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The top 5 Autumn/Winter 2013 beauty trends

Here’s your backstage guide to the hottest catwalk looks…

Burgundy lips The look

Red lips have got a rival this season as a sexier berry shade has taken over. Seen at catwalk shows Bottega Veneta, Vera Wang and my favourite…Dolce & Gabbana.

Try: To get the look use Lancôme’s new season burgundy lipstick, L’Absolu Rougefullskip examin Prune Desir, £22. If you want an easier way to wear the look go for a tinted balm like the new Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Lip Balm in Keep Mauving, £5.99.  

Backstage trick: “I love to apply stain with my fingers because that way you don’t fullskip get a hard feel to the lips,” says make up artist Pat McGrath, who created the lip look at Dolce & Gabbana.

Glamour curls The look

Disco diva curls ruled the runways and this look spotted at the Marc By Marc Jacobs show is the style to steal.

Try: Start by spritzing hair with Mark Hill Big Night Out Supersize Me Volume Spray, £5.99, then take small sections of hair and tong using the Mark Hill Mixed Animal Print Curl & Shine Pro-Ceramic Waver, £59.99, clip curls in place and leave to cool. Take curls out and gently brush through with a paddle brush to put texture into the look.  

Backstage trick: To give this look a runway ready feel, hair was pinned back from the face using bobby pins and then teased with fingers for extra volume.

Draw the line The look

Ladies, time to become friends with your black liquid liner again as make up artist Pat McGrath has brought the cat eye back with a punch this season at the Anna Sui show, seen here on model of the moment, Cara Delevingne.

Try: To create this look Pat used a black eye pencil to draw on the dramatic wing shape, try Bourjois Khol & Contour Pencil in Ultra Black, £4.99, she then coloured the shape in using a liquid liner, check out the new Clarins 3-Dot Liner, £20.

Backstage trick: Make eyes look bigger by dotting chunks of liner along the lower lash line. “I love the dots as this look is what I used to do when I was younger, instead of wearing mascara,’ explained Cara.

Teal nails The look

Yes, it’s possible for a winter mani to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe, just take a look at the fashion-forward teal shade I spotted backstage at the Tracy Reese catwalk show.

Try: To take this look from the runway to real life Sally Hanson have teamed up with New York fashion designer, Tracy Reese to create this exclusive trend setting shade, Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure in New Wave Blue, £6.99, available in October.

Backstage trick: Celebrity manicurist, Traceylee who created this catwalk look, painted on a layer of gold polish and then created a picture frame effect by applying the New Wave Blue shade straight down the middle of the nail, over the gold. 

Braid parade The look

Braids aren’t going away any time soon! What’s to love? This season you can dress them up or down and you can make look sexy or sweet. My catwalk choice - the punk princess look at Rodarte.

Try: Use the Mark Hill Limited Edition Bad Girl Glam Wicked Waver, £59.99 to tong random sections throughout hair to create a tousled look. Then plait a small section each side, pull to the back of the head and create a rosette with the plait and pin into place. Finish the look by adding one last plait at the back.  

Backstage trick: To keep the disheveled texture, spritz finished style with Mark Hill Get Gorgeous Fabulous Finish Hairspray, £5.49 to make sure your style stays fabulous and doesn’t go flat as you step out the door.  

Posted on 9th September 2013

By Holly D

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