The AW19 makeup trends bring the bold, fun and playful feel of summer to the face this season. Don’t pack away your colorful, shimmering makeup just yet as over the next few months you will be experimenting with lots of glitter, shots of neon and dramatic bold lips. Bring out your playful side this autumn, as each trend is full of fierce, dramatic looks that you will not be able to resist.
Matte Red Lips
Forget glossy lips for a moment and opt for a velvety, matte red that does all the talking. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal and polished to allow for your lips to really pop. Team with fierce black liner wings like at Louis Vuitton this season to perfectly compliment your dramatic red pout. There are so many shades of red available its time to up your lipstick game.
Spotted: Louis Vuitton, Paco Rabanne, Hemult Lang, Versace
Be bold with your eye makeup this season. Inspired by iconic looks of the past and new ideas of the future, designers allowed for makeup artists to experiment with graphic looks. From Twiggy-esque eyeliner (black lines drawn from the lower lash line to create exaggerated lashes) to statement floating flicks that frame the eyes to white and black lines enhanced by the silver lashes attached to the lower lids, there were so many variations on the catwalk this year.
Anything is possible when it comes to your eyes. Alternatively, create the drama in a subtle way. A metallic straight line that extends from the corner of your eye or a thick black brushstroke are two ways to go graphic in style.
Spotted: Giambattista Valli, Moon Young Hee, Dior, Shiatzy Chen, Francesca Liberatore
Pops of Neon
Flicks of neon framed the upper lash line this season. Keep your eyeliner vivid and bright adding a pop of colour for a cool, youthful edge for autumn. Go bold and paint your lids, add a large triangle at the corner of your eye or use yellow/orange mascara on those lashes. Feeling brave, choose different colours to paint the top and bottom lashes – blue and white are a popular choice.
Another option is to go sultry and smokey by shading in one color around your eye, which truly makes a statement. There are so many options to experiment with just make sure the shade is loud, bright and preferably pink or purple.
Spotted: Guy Laroche, Carolina Herrera, Natasha Zinko, Valentino, Manish Arora, Vivetta
Glitz & Sparkle
Glisten everywhere you go with a hint of sparkle. Bringing the festival vibe into autumn, cover your lids in glitter to shimmer all day long. Take the trend to the next level and go all out with matching lips or opt for the subtle approach with delicately placed pearls that add that much needed glow as the days get colder or diamantes that stick in clusters across the cheeks and nose.
With so many colors available, get creative with different shades of glitter that will dance as it catches the light.
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Spotted: Rodarte, Halpern, Dries Van Noten, Adeam. Marco De Vincenzo
Join in the eye drama this season with false eyelashes that curl all the way to your hairline. Attach lashes in different lengths creating a unique piece of artistry for the eye. If this is a bit too much for the everyday, opt for shorter lengths building an uneven look that draws attention in a subtle yet striking way. Go for the conventional black or maybe add a metallic pair for something a little different.
Spotted: Vivienne Westwood, Courreges
There’s no such thing as too much blusher this season as long as its delicately soft in color. Choose a beautiful shade of pink to dust your cheeks to create a rosy glow that compliments your skin tone. The fresh-faced look was paired with soft pink lips and eyes too to compliment the natural flush of blush. An easy look to achieve everyday of the week with the contents of your makeup bag.
Spotted: Aigner, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana
Soft and Smokey
Smokey eyes never go out of style. If you learn one makeup style this year it’s got to be the smokey eye. Whether you opt for brown hues or soft greys with black, you can work the shades to keep it delicate and subtle or go bold for a dramatic, fierce look. Romantic smokey eyes can work well against a flawless complexion allowing for the eyes to stand out.
Spotted: Prabal Gurung, Jeremy Scott, Brok Collection
The AW19 showcase uses creative, artistic ideas that really demand attention. Using the face as a canvas, makeup artists paint in every color available to them from neon pink to glitter. The eyes, in particular, are their focus drawing graphic shapes that make a statement. The winter is going to be anything but boring this year. Be sure to try one of the trends above to boost your beauty this winter.
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Ella is a Fashion Blogger & Stylist at UK Models. She expresses her love of fashion through writing, blogging and styling.