Discover the unexpected pops of beauty in AW24
Autumn Winter Fashion

Add a pop of unexpected with these AW24 beauty trends

Mikele Simone, is an acclaimed makeup artist with a decade of diverse experience in the beauty sector. Mikele collaborates with an array of brands, contributing to editorials, brand campaigns, digital content creation, and more. For our Autumn / Winter 2024 campaign, he’s given us his top tips on how to add a ‘Pop of unexpected’ to our beauty regime.
Published 01 April

This season is a time to experiment. We invite you to have fun with different looks, colours and textures to explore your beauty by adding a pop of unexpected to your daily routine. Whether a metallic eyeshadow or a bold lip, don’t be afraid to blend sophistication with playful twists this season.

Bold Eyes and Bold Lips

Usually a big no no, but this year its all about going bold and making a statement. Using colours that can work together and flatter the skin is the trick, eg wearing a bold pink lipstick just help brighten up the skin and can elevate any outfit, as in winter we are drawn to wearing clothes that are darker like blacks and navy. Pair the lipstick with a smoky eye or even a coloured eyeliner flick like a purple or Burgundy  that will extend and elevate the eye shape.

For this look try Nars Lipstick in Schiap or Sephora Collection Cream Lip stain in Flamingo Flamingo paired with Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeliner or Maybelline Tattoo Gel Eyeliner 942 Rich Berry, which is a gorgeous Berry-Brown Hue that instantly brightens every eye colour.



Over Blushing

Its all about overly flushed cheeks, this trend has evolved over the last few years and its become even more apparent everyone loves blush, and for good reason! Wearing a brightly coloured blush instantly gives the impression of fresh and lively skin. As we mature, skin can become more sallow, so adding a brighter blush can help brighten you up. My go to blush range is Makeup Forever Artist Face Powder Blush - highly pigmented and long wearing with the softest, almost gel like texture or L'Oréal Paris Wake Up & Glow Melon Dollar Baby Blush which is a great cost effect alternative. Add some blush with a rounded fluffy brush on the apple of the cheeks and then blend upwards toward the temple, you can also add a small amount of the bridge of the nose and eyelids.




Shimmer Eyes 

For years we have been told as we get older to avoid shimmers on the eyes, but this mentality is dated and ideally wearing anything shimmery on the eyes will actually help give you a mini eye-lift. Shimmers help reflect light which in-turn help minimise texture. 
For a quick and easy application, try the Balm Lid-Quid® Sparkling Liquid Eyeshadow or Champagne Chantacaille Mermaid Eye Colour, a cream to powder formula that is full proof to apply and sets itself, start gin from the lash line then blend upwards up to the brow bone. To amp things up you can also layer a shimmer powder over it in a pop of colour like Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow.

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Glowing Skin

Glowing Skin will never not be a trend. Why? Because it makes you look healthy, hydrated and youthful. The key to this trend is skin prep, making sure you layer the skincare foundations before makeup will help achieve the look your after. I always use a rich moisturiser before any makeup and ensure that it is well massaged into the skin, taking your time as the movements of the finger tips against the face help the product warm up so it dives deeper into the skin and is absorbed. My go to moisturiser is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, its iconic for a reason or if you are on a budget No7 HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Cream is a great alternative. Then apply your foundation with any tool you are comfortable using, like a brush or sponge, but also im not mad at using fingers, as long as they are clean. 
My absolute must have at the moment is the new Makeup Forever Hydra Glow HD Foundation, its a rich balmy texture that instantly brightens your skin and gives the most beautiful dewy finish. Being Makeup Forever, it is a professional formula that lasts and doesn’t oxidise (meaning it won’t go orange or change colour upon application) This foundation is new but it will hit cult status very fast. If you are looking for a more budget friendly option, a great switch in is the Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Skin Tint.



Playful Nails

Nails are an accessory to any outfit, have fun and play with colours. A trend that is making a comeback is mismatched nails, where you use 2 shades (or more!) and paint nails different colours. I only use OPI Infinite Shine because it lasts, the colours are so extensive and they are so shiny! My go to clashing shades that work is always red and pink combo! Its a fun class but it works! Try OPI Infinite Shine in Big Apple Red + Spring Break the Internet.

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