There's definitely a nip in the air now, which means that Winter is just around the corner and it's time to switch up our makeup looks to suit the season.
AW18 runway shows saw a rich combination of richly textured fabrics, faux furs and animal prints (Tom Ford, Givenchy, Balenciaga), high shine fabrics (Chanel, Fendi), and traditional materials like Tweed (Miu, Louis Vuitton) and tartans (Calvin Klein, Versace).
Just as high street clothes retailers take their inspiration from the catwalk, so does the cosmetics industry. Makeup looks were kept relatively neutral on the AW18 catwalks, where cheeks had just a light flush of rose blush (Loewe). MUAs chose to add intense emphasis to eyes or lips, but not both, as seen at Max Mara.
For eyes, key looks included dark, smoky shadow (Miu Miu), bronzed eye and brow areas (Chanel), and pretty pastel lilacs, blues, mints and pinks usually seen in spring (Marni).
Bold red lips were paired with nude complexions (Alexander McQueen, Rochas).
Glitter makeup will remain big this Winter as seen on the runways, with designer Giambattista Valli going for full on sparkle at his AW18 show, and gold flecks highlighting eyes at Akris. Check out environmentally-friendly glitter options that deliver bang-on sparkle without adding to ocean pollution.
Professional makeup brands have introduced their Winter '18 colours to help you recreate runway looks to suit personal styles, take a look at some of our favourites:
Germaine de Capuccini's Dress Your Skin collection features six Mono Eye Colours: Pyramid, a shimmer sand; Magnetic Storm, a deep blue/grey; Origin, a rich dark brown; Blue Wind, a dusky blue; Lingerie, a pretty pink; and Nude Vision, a barely there neutral. These rich colours are complemented with six long-lasting Lip Excess lipsticks in nude, reds, orange and berry colours.
Sothy's Limited Edition Echappeé Parisian collection highlights sophisticate lips with two options: Rouge Intense Sothys - Satiny lipstick, a burnt coral (Bois De Rose Vaugirard) with a creamy texture, or alternatively Rouge Mat Sothys – Velvet Effect Lipstick in bold Prune Republique. Eyes are illuminated using Eyeshadow Pencil in Taupe with an iridescent finish.
Nee Makeup Milano's new Silky Matt lip pencil in Gisele keeps lips hydrated with a semi-matt finish. Lips are perfectly outlined and filled, giving an intense and rich lip-look that complements any skin tone. The collection's Trio Eyeshadow palette in Zafaran includes three easy to blend neutral tone eyeshadows for day or evening.
HD Brows Eyeshadow Palette in Vamp features five colour-rich eyeshadow shades in Candy, Dusky Berry, Aubergine and Current, in two different powder textures. Matte shades offer the ideal base or for simpler daytime eye looks, whilst Satin shades include a subtle iridescence adding to each colour's intensity.
Eunarz Cosmetics' new lipstick collection, launched at New York Fashion Week, includes eight shades for women and two for men. Colours include warm shades scaling from reds and oranges, to purples and deep pinks.
ArtDeco have launched 24 new shades of their Perfect Color Lipstick. This gel-based formula has a silky finish and delivers rich, intense colour. What's more, Hyaluronic acid and Collagen help to minimise fine lines and wrinkles so lips experience a plumping effect. For this season, we love Winterberry, Red Desire, and Black Cherry Queen.
LCN offer a huge array of colours in their Special Mono Eyeshadow collection. Each creamy powder is easy to apply with high density pigments that create dramatic eyes this winter. We love Diamonds and Chocolates, which features an intense dark grey with a rich brown for sultry, smoky eyes, and are also tempted by Special Mono Eyeshadow in Lilac Blossom for a pastel look.
Delfy Cosmetics' Melange Lipstick is a new state-of-art duo lipstick using innovative technology with natural ingredients in a creamy texture for striking seasonal shades which appear in the bullet with a marbled effect. The Delfy Cosmetics range launched in the UK earlier this year.
Ash Cosmetics Liquid Matte Lipstains are densely pigmented for day-long wear yet, with a velvety feel, do not dry the lips. There are five seasonal shades to choose from: intense red, velvet purple, classic pink, and two nude shades.