You don’t have to say goodbye to summer’s glowy look just yet. If you’re all about radiant skin, you’re going to love autumn’s Fashion Week-inspired shimmery makeup trend. While it may not have the same sun-kissed finish you wore in warmer temps, these frosted, metallic and sheeny effects on eyes, lips and cheeks will light up your face in a whole other way.
Here are three ways to wear the trend...
High lustre lips
There’s a major bonus to wearing autumn’s slightly shimmery lip: it’s going to make your pout look plumper, and you only need your favourite nude lipstick and gloss paired up to make it work. We love Kate 15 Lasting Finish Lipstick in Rock n Roll Nude, £6.49, with Moisture Renew Lipstick in Saved by the Bell, £6.49, layered in the middle of the lip to create an ombre effect. Finish this off with a slick off Oh My Gloss in Cosmic, £5.49, to get your subtle yet eye-catching shimmer.
To make the sculpting look more intense, apply the Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil, £4.99, in your cupid’s bow to catch the light. And, hey presto – fuller lips.
Foil finish lids
Shimmery shadow on lids is everything this season. It gives your eyes a lift, and the reflective finish really pops against an autumnal wardrobe. To get the look, prep first with Good to Glow Highlighter in Notting Hill Glow, £4.99, for a dewy base, then press the shimmer-rich colour of your choice from the lash line to the crease.
For a beautiful shimmery lid, load up your brush with the silver shade from Glam’Eyes Quad in State of Grace, £6.99 – and if you really want the pigment to pop, dampen your brush with water before applying the shadow, before topping off with Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara, £6.99 for lusciously thick lashes.
Super strobed cheekbones
Keep that summer glow going for longer by trying some strobing on your cheekbones. The trick is to layer up highlighter until your skin looks as fresh as it did on holiday. Start with a radiance-boosting base like Wake Me Up Foundation, £8.99, and use the light-reflecting power of Wake Me Up Concealer, £5.49, to camouflage dark circles.
Once you’ve got your base down, reach for Good to Glow Highlighter, £4.99, which comes in three flattering shades: a pearlescent pink (Notting Hill Glow), a luminous coral (Piccadilly Glow), and a sun-kissed bronze (Soho Glow). Choose one and tap it over the tops of your cheekbones, brow bones, the cupid’s bow, the centre of your forehead and the bridge of your nose for luminous skin that looks unreal.
Want in on more hot, new beauty trends? Click here to see the SS17 look we’re wearing right now.