Autumn Winter Colour Trends
We’re a bit spoilt with Winter in Australia. We don’t get those super cold snaps and temperatures you can get in Europe, Russia, and North America. We rarely have to de-ice the car, or worry about slipping in ice and snow. We do however get the chance to pull out our long or ankle boots, snuggle up in a scarf, sip warm tea or a decadent hot chocolate, and we also get the chance to change our Summer makeup colours for some warm earthy tones. Think rich burgundy, warm browns, and spicy coppers, and you have cooler temperature colours down to a T. This year sees some particularly wearable Autumn and Winter tones – read on to find out some of our favourites for the season ahead.
Mavala Legend Lipstick Collection & Heritage Nail Collection
We’ve already featured these gorgeous beauties, so you know we love them. What makes the lipsticks so great? In addition to the buildable colours, the lipsticks are formulated with Prolip™ complex, to help protect, moisturise and repair lips, so they really are great for Autumn/Winter. The range consists of three creamy, shiny shades, and three translucent gold/silver/coppery tones, so you can find a shade to match any outfit or mood. Choose one of the three creamy, bolder shades, and pair them with a translucent pearlized shade for night, or wear them alone for day. Our pick – the stunning deep red wine colouring of Artemis is complemented well by the soft lilac and silver tones or Anastasia, or the soft coppery red of Jasmina. Or, as each shade is buildable, they work quite well on their own. Pair the lipstick with a nail polish from the Heritage Collection, a range of earthy colours with an ode to Autumn, and you’re set. From the pale gold of Santiago, to the mahogany red of Bergen, the precious gold of Versailles, the red copper of Quebec, and the deep black brown of Walnut Grove to the fairlytale baby pink of Windsor, your look is complete. Lipstick 4g RRP $27.95, Mini Nail Colour 5ml RRP $8.50.
Perfect your Winter eye with the Marc Jacobs limited edition Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Steel(etto) – featuring seven covetable neutral and smoky shades (including the most wearable purple we’ve seen in a long time), inspired by the cool neutral tones of the city. Fashion finishes include matte velvet, shimmering satin, sparkling silk, and metallic lame, to create looks for day to night with ease. Eye Palette 7 x eyeshadows 0.08g RRP $68.00. Finish your eye look with one of the five new Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner shades, which perfectly complement the Steel(etto) eye palette. The gel formula glides over your eyes for a flawless application (so it’s great for mature eyes), and stays in place all day. We love the flattering soft brown of Dove Affair, and the gentle grey of Steel(etto). Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner 0.11g RRP $36.00.
Nutrimetics Silk Crème Lipstick & Velvet Crème Lip Pencils
Nutrimetics have just launched a range of nc Silk Crème Lipsticks, with some sensational Autumn and Winter shades. Of the 12 shades launched (all pictured), 9 work well for Winter, with 6 of the 9 being trans-seasonal, so they’ll work next Spring and Summer too. The formula, with natural beeswax and vitamin E, provides rich, bold colour with a shimmering sheen finish, in a creamy, moisturising, silky texture, which leaves your lips feeling luscious. Our pick of the shades for Winter – we love the Coco Rose, or Nude for day, and the gorgeous Chilli, Scarlet, or Rhubarb for evening. 3.5g RRP $34.00 each. Pair the lipsticks with the newly released Velvet Crème Lip Pencils – 6 shades to match the 12 lipsticks, a super soft creamy pencil (that just glides across mature skin!) to help stop feathering, and keep your lipstick in place longer. Lip Pencils are shown in the image at the top, next to the model. 1.14g RRP $29.00.
Fenty Beauty by Rhianna
Fenty Beauty have launched 10 new shades of their best selling Mattemoiselle matte lipstick. The light-as-air formula glides on creamy and stays put on your lips, with no bleeding or feathering after application – a plus for mature lips. Choose from the orangey, earthy shades of Pumpkin Rose (pictured), or Tiger Tini, the burgundy/reds of Flamingo Acid (pictured) or Dragon Mami, the browns/neutrals of I Quit or Thicc, or the bolder colours of Ballerina Blackout (pink – pictured), Violet Fury (purple), Turks & Caicos (green) or F’n Black (you guessed it – black). The 10 new shades bring the collection to a total of 24 shades. 1.7g RRP $28.00.
Nude by Nature
Say hello to hydrated lips with the Nude by Nature range of lipsticks, lip glosses and lip pencils, in fantastic Autumn Winter shades. Staying true to the Nude by Nature philosophy, the 100% Natural Lip Collection products are free from synthetic ingredients like Carmine, Petroleum Waxes, Parabens, Silicones, and Coal Tar Dyes, and contain a host of 100% natural ingredients like Kakadu Plum, Shea Butter, Desert Lime and Tangerine Oil which hydrate and protect your lips. The Moisture Shine Lipsticks, Moisture Infusion Lip Gloss and Defining Lip Pencils come in 6 shades each (5 of which are perfect for Winter). Our pick – 03 Dusty Rose Lipstick, paired with 07 Dusk Lip Gloss and 04 Soft Rose Lip Defining Pencil. Lipstick 4g RRP $22.95, Lip Gloss 3.75ml RRP $21.95, Lip Pencil 1.14g RRP $16.95 each.
Zoeva Melody Eyeshadow Palette
Knowing how time poor most of us are, Zoeva have created the limited edition Melody Eyeshadow Palette, with 10 flattering, complementary colours to take you through Winter whatever your skin tone (as you can see from the image). You’ll float through Winter on-trend in the long-wearing, soft, shimmering—and transformative—eyeshadows, each created exclusively for this stunning palette. With 5 matte shades, 3 satins, 2 duochromes, and 1 shimmer shade, you can go from day to night with ease. With an ultra-rich texture, these 10 shades ranging from earthy neutrals to porcelain pink, and from to cool blue to rich espresso will take any look to new heights. RRP $39.00.