Finally autumn is upon us. Yes, there may be a bitter chill in the air, bare legs are considered daring (and potentially dangerous) territory and salty beach waves are but a distant memory, but on the upside there’s a whole new-season wardrobe yet to be discovered and, most importantly, we can finally delve into the new season beauty trends in all their inky, autumnal glossiness.
We’ve pulled four of our favourite looks from the AW15 runways. Read on to see how you should be rocking them. . .
Glossy Grunge at Felder Felder
There’s always a hint of rock’n’roll styling come the autumn-winter catwalks, typically showcased by way of a worn-in lip and a dark sexy eye. But for 2015 the “rock, glam, grunge” inspiration at Felder Felder translated into shimmering rose gold shadows set against an edgy, floating eyeliner and softened by a juicy, natural lip tone.
If you’re lucky enough to still be flaunting a hint of tan, now’s the time to get to grips with a metallic eye. Work the look by smudging golden, bronze and shimmering shades across lids (we’ll be pulling from Zoeva’s Rose Golden Palette, as used backstage) before sketching an eyeliner arc just above the crease. Or, if that feels a little too experimental, smudge the liner to form a subtle cut-crease effect that will open-up and define eyes.
Boho Brit Hair at Matthew Williamson
The classic model off-duty hair style; long, loose and centre-parted, was given a new season update at Matthew Williamson. Taking inspiration from “Brigitte Bardot’s tumbling locks and Kate Moss’ undone waves”, hair stylist Mark Hampton added root lift, a tonged curl and half-up style to models’ lengths. Feminine and undeniably cool, the Boho Brit look is super low-maintenance, “a little undone and a little bit hippie”
Recreate the look on day-old hair by gently backcombing the crown, tonging random sections to add texture and movement and securing sections of hair from each side of the head back towards the crown with bobby pins.
Gilded Eyes at Temperley
At Temperley, makeup maestro Val Garland offset healthy, flushed skin by adorning the model’s eyes with a smattering of miniature sequins. The perfect re-imagining of glitter for grown-ups, when set against mascara-free lashes and an otherwise pared-back makeup look, can be as high-octane or modern as you like (depending on the colour of the sequins and the amount used).
To recreate the embellished eyes, apply mini sequins directly to the lid using eyelash glue, patience and a steady hand! For a simplified take on the look, place close to the lash line and avoid applying over the crease as they’ll quickly ping off. If the 3-d look is a little intimidating, take it down a notch by gliding a high-shine or sparkling metallic eyeline across the upper lash line.
Deeply Smoking Eyes at Diane Von Furstenberg
Makeup artist supremo Pat McGrath translated Diane von Furstenberg’s sense of “seduction, feminine power and allure” into an intense, blown-out eye. Consider this an amped-up, HD update to your standard smokey eye for Autumn-Winter.
A fail-safe night-out look to accompany a LBD, start by blending espresso brown and graphite black kohl pencils across the upper and lower lash lines before diffusing with a charcoal grey shade. For added depth and a multi-dimensional quality, add a slick of black shimmer shadow in a gel texture close to the lash line.