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Life bottled: AW16 makeup trends and the perfumes to match

By Lauren Carbran
 

Say adieu to the gold Prada lips and blue mermaid eyes at Diane von Furstenberg – they’re SO last season – and take a look at what’s hot right now. Here’s our pick of the show-stopping makeup trends that are perfect for the party season, along with the best perfumes to match – so you can plan winter from start to finish. Ready, set, spritz!

blackeyesTrend #1: All black everything

Yes, it’s the season to go dark. We’re loving the black, greasy eyeliner look shown at Alexander McQueen and Elie Saab on the AW16 catwalks. It’s daring, bold and totally beaut, so go on – give it a go. Apply your eyeliner from the inner corner right to the outer corner of your eye, then create a soft smudge. Couple with a defined brow and pale lips – and, voila, you’ve officially entered the right season. To match the look, opt for the only perfume we associate with extreme coolness – Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit. It oozes jasmine, musk and amber for a boost of mystery. We love!

blaccurant-lipsTrend #2: Blackcurrant lips

The blackcurrant lips, seen on the  and Bottega Veneta AW16 catwalks, are what we like to call party lips. Why? They’re bold, playful and totally seductive. And there are no rules for this trend: just sweep the colour all over your lips for a plump look. Want more definition? Dab some highlighter on your Cupid’s bow and use a cotton bud to make sure no excess lipstick has made its way anywhere else. It’s the modern goth, but not as you know it. Pair this look with Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria, a musky duo of black rose and mandarin leaves. If you’re a fan of blackberries, try Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy, which mixes sugar-frosted blackberries with marshmallows (yes, really!).

glitter-glowTrend #3: Glittery glow

Glitter was definitely made for adults… let’s get real. And it has evolved for AW16. Did you know that little tears and freckles were a thing. Well, now you do. So do like the models on the Burberry catwalk and sprinkle glitter on the outer corners of your eyes and on your cheekbones. It’s the new way to highlight, appaz. Spread the glitter vibe to your perfume shelfie with Michael Kors Midnight Shimmer, which does exactly what it says on the bottle. Top notes of freesia and jasmine mix with vanilla and musks for the perfect winter combo. You’ll be sparkling all over.

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