This season, makeup is becoming softer in some areas, but much bolder in others! The key is to balance these elements perfectly in your beauty look for an on-point finishing touch to match your AW 14 City Chic fashion picks.
Softly, subtle eyes and deep bold lips
If you want to rock a bold lip, when it comes to your shadow, try to step away from the loud and obvious variations of smoky, and look to a paler, prettier version instead. It'll help to keep your look natural and fresh, and is perfect for daywear.
For a bold lip colour, you can’t go past this seasons hottest hue – deep red currant. Don’t be afraid of this dark colour – it is very flattering on most skin-tones, from pale to dark. Just be sure to apply precisely so the colour doesn’t bleed. The matte formulas from Modelco are perfect at staying in place, and come in a range of deep and darkly wonderful shades.
On they eyes, for a pale neutral tone to suit all eye colours, look to the OCC Loose Colour Concentrate in Twirl. If you want a little more oomph, simply wet your makeup brush before dipping in and patting on - it'll take the colour up a few notches
Sexy smouldering eyes and a pretty peach pout
The other, and equally on-trend way to go with your AW 14 makeup is a bolder eye paired with a simple lip. That doesn’t mean panda eyes though! Keep your shadow dark, but well blended and try to keep below the crease of your socket (or 2/3rd high from your lash line, towards your brow bone) so it isn’t too overwhelming. The best tip for acing a smoky eye though, is to apply a good pencil eyeliner first, and smudge with a cotton tip. This might be all the smoky colour you need. If not, add your shadow on and blend some more. The OCC Colour Pencil in ‘Tarred’ is a top pick of mine.
Then, on the lips, finish with a paler, peachy gloss. This will help to balance the look, and keep the focus on your pretty peepers. I love the Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips in Natural Pink.