Chic, quick and totally transformative – no, you’re not dreaming. This season’s hottest beauty looks from the catwalk can be achieved with just one product. Beauty editor Emma Robertson shows you how…
Image 1: As at Donna Karan, there’s a certain magic in using pops of one colour on different areas – it softly accents key features without overemphasising them. Use a creamy texture (we like Stila’s Convertible Colour), then vary its intensity – think opaque lips with a light flush on cheeks. Gorgeousness guaranteed.
Image 2: No longer a supporting act, this season doll-like lashes are a statement look in their own right. Seen everywhere from Nina Ricci to Giambattista Valli, choose layers of pitch-black mascara, which is brushed up and outwards through lashes to create a youthful, wide-eyed effect – the dream combination that’s as pretty as it is powerful.
Having colour withdrawal symptoms after a summer of no make-up make-up? It’s why we’re crushing on this Dior-inspired graphic eyeshadow look, which glorifies eyes in autumn’s richest shades (think olive, plum or navy). Bonus: An eyeshadow with sponge-tipped applicator is all you need to create this super-saturated colour effect. Here’s how:
1. Dampen a sponge applicator in water, then dip into a powder metallic eyeshadow. Trace an almond shape just above the crease of the eyelid with the tip.
2. Colour-in the lid – up to the socket crease – with the sponge applicator, too. Using a damp sponge helps imprint more pigment onto skin for the most intense effect.Shop now
Image 1: The fashion pack’s secret to styling out autumn’s wind-swept conditions? Embrace your hair’s natural movement. A hi-tech hair primer avoids crossing the line between artfully dishevelled and messy bird’s nest – the best ones provide weather-proofing benefits while smoothing out strands for a tousled finish that’s still totally chic.Shop now
Image 2: Black eyeliner never goes out of style, but where and how you wear it gives this classic look a fresh new spin. We love this foolproof yet downright sexy take on this season’s smokey eye, as showcased at Roberto Cavalli – simply run black kohl along the bottom lash and waterline only, then smudge with your fingertip. Easy as.Shop now
Photographs: Jason Kibbler at Cadence NY / Model: Jenna Earle at Next / Make-up: Justine Purdue
at Tim Howard Management / Hair: Eloise Cheung / Nails: Casey Herman at Kate Ryan