Lash out: Spiky, exaggerated lashes stole the show at Dior and Mary Katrantzou. The modern take on Twiggy translates to spiky, full-strength lashes so upgrade your mascara: Code8’s Lash Sophisticate (£25stg, www.codeeight.com) is our current velvety black of choice. Or layer on e.l.f’s vegan, cruelty-free Plump it Up volumising mascara (€6.45, at Penneys).
Black berry: Plum and berry lip shades pop up every autumn – but the trick this season is to wear blackberry or cassis against fresh skin and barely any eye make-up. Tap on a soft stain of colour – Giorgio Armani’s Colour Sketcher crayon in Wine is satiny and subtle – or go as dark as you dare: we loved the striking rich maroon and burgundy tones at Chloé.
Flash of brilliance: Neon continues to add brilliance in fashion, with streaks, flicks or just a tip of shocking pink or coral at the edge of eyes. So whether you go full neon ringed eyes, as at Kenzo, or stick with a more subtle wash of aquamarine, lime or lilac (at Valentino), a controlled flash or bright colour adds a welcome accent to autumn’s monochrome.
The new smoky: There’s a modern element to autumn’s new take on the classic smoky eye. Revisit the signature femme fetale look with hints of bronze, copper and flecks of gold (as demonstrated at Michael Kors). This season you either go graphic, or soften up, with smudgy, smoky colour under and above the eyes. Think slept-in and imperfect glamour; channel patron saint of smoky eyes, Carine Roitfeld, who sleeps in her make-up for sultry effect.
Go glossy: If you do one thing for autumn, try out glossy and iridescent textures to enhance your skin post-summer. See the gleaming skin at Preen and the lightest sheen of gloss over lips and eyes at Christopher Kane. Tap a balm or oil high up on cheekbones to reflect light and enhance natural skin and freckles.
Winter glitter: Don’t keep glitter just for parties – the new season has a modern disco vibe. A hint of (environmentally-friendly) sparkle can be uplifting on dark winter days. Be inspired by Rodarte’s matching lips, nails and eyes, all in Dorothy’s shoes red. Use a metallic eye pencil if you can’t quite go the full Studio 54.
Cheeky pink: For Chanel AW19, Lucia Pica gave the models fresh, flushed cheeks, as if they’d come in from a cold snowy day. There’s something instantly flattering about a soft blush on. And, as seen at Balmain, Isabel Marant and Akris too, a dusting of pale pink is a beautifully subtle way to highlight cheekbones.
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