How can one single dress set the tone for fall's biggest makeup trend? Ask acclaimed American fashion designer Jason Wu. The designer's autumn catwalk finale was a flowing indigo-hued gown that not only inspired the model's colourful eye makeup, but also took both fashionistas and the beauty world by storm.
Autumn's feminine yet sharp silhouettes have crowned super-bright blue the colour of the season. On the beauty side, the eyes were bright blue with a heavy dusting of sparkling glitter, others chose ice blue shades below the eyes. But it's the ultra-violet cat eyes that emerged among autumn's colourful peepers. The look is refreshingly provocative after many seasons of smoky, monochromatic eyes. The formula for that striking 60s-inspired cat-eye look is a clean base and natural lips to make the eyes pop. Start by applying a moisturizing BB cream to even out the complexion and create radiant skin tone.
Experiment with a mix of aquamarine and purple shadows, and don't be shy about shimmering metallic shades to amp up the eyes even more. Also, try a midnight blue eye pencil along the lash line and let a mix of different shades create a winged shape. With a softer effect than sharp eyeliners, the look is all about creating a messier feel - it's not perfect!
If you're daring, pump up the trend by completely avoiding the retro references and go for a straight line instead of a "wing". That's thinking outside the tube. Finish by blurring the edges with an eye shadow brush and sweep a rosy blush over the cheekbones, and you've got autumn's prettiest makeup.
Autumn's hottest accessories are colourful but they don't only hang on the shoulder (though we do love Victoria Beckham's bright bags) - they also colour our lips. Bright lips exude feminine confidence with a touch of sass. A bright lipstick also tops up your whole outfit - it's the new fashion accessory. This fall, different shades of hot pinks are the colours on everyone's lips - literally. Purple-pink hues were trending among some of the young hip designers, while Diane von Furstenberg chose hot pinks on hers. "It's not about going to a party. It's life as a party", said the New York icon to Style.com. We couldn't agree more.