2015 Makeup Trends

LUSH LASHES

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Lash lovers, rejoice! Thick, long lashes was the stand out look at Emilio Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Emilio Pucci’s models all paired their lashes with eye-skimming fringe while D&G paired their lashes with a classic cat eye and smoky eye shadow. Either way you go, it’s flirty, feminine and perfectly pretty to wear anywhere!

ROSE GOLD EYES

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Rose gold is one of the most popular colours right now and this extends to makeup with eyes gaining in popularity. This’s a beautiful palette to create a rose gold eye but there are other options you can choose from, too. It’s a beautiful look that can be worn on any colour eye but seems to look especially beautiful on hazel eyes. Experiment with the rose gold shades until you find a flattering way to wear this look. Blue and green eyes may do better with a lighter touch in application.

STRONG EYE MAKEUP

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Eye makeup is going to be bolder and stronger this winter. This means a bit darker eye shadow and even more emphasis on the full, thick lash. And believe it or not, winged eyeliner is popular once again. And it’s no wonder as what other eyeliner look is as feminine and lovely? A little hint here; if you are struggling to grasp the concept of winged liner there are lots of helpful tutorials on Pinterest.

GO BLUSH-FREE

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This particular winter beauty trend came as a surprise because the last thing anyone wants is skin to look dull and pale. But, the models for Alexander Wang, Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain went either blush-free or used it very slightly to create a fresh yet finished face. Word is, the makeup artists focused mainly on the skin than the rest of the face so the models’ skin took centre stage.

CAYENNE LIPS

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Think of the brilliance of a cayenne pepper and you’ll be close to imagining the shades of cayenne lipsticks. They can range in colour from pale to bright but this coral red mixture is sure to dazzle. It’s also a colour that everyone can wear.

LIGHTER FOUNDATION FORMULAS

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We tend to think of thicker, creamier foundations in the winter. A lot of women struggle with dry skin during the cold weather months so it’s the perfect time to wear lighter, sheer coverage, moisture based foundation. You may have a BB cream that’s your go-to for winter or you may be more of a tinted moisturiser girl. Either one is a great choice.

LIGHT AND GLOSSY LIPS

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Yes, we will still see the typical burgundy and red lips that are linked so closely to winter but surprisingly, light and glossy lips are going to go with us from autumn into winter. Typically a look that is seen in the summer, glossy lips take centre stage in the winter. They will pair beautifully with the nude nails everyone will be wearing, as well as allowing your winged eyeliner to be the focus of your face. This is really a win-win trend as glossy lips also help keep your lips looking and feeling soft and moisturised.

NEGATIVE SPACE MANICURES

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Negative space manicures were a huge runway trend for the winter. It’s so versatile and perfect for anyone who wants a little creativity on their nails! Negative space manicures are when your un-colored nail peeps through the bold lacquers. The less-is-more style has an endless amount of possibilities and really makes a statement.

BIG, BEAUTIFUL BROWS

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It probably comes as no surprise that bold brows are one of the top winter makeup trends. Big brows have been on trend for quite a while and it appears that they’re not going anywhere. Use a brow powder or pencil to fill in brows if you need some help in that department and consider pairing your groomed brows with a glossy lip and bare eyes as seen on the runway at Victoria Beckham.