Image: Vogue UK
Days get darker quickly, individuals are frequently sick, you start wearing multiple layers to stay warm…yes i’m talking about winter. As winter approaches this year it can have an impact on all these things, but especially within the beauty and lifestyle factors which centre around an individual’s life. Winter can leave skin feeling dehydrated, sore and looking pale. It can leave lips feeling chapped and makes dark circles under the eyes prominent. Health normally declines and we take vitamins to try and stay on top of everything.
As we adapt to these lifestyle changes, makeup also changes throughout the seasons and winter has a major influence on new makeup products hitting the shelves to keep individuals looking gorgeous throughout this season.
The top 2017 Vogue winter trends which are trending around the world from fashion week, was published on their site on the 8th March 2017. From this report, some of the new winter trends include:
- Bleached Brows or softened brows
- Statement manicure
- Rose-Whether its lips, eyeshadow or blush, rose makes for a great beauty must!
- Straight and sleek hair
- glitter lipsticks and also glitter eyeshadow or eyeliner
- smokey eyes
Image: makeup forever Instagram
I went out shopping to discover the latest beauty products and fragrances to hit the stores:
My number one finding includes:
Napoleon Perdis: Miss Jean Lipstick selling for $38.
These lippies have magnetic lids to make sure you don’t lose them when you store them in your hand bag for on the go.
Image: Google Images-Napoleon lipsticks
Number two must have for winter:
Peel masks are in and especially for winter. This vegan mask includes fruit such as pineapple and lemon to make your skin glow and be radiant. Buy it a Mecca Cosmetics today!
Image: Mecca website
Number three must have, is to indulge in a new fragrance for winter:
Coach’s latest Eau de Perfume is inspired by New York City and its sparkling, glamorous energy. The perfume bottle is uniques, as it captures Coach’s iconic look throughout its brand. The Horse and Carriage featured on the perfume bottle is Coach’s brand symbol. The perfume is placed in light pink packaging and perfume in the bottle is displayed as a light pink colour as well, highlighting femininity. The spray cap is shaped like a gold turncock; as it imitates the signature clasp which is displayed on Coach’s handbags.
Si Rose Signature by Giorgio Armani is the newest fragrance to hit the stores. It is a new reinterpretation fragrance from Armani’s original Si perfume. It adds two different rose accords to provide a twist to the original scent.
I also researched a little deeper and compared two of the leading makeup businesses to see how their range of winter essentials differs from one another.
Perry is a makeup artist, who works at Mecca Cosmetics. I interview her on the latest winter products in Mecca.
‘What do individuals wear on their skin for winter?’
‘A foundation change in winter is essential. Try changing from something dewy to a matte foundation. Along with foundation, make sure you change up your moisturiser to something more hydrating to make the skin stay soft and hydrated in winter.’
‘What are the some of the latest products, which everyone is obsessing over?’
‘Well…our new Vice lipsticks are liquid lipsticks and they are amazing! They come in a range of colours and are long lasting. When first applying they are liquid, but then dry on and become matte. The deep reds are trending right now. Celebrity Ruby Rose is also the brand ambassador for these lipsticks.
‘What is your handbag must-have for this winter?’
‘My winter must have is our Hour Glass essential oil-lip balm. Lip oils will be big this season and investing in a lip oil like ours, which has natural oils is vital for healthy looking lips this season.’
In comparison, Jemilla is a makeup artist who works at MAC Cosmetics.
‘What are the 3 top MAC winter products?’
1) ‘A statement lipstick-any colour ranging from a deeper, darker hue. This could be a deep nude or dark purple. These shades are quite popular in winter.’
‘What about for the eyes?’
2) ‘Eyeshadow colours range from cooler browns, copper and dark burgundy. You will be seeing a lot of these shades for the eyes in winter.’
‘Why do people change foundations in winter?’
3) ‘There is a switch of foundation to a more natural ‘pale’ look is in winer. People tend to choose foundation based on their naturalness. In winter they leave their fake tan behind and opt for their natural complexion.’
‘What is an essential cosmetic that would be great for on the go?’
‘A matte or satin lipstick and also MAC Fix Plus spray to keep your makeup in place all day long!’
Image from Devour site
*Please note that the girls for each store chose to be anonymous and that’s why their surname is not included in this article.
Written by: Elizabeth Charters
About Elizabeth: Elizabeth is a freelance writer, editor and an emerging travel/beauty blogger. She has a writing and editing certificate and is in her final semester of her literature degree. Some of her passions include: a love for all things beauty related and staying up-to-date with the latest fashion trends.
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