‘TIS the season of pumpkin spice latte, ‘Netflix and Chills’, and if you listen closely enough…you might even begin to hear sleigh bells ringing. And that can only mean one thing: New autumn collection from our favourite beauty brands!
On the beauty front, we are super excited for this time of the year because where colours are concerned, the colder months usually translate to absolutely gorgeous autumnal hues: shimmery golds, smokey bronzes and darker crimsons, just to name a few.
If seasonal makeup is your thing, read on to find out the established beauty counters that have wowed us with novel collection in time for this holly and jolly time.
Chanel’s Noir Et Blanc
Black and white are the colours that are synonymous to the iconic logo of the Chanel fashion house, and this shows in its latest fall-winter makeup collection. The Noir Et Blanc Fall collection is made for experimentation. Its monochromatic ideals aside, the range — from lipsticks to nail polishes — also comes in shades of burgundies, browns and grays. One highlight is the Le Gel Paillete, a transparent gel that leaves a shimmering veil on face and body.
Dior’s Power Look
If Taylor Swift’s The Man taught us anything, it’s that women should not be apologetic for being bold. The Power Look collection underlines this and more. With aspirations of the visionary woman, the collection features darker hues with pops of neon. The 5 Couleurs powder eyeshadow palette creates a gripping gaze on the urban woman. Then there’s the ultra-pigmented Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge lipstick for hours of hydration and weightless wear.
YSL’s Sexy Tomboy
Further pushing the gender envelope this season is none other than Yves Saint Laurent. The brand is encouraging a whole lot of mix and match with its autumn collection. As the YSL Couture Eyeshadow Palette illustrates, it’s all about pairing neutral colours with more masculine tones. For more progressive touches, turn to the Vernis a Levres Vynil Cream YSL lip lacquers to create an irresistibly sensual look.
Estée Lauder’s Estée Lauder X Duro Olowu
Nigerian-born fashion designer Duro Olowu lends his discerning eye for style on this bright and zany makeup collection. True to his African roots, the designer introduces bold clashes of colours, patterns and textures. The Estée Lauder X Duro Eyeshadow Palette comes in day and night versions that will metamorphose your eyes to suit the time of the day with matte and pearl finishes. But it’s really the Pure Colour Envy sculpting lipsticks, with its stunning colours, that will have us throwing our money.
Who would have thought the ageing of old photographs could inspire a makeup collection? But Givenchy is out to prove that vintage is as chic as ever. The Sepia collection incorporates a timeless monochromatic essence here, with hints of shadow and light effects. The Givenchy Rouge Interdit Temptation comes in two delectable shades that bring to mind old glamour. Elsewhere, the Prism Eyes 9 Color Eyeshadow Palette is all kinds of classy with matte, satin and metallic textures.