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Autumn 2010 Trends

I guess I’m a little late with this one but there’s still plenty of Autumn left for you to try this seasons looks :-) Whether you love the dramatic or the understated there’s something for you this season…

Matte Faces: There are some great matte foundations out there so this is a fairly easy one to follow. Make sure you prep your skin well before applying anything and setting the foundation with a translucent powder is a good way to help avoid shine. If you have really oily skin why not carry  some blotting papers in your handbag!? (Matte faces as seen at the shows of Mario Schwab and Isaac Mizrahi.)

Purple Eye Shadow: Strong and smokey or a soft wash across the lid, you can’t go wrong with a dash of purple this autumn! Go for a strong purple smokey eye with a nod to grunge, or try a simple wash of lilac over the lid to the crease and a darker shade of liner along top and bottom lash lines. For both looks keep the face neutral with rosy cheeks to be “on-trend”!

Natural Beauty: For this look it’s all about great skin with a little contouring but no definitive lines. Keep colours Toffee-ish and Nude with perhaps a little shimmer around the eyes and a natural mouth. The look was a little androgynous on the catwalks with darker brows and no mascara, but kept feminine with the soft contouring. (Check out the shows of Mark Jacobs or Mario Schwab.)

Red Lips: This is always a classic and is never far away in one form or another. This season we’re seeing softer shaped lips with a natural face. Any red will work (so chose your favourite!) as long as it’s the focus of the face. A nice tip if you go really dark is to pat a little light red in the centre of the lips to keep them from looking flat :-)