Hello dear pals!
Whilst some of you may shake your heads in horror, I’ve been having a natter on Twitter about how much I’m looking forward to autumn/winter and all the trends we’ve got coming our way! It may still be roasting outside, but lets be honest: the lead up to Christmas is a fantastic time of drinking mulled wine, laughing at people in sexy santa fancy dress and generally knobbing about in scarves and coats.
We’ve covered some of the autumn/winter 2013 fashion trends here at Stylingo, but haven’t yet touched on what makeup trends we’ll be rocking when the weather turns chillsome.
Now, Claire and I had a mild tiff about this earlier in the week. She is of the opinion that makeup trends are stupid and that nothing really changes in that arena (she has a point, berry lips for winter? CALL THE PRIME MINISTER, WE HAVE A SITUATION ON OUR HANDS). At the same time, it’s fun to get involved and find new looks to try out – and if we look ridiculous, we can blame fashion.
So, I’m ploughing ahead and finding out what
we should be slapping on our faces autumn/winter makeup trends we should all be getting involved with in 2013. And yes, before your pantaloons fly off in anticipation, berry lips is on the list.
Wine Berry stained lips.
For the alcoholics among us, the wine stained lips are a fabulous excuse to neck a bottle of Merlot and stagger around in the name of fashion. For those who are more sensible, pretend you have been nibbling on a load of blackberries, forgotten how to eat properly and smeared them all over your lips. Or you know…you could invest in a red/purple lip stain or lippy like a normal human being.
My top products:
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – £7.99
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Lip Stain – £22.50
2. Big eyebrows, full of secrets.
Well, to be fair, most of us have been getting involved with eyebrows that probably have the ability to enter a room and introduce themselves all on their own (I know I have). I love big eyebrows and I am hugely pleased that this is a trend that’s going to continue. What I can gather is that the bold brows of autumn/winter are more natural and ‘grown out’ rather than the intense filling in that I partake in. Channel your inner Wolverine gals and remember: extra eyebrow hair means that your face will be extra warm in winter.
3. Eyes that make a statement.
(like: I saw a man with brown shoes and a beard that said ‘I’m a guy who likes to try new things’.)
Basically, what I can gather eye-wise regarding the autumn/winter makeup trends for 2013, is that you have to go somewhat mad. Purple, blue, metallic and all other kinds of equally frightening eyeshadows need to make an appearance. If you are like me (i.e. a wimpy sap) and can’t face anything that isn’t brown, black or nude – fake eyelashes will become your best mate. Glue them on with gay abandon and don’t worry too much about the fact you are sticking bits of plastic on your face.
4. Pink blusher agogo.
The inner cynic in me is saying things like: ‘PARDON, isn’t pink blusher the point, you giant nonce’. Well, to him (yes, my inner cynic is a man, do not ask me why because I don’t know)I say shut up. Autumn/winter is about making your blusher a beautiful girly feature, so keeping everything else quite nude (by that I mean your face, I take no responsibility if you get arrested for streaking). I’m keen for this actually, it’s a nice fresh look for the colder months!
5. Naked lips.
Speaking of nudes, another great trend for the eternally lazy (like me) is forgoing any lip colour whatsoever. Popping on a bit of lip balm and strolling out of the house is pretty much all you need to do to work this one – c’est fantastique! If you like a bit more product on your pie hole, try mixing a bit of foundation with lip balm for lips that are closer to your skin tone. OR you can pop on a trusty nude lipstick. Phew, so many options. I think I need to lie down.
My top products:
Burts Bees Super Shiny Natural Lipgloass: Nectar Nude – £7.99
MAC: Creme D’Nude – £15.oo
WELL. Those are my top 5 autumn/winter makeup trends for 2013: what do you all think? Are you a nonbeliever like my dear blondey pal Claire? Or are you excited to give some of these bad boys a whirl?