Beauty trends for AW17

by | October 3, 2017

If you didn’t know, AW17 is upon us, and with it new trends and fresh looks. Don’t let your makeup fall behind your outfits with these top five AW17 beauty trends to try out this season from MUA Steph …

Graphic Floating Eye liner

floating eyeliner on eyelid


No magic needed for this eye liner. Placed above the natural crease of the eye, this trend can be graphic soft and any range of shades. Rather than following the lash line, it is placed above the lid area to open the eyes. This is especially ideal for babes with small eyes who want to draw an impact.

Get the look:
Mac Cosmetics Liquidlast Liner
Kiko Asian Touch Eye Pencil
Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Fine Point Eye Pen

Fire Eye Makeup


Eyes have never been hotter! We’re ditching the smoky eye and looking to autumnal hues. Orange, rust, red and yellow all surround the
eye in this hot autumn beauty trend for 2017.

Get the look:
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
Mac Cosmetics Personality Palette in Mischief Minx
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Scarlet Fever: Not just for the Christmas feels.

Red Red Red: whether it’s eyes, lips or cheeks in crimson, this is the million dollar look you need to try RN. Keep to dark and bright red pops of colour and try to resist the lighter shades of red around the eye, in fear of it making you look tired. Scarlet, oxblood, maroon or bright reds are for life, not just for Christmas.

Get the look:
Nails Inc Red Long Wear Matte Lipgloss
Mac Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Feels So Grand
Nars Blush Exhibit A
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow Daemon 

60’s Cat Eye: Return of the Rockstar girlfriend

catwalk 60s eyeliner

Perfect graphic or smudgy, the cat eye is back! We welcome the return
of the 60’s trend with open arms.  We’ve seen it all before when we watch tutorials on how to get the perfect winged eyeliner and they turn to a piece of sellotape or a ruler to keep the line perfectly straight. Truth of the matter is draw a short line from the lower corner of your eye and sketch out the rest. It’s really that simple.

Get the look:
Lottie London Wing Woman Black Eyeliner
Mac Cosmetics Bold and Bad Lash
Nars Velvet Shadow Stick
Eyelure Black Exaggerate no.141 False Lashes 

Club Kids: Glitter, metal and shiny luminous skin

glitter makeup

glitter eyes
Glitter, grunge and super glowy glossy skin all plays a part in this season’s beauty trend. Contour is seamless – let your eyes and lips do the hard work with the ultimate glamour.

Get the look:
Totally lit contour kit
Mac Cosmetics Strobe Cream
Lottie London Teal Matte Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Liner
Illamasqua Pure Pigment 

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