Autumn/winter 13 beauty tips

February 17, 2013

It’s one of the most important weeks in the fashion calendar and a chance to find out what we will be wearing and more importantly what beauty trends we should be following – so with London Fashion week in full swing what beauty trends can we expect for autumn/winter 2013?


beauty tips

beauty tips



Go back to the 90s

At the London Fashion Week Antipodium show, it was all about 90s glam with inspiration coming from Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct and Gwyneth Paltrow’s classic 1990s style. So the hair was pulled up into a bouffant twist while the makeup had 90s luxe written all over it. The makeup team from MAC used coffee liner to add definition to the eyes with mauve browns swept over the lids – while when it came to lashes they have returned to blue for a 90s vibe. However, the whole face was glossy with a wet-like sheen in place of a more shimmery look.



For a more grungy take on 90s makeup you could look to the Daks show for inspiration, it saw models sport hair and makeup with a subtle nod to the 90s. In fact the idea was to look like you have slept in your makeup, therefore, kohl eyeliner was smudged with cotton buds and Elizabeth Arden Eight hour cream to create a smudgey look. The foundation was soft and shimmery while contouring complemented the berry stained lips. When it came to the hair at the DAK show Luke Hersheson of Hershesons opted for simple straight yet super glossy locks.

Gothic beauty


If you are looking for something a little bit more dramatic for you autumn/winter look then you could take inspiration from the Jean-Pierre Braganza show where the MAC team created a sexy gothic style. Makeup artist Terry Barber described the look as “a bit gothy, a bit gorgeous”. So to achieve the look he used metallic shades on the eyes – in fact he pressed beetle wing shades over black with white eyeliner on the inside of the lower lash line. To finish of the look the models had flawless foundation and a slick of lip gloss.


Even the nails looked suitably goth as Essie used rich shades of navy complimented by one silver nail.


Brave the chop

The elfin crop has been on the fashion radar for a while with the likes of Anne Hathaway and Emma Watson showing just how chic a crop can look. But the look was also seen on the catwalks with models at Zoe Jordan sporting a choppy crop, while at Jasper Conran the muse was 60s poster girl Mia Farrow.


Go punk

At London Fashion Week two shows back to back opted for a punk beauty look (the sign of a trend if ever there was!). Julien Macdonald and then Moschino Cheap & Chic both had a punky look on their models.


At Moschino Cheap & Chic makeup artist Hannah Murray and hair stylist Sam McKnight teamed up to create a dramatic undone look with messy buns and black lips adding to the eyecatching look while other models were spotted with heavy black eyeliner with over the top flicks and smokey black eyeshadow. However, a word to the wise if you are going to go for edgy lips or eyes follow Hannah Murray’s lead and keep the rest of your look paired down as she had simple foundation and subtle eyes to compliment the dramatic lips and nude lips to complement the statement eyes.


At Julian Macdonald the look was less edgy and had a ‘pretty punk’ feel to it. This meant that the models had fresh looking flawless skin teamed with smudgey eyes in shades of greige teamed with grungy ha