Winter sees a revival of all things shiny and wine-hued with an unapologetic approach. Originating from the runway (I mean, who could forget Chanel’s space-themed show?!), these hot shades have filtered their way down to translate onto our faces. Check out our guide below for our tips on rocking these colours, then use your RCS Card to get these beauty must-haves.

 

MERLOT ON THE LIPS 

Every year, burgundy lips return for the colder months, but this time the shade boasts a very 2017 name, AKA, merlot. Despite the fact that recent seasons have seen a minimal approach to beauty, merlot lips have remained an ever-present accent to even the barest of faces. 
TRY: Estēe Lauder Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Desirous (R410, Red Square), or Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Sun Bronze (R155, Clicks).

 

 

MERLOT ON THE EYES

Eyeshadows and liners are no exception to this striking colour! Makeup artist to the stars, Patrick Ta, solidified our love for merlot lids following the iconic beauty look he did on Taylor Hill for the 2017 Met Gala. If you’re keen to try this one for yourself, complete a burgundy-eyed beauty look with a glossy nude lip.
TRY: Clinique All About Shadow Duo (R395, Foschini), or Essence All About Roses Eyeshadow palette (R82.95, Dis-Chem).

 

 

METALLICS ON THE LIPS

From slightly bronzed brown shades to full-blown gold liquid lipsticks, metallics are undoubtedly having a moment. For those who aren’t too keen to go bold with this lip trend, beauty babes around the world are opting for a simple vertical gold/silver line going down the centre of the bottom lip for a glam festival-meets-Kim-Kardashian lip ring-like appeal.
TRY: Urban Decay Vice Vintage Lipstick (R250, Foschini), or Catrice Luminous Lipstick in 010 (R79.95, Catrice).

 

 

METALLICS ON THE EYES

This time we’re not referring to good old bronze and gold smokey eyes, but more specifically we’re talking about 90s-inspired bold washes of silver, à la Britney Spears in the Oops I Did It Again music video. Make your metallic eyeshadow pay-off pop by wetting your brush before dipping it into your palette.
TRY: Clinique All About Shadow Quad (R495, Foschini), or Palladio Metallic Eyeshadow in Zodiac (R99, Dis-Chem).

 

 

SWIPE YOUR RCS CARD AND STAY ON TREND

From Clicks to Dis-Chem, Red Square to Foschini, the RCS shopping network has a massive range of beauty suppliers. Grab your RCS Card and get what you need now – and pay it off in comfortable monthly instalments. It’s so easy – apply for your RCS Card today!

* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.