The wearable beauty trends from the autumn/winter 2019 shows
From hair hardware to grown-up glitter – here are the key beauty trends for winter that you can wear now
1. The Bronzy Eye
Bronzer has migrated north for winter and is being used to brilliant effect on the eye. Layer it with the perfect dark brown or sooty black mascara to create easiest smokey eye ever.
New from Clarins is the Joli Blush £27, it comes in eight shades and is enriched with plant oils to boost your glow and add some colour in one single sweep. It launches at the end of August 2019.
2. Wellness Skin
Ok, admittedly wellness may be a perennial beauty look rather than a specific trend. But new make-up launches are reinforcing the wellness message – think anti-pollution make-up and skincare formulations. Backstage areas were turned into spa spaces as the designers shipped in facialists to give that retreat-like glow. At Victoria Beckham there was Augustinus Bader, over at Emilio Pucci there was Omorovicza, and Stella McCartney had the Tata Harper team to rub the models up the right way.
The new Revlon PhotoReady Candid (from £6.99) is a range of foundation, concealer and powders with no oils, phthalates, synthetic dyes, or fragrances. But the products do contain potent anti-pollution, antioxidants and anti-blue light ingredients, so skin looks perfected and is thoroughly protected throughout the day.
3. Dewy, Glossy Lips
Dewy, wet lips at Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine and Stella Jean let the natural lip colour shine through. It's pretty but still grown-up, thanks to the non-gloopy, non-tinted glosses.
One of the best lip product launches this year is Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r (£15). It’s loaded with mango and shea butter, is ultra-moisturising and glossy - but not tacky to wear - plus it’s now available in Boots.
4. Hair Band Hardware
After last season's Prada sell-out retro styles, this season hair bands are back and even bigger, better and prettier. Check out Dolce&Gabbana, Shrimps and Balmain catwalk inspiration.
ASOS is brilliant for budget buys, or invest in the plumped-up retro accessories from Wall Berlin or Net-a-Porter.
Click onto Net-a-Porter, Asos and Wald Berlin from £8 - £143.
5. Grown-up Glitter
It started with a sprinkling of glitter in our nail art, and now the minimalist approach to sparkle is being used to lovely effect on our faces too. At Adeam there was a small pearlescent spot strategically placed at the inner corners of the eye. At Dries Van Noten shimmer was scattered, haphazardly over the lids – with the rest of the face make-up minimal – sophisto-sparkle at its best.
You can’t beat Primark’s PS… Biodegradable Glitter, with the super shimmery, eco-friendly make-up sprinkles starting from £2.