Step into Fall with dark, romantic -inspired looks just in time for the most bewitching season of the year. With the shorter days and longer nights, this month we look to punk and gothic inspirations for a contemporary and beguiling take on autumn beauty . In consultation with award-winning British Makeup Artist Omayma Ramzy, we highlight several key looks and colours of the season.
OPULENT INKY LIDS
AS SEEN ON THE FERRATTI FW17 RUNWAY
• Start by creating a black base on the lid with a chubby pencil, like the Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color in Night-Black.
• Using a small fluffy brush, lightly blend the edges out whilst still maintaining a slight inky look.
• Set the inner eye with a gold foil pigment, using MAC Fix+ with Sisley Paris Phyto-Ombre Glow Luminous Eyeshadow in Golden.
• Then using Fix+ again, mix together a wet brush of product with a vibrant orange pigment eyeshadow, such as MACs Matte Eyeshadow in Red Brick.
• Create a flawless face with the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, blending out with a beauty blender, and finish with a sheer nude lipstick.
AS SEEN ON THE VALENTINO FW17 RUNWAY
• This look is about creating the illusion of shape and depth in the eye.
• On the lip, build up Serge Luten’s Water Lip Color in Chardon. For the eyes, create a deep metallic mushroom shade in the inner socket with Kiko Milano’s Bright Quartet Baked Eyeshadow Palette, starting with the darkest shade.
• On the lid use the lightest pearl white shade, and then on the outer edge, blend in a medium shade. Using the same shade go in and outline the lower lash line.
• Then go in and add the dramatic line with Jillian Dempsey’s Kohl Eyeliner in Rich Brown. From the inner corner of the eye, apply almost nothing in the middle, and then drag out the liner beyond the outer eye. Finish off the look with your favorite mascara (mine is Beauty Pie’s Uber Volume Boost) and a little setting powder in any oily areas.
Warm Natural Tones
AS SEEN ON THE LA PERLA FW17 RUNWAY
• Start by applying MAC Pro-Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly over the eyelids. Set them with a translucent powder, and then go in with a matte deep purple-plum color, as found in the Makeup Forever ‘Lustrous Shadow’ Palette, on the creases and under the eyes lightly, then blend. Add in the metallic plum tone and blend again.
• Concentrating on the centre of the lid, go in with the gold tone and blend some more. Go over the gold with the metallic plum once again and blend again.
• Once you’re satisfied with the layering of the gold and purple, perfect skin with the Becca Backlight Priming Filter, followed by Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation with a beauty blender.
• Lightly dust a very small amount of a peach-based blush on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead to add some more warmth to the skin and finish with a beauty blender.
• Set the skin with your favorite translucent powder only in the areas needed, add a whip of mascara and use a little Lanolips to create the perfect Nude Dewy Lip.
AS SEEN ON THE KENZO FW17 RUNWAY
• This look is all about striking attention with contrast and graphic shapes. After prepping your skin, sheer out concealer from MAC’s concealer palette in the necessary areas.
• Then, go in with a bold red blush, like NARS Blush in Exhibit A over the apples of the cheeks.
• Using a flat brush, draw your graphic white shape using MAC Lipmix in White, making sure to not go below the eyelid crease. Set the look with a little powder, and leave the unfinished elements to create a more striking look!
ONE COLOUR BURN
AS SEEN ON THE VALENTINO SS18 RUNWAY
• The “one color burn” is a favorite of mine. Start by perfecting your skin with Armani’s Liquid Silk Foundation with a beauty blender.
• Then, perfect the brows using YSL Couture Brow Gel.
• Using SUQUU’s Pure Color blush and a large fluffy brush, start from the crease of the eyes and blend out over the brow and cheek bone.
• Dab a little on your lips and add swipe Bobbi Brown’s Clear Lip Gloss on top. Finish with mascara on only the lower lashes and a little powder where necessary.
AS SEEN ON THE OSMAN FW17 RUNWAY
• Recreating this look is all about the canvas. Start by prepping the skin with a mattifying primer like the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector.
• Then go in with a true to color medium-sheer coverage foundation. I’d use the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint and then clean up any imperfections using a concealer like the MAC Studio Conceal and Correct palettes.
• Gently go in under eyes to give a little definition with a light brown eye-pencil.
• Add drama to this look by using a bright red liner like the NARS Precision Lip Liner in Holy Red, followed by a moisturizing lipstick, like Kosas Cosmetics’ Lip Colour in Thrillest. Set the T-Zone or any oily areas with a light powder.