Five fall makeup trends to put on your radar

Community Sep 09, 2021 by Katherine Lalancette The Kit

The jolt of electric hues, the flash of metallic flourishes … The fall/winter 2021 collections weren’t so much a return to normalcy as a release of pent-up dress-up energy. “Out with the austerity, in with the ostentation,” seemed to be the sentiment. In the beauty department, that translated to bold lips and fanciful eye adornments that begged to be shown off. Consider this your invitation to be extra — oh-so extra — once again.

Brick red lips: There were red lips of every kind: matte, glossy, intensely pigmented, muted and sheer. But the iteration that felt freshest was the rusty, russet shade shown at Dries Van Noten, Paco Rabanne and Prabal Gurung. Warm and unexpected yet perfectly autumnal. The best part? It’s the kind of colour that looks even better a bit faded and smudged, like you’ve just kissed someone or, you know, taken off your mask.

Gucci Matte Lipstick in Janet Rust, $55, sephora.ca

Neon eyes: A definite departure from the traditional fall shadow roster — think: olive, brown, navy and burgundy — this season’s eye makeup adopted a “brighter is better” motto. Touches of hot pink, acid orange and swimming pool blue topped models’ lids, livening up otherwise neutral ensembles. Your fall basics just got way more exciting.

Morphe x Avani For the Bebs Artistry Palette, $40, sephora.ca

Lots of blush: Blush has made a noted comeback of late, perhaps as a subconscious attempt to convey health and vitality in the midst of a global pandemic. Or maybe because, well, it just looks really pretty. Either way, makeup artists didn’t skimp on rouge, dusting a generous amount that sometimes spilled beyond cheeks to reach the temples and eyelids.

Patrick Ta Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush in She’s That Girl, $45, sephora.ca

Punk liner: While the word “punk” does not immediately call to mind the likes of Chanel and Dior, both storied houses borrowed from the movement this season — at least as far as makeup is concerned. Sooty, lived-in liner contrasted plush tweeds and rich jewel tones, balancing elegance with a bit of edge.

Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Multi-Stick in Black, $19, sephora.ca

Metallic eyes: Don’t wait until your (hopefully in person) holiday parties to dabble in sparkles. Glints of glitter and washes of metallic — most often in sci-fi silver — were spotted on many runways, paired with everything from cocktail dresses (Coperni) to slouchy knits (Mark Fast) and prim skirt suits (Giambattista Valli).

e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in Disco Queen, $7, shoppersdrugmart.ca

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Katherine Lalancette is the beauty director of The Kit, based in Toronto. She writes about beauty and trends. Reach her on email at kl@thekit.ca or follow her on Twitter: @kik_tweets

Five fall makeup trends to put on your radar

Community Sep 09, 2021 by Katherine Lalancette The Kit

The jolt of electric hues, the flash of metallic flourishes … The fall/winter 2021 collections weren’t so much a return to normalcy as a release of pent-up dress-up energy. “Out with the austerity, in with the ostentation,” seemed to be the sentiment. In the beauty department, that translated to bold lips and fanciful eye adornments that begged to be shown off. Consider this your invitation to be extra — oh-so extra — once again.

Brick red lips: There were red lips of every kind: matte, glossy, intensely pigmented, muted and sheer. But the iteration that felt freshest was the rusty, russet shade shown at Dries Van Noten, Paco Rabanne and Prabal Gurung. Warm and unexpected yet perfectly autumnal. The best part? It’s the kind of colour that looks even better a bit faded and smudged, like you’ve just kissed someone or, you know, taken off your mask.

Gucci Matte Lipstick in Janet Rust, $55, sephora.ca

Neon eyes: A definite departure from the traditional fall shadow roster — think: olive, brown, navy and burgundy — this season’s eye makeup adopted a “brighter is better” motto. Touches of hot pink, acid orange and swimming pool blue topped models’ lids, livening up otherwise neutral ensembles. Your fall basics just got way more exciting.

