How To Wear This Season’s Most Daring Make-Up Looks

As we approach autumn, our eyes and lips are taking the spotlight; think intense, sultry shades and sophisticated sparkle. Rather than going overboard however, we suggest you strip it back to one focus; picking your preferred feature and enhancing it. Illamasqua’s latest shade extension offers everything you need to create memorable evening look, so we asked the make-up brand’s Director of Artistry, Pablo Rodriguez, how to get it right…

Grown-Up Glitter 

If you’re looking for the right way to wear glitter, this is it. By injecting a flash of gilded colour along your lash line, you elevate your look without taking it into OTT territory. The Jewel Precision Ink Liner comes in six shimmering shades, all intensely packed with pigment, and is both long-lasting and water-resistant. Keep the rest of your make-up minimal and lips nude, to ensure your eyes really stand out.

Rodriguez says: "To add sparkle to your look, take your Jewel Precision Ink Liner and line your lash line with the ultra-fine tip. Alternatively, layer this on top of your eyeshadows to make your eyes glisten."

The Liner Update 

Bored of black liquid liner? Us too. It’s time to try out some new shades – nothing too crazy, just an understated switch-up to make your eye colour pop. Play with Illamasqua’s Precision Gel Liner in Dark Brown or Burgundy – they’re non-drying, so they won’t crack or cake, and are sweat- and smudge-proof once dry. Their gel texture makes them easy to apply too (imagine the fluidity of a liner without the tricky application); all you need is a fine-tipped brush.

Rodriguez says: "Create a smooth, intense black line with one application with our Precision Gel Liner. Pair it with our Fine Eyeliner Brush or Angled Brush to give yourself the perfect feline flick, or use it as a base underneath your eyeshadow for a look that will last all day and night."

Semi-Matte Lips  

We spent last winter slicking on matte liquid lipsticks and come summer it was all about layering lip gloss... This autumn, however, calls for something in-between. Meet the semi-matte – softer than a true-matte thanks to a subtle hint of shine. Illamasqua’s Antimatter lipstick comes in an array of rich, deep reds and plush pinks; is long-lasting, so you won’t have to top up post-lunch; and is super soft and non-drying.

Rodriguez says: "For a vivid colour pay-off from the very first stroke, apply your lipstick straight from the bullet or with our Lip Brush to perfect that pout. This semi-matte formula will leave your lips feeling nourished with a colour that lasts."

As a Sheerluxe exclusive, we would like to offer a complimentary Hoard Eyeshadow (worth £17) with any purchase from the latest Autumn Collection. Use code: SHEERLUXE

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