While the summer months are made for light makeup, the winter is all about taking a walk on the wild side and going for somewhat bolder makeup and embracing statement looks. Highlighting the eyes or the lips are not the only two choices – you can do both without the fear of going overboard. Glittery eyeshadow, black lipsticks, natural, bushy eyebrows – you name it.
Here are some of the best makeup looks for this winter.
Look up to Twiggy
Makeup inspired by Twiggy, the fashion icon of the ‘60s has never really gone out of style, but this season’s runway shows have confirmed that Twiggy eyes are now trendier than ever. So, don’t be afraid to accent your lashes in order to recreate this doll-like eye look.
Makeup artists suggest applying thick coats of mascara to both upper and lower lashes for the best effect. Add a subtle line of eyeliner on your lids elongating them a bit and you’ll be good to go.
Put on some glitter
Whether it’s a subtle touch of silver eyeliner or full-on glitter eyeshadow, sparkling makeup always matches perfectly with the winter time. This year in particular, somewhat futuristic looks are becoming a big hit, so make sure you own at least one metallic eyeliner and eyeshadow.
Add just a little bit of it in the inner corner of your eye and you’ll get that head-turning look. For going out or festive occasions, cover your whole eyelid with bronze or gold glitter eyeshadow or take your makeup game to the next level and use glitter as a brow liner.
Rely on red lips
Red lipstick is one of those classic makeup looks that will never go out of style and the best thing about it is that there are so many shades you can play with to recreate various looks and flatter every skin tone. If you have blue or green eyes, go minimal with the rest of your makeup and let your dark matte lipstick be your only accessory.
On the other hand, ‘80s fashion has had a great comeback this season, so pairing bright red lipstick with smokey eyes is considered a big fashion yes this winter.
Go goth with a dark lipstick
As you can see, the makeup trends for winter 2016/2017 are all about being bold, and dark lips are another way to show off your style bravely. Goth fashion has found its way from the underground all the way up to runway shows.
For instance, Dior has combined goth lips with another trend, Twiggy eyes, and so can you if you’re looking for a perfect night out makeup look. Matte or shiny – the choice is all yours, as long as you keep it as dark as possible. Besides black, think other dark shades, such as plum, purple, and rouge-noir.
Embrace the new minimalism
Bold lipstick, thick eyebrows and nude eyes are the most praised aesthetic of winter 2017 makeup looks – the so-called new minimalism. Highlighting plays a major role in recreating this makeup look, since that’s the perfect way to accent your cheekbones and your cupid’s bow.
Once again, your lips should be your only jewelry, so opt for a bold shade. As for eyebrows, think natural, Cara Delevingne style, and that’s it. It’s a perfect makeup look to complete all your day-to-night outfits.
Winter is the best time to experiment with makeup, because basically anything is allowed. Dare to step out of your comfort zone and switch your makeup routine a bit – you might be surprised what you find when you take a walk on the wild side.
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.
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