3rd September 2012

Autumn Winter 2012 Beauty Trends

It’s that time of year again… As we flick the calendar over to September, we have little to look forward to but dark nights and plunging temperatures, right? Wrong – we have plenty of new beauty trends to get excited about. And this season, there are some really easy, wearable trends that we can all try at home – with a little help from our favourite beauty products, of course!

BERRY LIPS
As seen at: Etro, Gucci, and Nicole Farhi.
This has to be one of the strongest makeup trends for the season ahead. If it’s the deepest, darkest shade of red or plum, it should be in your makeup bag this season.
Kit: Daniel Sandler Micro-Bubble Lipstick in Berry, £9.28.

BOLD BROWS
As seen at: Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Missoni, and Vera Wang.
This trend is all about natural, but enhanced brows. Don’t over-pluck them, but let them take their natural shape and define with a brow pencil.
Kit: Clarins Eyebrow Pencil and Brush, £12.80.

TOP KNOTS
As seen at: Mary Katrantzou and Louis Vuitton.
Top knots are back! Whether it’s a messy, dishevelled look for weekends or a sleek look for days in the office. Just make sure you have plenty of hairspray to keep the style in place.
Kit: TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray, £7.80.

BOLD EYELINER
As seen at: Erdem, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, and Moschino.
Forget subtle, perfectly applied liner – and get creative with thick lines, big flicks, metallic finishes, and bold colour.
Kit: Too Faced Metal Eyed Liners in Blackout, Twilight, Get Lucky, Plum Crazy or Brown Sugar, from £9.80 each.

SOFT PINK BLUSH
As seen at: Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Mulberry, and Temperley London
When it comes to blusher, a soft and very pretty rose pink is the way to go for the season ahead. Hold back on the application – one sweep across each cheekbone is just enough.
Kit:  Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo, £26.55.

SIDE PARTING
As seen at: Matthew Williamson and DKNY
This is probably the easiest trend to pull off – but make sure you keep hair sleek and healthy with a hydrating shampoo and smoothing serum.
Kit: Fudge Smooth Shot Shampoo, £6.45, and TIGI Bed Head Candy Fixation Glaze Haze Smoothing Serum, £8.40.

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