Embrace berry colours
Berry beauty is everywhere you look at the moment, with everybody from Kylie Jenner to Gigi Hadid giving it a go. But experimenting with such a bold look can be daunting. Here, we run through our tips on how to successfully embrace this exciting trend.
Arguably the easiest way to give this trend a go is with a slick of colour on your pout. First you need to identify the undertones of your skin, as Ariane Poole, Celebrity Make Up Artist and Founder of Ariane Poole Cosmetics, explains to Cover Media. “An easy way to see if you have cool or warm undertones is to ask yourself if you think silver or gold jewellery suits you best,” Ariane said. “If gold makes your skin look brighter then it's likely you have warm, yellow undertones, whereas if silver makes you look fresher you probably have cool, pink undertones. If you can wear both – you're neutral.”
For pink undertones, go for a shade with blue undertones – like a deep plum or wine. Rimmel’s The Only 1 Lipstick in Under My Spell is a good choice, or give Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in Glastonberry a try.
For skin with yellow undertones opt for a lipstick that has orange undertones – like a dark red or burgundy. Rimmel has the perfect shade in their The Only 1 range, try shade One-Of-A-Kind.
You can also add a pop of berry colour to your cheeks, if the thought of a bold lip is too daunting. Sleek offers a good variety of blush colours in a wide array of finishes. If you like a glowing, sparkling finish then try their Shimmer Blush in Pomegranate. For a more sophisticated finish, give their regular blush in Flushed a try. If you suffer from dry skin, consider trying a liquid blush rather than a powder one. Stila have an amazing product called Stila Crush Lip & Cheek Stain, with their Pomegranate shade bang on trend. As it suggests, you can use this on both your lips and cheeks, and the staining quality means it’s not going to budge once you’ve got it on – perfect for the hot and sticky summer months.
Going all out berry on the eyes isn’t for the faint hearted, but there are ways of trying out the trend in phases. If you want to give it a go with eyeshadow, then Revlon Eye Shadow Colorstay Links in Plum is a fantastic option – it stays put and can be built up in intensity. If eyeshadow seems like too daunting a concept, then why not experiment with a berry coloured eyeliner? This works incredibly well with a brown smoky eye for a sophisticated finish. Chanel offer their Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in a sumptuous shade simply called Berry. For a cheaper option, try MUA’s Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil in Berry Wine. Finally, you can finish things off with a berry mascara. If you want the all out look then slick on at the end, but if you want just a subtle nod to the trend, then use with your usual eye make-up. Lancome’s Grandiose comes in a shade called Violet, which looks bright in the bottle, but adds a lovely, subtle finish to the look.