Make Up Tips for AW14

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.

Model Co Party Proof Lipstick from Bellabox

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

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate from Bellabox

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 OCCColour Pencil in ‘Tarred’ is a top pick of mine.  

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Tarred from Bellabox    

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 KlaraCosmetics Kiss Proof Lips in Natural Pink.

Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips in Natural Pink from Bellabox

Lauren x


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