When it comes to fashion and make-up, the runway sets the trends. If you want to know what is in vogue this season, just take a leaf off the fashion designers’ style books. Usually, we are dealing with rather extravagant styles, that cannot apply to all of us. But the Fall/Winter 2013 trends seem to be a little more wearable. Let’s take a glance at the hottest makeup styles that dominate this season’s most renowned runways.
Prune and Preen
Earthy warm colours are usually popular in the autumn, and this season is no exception. Tones of purple and brown (traditional fall colours) will emphasise your eyes and put you in the spotlight. The prune eyes look can either be natural and elegant, like Nanette Lepore proved, but also a little more daring and shocking (see Gucci or Max Mara). Either way, it is definitely a style to try out this fall.
Smoky Shades of Grey
Smoky eyes are still popular this season, but it’s updated with the grey wash style, a fancier version that uses different shades of grey in order to create a spectacular look. Unlike the smoky eyes, which are more striking and aggressive, the grey wash gives a delicate and mysterious look, a perfect fit for both fall and winter. It can be done in a subtle manner (a la Alexander Wang or Derek Lam), but it can also be bold and eye-catching, as seen on John Galliano’s runway.
This season, glamorous make-up is hot, hot, hot. And what is more glamorous than glitter? Sparkling eyes will definitely turn you into a diva wherever you go, although this is indeed a style suited for parties and social events, and not everyday wear. At Donna Karan, they added glitter to the traditional smoky eyes, resulting in a stunning makeup, while at Chanel, the white spangles created a fairytale-like look, ideal for winter.
The cat eyes trend continues, ranging from the classic cat eyes, using dark and grey shades, as seen at Kenzo or Anna Sui, to more modern versions, with playful blue tones, at Jason Wu. Regardless of the style, the cat eyes are elegant and dramatic at the same time, a perfect choice for any occasion.
Black is Back
Black, a timeless shade that represents elegance and refinement. The fashion season to-come, less is more, and the new trend is a simple tight-lining using black eyeliner. Alexander Wang or Proenza Schouler used this style to complement their collections. Beauty has never been more natural.