Right now, the beauty look du jour is leaning towards understatement and away from full-on makeup. But I’ve never really believed in trends. A more modern approach – see Dior’s AW21 smoky eyes meets barely there skin and lips – is much more interesting. This is a great way to combine minimalism with maximalism. Don’t be too concerned about keeping eyes pristine; the smudgier the better. You can achieve this easily. Just run a kohl liner across and around your eyes. To up the ante – we are coming up to party season after all – add a touch of metallic gold.
1. Violette_FR Yeux Paint in Scarabée d’Or £27, violettefr.com
2. Dior Rouge Dior Universal Lip Balm £32, dior.com
3. Sisley Phyto Kohl Star Mat £29, sisley-paris.co.uk
4. Jones Road The Best Pencil £20, jonesroadbeauty.com
5. Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation from £12.76, beautypie.com