Just as we’ve finished looking at the spring/summer 2012 shows we remember that outside the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder, so therefore our wardrobe and beauty regime is changing.
Along with that our summer make up has started to wear thin and now we’re shopping for alternative winter products that looked amazing on the autumn/winter catwalk back in February.
Not one to shy away from the summer hues Donna Karan, Rodarte and Victoria Beckham showed their collections with a splash of violet/pink lipstick which can now be replicated from YSL with their Rouge Volupte Perle (108) Mauve Celeste £23 (available in all major department stores and make up counters nationwide) adding a tangerine creme eye shadow by combining Barry M (Dazzle Dust 44 Bronze £4.49 from Superdrug) with Aveda Eye Shadow Transformer £22.50.
Metallic’s were also a huge trend which swept through the shows, especially at Fendi whom showed their winter pigments in molten metal; whilst other designers opted for staple shimmering lips and nails for a different dimension of beauty.
Dewy skin was also placed on the cards by mixing Clinique’s Repairwear Laser Focus foundation £27 alongside Estee Lauder’s Illuminating Powder Gelee in Modern Mercury £28 and a dash of Clarins Christmas Collector Face Palette £35, which will not only illuminate the face but will even out your complexion too.
Winter corals were also a big hit on the catwalk at Hakaan, Meadham Kirchhoff and Ralph Lauren all showing matt lips in a whole new transcending phase from summer, proving that for autumn/winter ’11 colour is back with a bang. Re-invent this look easily at home with MAC’s Neon Orange Lipstick £13.50, which not only pushes coral through but adds a whole new dimension for lips.
For spider-lash eyes head to The Powder Lounge in Topshop (Oxford circus) whom can create the perfect eyelash extensions from just £30, or if you want to top up quickly from your make-up bag why not try Clinique’s High Impact Mascara in Black £15, which adds volume and length. Add Bobbi Brown’s High Shimmer Lipgloss £17 in Midnight Violet for this season’s hottest Gucci look.
To complete the look designers chose to follow on from the fetish/dominatrix trends adding dark hues to nails – such as gun metal grey – with different coloured tips (like navy or brown), taking inspiration from catwalk designers such as Loewe. For inspiration why not try Biba’s new make-up range from House of Fraser which includes the specially designed nail varnish trio, £21 in dark brown, plum and nude.