sleeping.
  • Brighten your natural looking skin with a dusting of luminous pressed power to create a warm and radiant glow through the colder months.
  • If you are choosing a light foundation to achieve the minimalist look test it on your jaw line, not the back of your hand, to find the correct shade for you.