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THE BEAUTY
FORECAST

Ballerina-esque, tomboy-chic and future-classic looks dominated backstage at the autumn/winter catwalk shows. Discover the most wearable beauty trends we’ll be trying out this season, says beauty editor Jess Clark

OFF-DUTY DANCER: GET THAT POST-REHEARSAL GLOW

Ballerina-inspired looks were big news backstage at Amaya Arzuaga, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg and Erdem. Nail the style with porcelain skin against flushed cheeks, glossy lids, full brows and artfully dishevelled up-dos for a look that never dates

 

 EN POINTE
Mix textures on the face for a multi-dimensional effect; contrast flawless matt skin against glossy lids to add interest and a doll-like finish, as seen at Amaya Arzuaga

PRETTY IN PINK
Stila Smudge Pot for eyes
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BALLERINA BUN
Whether tight and groomed or loose and textured à la Erdem, the bun will be everywhere this season. It’s an
easy beauty no-brainer

TOUGH PRETTY: PAY HOMAGE TO THE UBIQUITOUS
COOL GIRL – PART REBEL,
PART INGENUE

Tap into the season’s tribute to the beautiful tomboy.
It’s a look that’s all about the eyes – from
1960s-inspired lashes to lived-in liner and lashings
of jet-black mascara. Simply rough-dry your hair,
keep your base simple and go to town on the eyes

BLACK MAGIC
Autumn calls for added drama, and nothing says drama
like black eye kohl. Take your cues from Roberto Cavalli

HIGH DEFINITION
Diego Dalla Palma mascara
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FAKE IT
Spotted at Rochas and elsewhere, false lashes are back
on the beauty radar. Choose vintage shapes, like those
from Lola cosmetics, for added feline appeal

MODERNIST: THINK CLEAN ANDROGYNY WITH WASHES OF EXPERIMENTAL COLOUR FOR A FUTURE-CLASSIC FEEL

Take a less-is-more approach. Think slick or
side-swept hair, clean skin and undefined eye colour
in an unexpected tone, as seen at House of Holland
and Dior

 

TIPPING POINT
Add extra new-season detail with deep purple
nails embellished at the tips with fuchsia for
a two-tone effect. Look to House of Holland to see how it’s done

NAIL IT
Leighton Denny nail polish
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Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans and Catwalking.com

SLICK OPERATION
Slicked-back hair is just the
thing for pulling focus on a
coloured lid. Recreate this Dior
look with Philip Kingsley’s
Preen Cream

GREEN WITH ENVY
Lola eyeshadow
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WATERCOLOUR WASH

Keep the lids
colourful but soft and painterly
to avoid hard lines and
an overdone look

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