Lisa Haynes on how to work this season’s beauty trends.
Changing your wardrobe for the new season is daunting. But overhauling your make-up routine doesn't have to be so drastic. Moving from nudes and pales to dark and dramatic can have the effect of transforming your appearance with simply a slick of lipstick or sweep of eyeshadow.
This season the mood is one of gothic elegance, all dark eyes or lips teamed with pale skin.
Choose your favourite feature and ramp up the drama. When it comes to disco season, there's a licence to go even wilder with full throttle fashion looks. Time to evolve into a beautiful new season.
A quick perusal of beauty's new season shades and eye-popping purple is ‘the' standout colour.
Lips, eyes and nails, there's no feature escaping this purple reign.
For an accessible look, use as an update on a classic smoky eye. It's a colour that complements all complexions and is wearable with a hint of metallic for evening glamour.
From vibrant violet to sultry amethyst, there's a shade for everyone.
Forget matte and give your pout a new season twist with high-gloss. It's grown-up, decadent and deliciously bold teamed with on-trend dark berry colours — a look described as “noir beauty” by Max Factor's Pat McGrath. You don't have to invest in a new gloss colour.
Try a deep burgundy or claret lipstick and add a layer of thick, clear gloss to transform your lips. The overall effect should look as though you've just polished off a bowl of cherries and glass of Bordeaux.
Eyeliner has never been out of fashion but architectural dramatic sweeps are big news for autumn.
Catwalks experimented with cute kitten flicks, soft smudged edges and bold sharp spikes as a means of creating different impressions.
Smoky eyes were achieved using multiple levels of black for a winged-out graphic, feline effect.
Go back to the drawing board and pencil on thick lines along the lower and upper lash lines with a liquid eyeliner, but always remember to flatter your eye shape.
Decadence is a key trend for new season and the look extends to faces.
Get a gilt-edged glow, golden eyelids or even a gold leaf lacquer on nails to look uber-expensive.
Chanel even used heavily embellished crystal eyebrows on the catwalk.
To go extra subtle, use a hint of gold as a highlighter on your cupid's bow to give your lips a touch of luxe.
If you're opting in on the lavish look, keep your skin fresh and modern and hair chic and simple.
Ditch the dark eyebrow pencil for this futuristic trend. Eyebrows have gone pale and interesting.
No drastic action with the bleach bottle or tweezers is required.
Brows can be paled down with a pencil that blends the hairs so they almost fade into your skin tone.
‘Removing' the eyebrows takes away one of your face's key features moving the emphasis onto others like cheekbones, lips or eyes for added drama.
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