It’s easy to fall into the routine of wearing your hair and makeup the same - day in and out. Hey, if it works then why mess with it? While we agree to an extent, we also can’t help but remind you that the world of beauty is a wonderful place for creativity, experimentation and pushing your comfort zone. That’s why each season when new trends emerge, there’s no better time to challenge yourself to try something new. You never know, it may just become your new go-to, signature look, or the shade that flatters your skin tone like nothing ever has before!
Being at the forefront of the beauty game, Priceline Pharmacy know all about the latest products, colours and formulas that are coming onto the market before even we do sometimes, so it’s no surprise that they know how to forecast the next big thing. Festival of Beauty is back in 2018 and they’ve highlighted the below as the six beauty trends that are going to be everywhere this Autumn/Winter 2018. Plus they’ve outlined exactly how you can master each and every one of them.
So read up, start practicing and stock up your kit!
Makeup Trend #1 / Glossy Skin
Great skin will always be your best beauty accessory, but in winter a little extra glow will go a long way to breathing life into a dull un-sunkissed complexion. The finish to aim for this season is glossy. It’s minimal but still noticeable, and unlike highlighting which is targeted, aim for an organic, all-over healthy sheen. Top tip: Don’t forget your eye lids, brows and Cupid’s bow when going glossy.
To find out how to master glossy skin with Priceline Pharmacy Makeup Director, Sarah Laidlaw, watch this how-to video:
Makeup Trend #2 / Graphic Colour
For some reason, colour tends to head off on holiday whenever winter sets in. But this season it has a reason to stick around. The graphic colour trend heroes the boldest and brightest of hues in the most striking of ways. Although, if daring is not your cup of tea, you’ll be happy to know this trend has various intensity levels to suit every comfort zone: Dial it back to just a thick coloured eyeliner top and bottom if you want to ease yourself in. THE colour of the season? Teal.
To copy this colourful look, watch this how-to video with Priceline Pharmacy Makeup Director, Sarah Laidlaw:
Makeup Trend #3 / Triple Pink
If you have a fear of pink because you think it comes off too girly, it’s time to get over your phobia because this popular colour is here to stay. A trend that’s been trickling into your beauty kit over the past few seasons, now it’s going next level with a triple-threat approach. And instead of feeling overly feminine, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know its letting off seriously sultry vibes. The way to wear the triple pink trend is in tonal hues across your entire makeup palette – on the eyes, cheeks and lips. It will warm up the complexion as we head into the colder months, and contrasts beautifully with a muted winter wardrobe.
Keen to give pink a go? Learn from Priceline Pharmacy Makeup Director, Sarah Laidlaw with this how-to video:
Hair Trend #1 / Asymmetric Knots
For fans of the failsafe topknot, this is its edgier sister. And the best part, it doesn’t call for finesse – this hairstyle looks best when asymmetric and dishevelled. Hello, winter sleep-ins! You can style this updo on clean, glossy hair or second-day tresses, and even those with shorter hair can get in on the look with a half-up version.
To try this hairstyle for yourself, watch this how-to video featuring Priceline Pharmacy Hair Director, Kenneth Stoddart:
Hair Trend #2 / Wet Look
Low-maintenance hair lovers rejoice! It doesn’t get much easier than the wet look. Autumn/Winter ‘18s version has a deep side part and subtle movement through the lengths. Think hair that looks wet but not sopping, with a raked-through texture.
Replicate the new-season wet look with this how-to video with Priceline Pharmacy Hair Director, Kenneth Stoddart:
Hair Trend #3 / Bound Pony
If you’re looking for maximum impact with the added bonus of minimal effort, this is the hair trend for you. Basically a simple low ponytail in disguise, with a twisted and bound bun through the lengths, this is a hairstyle for any novice or in-a-rush gal. But…you do need to have mid to long hair to get the full effect.
Follow the steps for creating this ‘do with Priceline Pharmacy Hair Director, Kenneth Stoddart in this how-to video:
Good to know: Priceline offer free 15-minute beauty consultations with their Beauty Advisors in select stores, so do yourself a favour and book yourself in at priceline.com.au/beautyservices
You can also experience everything that Festival of Beauty has to offer online at priceline.com.au. Have a beauty-related question? Jump online for Q&As and product picks from Priceline Pharmacy's beauty experts, including exclusive makeup tips from Sarah Laidlaw and haircare advice from Kenneth Stoddart.
Which of these trends are you most keen to try? Share with us in the comments below.
Image credits: Priceline Pharmacy
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.