Autumn/Winter 2018 makeup trends Part 2.

New week, new post so let me continue where I left off last time and discover the 2018 Autumn/Winter 2018 makeup trends. If you haven’t seen Part 1., you can catch up  here

Eyeliner looks have dominated the runways in all shapes, sizes and colour. Pop of colour seemed to be very popular along with polished skin and I’ve seen a lot more smokey eyes than last season too.

I selected six trends: Strong Eyeliner, Pop of Colour, Polished Skin, Smokey Eyes, Strong Lip and Glitter. In this post, I will discuss Polished Skin, Smokey Eyes, Strong lip and Glitter. Brace yourself for a long, picture-heavy post!


Diane Kendal went for an incredible soft look at Alexander Wang inspired by ‘powerful beauty’. She used Nars Contour Blush, Blush in Zen and Highlighting Powder in Albatross to achieve this beautifully sculpted look finished with strong brows.

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Balmain’s girls looked fresh with a ‘just blushed’ look. Soft pinks were applied to the eyes, cheeks and lips paired with a natural, textured hairstyle for perfection.

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Blumarine was all about the ‘glass skin’ trend. All the models looked fresh and glowing as they had a facial just before walking the runway.

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Christopher Kane’s makeup artist Lucia Pieroni created a wintry look with flushed cheeks and groomed brows. She used the Pride and Greed shades from the upcoming Audacious Lipstick palette from Nars on the cheeks, the BLKR Illuminator and Laguna Bronzing Powder.

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Lanvin went for a hyper-natural look with nothing on show but groomed skin.

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Ralph Lauren’s makeup artists have added a bit of a bronze glow to their natural look. These matte bronze/sepia shades popped up all over fashion week so they will be a definite trend.

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The girls at Simone Rocha had satin finish skin with glossy eyes all in natural tones.

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The Temperley London girls were all ‘glowed-up’ by Charlotte Tilbury using her new Hollywood Flawless Filter. The inspiration was the 1930s and 1970s with a bronze smokey eye using Eyes To Mesmerise in Bette, Hollywood Beauty Light Wand and the new Eyes To Mesmerise in Star Gold.

Temperley London
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Valentino went for a wintery, sparkly, healthy-looking youthful skin.

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Glass-skin, and a touch of blush paired with mauve coloured manicure looked chic and modern at Zimmermann.

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Smokey Eyes

Aigner went for rusty, gold-bronze-brown colours paired with middle-parted long hair with different textures evoking the 1970s.

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Altazurra was all about the muted matte mauve smokey eyes.


Areal gave me a total flashback to the 1990s! Those were the times! Just look at those beautiful purple-taupe smokey eyes and matte lipstick to match! Complete with a tight top knot this look is definitely a stand-out for me.

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Likewise, this matte sepia-brown smokey eye and strong contour with a natural lip combination at  Brock Collection is definitely a look I can stand behind.

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Etro also took inspiration from the 1970s with beautiful browns and golds and long California beach waves to match.

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GypsySport went for a real statement look with dramatic smokey eyes blended into the brows and black lips.

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Katie Gallagher’s deep burgundy, lived-in smokey eyes and casual-looking tinted lipss evoke the grunge era of the 1990s.

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I am loving all the dramatic looks this season. This one from the Mark Valvo show has a real rock and roll vibe with sooty smokey eyes blended up to the brows sprinkled with glitter and a hint of red in the inner corner paired with glowing skin.

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Max Mara also went for a cool, rock and roll chick look with lashings of black kohl eyeliner, natural lips and textured hair.

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Philip Lim went to the other end of the scale with soft, subtle black smokey eyes matched with fun, navy blue nails.

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Grungy and slept-in smokey eyes will definitely be a trend, perfectly demonstrated here at the Roland Mouret show too. The team of Mac makeup artists used Chromagraphic Pencil in Black Black and Pro Longwear Fluidline in Blacktrack with the added glow of Mixing Medium Shine.

Roland Mouret
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Strong Lip

No21 went for a beautiful satin finish lip with a completely pared back face.

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Similarly did Alexander McQueen.

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Erdem went for a 1930s and 1940s look featuring a red lip with a glossy finish and blurred edges.

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Brandon Maxwell also featured a satin red lip with satin skin.

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The red lip at Rochas was matte and deep.

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Bottega Veneta went for a deep brown/berry lipstick with super-subtle smokey eyes, this is is definitely one of my favourite rich autumn looks.

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Anteprima went for a sepia-deep berry combination.


The detailed Chocheng look was evoking the 1940s with a beautiful updo, exaggerated flicked eyeliner, a berry lip and a deep red manicure to match.

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At Alice Maccall gold glitter was added only in the inner corner of the eyes and kept the rest of the face bare.

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Val Garland who is normally not a fan of glitter went all out at Giambattista Valli: she covered the models’ whole face in sparkle that looked like a mask. She used Mac’s Mixing Medium Shine with a mix of Glitter in Pink and Iridescent White.

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Kate Spade’s look was incredibly chic yet fun with a pared down skin adding a few gemstones on the eyelids.

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Marc Valvo added glitter over its rock and roll black smokey eyes.

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Natasha Zinko placed gemstones along the eyeline keeping the rest of the face natural and glowy.

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Inspired by the British gardens the Mac artists at Oscar De LaRenta created a fresh look with soft pinks and subtle glitter in Iridescent White in the centre of the eyes for a touch of sparkle.

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Val Garland was all about the glitter this season, at Preen By Thornton she covered the models’ forehead and hair using Mixing Medium Shine and Glitter in Iridescent White resulting in a fun look.

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I hope you enjoyed catching up on the most recent makeup trends with me.  Next week I will return with a product review. Spring is here so it’s time to dig into the ever so confusing topic of SPF. Have a good week!


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