Watercolour beauty: This season's most striking look

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Watercolour beauty: This season's most striking look

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Part impressionist painting, part Halsey album cover, watercolour makeup is the beauty trend everyone seems to be obsessed with, be it a celebrity on the red carpet, a makeup artist backstage at London Fashion Week, or us creatives behind our computer screens with blush (carefully) smudged across our eyelids.

In case you’re not familiar, watercolour makeup features soft colour strokes, wherein your face is the canvas and your products the paint, with an effect similar to the blended colours of a painting. Think Claude Monet’s waterlilies or Georgia O’Keeffe’s abstract irises.

Stretching the boundaries of what is considered “wearable”, watercolour makeup knows no rules. Why shouldn’t lilac eyeshadow grow from your eyelids across your temples? Why can’t five different shadows trail from your cheekbones to your lashes? Now that you're convinced you need this on your face, we’ve put together all the products you need. You’re welcome.

Illamasqua Artistry Palette at LookFantastic, Dhs146

MAC Powder Blush in Fashion Frenzy, Dhs110

Urban Decay HI-FI Lip Gloss, Dhs93

Dior 5 Couleurs Palette at Selfridges, Dhs191

YSL Vernis À Lèvres Water Stain at Sephora, Dhs165

Smashbox Cali Kissed Palette at Sephora, Dhs230

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