Take a step back from the dark-as-night lipsticks that have ruled this Fall’s beauty trends; instead, amp up your weekend with a burst of cherry tomato colour. Equal parts sweet and sour, this bright hue lets your lips speak on their own. Inspired by minimalist art in Manhattan’s Whitney Museum, Diane Kendal describes the look she created at Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter’16 as “minimalist architecture with a modern twist.” Low ponytails by Anthony Turner, sleeked back and effortlessly chic, complete the cool girl-about-town vision.
1. A Flawless Canvas
Just because the skin is pared down doesn’t mean it can’t be impeccable; cushion foundations are ideal for creating a natural and even finish. Shiseido’s first ever product of this kind (available November), the Synchro Skin Glow Cushion Compact, is our top choice – it adapts to your skin tone and condition, has a Super Bio-Moisture Network and Time Match Powder that diffuses light according to your sebum levels.
2. Brow Me Up!
The eyes take a backseat for this look, but gently filled in brows are still an essential frame. If you’re blessed with Delevigne-esque features, a clear brow gel will do the trick – brush your brow hairs upwards for a bolder look – but if not, use a pencil to fill sparse areas, without reshaping too much. We like Talika’s Eyebrows Lipocils Ink because it’s enriched with botanical growth-inducing ingredients.
3. (Gorgeously) Loud Mouth
The lips, the lips. This is the centre piece of the entire look, and speaks volume for style. Try to veer away from deep, warm hues to add some tartness and spice. Top tips: Use a lip liner to outline and fill in before applying lipstick from the bullet, and then use a cotton bud to gently blur out the edges for an insouciant touch; buff a transparent powder on top for an ultra matte finish.