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AW18 Beauty: Buyers’ Trends

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Autumn/Winter 2018 is in and, unsurprisingly, the runway was first to deliver the trends that would fast define the season – and it didn’t stop at just fashion. With key beauty looks recurring in fresh iterations from show to show, a bold new makeup mood looks set to take hold. Here, we bring you three autumn colour trends to tap, straight from our beauty buyers’ book.

Makeup: Zoe Taylor | Hair: Ben Jones

A wash of liquid magenta on eyes offers high-gloss intensity even the colour-shy must try. Blend a vibrant powder shade like Surratt Artistique Blush in Vreeland Rougeur into the entire eyelid, right up to the brows, following with Nars Lipgloss for a lacquered, mirror-like shine.

STRIPPED BACK:Switch to a translucent lilac on lids and save the gloss for your lips for a not-quite-neutral eye that serves quiet impact. We used Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dirty Mind, finished with lashings of mascara.

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Kept close to the lash line, a slick of electric-bright pigment is the easiest way to do runway-fresh colour – try our trick and use a lip crayon like Surratt Automatique in Clementine. Just top up with powder shadow for maximum pay-off, diffusing the edges with a smudger brush and holding on mascara.

STRIPPED BACK:A tight line of orange lipstick across the top eyelid – we used Laura Mercier Velour Extreme in On Point – offers a subtle route into the trend. Finish with a few swipes of mascara for a modern, high-contrast finish.

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Take a literal approach to autumn makeup with turning leaves as colour inspiration, defining the lash line with Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Cobblestone before layering varying shades of burnished bronze shadow. Luminous definition that needs little more than a matte nude lip and a touch of bronzer.

STRIPPED BACK:A pared back, bronze-toned eye is the simplest way to try the look for day. Just create a soft smoke with Hourglass Mechanical Gel Liner in Bronze and apply a little black mascara to roots only for volume.

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