Make Up Trend: New Romantics

Posted June 6, 2016 by in Make Up and Nails

Say hello to your most fashionable make up season yet!

The new essence autumn/winter range guarantees a wow-effect with shades hotter than all your Instagram filters combined.

I love to go a litter darker in winter with maroon and chocolate brown lip colours, an extra layer of contouring and drawing most of the attention to my eyes using a thick eyeliner and eyebrow gel. Celebrities like Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale and Kylie Jenner all love to experiment with the latest trend.

Here’s what you need to achieve the NEW ROMANTICS look.


  • SOFT TOUCH MOUSSE CONCEALER (R57,95) is a  matching concealer which practically melts with your skin to hide any signs of dark circles under the eyes. The creamy, mousse texture is divine and it’s the perfect handbag-size for all day touch ups.
  •  SHAPE YOUR FACE CONTOURING PALETTE (R76,95) is everything you need for the super popular contouring trend. It literally takes me two minutes in the morning to apply and although I’m not related to the Kardashians in any way, this little beaut creates all the perfect lines in a very natural way.
  • MOSAIC BLUSH (R57,95) are assembled like a mosaic and mix upon application to create an individual shade. The blush is suitable for all skin types as you do the mixing and matching.
  •  EYEBROW GEL COLOUR AND SHAPE (R57.95) really accentuates my ‘already-like-a-jungle’ brows and leaves behind a pleasant, powdery finish with long-lasting -results.
  • ROCK’N’DOLL MASCARA (R53.95) is this season’s superstar with a curved fiber brush which provides next level volume. I love the fact that it reaches every individual lash ensuring an eye-popping effect. 
  • 2 IN 1 EYESHADOW & LINER (R53.95) is my new go-to product in the mornings, because who have 20 minutes to apply eye make-up? The thick pencil makes life so much easier, because I always struggle to get the perfect line with a super thin one. The effect is incredible!
  • XXXL LONGLASTING LIPGLOSS MATT EFFECT  (R44.50) lasts on your lips for several hours without drying them out. I love the the hot brownie shade the most.
  • I LOVE TRENDS NAIL POLISH (R34.95) is the perfect finishing touch to your look. It has a gel-like texture which is really good value for money.


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Annette de Wet
Annette de Wet

Fashion & Beauty Editor. Just married. Loving the Capetonian lifestyle!


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