There’s something about looking natural that will always be timeless and beautiful. If you enjoy changing your make-up to fit the new season, you’ll love the latest, hottest trends.
The Smoky Nude
It’s all about sculpting the eye with nude, natural hues – so it looks like you, just better. Starting at the inner corner, load the whole lid with a semi-nude colour, then wing out at the outer corners using a deeper, darker brown. This adds definition and makes eyes stand out.
Remember that blending is key, and follow the natural shape of your eye.
Shadows we love: Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-To-Powder Eyeshadow in Silver Pink, R300 or Catrice Deluxe Trio Eyeshadow in Antique Cest Tres Chic, R94.95.
Big brows are back and here to stay! Brows are being defined as the one big statement. It’s a good idea to start with your brows, and then to complete the rest of your make-up, as they frame and shape the whole face. Not a fan of filling in your brows? A clear brow-setting gel sculpts without colour.
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Best brow buys: Benefit Ka-Brow!, R335; Yardley Eyebrow Pencil Combo, R89.95; and Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel Clear, R69.95.
Big Lashes And Flushed Cheeks
You want two or even three coats of mascara for the boldest lashes you can manage. Think grungy glamour. You need to capture every lash and make it 10 times more noticeable. Then create a ‘just pinched’ cheek for an instant burst of energy and colour.
Our lash loves: Clinique High Impact Mascara, R275 or Avon Big & Multiplied Volume Mascara, R149.90
Best blusher buys: Smashbox LA Lights Blush and Highlight Palette, R450; or Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush, R249,95
It was the wow way to wear your lip, and it’s back! But often choosing the right red for you can be difficult. It’s all about finding the right red to match your skin tone – you want a colour that enhances and brightens the face rather than washing it out.
Just keep in mind to always wear foundation or a tinted moisturizer with your red lip, to neutralize any redness in your skin and create a flawless canvas.
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Lush red lip colours: MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, R220; Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Red To Wear, R275; or Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L33, R567