Unfortunately, it's that time of the year, when we have to accept our new found paleness. That is unless: A - you are one of the lucky ones spending summer in Europe or B - you actually have time to fake tan. Like the majority of us, I am C - Pale and cold.
BLKAVE is here to help you update your makeup bag this winter. With everything feeling dry and/or numb, it is time to change up your daily routine and start a new trend of 'Winter Glow'.
Firstly we are going to take you to the 'DARK SIDE'. It has been years since i have heard the word 'GOTH', but i am happy that this look has been updated to just a deep lip, rather than all black everythaaaang. That's right ladies, it has been a trend that has been circulating this season and it is certainly here to stay. The key here is not about the strong lip, but how to do the rest of your makeup, to ensure you don't try and bring back those unfortunate times of the 90's.
KEY LIP COLOURS - Oxblood, Burgandy, Black Cherry.
WEAR WITH -
Ensuring that all dark under eye areas are concealed and highlighted. Remember this is a dark pigment lip that we are embracing. In doing so, if we have any other areas on our face that are a dark cool tone (like under eye depth or pigmentation), it will instantly draw attention to it. Keeping to the trend of the 'effortless' and 'natural' makeup, this light weight concealer ensures that there is no caking, on the sensitive eye area.
This season is about embracing your natural brows (within reason, maybe still wax that mono..) With this strong lip, keeping your brows soft and feathered is the way to go. If you are lacking hair in the brow department, pair with a brow pencil. Brush those brows up to the sky and you have given your face a brow lift.
Complement your deep lip with soft and dewy skin. This is essential !! During winter skin can begin to look dry and dull. It's like the sun goes behind the clouds for a couple of weeks and I go from a fresh summer bronzed glow to pale, dehydrated and chapped. Fun fun.
Mix your illuminator with your foundation to give life to your skin and ensure that you prime with a hydrating primer. This will ensure that your foundation glides evenly over your face rather that attaching itself to your dry areas. Using the illuminator on its own is a great way to highlight cheekbones and avoiding heavy contouring.
So now you know the trend and how to wear it, keep it fresh and dewy. Remember to choose either eyes or lips. Such a versatile look from office chic to saturday night chic. Just add lashes after 5pm and complete the look with a glass of champagne.