Winter beauty trends from the runway

Thursday, 13 June 2013

This winter sees a lot of rehashing of previous season’s trends, with a couple of twists thrown in between. We take a look at some the trendiest runway faces of Autumn / Winter 2013.

Winter runway trends


1. Fruit Salad
Afraid that the ever-trendy berry lip will tire your complexion, or not quite sure what to wear with red? Pair it with a milky pastel eye liner. Don’t try to match it (avoid pinks and lilacs) but rather clash it with a blue or green shade. Keep the rest of your face completely neutral.

2. Red, red wine
If you’ve always wanted to try a lip colour in a wine / berry shade, now is the time. After being declared dead on arrival just a couple of years ago, it’s back and bigger than ever before. Pair it with a lively, glowing complexion to avoid looking worn down, and go for a natural looking blush.

3. Being Bold
I’ve always loved a bold brow, and I love that it’s been fashionable year after year. Fill yours in with a powder shadow for the most natural effect, and avoid over-plucking, just like your mom told you.

4. Get Graphic
Taking cat eye liner one step further, you can try your hand at graphic black eyeshadow. Be sure to keep your cheeks fresh and rosy and your lips juicy so you don’t scare the kids!

5. Bare and bronzed
A rarity in winter, but keeping colour to a minimum and just contouring, highlighting and adding blusher can make you look vibrant and healthy (ignore this model’s deadpan stare, however). Add a dab of shimmery bronzer and you’re ready for a night out on the town, while everyone around you looks like Stiff Sally’s.

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Chantelle loves the beauty industry and is a junkie for all things high-tech. A background in skincare therapy and a secret dream of becoming a copywriter steered her in the direction of beauty blogging. To read more of her writing, visit her blog

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  1. Nicksta

    Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Backstage (#035) is a vibrant berry shade and suits all skin tones. Perfect for winter.

    6 years ago •

  1. Miss Tee

    I would prefer the bare and bronzed look

    6 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi Melanie. We suggest visiting your favourite make-up store and one of their brand representatives will be able to provide you with the tricks of the trade.

    6 years ago •

  1. Melanie Jayne Le Roux

    I’d love to do a dark red wine or berry shade on my lips but I have uneven lips as I was born with a cleft lip and am worried it will enhance that, are there any tricks I could use to diminish it?

    6 years ago •

  1. Rogerson

    I completely agree that the red lip is back! Complexions tend to look quite dull during winter so a popping lip colour definitely perks up the face in no time! :)

    6 years ago •

  1. StephanieM

    I will definitely try out “Get Graphic”…@ “model’s dead pan stare”….LOL

    6 years ago •

  1. fourieliandi

    i like number 1
    more my style

    6 years ago •

  1. Talia

    Red lip, glowing complexion and natural blush is a winner for me!

    6 years ago •

  1. TJK

    Love number 3! Bold eyebrows are the best.

    6 years ago •

  1. ritsiebarlow

    I LOVE the milky pastel eyeliner… It is very refreshing to see it as a Winter trend!

    6 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    This article made me anxious to try out new stuff this winter

    6 years ago •

  1. Ruweida

    Great tips!! I love the fruit salad trend; it’s stunning.

    6 years ago •

  1. Noni

    Groomed eyebrows suitt EVERY season-loving the wine lips for winter.

    6 years ago •

  1. Bronwen

    How do I get look 4? Its absolutely gorgeous!

    6 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    A soft winged liner and red lippie is my staple for this winter.

    6 years ago •

  1. CindyBotha

    THE BOLD BROW with cat eyeliner!

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    groomed eyebrows complete a look perfectly, even in winter they should be kept under control! love the tips

    6 years ago •

  1. me

    Number 4 I like, just toned down a bit. Okay, a lot.

    6 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Love the berry red lip, gonna try for winter

    6 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    Lol I was scared of the bare and bronzed because of the model, thanks for the tip to ignore it.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Im huge fan of the the cat eye look so number 4 looks fab to me. And love no.1 lip colour and it would suit me.

    6 years ago •

  1. Dustin

    The Nude Lips are really pretty with smoky eyes, definitely something to work with

    6 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    Loving the cat eyeliner and the bronze effect! Just because it’s winter, does not mean you have to give up the shimmery glow!

    6 years ago •

  1. Cornelli

    Love these tips! Great trends for winter!

    6 years ago •

  1. Simimano

    I personally like #4, Such a pretty look and looks gorgeous with that dark hair! I love eyeliner, so I’d love to try something like that!

    6 years ago •

  1. Ladyconfused

    Hmm out of the lot I think I would try 2 and 4.

    6 years ago •

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