Four Beauty Trends from F/W ’19

There are just too many beauty looks that we love from F/W . From dramatic graphic eyes and voluminous lashes to the subtle smokey eye and ‘bare-faced’ look, fall season never fails to showcase a variety of striking looks. Here, I've rounded up makeup trends that have stolen our hearts and are easy to replicate with products from your makeup bag.

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Bambi Lashes

MORE IS MORE, this time round, it's all about lashes. Drawing inspiration from Twiggy, several brands like Tomo Koizumi and Longchamp have incorporated over-the-top eyelashes on the runway. For Brandon Maxwell F/W'19 show, beauty director Tom Pecheux matched bold lashes with tightly lined eyes. At Christian Dior and Junya Watanabe, this trend was pushed beyond the limits with hand-drawn strokes of liner on the lower lid to create faux lashes. Mascara was also heavily layered to further exaggerate the doe-eyed beauty look.

MAKEUP TIP: For everyday women without modelesque features, the focus would be on the eyes. Use a good eyeliner like Diorshow Onstage Liner. Keep skin looking as natural with a healthy glow. Products from Chanel’s LES BEIGE collection like LES BEIGES WATER FRESH TINT and LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW promises a silky fresh complexion. To set the look, my favourite product is MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Loose Powder, it holds everything including eyeliner for up to 18 hours!

Colour Flashes

When it comes to the eyes, expect a subdued version of graphic lines with a splash of vibrant colours. Anna Sui FW'19 beauty look introduces neon wigs and vibrant green eyeshadow. Michael Kors went for a softer look with a wash of pastel lavender shade over the lids.

MAKEUP TIP: The easiest way to try out this look without buying coloured mascaras or wigs would be to pat similar pop of colours on eye lids and under the eye. Opt for pastel shades if you’re fair and stronger pigments if you’re tan. Keep the rest of your face as minimal as possible as you wouldn’t want to risk looking like a ge-tai performer. For bold looks like this, I love Urban Decay’s Naked Reloaded Palette.

Makeup Free

The "barely-there" makeup is one of the hottest trends for FW'19. Though at first glance, this always looks easy to recreate. You’ll be horribly wrong because the no-makeup makeup takes more work than you think. You’ll require technique and good quality products. If you're layering products but it always turns out cakey, it's because you're not using light enough strokes.

MAKEUP TIP: Cleanse face thoroughly without any exfoliation (this may cause redness that will affect end result). Moisturize well with products like Lancome’s Absolue Soft Cream. Again, I really enjoy using the CHANEL LES BEIGE collection to achieve this. Products from Chanel’s LES BEIGE collection like LES BEIGES WATER FRESH TINT and LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW promises a silky fresh complexion. Also, you’ll need a sheer concealer, the coverage shouldn’t be too perfect as it should be as natural as possible. I use YSL’s Touche Eclat Highlighter Pen under my eyes.

Understated Glam

Besides '70s glamour, several brands also included an edgier finish in their beauty look. At Hermes, makeup artist Dick Page kept things chic with the classic smokey eye and brushed-up brows. Whereas, Altuzarra intensified the dark smokey look by extending eyeshadow colours beyond the lower lash.

MAKEUP TIP: Use tools that you already have at home like tape to help create guides when blending out eyeshadows. If you’re an amateur, go for lighter smokey eyes like auburn or browns instead of black as mistakes can easily be concealed. For brushed-up brows for Asians with dark hair, I’d usually skip drawing my brows as it may end up looking too heavy. Instead, with an eyelash brush, comb through some matte hair pomade. Brush brows upwards with the gently strokes to groom and set brows.