Although summer is something close to eternal here in Bangkok, it is impossible to turn a blind eye to all the new makeup techniques and beauty looks that rolled in this autumn. Whether it’s Paris, New York, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok, we picked up some key makeup trends from the runways and summarised it for you here. This season delivered on both counts, simple looks and fun quirks, and all of them can be worked into our everyday makeup routine. If you’re looking for new beauty inspirations, look no further.
Dewy and youthful, this minimalistic look ruled the ASAVA runway show and gave the models a gorgeous lustre. To achieve this natural glow, use spot-concealing technique to cover blemishes with a small brush. After smoothing out any imperfections, mix an illuminator, such as BECCA Light Chaser Highlighter (THB 1,550), with your regular foundation and gently massage it onto your face. This technique coaxes your skin to look radiant and fresh. For that high-shine taupe eye look, use highlighter at the inner corners to brighten your eyes. Soft and supple, this look can be worn whenever and wherever.
This fall and winter season welcomes a myriad of soft pastels and rich shades such as pale lilac, periwinkle blue, fuchsia pink, and red coral. For example, we can spot these colours on the runway models’ eyelids at Oscar de la Renta. To recreate this look, draw a banana-like curved crease with an eyeliner that glides on smoothly – we recommend Marc Jacob Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon (THB 990). And then here comes the fun part: play with contrasting hues and smudge it on your eyelids with your fingers. The point is not to be too perfect. Consider it as your excuse to get the latest Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette (THB 1,600) and try out all the new colours.
Cool-chic and fun, the ’60s twiggy lashes are back this season. These clumpy, colourful lashes will make every outfit of the day more funky. To sport these dramatic eyes, start off with primer and then simply volumnise your lashes with a coloured mascara. Try Sephora Collection’s V For Volume Mascara (THB 420), which is formulated to give bumped-up lash volume, lengthen and hold curls with added fibre for that falsies-like effect. The mascara now comes in five vibrant shades, including violet, blue, turquoise, pink and green. Pair this look with a clean, bare face to give the eyes an extra pop.
Another trend that made a serious comeback is the ‘80s blush – bright rosy blush draped across the cheekbones. To achieve this look, pick a red or pink blusher with a cool undertone like those on ZOEVA’s Pink Spectrum Blush Palette (THB 770). Simply apply it in an angular motion, blending the blush from the apples of your cheeks towards the temples. Then lock the colour in place with a powder blush of the same shade and focus particularly on the temples. This ‘80s blush helps you contour and sculpt your facial features by connecting the cheek and eyes together in monochromic makeup.
Forget about lip liners. Lips no longer need to be precisely drawn because this season is all about the snogged lips. At the Giambattista Valli show, we see lips deliberately stained and smudged for that ‘just-snogged’ effect. Besides an intense kissing session, you can create these blurred lips by applying your favourite shade of red and then gently dapping the colour out to the edges of your lips. We recommend you try LANEIGE x YCH Two-Tone Matte Lip Bar (THB 950) for this look as they recently released stunning red shades like Burgundy Mood, Red Cashmere and Fitting Rose. With the two-tone effect, the lip bar lets you create that messy, gradient lips look with ease.