Friday, 14 September 2012

The Beauty Trends And Hype Products Of A/W 12

One thing I will 100% be investing in to is 'dot liners'. Basically the idea behind them is the 3 'prongs' work just like any other felt liner however the shape fits perfectly around your lashes, meaning you can get super close to the lash line for a more natural look. Rather than sweeping across the lash line as you would with any other liner, with this you simply dot all the way along, pressing harder for a thicker more dramatic effect. Clarins were first to bring out this new tech, however it soon sold out and as always has found its way in to the drugstore through Bourjois, who call it their 'intuitive liner'

A trend I can't wait for is khaki green, especially on the eyes, blended in to a dark smokey eye for adding dimension to your makeup, and also on the lower lash line for an everyday look. For those who don't think they could pull it off, khaki on the nails is perfect! Chanel's 'Khaki Vert' nail polish is a great shade for A/W! For those who want the shade of the season on a budget, why not try out MUA's Shade 20 Pearl Eyeshadow?

Bold brows always seem to make a comeback this time every year, last year it was all about the brushing up, this year it's all about have naturally shaped but heavily defined brows. No, this doesn't mean drawing them on with the darkest eyebrow pencil you can find. Experiment with tone and colour this season using dye kits specially formulated on the face such as the Colorsport 30 Day Eyelash Dye. Keep the shape natural and enhance depth using powders or cakes, again experimenting with shades.

Theres no doubt this isn't one for the faint hearted. Whether it's the graphic bold liner of Anna Sui, The thick blue lashes of Stella McCartney or the smudgey eyeshadow of Monique Lhuillier, electric blue eyes are definitely coming back.Wow I never thought I'd say that! Wear it with neutral colours on the skin, lips and outfit and your ready to go! Try Illamasqua's Powder Eyeshadow in 'Victim'

I brand I Imagine we'll all go crazy for is CK One, the new line of cosmetics by Calvin Klein. Now many people say it's a whole new line and CK have never released cosmetics before, although I swear I've seen some stuff lying around in Tkmaxx before? Either way there are some lovely pieces to look forward too, their quads are bright enough to rival Illamasqua, their lipsticks gorgeous and their packaging ...slightly more minimalist?


  1. Love the electric blue eyes! It looks beautiful on a dark skin


  2. The three dot eyeliner is definitely something I want to try. When I first heard about it I was really sceptical, but it looks wonderful!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  3. Great post

  4. the 3 dot eyeliner is so different, the bold blue eyes are gorgeous! :) xo


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