Autumn Make-Up Trends 2013

It may have slipped your attention or you may have been bombarded with promo material that there has been a teeny event happening in London recently – that which is London Fashion Week (Or LFW as the cool kids call it).  In celebration of this event and because I know you’re all very beautiful, busy people, I thought I would bring you the highlights of the glitz and the glamour straight from the catwalk and provide you with a bit of inside information regarding the forthcoming make up trends for Autumn / Winter 2013 as seen in a recent edition of Glamour Magazine – these are one’s that you can actually wear too!


Bold Brows

  • This trend isn’t going anywhere: so if you haven’t started growing out your brows, now is the time.
  • Big doesn’t have to mean bushy – keep your brows well-groomed with a brow-set gel and comb.
  • Add a little colour and definition to your brows with a powder or pencil product.
  • Bold, darkened brows look great with nude eyes and glossy lips.
  • If you’re blonde, take your brows one or two shades darker for a fashion-forward look.

As seen at: Chloe, Versace, Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein


Wine-Stained Lips

  • Wine-stained lips are on-trend for autumn. A matte, powdered finish is the fashion pack’s choice, so apply your stain and then blot away any excess shine.  We love this soft, velvet matte texture.
  • Dark berry tones are best teamed with nude eyes.
  • If you’re not feeling the red-wine stain, try a rosé blush. (Make up, not wine…..)
  • Try teaming two plum hues if you’re feeling really brave.
  • Keep the lip-line soft and smudgy.

As seen at: Lanvin, Vera Wang, Christian Dior, Prada

All About Eyes

  • Go glam with statement eye make-up for AW13 – bronze eyes are a surprisingly-easy look to carry off.
  • A lick of shimmering purple shadow will be your go-to look come party season.
  • Create a feline flick of shadow and leave lips nude.
  • A flick of metallic liner looks great teamed with hot pink lips.

As seen at: Gucci, Jason Wu, Christian Dior, La-La-Lashes

  • Luxurious long lashes are back for autumn. Hello glamour.  Ultra-long lashes on the upper-lids look great with matte skin and slightly-glossy nude lips.
  • Super-long lashes are great with a peek-a-boo fringe.
  • Dolce & Gabbana’s girls looked stunning on the runway with feline flicks, super-long lashes and a touch of smoky shadow.

As seen at: Emilio Pucci, Docle & Gabbana

The Big Smoke

  • Smoky eyes are ever-present for autumn. We love this smudgy above and below the eye smoky kohl.
  • Smudge the smoky shadow out into feline flicks for Roberto Cavalli-inspired sex appeal.
  • Scoop hair back to let your smoky eye make-up take centre-stage.

As seen at: Marc Jacobs, Roberto Cavalli,

Read My (Red) Lips

  • This season’s red lips are two-tone future-fabulous or bright and bold. Pick your camp. Marni’s girls wore deep red fading to pink. Go on, we dare you.
  • Dolce’s girls are glamour personified
  • Get playful with this trend and trade the fuchsia for Barbie pink.
  • Start this lip by lining with a pencil for a flawless finish that won’t bleed out.
  • Hello glossy! A full-flavour punchy red is stunning.

As seen at: Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Marni, Marc by Marc Jacobs

Pretty Pink Blush

  • Be oh-so-girly with a sweep of pink on the cheeks. Apply a sweeping of pink to the apples of cheeks while smiling for a flush of colour.
  • Just a hint of colour on the cheeks with nude eyes and lips is a great workwear choice for autumn/winter.
  • Team your rosy cheeks with a sugar-pink matte lip colour.

As seen at: Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren,

Nude Lips

  • Leave the lippie at home: autumn’s nude lip trend is top of our low-maintenance-friendly fashion list.  No-make-up make-up is big again this season. It’s all about finding your perfect base.
  • Just a slick of sheer gloss gives your lips a softer look.
  • Team glossy lips with powdered matte skin.
  • Try lightening lips to closer to your skin tone using a hint of foundation mixed with a sheer lip balm.
  • A pretty nude-toned lipstick will give the lips definition and a more even tone, while still looking natural.

As seen at: Chloe, Giambattista Valli, Calvin Klein, Giles, Emilio Pucci

Statement Lines

  • Don’t be afraid to draw outside the lines. It might take some working up to – but take your eyeliner a little above or below the lash line to widen eyes.
  • A big, bold feline flick will never go out of style. We adore this Dolce look.

As seen at: Rag & Bone, Dolce & Gabbana

So there you have it – you are now 100% completely up to date and even ahead of the game – so get out those clear lipglosses, put down the blusher brush and layer on that mascara!  Are any of you a fan of any of these trends?  I’d love to see any of the above trends in action!

Until next week, lots of love and warm snuggly cuddles



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