Borrowing inspiration from the runway is something we all attempt to do, at least at one point in our lives. Either we’re talking fashion, hair or make-up, there’s no denying in the fact that there’s an enticing world out there, constantly charming us with its endless possibilities and never-ending source of excitement. Sadly, in terms of beauty, not everything is built upon simplicity, nor wearability.
Leaving the overly dramatic and the utterly complicated for the expert hands, we switch focus to those pretty little fall 2013 makeup details we spotted on the runways, details able to shake things up in your morning or evening beauty routines in matter of minutes. Little twists that won’t require hours of practice and that instead will have you eager to sit in front of the mirror and have fun experimenting.
In no particular order, here are 10 makeup ideas you should try out this fall.
Add a graphic line in an unexpected place.
There are days when a full make-up won’t do, but leaving the eyes bare wouldn’t exactly work either. Serving as a substitute for a subtle cat eye and adding a modern twist to a retro ‘60s look, Rag & Bone’s graphic eye make-up will have you rediscover the fun of using gel liner.
See more: Rag & Bone fall 2013 beauty look
Contrast colours on the top and bottom lids.
In working with eye-shadows on a daily bases, there comes a point when inspiration starts lacking completely. That is when a mix of metallic and matte shadows in contrasting hues can easily revitalize your make-up routine by keeping things pretty and uncomplicated.
See more: Max Mara fall 2013 beauty look
Use lipstick as blush.
If you care to take a break from your blush, but you still strive to achieve a romantic and natural-looking flush, try mixing two lipsticks onto your cheeks the next time you’re heading out. Any shades of red, peach, pink and orange will work out wonderfully.
Add dimension to nails with a metallic accent.
Nothing easier than to add new dimensions to your daily beauty looks through some pretty and unique nails. Even better when the inspiration comes straight from the runway. At Prabal Gurung, the olive green nails were topped off with a delicate gold V accent.
See more: Prabal Gurung fall 2013 beauty look
Go all-out on glitter for special occasions.
The glitter-dusted eye make-up gained whimsical proportions at Chanel, in a look every girl will want to try out at least once this fall. Colliding glamour with a modern sense of playfulness, this beauty trick is better saved for one very special occasion.
See more: Chanel fall 2013 beauty look
Play with gradients on lips.
Lips that start-off super strong only to fade all of the sudden towards reaching the bottom, make for another beautiful makeup twist. Build the alluring gradient using both a rich tangerine and a nude lipstick, allowing the lips to do all the talking this fall.
Apply some lip gloss – to your eyes.
A touch of vaseline, transparent lip gloss or petroleum jelly carefully layered on top of a bronze eyeshadow can take you from looking lovely to looking super-chic, before you can say glossy. This fall is all about using your favourite products in unexpected ways.
See more: Vionnet fall 2013 beauty look
Mix lip colours for a wine-stained look.
We said it once and we will probably say it time and time again: this season fell hard under the spell of the dramatic dark lips. Amongst them, the wine-stained alternatives promote an intense and super strong look. Don’t be shy in blending products and hues in order to put a twist on the trend. At Derek Lam, the unique color was the result of mixing together two reddish lipsticks and a graphite cream eye shadow.
See more: Derek Lam fall 2013 beauty look
Go for texture as well as shine.
This season is more clear than ever in pointing out texture as key to an enhanced and modern beauty look. At Giambattista Valli, the cellophane eyes took center stage. A thick stripe of shimmering eyeshadow adds a futuristic twist to a look meant to stand out.
See more: Giambatistta Valli fall 2013 beauty look
Try the half smokey eye for twice the impact.
The intense smokey eyes will never be out, but this season dares you to step outside the box. Instead of creating a full smokey eye, try a half smokey eye for once in a look that is equally strong, but far more adventurous and different.
See more: Michael Kors fall 2013 beauty look