2015 Winter makeup looks and makeup bag essentials

Taking inspiration from the Winter 2014/2015 catwalk collections, where everything is bolder and sexier this season, I’ve been encouraging my clients to try these key trends and work with what’s hot this Winter. So if its time to update your makeup bag, and you’re going to buy anything then pick up these must have products for 2015.

1) Metallic Smokey Eyes
Metallic smokey eyes are essential, creating instant glamour for the party season and transferable into February for a sexy, sultry Valentine’s Day look. Metallics instantly lift and add depth to a classic smokey eye. This look can be dramatic or blended for a softer, more wearable look. Shades of grey, navy blues and shimmery blacks are my favourite to work with this season.

2) Rouged Lips
Rouged Lips are never out of fashion, whether they be matt or glossy, retro or modern. Texture, plus colour, instantly adds interest to your overall look. From deep blue red tones to fiery orange hues, finding your perfect shade of red for your winter makeup collection is a priority.

3) Highlighted Skin
Highlighted skin lifts and illuminates your best features, giving radiance and creating a fresh and youthful look. Focus on highlighting your cheekbones and temples. Highlight underneath the eyebrow on to the brow bone; an instant brow lift effect.

Makeup Bag must-haves

1) Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation. It’s a lightweight second skin foundation, it naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion. As its a matte finish its a perfect base for adding highlighting powders and shimmery blushes or bronzers to create the ultimate complexion.

2) Estee Lauder Gel eyeliner has been a favourite for many years, it’s a smudge free stay in place liner that is guaranteed to last all day. With the gel based formula you can create precision lines or a more blended effect before it sets. Defining your eyes has never been easier.

3) Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics wet and dry Palette shade No. 1 is an absolute 2015 must have, with the beautiful selection of 4 shades your look is transformed, captivating and vibrant. Whether you’re going for a subtle day makeup with a hint of colour or a dark dramatic eye this palette has it all.