Thursday, 26 July 2012

Khaki Makeup for A/W 2012

If there's one colour I'll admit to being a little afraid of, it's green. It's never been a colour I've been drawn to, whether in clothing, nails or makeup, but more recently I have been swayed when it comes to khaki. You'll be seeing khaki makeup everywhere this autumn/winter, and I'd really recommend giving it a try (especially if you have green or hazel eyes like me, it can really help to bring out their colour!)


Just take a look at both Dior and YSL's new A/W collections... khaki central!
Dior A/W 12 Campaign


 
YSL A/W 12 Campaign

YSL A/W 12 Collection

I have to admit I'm not 100% sold on the nails...
YSL La Laque in 31 Khaki Arty
Dior Les Vernis Golden Jungle Nail Art Duo

I love Dior's idea of using a crackle polish to create a 'crocodile effect'. I'm the first to admit that I'm totally over the crackle polish trend (and I was a week after discovering it!) but I really like the effect this creates, although I'm not sure I would wear it all the time.

I do however, absolutely adore the Khaki mascara (I've tried this, and although it looks scary on the wand, it looks fantastic on the lashes!)
YSL Effet Faux Cils in Khaki
I'm also loving the various muted green eyeshadow palettes. (Also note that they all have a touch of metallic in there too, be it gold, silver or olive, both help to 'lift' the look a little!)

Dior Golden Jungle Palette in 001 Golden Khakis

YSL Pur Chromatics Palette in No.10
Dior 5 Couleurs Designer in Khaki Design
Dior's 'Golden Jungle' collection will be available exclusively at Selfridges from Monday (30th July) and nationwide from 10th August.

YSL's 'Autumn/Winter 2012 Look' is available online now!

What do you think girls? Do you like the khaki makeup trend? I'm hoping I will be able to track down some drugstore dupes for some of these shades in the next few weeks, but if you know of any please let me know in the comments below!
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  1. love it! so chic!

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  2. very nice, i will be experimenting this a/w, but i will enjoy the summer first! ;)

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  3. I always shy away from green too! The though of khaki make up sounds exciting though! I'm looking forward to trying it out!

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  4. I've tried a a khaki eyeshadow look before, i put it in the crease to add more definition to a goldy brown eye look and the colours together all worked really nicely. i wouldn't want to just wear the khaki on its own, although the palettes do look really lovely. like you I'm not to excited about the nail polish! i absolutely love your blog!!!

    Sophia xxx
    http://beautyisntmakeup1.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Might have to get on this trend! That Dior Golden Jungle Palette is going on my birthday list! xo

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  6. Love the look of the Dior Golden Jungle palette! I tend to ignore eye shadow trends and stick to the colours that suit my eye colour (browns and golds and neutrals) but i'd be tempted to try this out after reading your post xx

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  8. That mascara looks so scary, but the pallettes do look exciting!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  9. I would love to hear about any drugstore versions of khaki mascara and eye palettes! it would also be nice if you could do a tutorial using them!

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  10. I personally don't like the Khaki trend but mostly because I have issues working with green eyeshadows. Also brown/taupe nail polishes just don't suit me or really float my boat. I feel like they look too muddy on my nails. I do, however; like the look of the blush from the YSL collection.

    A Bite of Glamour

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  11. Such a chic and yet, understated colour! I can't wait to wear it this autumn - maybe even to the Cosmo Blog Awards? We shall see!

    -Elodie x

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  12. I love them- wish they weren't so expensive though! love you fleur!<3
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    Anna xo

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  13. I love the idea of green eyeshadow however in reality I just don't use them. Ever. It's nothing against the colour however I have deep brown eyes and I just don't think green benefits them all that much. Maybe if it was a green toned brown or a hint of green in something, I might give it a shot but other than that, I don't know if I'll ever go green. As for cheap alternatives, ELF have a range of greens from eyeliner to eyeshadow all in different forms so there's probably something there!

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  14. These are a really nice colour! They're perfect if you like wearing eyeshadow but you're wary of brighter colours. Love the blog fleur it's basically been my education in beauty!

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    Grace x

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  15. That ysl palette will be mine!!!

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  16. i love this trend actually! Been wearing it so many times before. I love the lip colour on the Dior model too! So lovely and i think it'll suit my complexion well. Wonder what shade it is.

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    1. I believe it's the lipgloss shade that comes in the palette (third picture up from the bottom!) :)

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    2. Actually.. I think it's one of the lipsticks in the collection (sorry!) called Wild ;)

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  18. Kahki's don't look really great on me but I love them on others. :) Very fall appropriate.

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  19. I really like the colors in the collection! The nails do have a really pretty effect!

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  20. Oh these are gorgeous! They totally work for everyday and nights out, too!
    Will keep eyes peeled for dupes xx

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  21. i totally agree with you on the crackle trend it excited me when it came out but sometimes it just ruins the look of the polish! the palettes look really nice but im not sure if they would look nice on me. i would try drugstore alternatives before splurging on these! xx <3

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  22. You should have a look at the Maybelline emerald smokes quad...I actually used it for my (fall) wedding and got lots of compliments!

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  23. It all looks so beautiful:)

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  24. Excited to try some of these shades when the fall comes around! xx

    Beauty by T

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  25. Your blogpost has made me feel so much better about accidentally bidding on a khaki coloured gel eyeliner recently! Am keen to try out this trend, indeed! :)

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  26. Ooooh even though it's summer, I'm actually looking forward to autumn and winter.
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  28. Would love to see a tutorial with Khaki palettes! Not sure the nail colour it would suit my skintone but may compliment brown eyes :)

    x

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  29. I'm not too keen on green makeup/ fashion either but I can imagine this looking quite nice :) xx

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  30. I love the eye shadows in the make up range1 I find green/ khaki goes really well with my hazel/brown eyes. I'm not liking the nails so much though!
    Daniella x

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  31. Love the Dior palette! Laura :) x

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  32. I love an olive eyeshadow so im quite excited about this comming trend. Its really hard to find a green thats subtle enough but these all look perfect xo

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  33. Love the eyeshadow pallettes :) xxx

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  34. I've never really considered green, but all these colours look gorgeous!
    Thank you for the post!
    Claire x
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  35. I agree! Green's never a colour that I've typically gone for either!

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    xxx

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  36. Ooh i really actually love these collections, i wonder how khaki will look with blue eyes?

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    x

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  37. Love all of these collections, especially the YSL nail polish and the last Dior palette.

    What blush would you recommend to go with Khaki? And would it look good with a tan?

    The January Girl

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  38. love the khaki colour i bet it will look great on brown eyes

    btw fleur so excitied about your wedding and am loving bridedeforce xxx

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  39. The instant I saw that mascara I wanted to try it! Adding that to my autumn wishlist... I do love green eyeshadows - they look great with blue eyes too I think xo

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  40. I really like that palettes =]


    Emily
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  41. loveing this! i dont know if it would suit me tho with blue eyes!

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  42. i've always loved smokey greens for a/w, never realized it was a trend lol

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  43. I didnt know both YSL and DIOR are doing safari-related themes!
    I think they're very wearable. Considering how much I love a dark green on my eyes...


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  44. I've always flocked to anything green, having red hair I've found it suits me, it's one of my favoruite colours so I'm suepr excited for the trend!
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  45. love the khaki look right now, not just makeup but clothes too! xxx
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  46. I'm still not too sure on it though as i just don't like the dark green colour in general. Great review though :)

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  47. i love these products, especially the khaki makeup palette!

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  48. those snake printed nails, i love! cute blog girl :)

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