Newby Hands selects the best new looks for autumn

It’s a whole new beauty season with a whole world of exciting new make-up, looks and colours to try out.

But with so many inspiring trends coming hot from the catwalks, it can get confusing so to help you find the new looks you will love we have edited out the six strongest make-up trends you need to know about.

So whether your make-up bag needs a total overhaul to get you ready for autumn, or just a few key up-dates, here is our essential guide to what’s hot this autumn.

Newby Hands selects the best new looks for autumn

It’s a whole new beauty season with a whole world of exciting new make-up, looks and colours to try out.

But with so many inspiring trends coming hot from the catwalks, it can get confusing so to help you find the new looks you will love we have edited out the six strongest make-up trends you need to know about.

So whether your make-up bag needs a total overhaul to get you ready for autumn, or just a few key up-dates, here is our essential guide to what’s hot this autumn.

Newby Hands selects the best new looks for autumn

It’s a whole new beauty season with a whole world of exciting new make-up, looks and colours to try out.

But with so many inspiring trends coming hot from the catwalks, it can get confusing so to help you find the new looks you will love we have edited out the six strongest make-up trends you need to know about.

So whether your make-up bag needs a total overhaul to get you ready for autumn, or just a few key up-dates, here is our essential guide to what’s hot this autumn.

Always a strong make-up focus, this autumn the eyes have a more defined look with graphic liner (think up-dated Audrey Hepburn flick) or a new, more elegant take on the classic Rock-chick smudgy, smoky eye.

1 Graphic Liner:

Strong, ‘flick’ of eye liner worn along the top line of lashes (as seen at Lanvin, Dsquared and Moschino) adds a real strong, sexy look to eyes – especially when the liner is pulled out to lengthen the eye. The rules are simple; it has to be black and it has to be intense – no smudging, and definitely no compromise. The trick here is to get the colour right in at the bottom of the lashes, and almost in between them so you get that intensity of colour.

Invest in… a liquid eye liner, nothing else gets that clean calligraphy finish.

2 Smoky Eye:

Whether in classic black (now in a more velvety black as seen at Versace, than anything shimmery), the newer shades of dark jewelled peacock greens and turquoise (at Roberto Cavalli and John Galliano) or chocolate browns and metallic (at Burberry and Calvin Klein), the look is more carefully blended than messy and smudged.

Invest in… a good eye shadow blending brush – using finger tips just makes colour blotchy and uneven.

Tip: When applying liner have the mirror placed below chin level so you have to look down into it – this gives you a much bigger expanse of eye lid to work with. Resting your elbow on a table top also helps you keep a steady hand – if you can’t do one long sweep on liner, draw it on in three sections.
Tip: Using a neutral, flesh-toned eye shadow all over the lid and just under the eye first as a base helps give any colour used over the top more depth – and make it less patchy. To get the real intense smoky effect make sure you get all the colour right in around the lash line and then blend it out – this makes the difference between a smoky eye and just a smudgy eye make-up.
From barely there make-up through to the new spa-perfect, super polished skin, the starting point to every new look on this season’s catwalks was an amazing complexion. But what doesn’t come naturally can be greatly improved on, so the skincare we use underneath is now as important as the make-up we then put on top (for the best fast-acting face masks click here ) so start cleansing properly every night, moisturising every day and exfoliating once a week

3 Perfect Skin:

Backstage professional make-up artists mix in a tiny drop of skin serum, even face oil, into foundation before applying it to the models skin. Using a hydrating serum helps plump up skin, while slightly thinning down the coverage for a dewy but totally natural, youthful finish (remember a heavy foundation adds years). Or for evening, blending in the tiniest dot of oil gives base and skin that totally flawless finish.

Invest in… a light foundation that can be built up for coverage and a super light concealer that won’t go chalky on skin.

4 Contouring:

With that beautiful high-cheek boned look seen everywhere (from Blumarine to Burberry), contouring still remains one of the great mysteries of make-up – but get it right and it can transform your face. The trick is to focus more on adding a highlight along the cheekbone than trying to blend in a dark shadow underneath it (leave that tricky manoeuvre to the pros).

Invest in… a shimmer- and glitter-free highlighter that looks like dewy skin, not old disco make-up.

Tip: Hold your mirror below your chin and look down into it – this accentuates all the shadows, showing you exactly where to blend in the concealer. And choose a concealer near to your skin tone, most choose one too light that then looks too visible on the skin.
Tip: Backstage make-up artists blend a tiny dab of face or eye cream high over the top of the cheekbone and curved up in to the temple to make the most natural face sculpting highlight possible.
Think red, rose or dark for this autumn’s strongest lip trends, but whichever colour way you love it’s the texture and finish that now really matters. Full-on gloss looks dated compared to the newer luxury satin or even a more matte finish.

5 Red:

From full on classic scarlet (at Cacharel) to a rich velvety red (at House of Holland), this red lip looks beautiful against paler skin, and balanced with the new stronger, super groomed and defined eye brow shape. To get the lowdown on how to wear red click here .

Invest in… a red lip liner that exactly matches your lipstick, it’s the best way to get that glamorous movie star,
finish to lips.

6 Dark:

Rich and elegant – with a touch of Glam Goth – this is all about having that velvety dark lip in any shade from black red (as seen at Bottega Veneta) through to all shades of berry (at Gucci). Keep eyes simple and defined with black mascara and skin immaculate.

Invest in… a lip brush. It gives that defined lip, plus allows you to layer up colours (mid and darker tones) to get your own perfect shade.

7 Rose:

Think every pretty shade of English Rose (as in the flower, not the classic beauty) from soft pastel to a flushed tea rose. Ultra easy to wear, especially against a paler winter skin tone, either wear it alone or match exactly to your blush – or, even simpler, blend on your lipstick as your blush.

Tip: To up-date a favourite glossy lipstick, blot it with a tissue or even a fingertip to take down the shine.
Tip: If full-on dark is too much for you, mix it with a little balm to make a softer, more manageable lip stain.

 

Your Comments (1)

  1. Stacey Smith wrote on Nov 12th, 2012 ...

    Stacey Smith on Nov 12th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I love these looks. What would make it better for me is a visual tutorial. I learn mostly about new looks via youtube. It would be great even with a break down of pictures of a video tutorial.

    Thanks,

    Stacey

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