Emulating the sunkissed skin after-effect of a summer to remember, the viral Latte Make-Up trend made its way through the social media waves and has since caught the attention of globally renowned make-up artists, celebrities and runway shows throughout the world. But what exactly is ‘Latte Make-Up’, and why is it the perfect transitional go-to look for the year-end?
Trend-setter Australian make-up artist Tanielle Jai first coined the term back in 2018 on a look that was monochromatically all shades of browns and nudes, citing that it’s “a continuance of the monochromatic makeup trend we’ve been loving for several seasons, but spiced up.” There’s no better time to experiment on this look than it is now when half the world is feeling the slight winter crisp creeping in their early mornings and late nights, welcoming the first few weeks of a snowy winter. Summer bikinis are swapped with wool camel coats that wrap you like a hug, and you seek out for your best nude lipsticks to fit the mood.
Make Up For Ever introduces fool-proof tips and products to achieve the trendy autumnal look backed by our pro-creators:
The monochromatic Latte look is all about embracing the many shades of nudes – including your unique own! So the key to letting your natural skin tone shine is to go in with a lightweight concealer that packs in a punch without the worry of cakiness or creasing. With a light hand, apply the HD Skin Concealer (RM148) as a thin base and blend it out with a brush. This satin finish range comes in a versatile selection of 20 shades, perfect for everyone.
As far as the choice of lipstick goes, pick up a warm, spicy orange to complement the full look and match the changing foliages out the window while you’re at it. The Rouge Artist Velvet Nude – shade 103 Spiced Coral Nude (RM118) formulation is infused with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid to keep your lips plump and hydrated throughout the day. Comfort is key here, so depending on the occasion of the day, tap the pigment into your lips for a slight colour payoff and add a swipe of clear gloss for an everyday look. To bring your look from casual to formal, swipe the lip bullet across the lips for a full, matte coverage that stays on for hours.
Take your classic smokey eye look to the next level by incorporating autumnal shades; a look that works for the Latte Trend include a smoked-out plum or a warm coppery tone to make your eyes pop. Small but ultra mighty, the Aqua Resist Smoky Shadow (RM 108) in 6 – Earth and 16 – Copper packs in a punch with luscious pigment and wearability no matter your makeup skill level. The transitional seasons call for the best times of the year to travel the World, and nothing makes for a better beauty travel companion than these sweatproof shadow sticks that prevent your makeup from smudging or fading throughout the day.