Last week I attended a preview of the AW14 beauty trends and I really do think it’s one of the most exciting seasons yet as there really is something for everyone; whether you like bright pops of colour or muted, barely there nudes, you are going to find a look to love. I’ll be doing a post soon looking at all the trends from Maybelline, but as I had my nails done at the event, I thought I’d share with you the Petrol Head trend which includes the nail art effect that I’m currently sporting on my nails.
Petrol Head takes it’s inspiration from the murky, oily blue/black shade that you find in grease; it’s pretty much the blue shade for those who don’t wear blue. Consequently it’s a really interesting colour that is very autumnal without going off into the nudes and neutrals tangent. Even though it’s a dirgy take on the colour, it’s still a strong look so the rest of the look built around the colour is extremely minimal with just a hint of warm rose on the lips.
For those with confidence, a strong slick of Colour Tattoo in Everlasting Navy all around the entire eye with Master Kajal on the inner rims is all you need for a punchy, bruised eye. If you’d like a more gentle, feminine look then the turquoise and grey shades in the Big Eyes Eye Shadow Palette in Luminous Turquoise blended just under the brow (in the same way you’d apply highlighter) is a striking yet more gentle take on the look. Lastly, if you want to embrace the look without going too far out of your comfort zone then a line with either the Mono Eyeshadow in Midnight Navy or Master Kajal in Lapis Blue smudged into the upper lash line with a hint of pink on the lips is a pretty and easy to wear look.
The nails are my favourite part and I was lucky enough to have mine done by Michelle (check out her Instagram here for some serious inspiration) who created this merged, petrol effect that is pretty much my favourite manicure ever. It’s Colour Show in Ocean Blue paired with Bubblicious and the gradient effect is done using a layering technique which is blended with an eyeshadow sponge which is definitely a technique I’ll be trying soon and you can be almost certain that I’ll get it wrong…
This is one of many great looks coming from Maybelline for the autumnal months, so keep your eyes peeled as I’ll be sharing more of my favourites soon. Most of the products mentioned are available now, so to have a mosey through the full Maybelline range, head here – link.