Hybrid will be on everyone’s lips as Maybelline and MAC gave teasers of their new products on the runways of New York Fashion Week AW15. Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick and MAC’s new liquid lip colours go on like gloss and set to create a matte effect. Ready, set, strobe with MAC’s new strobing cream shades. The highlighting make-up trick that takes contouring to the next level becomes even more accessible with a new range of colours – from red (for darker skin) to silver and gold tints that bring out the brightness in any skin tone. Also keep an eye out for MAC’s new foiled eyeshadow, in stores in February. We’ll still be booking fancy facials. You’ve heard of the vampire facelift (R6 000, Lightsculpt.co.za) made famous by Kim Kardashian West – where platelet-rich plasma from a sample of your own blood is injected into the face to improve collagen production – and now facials are getting even quirkier. The luxury 24-karat gold facial at Delaire Graff Spa (R3 000, Delaire.co.za) promises to leave your skin nourished and glowing, or try oxygen therapy at Africology Spas (R900, Africologyspa.com) for a blast of pure oxygen on the skin. Say goodbye to those unused eyeshadow palettes. With the L’Oréal Makeup Genius app (free on iOs), you can upload a sel e and play with different looks – allowing you to get adventurous before committing to an overhaul of your make-up bag.
‘Deeper, earthy eye tones surged in 2015, but the future will bring more subtlety to eyeshadow, particularly in pastel to mid-tones,’ says Leatrice Eiseman from the Pantone Color Institute.