The Fall 2017 runways was as festive as can be with bright vivid colours and dark mystic monochromatic shades waving the banner for women, individuality, and freedom of expression. This season, it is all about making statements without a care about the rules…

Lip liners are out, so are indelible matte lipsticks. Instead, perfectly imperfectly lined lips are what we all need to be sporting. The term “just snogged” has been coined to refer to the beauty trend’s inspiration of messed up pouts. Have you looked at your matte coloured lips in the mirror after finishing a cup of coffee and toast in the morning? That’s the one – diffused edges, moving around, blurring, fading, smeared, smudged. The lips look as if they have just been kissed.

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Image Credit:橘子娱乐 | sohu.com


As for the eyes, bright splashes of colour contrasting each other have been bannering on the eyelids. For a more daring take, blocks of bold hues and cartoon-like arcs of liner can be drawn on the lids to create a wide-eye effect. Have you seen the movie Black Swan? Yes, that but tamer and a little psychedelic.

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Image Credits: Black Swan (allmoviegifs) | GIPHY

Many still question, however, if these brave runway trends can translate to real life. I say, yes. With the 80’s fighting its way back into fashion dominance, the boldest and the brightest can make these trends work.

Let’s Work Some Makeup Plus App Magic

I tried working some magic using the Makeup Plus mobile app, and my conclusion is: If you take the boldness one to two notches down, these Fall 2017 lids and lips trends can work (and even together). Here are the 5 beauty masterpieces that you can rock (in reality, and maybe) even at work:

1. Subtle on the eyes, bold on the lips

The use of lightly warm yet stand out pop of colors on the lips and lids can go seamlessly with almost-suit pieces tailored for the female body. Give this make-up look a go with a white high neck ribbed sleeveless top and a high-waist pajama suit. Sport the salty beach hairstyle and some gold chain suspenders to add X factor to your style.

1. Subtle on the eyes, bold on the lips

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Try this make-up look with Etude House Bling Bling Eye Sticks (eyes) from Hermo and Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Soft Shine Lipstick (lips) from StrawberryNET.

2. Full contrast of bold shades on the eyes, light and dull hue on the lips

The color-blocking of bright colors on the eyes with a combination of a slightly dull shade from the lipstick spectrum can go perfectly on a monotone outfit. Experiment with the colors on a loose button-down top and a pair of wide leg cropped pants. Whether you have your hair in a bun or ironed straight, this do can totally rock.

2. Full contrast of bold shades on the eyes, light and dull hue on the lips

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Try this make-up look with Kat Von D Serpentina Eyeshadow Palette (eyes) from Hermo and Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick (lips) from Sephora.

3. Full contrast of dull shades in the eyes, rich hue on the lips

Make a statement with the eyes but draw the attention to the lips. Mix colors from full spectrum eye shadow palettes and then make the lips pop out with a rich, moist shade. Match it with your everyday casual look of denim and t-shirt or sporty vibe of loose pullover and jeggings. Whichever style you choose for your hair, you are sure to display personality with the boldness of this make-up look.

3. Full contrast of dull shades in the eyes, rich hue on the lips

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Try this make-up look with ZOEVA Rodeo Belle Palette (eyes) from Sephora and L’Oreal Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick (lips) from Hermo.

4. Meet at one shade

Match the base of your eye shadow with your choice of lipstick shade. Then, break character by color-blocking blue and yellow with your base. Wear the look with your hair down, a boxy t-shirt, and a long denim skirt to achieve that almost effortless style.

Meet at one shade

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Try this make-up look with Sleek MakeUP Rockstar Collection I-Lust Hidden Gems Eyeshadow Palette (eyes) from Hermo and BBIA Last Lipstick Red Series (lips) from Hermo.

5. Same color of different scales with full on lashes

End the week with a slam! Turn heads with full on eye lashes on top of bold and bright shadows. Then, apply the same bold color of a stronger shade on the lips. Tie your hair in a bun. Put on a dark-colored long-sleeved top and a pair of paper bag pants. This make-up and beauty do will look good on edgy neutrals in your wardrobe.

5. Same color of different scales with full on lashes

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Try this make-up look with Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette (eyes) from Sephora and Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds (lips) from Hermo.


Are you ready to have your own standout moments? Be bold. Be bright. Be yourself.

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*Featured Image Credit: serlywlndrs | Instagram