Your guide to ace fall beauty trends
From romantic waves to a bold red lip
BY Mamta Mody | September 17th, 2019
Romance the waves: Unapologetically glamorous, voluminous, and super glossy, this season hair is all about movie-star worthy waves. At Zimmermann, Halpern and Kate Spade, stylists picked a deep side parting to complement the feminine, femme fatale waves.
If you’re feeling brave, go the Ryan Lo route and work some gel into your hair for a Rita Hayworth-esque ’do. Or brush out curls to create a tousled yet elegant look as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim. The styling requires a little work, yet the hairstyles appear effortless.
Issue a red alert: If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it at least that was the mood backstage when it came to the classic red lip. For autumn/winter 2019 makeup artists turned to velvety matte shades to create the K-lip on models at Genny, Zadig & Voltaire, and Oscar de la Renta.
Colour was concentrated in the centre then blended outwards to create an ombré effect – it’s the kind of lip stain you’d get from eating a fruity popsicle. If you’re in the mood for a high-impact look, try Fendi’s juicy glossy pout.
Perfect the glow: Not too matte or too shiny, just well hydrated, healthy skin has become a runway classic. Across shows, blinding highlights were skipped in favour of an overall radiance that seemed to peek from below.
This look was achieved with clever make-up and skincare, like at Stella McCartney, where models’ faces were prepped with a hydrating mask before the show. Instead of heavy foundation and strategically placed shimmer, make-up artists at Prabal Gurung, Rochas and Preen added oomph to the base by patting illuminating moisturiser on to faces.
Dial up the colour: Over the past two years, runway trends have slowly chipped away at our resistance towards adopting technicolour eyes. This season continues to serve a fresh batch of inspo with abstract pastel splashes at Collina Strada, saturated single shade of pink at Chromat, and cool blue crease lines at Iceberg.
Even classic black mascara was swapped in favour of bold colours at Manish Arora. Translate it to work wear with a tiny but impactful hint of colour at the corner of the eyes, like the models at Tibi.
Photograph: Imaxtree.com/2019 (Halpern, Fendi, Christian Siriano, Collina Strada)