The boyish look is predicted as one of the hottest fall/winter 2011 trends: from tuxedos and trousers to suits and brogues, masculinity rocked the runway. This look is the epitome of sophistication and is completed by makeup which screams of androgyny. Here is our quick run through the look’s top-to-toe beauty essentials.
Colour palette: colours for this trend are in line with the nude look. They are warm, earthy and creamy, from tan to toffee and brown to biscuit.
Hair: hairstyles are slick and pulled back into simple ponytails and chignons. Go for a deep side part, or add masculinity to your look with a trilby or bowler hat.
Face: bold yet groomed eyebrows were all the rage on the runways, so anyone going for the boyish look will sport them with nude makeup. Emphasis is made on a well-sculpted face, which is achieved through subtle contouring with shades that work in harmony with one’s skin tone. Complexions should look flawless, so avoid caking on your foundation and opt for a healthy, natural glow instead — try Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10, £39.50 (1).
Eyes: simplicity is key, as eyes make use of discreet eye shadow and a light application of mascara for that “no makeup” effect. Adapt this look for a night out with quiet golds and bronzes, such as Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Beach Bronze, £16.50 (2). For a touch of eyeliner, stick to a brown shade rather than a harsh black.
Lips: the pout is kept soft: mask your lips with a touch of concealer and opt for a matte rather than glossy finish. For full-on elegance, paint your lips a luscious bold red — we love MAC Lipstick in MAC Red, £13.50 (3).
Nails: muted colours with a matte finish work best, such as Nails Inc limited edition Heathrow matte nail polish, £11.00 (4).
What do you think of next season’s androgynous trend? What will your take on it be?