Make-up masterclass: 6 stunning autumn trends
Paddy McGurgan is one of Northern Ireland's best-known beauty experts and over the coming weeks he'll tell you all you need to know about the latest make-up techniques
This week we are going to focus on autumn/winter trends from the catwalk and how this will influence you and your own make-up routine this autumn.
1. Graphic liner
From each of the major fashion week capitals, we saw several make-up artists creating graphic and floating liner looks on the eyes. Now by no means do I expect you to come away wearing a tribal arrow shaped liner across the eye, but I do anticipate that black winged liner will become a more important element within autumn/winter make-up.
Create a statement liner using Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (£16). This liner is super pigmented and creates the most black solid liner for your eye make-up.
2. Blushing it
Blusher made a return this autumn, with a flush of bright pink hue brought into the complexion to add a hint of colour onto the cheeks. Sheer coverage, soft shades and delicate application made for an ethereal beauty which felt utterly modern, yet completely wearable.
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher Rose Coup De Foudre #16 (£6.49) is a beautiful affordable blusher for any complexion, but with blusher always apply softly - less is more - and build up your product to achieve the perfect look.
3. Kohl pencil
Autumn '17 make-up trends were massively influenced by the 60s and we saw black cream pencil had been smudged through the top and bottom lash line to add drama and depth of colour to the eyes.
This created a bold eye make-up and is a huge trend this winter - try OCC Tarred Pencil (£12).
The autumn shows might traditionally be brimming with dark, berry lips and wintry hues, but this year designers added splashes of vivid colour to brighten the mood.
Various artists and designers coated lashes with yellow, blue and even green to add vibrancy to their looks - if you are feeling more experimental, add blue to the tips of your eyelashes.
For an extra dash of colour to your look, use MAC Blue Mascara (£19.50).
5. Lashing out
This season saw over-emphasised lashes, both on the top and bottom lash lines. There is no doubt that lashes make a massive difference to the overall look, so try lashes a little bigger than you would normally, to be on trend this autumn.
I adore using LeiLash Mink Lashes (£25). These are so wearable and dramatic, but I love the fact they are also re-usable.
6. Inner brightness
At Stella McCartney, make-up artist Pat McGrath pared everything back, but one thing that I found beautiful with this collection was how bright and clean she kept the inner eye.
She lightened and brightened without drawing unnecessary attention to it.
For this look, I love using Make-up Studio Precious Pearl Eyeshadow in refill (£8.50) , which is a super pigmented shimmer eyeshadow that brightens the inside of the eye.