It appears the mantra will be ‘white, bright and fright’ next Autumn as pale eye-liner, bright lipstick and ashen-faced goth appeared on the catwalk time and time again from top designers like Viktor and Rolf, Orla Kiely, Gucci and Calvin Klein.
Smoke’s out and mist’s in next season as the usual black eyeliner is replaced with a much less conventional white. We recommend using white shadow on the lids before blending a pale grey into the lid creases for added dimension. Open up the eyes with a white liner on the lower lid and a high-definition black mascara on both sets of lashes for higher contrast.
We recommend splashing £14 on MAC Superslick Eyeliner in Nocturnal for a wide-eyed look and a professional finish.
What better way to carry off pale, natural-looking eyes than with a strong, bold lipstick? Gucci led the pack on the runway with intensely glossy burgundy shades teamed with barely-there nude eye-shadows. However, for boldness on a budget, we suggest Barry M Lip Paint which comes in a wide selection of shades from bright scarlet to metallic bronze.
You can buy Barry M at Boots for a very reasonable £4.49.
Dramatic cheekbones, bitten-lips and pale skin was the order of the day as the likes of Alexander Macqueen, Calvin Klein and Gucci all channeled elements of the gothic through their AW12 collections. For pale, almost translucent skin we recommend Lancôme Teint Miracle Compact Natural Light Creator, which claims to illuminate the cheeks as if ‘lit from within’. With careful colour blending this product is designed to add a pale glow without disguising those all-important cheekbones.
You can buy Teint Miracle Compact for £34 at Lancôme.