Timeless makeup looks are always in style. Get bright red lips and cat eyes with these natural beauty brands.
Here’s how to wear these always on trend makeup styles with a little help from the best brands in natural beauty.
1. Graphic Eyes
Geometric cat eyes and other bold graphic shapes take eye makeup to the next level, and while this definitely isn’t a trend for shrinking violets, it can easily be adapted to real-world wear. Think minimalist, but not boring. Take a cue from the Rag and Bone look (top photo), which accented an otherwise clean and fresh-looking face with a curved swipe of eyeliner just above the crease of the eyelid. At Dior, all it took to make the eyes pop were a few highlights in silver; 100% Pure has a natural and vegan pearly silver eyeliner that would do the trick.
2. Wine Lips
Lips that look like you’ve been eating berries or sipping on a glass of full-bodied red wine can be all you need to add a healthy pop of color. To get this look, use a stain on well-moisturized and exfoliated lips. Check out Vapour Organic Beauty’s Aura Multi-Use Stain in ‘Lure,’ or Tarte’s Lipsurgence Matte Tint in ‘Envy.’
Peach, copper, purple and mauve bring a fresh look to the smoky eye, dialing down the drama just a tad while also contributing an extra dash of color (seen here at Gucci.) The key to a beautiful smoky eye is blending, blending, blending. You could also go for a softer neutral look with a touch of shine. Try W3LL People’s Elitist 83, a loose mineral shadow in luminous copper, or Seduce by RMS Beauty, a cream shadow that’s long-lasting and easy to blend.
Lush, natural, statement-making brows have been de rigueur for a few years now, and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere, so don’t pull out the tweezers just yet. Strong brows frame the face and add interest even when you’re not wearing any makeup. To make your brows bigger and bolder, brush them up and set them into place with brow gel like Jane Iredale’s PureBrow.
Half-moon manicures, patterns and decals are definitely high on the list of trends for nails, but here’s one you don’t have to sit in a headache-inducing nail salon to achieve: ravishing red. The classic candy-red manicure wears well in any season, as is dark and dramatic oxblood. Try Scotch Naturals Stiletto for the former, and Priti’s Sympathy Rose for the latter. Pro tip: add a little cornstarch to some clear topcoat for a matte finish.