Morphe x Avani For the Bebs Artistry Palette, $40, sephora.ca

Lots of blush: Blush has made a noted comeback of late, perhaps as a subconscious attempt to convey health and vitality in the midst of a global pandemic. Or maybe because, well, it just looks really pretty. Either way, makeup artists didn’t skimp on rouge, dusting a generous amount that sometimes spilled beyond cheeks to reach the temples and eyelids.

Patrick Ta Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush in She’s That Girl, $45, sephora.ca

Punk liner: While the word “punk” does not immediately call to mind the likes of Chanel and Dior, both storied houses borrowed from the movement this season — at least as far as makeup is concerned. Sooty, lived-in liner contrasted plush tweeds and rich jewel tones, balancing elegance with a bit of edge.

Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Multi-Stick in Black, $19, sephora.ca

Metallic eyes: Don’t wait until your (hopefully in person) holiday parties to dabble in sparkles. Glints of glitter and washes of metallic — most often in sci-fi silver — were spotted on many runways, paired with everything from cocktail dresses (Coperni) to slouchy knits (Mark Fast) and prim skirt suits (Giambattista Valli).

e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in Disco Queen, $7, shoppersdrugmart.ca

When you make a purchase through the links in this article, we may earn a small commission. Our journalism is independent and not influenced by advertising. Learn more

Katherine Lalancette is the beauty director of The Kit, based in Toronto. She writes about beauty and trends. Reach her on email at kl@thekit.ca or follow her on Twitter: @kik_tweets

Five fall makeup trends to put on your radar

Community Sep 09, 2021 by Katherine Lalancette The Kit

The jolt of electric hues, the flash of metallic flourishes … The fall/winter 2021 collections weren’t so much a return to normalcy as a release of pent-up dress-up energy. “Out with the austerity, in with the ostentation,” seemed to be the sentiment. In the beauty department, that translated to bold lips and fanciful eye adornments that begged to be shown off. Consider this your invitation to be extra — oh-so extra — once again.

Brick red lips: There were red lips of every kind: matte, glossy, intensely pigmented, muted and sheer. But the iteration that felt freshest was the rusty, russet shade shown at Dries Van Noten, Paco Rabanne and Prabal Gurung. Warm and unexpected yet perfectly autumnal. The best part? It’s the kind of colour that looks even better a bit faded and smudged, like you’ve just kissed someone or, you know, taken off your mask.

Gucci Matte Lipstick in Janet Rust, $55, sephora.ca

Neon eyes: A definite departure from the traditional fall shadow roster — think: olive, brown, navy and burgundy — this season’s eye makeup adopted a “brighter is better” motto. Touches of hot pink, acid orange and swimming pool blue topped models’ lids, livening up otherwise neutral ensembles. Your fall basics just got way more exciting.

Morphe x Avani For the Bebs Artistry Palette, $40, sephora.ca

Lots of blush: Blush has made a noted comeback of late, perhaps as a subconscious attempt to convey health and vitality in the midst of a global pandemic. Or maybe because, well, it just looks really pretty. Either way, makeup artists didn’t skimp on rouge, dusting a generous amount that sometimes spilled beyond cheeks to reach the temples and eyelids.

Patrick Ta Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush in She’s That Girl, $45, sephora.ca

Punk liner: While the word “punk” does not immediately call to mind the likes of Chanel and Dior, both storied houses borrowed from the movement this season — at least as far as makeup is concerned. Sooty, lived-in liner contrasted plush tweeds and rich jewel tones, balancing elegance with a bit of edge.

Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Multi-Stick in Black, $19, sephora.ca

Metallic eyes: Don’t wait until your (hopefully in person) holiday parties to dabble in sparkles. Glints of glitter and washes of metallic — most often in sci-fi silver — were spotted on many runways, paired with everything from cocktail dresses (Coperni) to slouchy knits (Mark Fast) and prim skirt suits (Giambattista Valli).

e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in Disco Queen, $7, shoppersdrugmart.ca

When you make a purchase through the links in this article, we may earn a small commission. Our journalism is independent and not influenced by advertising. Learn more

Katherine Lalancette is the beauty director of The Kit, based in Toronto. She writes about beauty and trends. Reach her on email at kl@thekit.ca or follow her on Twitter: @kik_tweets