From unexpected highlighter hues to galactic glosses, three beauty champions present the trends that feel fresh right now.
“This season’s take on radiant skin: a dusting of opalescent lavender, cream, or even blue highlighter,” says Huda Kattan (@hudabeauty), the founder of Huda Beauty. It’s a far cry from the golden bronzer we’re used to seeing in spring. But these hues are just as flattering, and they create a pretty, ethereal glow on any skin tone. Use a fan brush to dust a sheer layer of powder to the top of your cheekbones. Because it’s iridescent and shifts as it catches the light, it really makes cheekbones pop, Huda says.
Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter in Blinded by the Light ($45, Sephora), Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Lilac Geode ($58, www.sephora.sg
) and Kat Von D Beauty Alchemist Holographic Palette ($50, Sephora).
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Smoky red lids
Sienna, burgundy, saffron, rust—these warm, brownish red hues create the season’s statement eye. “They’re bold and colourful, which makes them wearable,” says Sir John (@sirjohnofficial), a celebrity makeup artist for L’Oréal Paris. (When you try to do a sheer wash of a true red, you enter that sickly, haven’t-slept territory.) They’re also versatile. “You can play with whether to apply a little or dial it way up,” he says. The minimalist version: “I love to create an undereye look, smudging a single colour on only the bottom lid.” To go all out: Brush a sandy tone on the entire lid, then blend a rust hue into the crease and a burgundy shade along the lash line. “That red-on-red action is super fun,” Sir John adds.
TRY Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette ($83), Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette ($72, Sephora), Laneige Ideal Shadow Quad in No. 4 Deep Crimson ($42) and Natasha Denona Metallic Eyeshadow in 63M Oxide ($39, www.sephora.sg).
“Lip gloss is making a big bang this season with new colour-shifting finishes,” says Wende Zomnir (@udwende), a co-founder of Urban Decay Cosmetics. “We were able to load transparent glosses with more pearl pigments than ever to create a holographic effect that makes lips look fuller,” she explains. “And despite all that shimmer, the glosses feel cushiony, not gritty.” Wear one on its own, Wende says. Or do as she does: Take a deep wine lip liner (Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Pencil in Hex, $32) and line only the corners of the mouth. Then blend that out towards the middle of your mouth, and layer a prismatic gloss on top. “The liner acts like a stain, giving my lips a little bit of colour and more dimension and helping the gloss stay on longer,” she says.
Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in Topaz x Gilt ($33, www.sephora.sg
), Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coat in Reverb ($32) and Too Faced Melted Latex - Liquified High Shine Lipstick in Unicorn Tears ($33, Sephora).