Chanel Fall 22.

Meet the beauty trends inspiring us to change up our look

Beauty, like fashion, is largely dictated by trends. And the trends at the moment are vast and varied, from fresh, dewy faces to big, bouncy blowouts to eye-opening palettes inspired by pop culture (here’s looking at you Euphoria). We’ve even heard that the pencil-thin eyebrows of the 90s are back in (although we’re not sure we’re quite ready to embrace that one). That said, there are a number of eye-catching, beauty-enhancing makeup and hair trends that we are embracing right now, all of which make a strong case for a new seasonal look.

From left: Chanel Fall 22, Matilda Djerf.

High Maintenance Hair
Leave the beachy waves at the bach, the bouncy blowout is back for winter. High maintenance hair with a clean and preppy look is on every stylist’s radar. Enhance your locks with a bow or barette which are fast becoming the most popular accessories of the season.

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From left: Volume Enhancing Foam from Revitalash Cosmetics, Silk elastic hairband from Chanel, Chloe Zara silk hair balm from Spring Store.

From left: Valentino Fall 22, Katie Jane Hughes.

Euphoric Eyes
Inspired by the bold looks worn by the cast of hit-show Euphoria, vivid eyeshadow has been capturing attention on the catwalk too. A pop of pink here and a diamanté there, this trend is anything but subtle.

Clockwise from top left: 3 Couleurs Tri(O)blique Palette from Dior Beauty, Chromaline Gel Liner in Magenta from MAC, Rituel de Fille Celestial Sphere Eye Soot from Mecca, Eye #30 brush from Sothys, Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Aura from Mecca, Dazzleshadow Extreme Small Eye Shadow in Celebutante from MAC.

Left: Sacai fall 22.

Lived-In Lips
The red lip of the past has had a dramatic makeover, as the crisply-lined pout is cast aside in favour of a smudged, just-been-kissed look. While there’s a fine line between Parisian chic and awkwardly smooched, these shades will ensure you get the balance right.

From left: Rouge Doux Lipstick from Sothys, Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in No.214 Brick Red from Smith & Caughey’s, Tom Ford Creamy Lipstick in Cherry Love from Mecca, Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo in Lover from Mecca, Gucci Beauty Rouge À Lèvres Mat in 500 Odalie Red from Smith & Caughey’s.

From left: Versace Fall 22, Simone Ashley.

After Dark Beauty
Taking the iconic smoky eye one step further, this look is all about embracing a late night aesthetic. Think after parties at dimly-lit bars, drinking martinis with handsome strangers and walking under neon city lights. 

Clockwise from top left: Westman Atelier Eye Love You Mascara from Mecca, Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner from Mecca, Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl eyeliner from Mecca, Intense Look Eye Pencil from Sothys, Eye Pencil from Lily Lolo, Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow from Chanel, Carobon eyeshadow from MAC.

Fendi fall 22.

Freshly Showered Hair
Give the impression that you’re always on the move with the damp hair trend that transcends the notion of trying. Almost the antithesis of high maintenance locks, it’s the perfect way to give off an effortless vibe.

From left: Briogeo B.Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil from Mecca, Oribe Rough Luxury Molding Wax from Spring Store, Ouai Leave in Conditioner from Sephora.

From left: Christian Dior Fall 22, Max Mara Fall 22.

Covered In Chrome
Continuing the fresh-faced approach to beauty, metallic accents are one way to dress up an otherwise subtle makeup look. Be it via your favourite highlighter or the addition of chrome-inspired eyeshadows, this trend is designed to make your radiance pop.

Clockwise from left: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand from Mecca, Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo from Sephora, RMS Eyelights Cream Eyeshadow from Mecca, Kosas 10-Second Eye Gel Watercolor Eyeshadow from Mecca.


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