5 Beauty Trends To Try For The New Season

Make the new season’s BEAUTY LOOKS work for you, SARAH HALLIWELL talks through the trends to try now …

Prada AW17

The new mood in beauty is both fresh and fierce. It’s a celebration of everything that Instagram looks are not: uncontrived yet polished, natural yet groomed. Accentuate your best features and experiment with flashes of brilliant colour – whipped-on red for lips, petrol blues for eyes – and a generous hand with the kohl, to look dressed up and pulled together …

Rosie Assoulin AW17

1. Red lips bare face

Whether super-strong matte or glossy cherry, the red lip is back with a bang for AW17. The trick is imperfection: a slightly messy, matte red, at seen at Rosie Assoulin – this we can do. Go entirely matte, inspired by Prada (above) – modern formulas deliver full-impact colour without the chalkiness. Load it on and don’t look back.

TRY Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in First Light (€35). Forget your standard nude and go bold, strong and emphatic.

Antonio Beradi AW17

2. Let it glow

Ace winter skin with ten minutes’ blustery walk along the beach: you want fresh and glowing windswept skin with a rosy glow – see Erdem and Hermès for inspiration. Have freckles? Lucky you; everyone else is drawing them on. TRY Victoria Beckham’s Morning Aura cream helps to fake good skin, either as a primer or tapped on cheekbones; wear with just a bit of concealer or stick foundation.

Philosophy AW17

3. Wear loads of liner

Two instant autumn updates: pare back your foundation, load on the liner. Be inspired by catwalk looks from sulky rock chick (Marni) to full Black Swan (Balmain) and go for tons of charcoal-black against fresh, glowy skin. Sharpen your kohl and try winged-out like Chanel and Chloé, or a thin black line as at Alexander Wang. MAC’s ingenious Rollerwheel Liquid Liner – like a road line marker for eyes – is one of the best we’ve tried. TRY Catrice 18h Colour & Contour Eye Pencil, €2.50 at Penneys; MAC Rollerwheel Liquid Liner, €22.

Victoria Beckham AW17

4. Brow beaters

Keep brows big and natural, with a little help …

TRY Chanel’s double-ended Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil, €37; M2 Beauté Eyebrow Renewing Serum gives a boost for thinned or patchy brows – it takes time, but it does work. €130, at Brown Sugar; www.m2beaute.ie.

Proenza Schouler AW17

5. Brave the bob

New season, new cut? The catwalks saw the return of brutally short fringes that look rough and ready, as if the model cut them herself. Other options are easier to carry off. Always neat and a bit French chic, a fresh bob lops off several years along with your split ends. For evening, high-maintenance expensive-looking waves and glossy 1940s-style rolls, as seen at Bottega, exemplify the season’s dress-up vibe.

Sarah Halliwell

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