The Glades
Beauty trends coming this AW23

Words by Ellie McKenna

The month of high fashion is wrapping up, and it’s not just the clothes that are making waves on our Pinterest boards. The real stars? The AW23 beauty trends from the runway; these dreamy makeup looks are too good to wait until autumn to try. Think metallic lids, effortlessly blended eyeshadow, vampy lips, and cloud skin. Get ready to see these everywhere later this year!

Look no further than The Glades!

It's a 90's thing!

Nostalgia continues to drive trends, and the 90s brown lipstick craze is sticking around. With a variety of warm brown shades to pick from, it’s the ideal colour for fall. Whether you prefer it matte, glossy, sheer, or opaque – or as a lip liner paired with a glossy top for that authentic 90s vibe – there’s a brown lipstick for every autumn mood.

You can’t go wrong with Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream Liquid Lipstick, found in Boots. The smooth and soft formula provides velvety, all-day comfort while delivering intense matte colour. Oh yes, matte is BACK!

'Cloud' skin

If you prefer a matte finish or heavier coverage, don’t worry, ‘glass skin’ is out for makeup bases – this autumn is soft focus skin. Created with blurring formulas that hide imperfections for a subtler version of airbrush makeup.

One of our favourite products to help achieve this is the Full Coverage 2-in-1 Foundation & Concealer from KIKO. The face is flawless and blemishes disappear, skin is even and smoothened, with a long-lasting matte satin finish.



Smokey liner

Keep it simple and stylish this fall by trying the smudged, kinda-messy black eyeliner or eyeshadow look. It’s intentionally not perfect with a worn-in vibe, making it a cool and moody choice for days when you don’t feel like doing elaborate eyeshadow or eyeliner. Many models and celebrities love rocking this easy grunge-meets-glam makeup style, so you’ll be in good company!

Smudge it out with KIKO’s Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner, paired with their High Pigment Eyeshadow to set it in place to achieve that smokey look.

All good things sparkle!

Whether it’s our lingering love for Euphoria-inspired glitter or the yearly comeback of metallics as we approach Christmas and New Year’s, glitter eye makeup is a definite trend for autumn 2023.

We are loving the Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow by Hourglass; sold in Space NK! Elevate your eyeshadow experience with Hourglass—it’s the perfect way to make your eyes the star of the show!

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