This week’s wish list edit pulls together a few of our favourite things from the AW15 shows – the khaki camo blend of Burberry’s limited edition runway palette, smoky eyes (an eternal fave) and the heavy, graphic eyeliner trend seen at Chanel, Fendi et al.
The chameleon part is two-fold, firstly in that make-up has the power to change your face completely (we all know that!) and secondly, the products below can be paired together or used separately to create a multitude of changeable shades, styles and looks.
Get ready to go militant with your make up – HOOAH!
1. Shu Uemura Mini Khaki False Eyelashes – £16.00 (BUY HERE)
These Shu Uemura falsies are perfect for bringing extra volume to your natural lashes while adding something a little different with their fluttery khaki fibres. Match them with a fine slick of liquid liner and strong, smoky shadow or pair with thick liner for high impact eyes.
2. L’Oreal Paris Superliner Superstar Eye Liner in Black – £6.99 (BUY HERE)
An essential purchase if the reviews are anything to go by! The felt tip-style applicator provides the perfect tool to produce whatever eyeliner thickness you fancy; use the delicate tip for a thin, lid-defining line or angle for a beautiful sweeping cat eye.
3. Marc Jacobs Beauty – Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Nirvana – $18.00 (BUY HERE)
We adore these polishes – the packaging, the coverage, the finish, the lot! This dark army green shade probably isn’t one that most of you have considered, but we’re definitely going to give it a go for the coming season as an alternative to the staple Chanel Rouge Noir. The fabulous formula provides a plasticised, wet look and ensures vivid, chip-resistant color.
4. Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Runway Palette – £50.00 (BUY HERE)
This limited edition camouflage palette has be especially created to complement Burberry’s AW15 runway show. The ‘Patchwork, Pattern and Prints’ collection unleashed a riot of boho creations onto the catwalk with fringing, prints and embellishment aplenty. The luxury eye colours can be applied as single shades or combined to create a effortless, bohemian smoky eye effect. Each of the three shadows are incredibly blendable and build-able, with a silky formula that glides across the lids for a velvet-soft finish.
5. Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eye Shadow in Veruschka – £22.00 (BUY HERE)
Excuse us while we stop for a second and do a little happy dance… John Lewis now stocks CT!
*regains composure* Let’s just leave the explanation of this minky-mossy, golden grey-green shadow to the good lady herself… “Apply Eyes to Mesmerise using your fingers for a soft, smooth and natural day look. Apply it to the eyelid working it backwards and forwards like a windscreen wiper to create a gorgeous wash. For a more intense, smoky evening look, apply the product with my Blender Brush. Go from chiffon to a liquid lame finish by lightly dampening the brush. To complete your bedazzling, mesmerising eye look apply Rock ‘N’ Kohl along the lash line to define the eyes. Finish with Full Fat Lashes for a full and fabulous flutter.”
6. Prestige Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner – £6.99 (BUY HERE)
This little number from Prestige is a best-seller and it’s no surprise given it’s ease of application. Not only does it glide on due to it’s fibre tip, it lasts a LONG time and isn’t going to break the bank. Win win win. We think this brown shade is a good addition to anyone’s cosmetic kit.
7. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Mono Eye Shadow in Quartz Fume – £5.99 (BUY HERE)
Our pick of shades to mix with khaki if you want to dip your toes in gently. This dark, burnished gold shadow has a gorgeous creamy and smooth texture and benefits from excellent pigmentation.
8. Eyeko Rock Out & Lash Out Mascara – £20.00 (BUY HERE)
In the words of brand-ambassador Alexa Chung, the creatives behind the funky British Eyeko brand are “eyeball decorators extraordinaire”. Who better then to see to it that our lashes meet their full potential? We’re coveting this gorgeous Rock Out & Lash Out mascara and dreaming of the sooty, smouldering lashes that will soon be ours.
9. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Khaki – £22.00 (BUY HERE)
Gorgeous creamy, long-wearing, crease-resistant colour for a totally seamless smoky eye. We just love this khaki shade!
10. Herschel Supply Company Carter Pouch in Camo – £17.89 (BUY HERE)
If we’re channeling a modern day G.I. Jane (and we most definitely are, minus the shaved head), we’re going to have to load up with the right kit. If you don’t want to go for obvious camo by using this canvas pouch as a clutch, we’d suggest keeping your make-up stash in it, to give your handbag some edge.
11. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette, The Rebel – £38.00 (BUY HERE)
This gorgeous four shadow compact promises to take us all the way through from desk, to dusk, to disco! Make-up guru Charlotte is on hand to guide us through how to use the palette in four simple steps, making the most of your look throughout each part of the day – clockwise from top left, 1. Prime, 2. Enhance, 3. Smoke and 4. Pop.