21 October 2013

A/W 13 Beauty Trends

As you've probably already read in my Autumn/Winter 2013 trend report, fashion has become more serious since Spring/Summer, which means that the look of beauty has changed as a result.

However, there's still enough variety and originality to play with!

Here are the top ten beauty trends to look out for this season:

1. Metallics

Fashion has gone all sci-fi and what better way to compliment this than with a metallic lip or eye, as seen on catwalks such as Dior.

2.  Gothic Beauty

Designers are taking the Halloween aspect of A/W literally this season, with ‘gothic beauty’ having a significant presence on catwalks such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton. A pale complexion, smudged black eyeliner and dark brows are all that you need to channel this!

3. Low Ponytail

Hair must look slick this season! Taking inspiration from Moschino, pull your barnet into a sophisticated low ponytail and then curl the ends for a look that screams A/W chic.

4.  Sparkle

A/W means that Christmas will be upon us before we know it. Sparkle and dazzle your way through all of your Christmas parties by applying glitter to your eyeshadow. You can swipe it over the full lid, or even just glitter the corners a la House of Holland. Dare to shine!

5.  Hair Braids

Hair braids always look so pretty. This season they’re supposed to be neat and elegant, falling effortlessly down your back, as showcased by Matthew Williamson.

6.  Natural Beauty

Hurrah! Finally it’s on trend to wear hardly any make-up! The natural look was huge on A/W 13 catwalks. 

7.  Dark Lips

As part of the ‘gothic beauty’ look, dark lips are making a comeback. So dig out that plum lipstick that you bought last year but pushed to the back of your drawer, and slap it on bold and strong. Vera Wang taught us that this is the only way to use it this season to make the ultimate style statement.

8. Sixties Liquid Eyeliner

Now, where have we seen this before? Oh yes, only last season! Liquid eyeliner, sixties style, is sticking around for A/W. Whether you want to wing it, or dot it underneath, don’t be shy! Get the sixties fever.

9. Ice Princess

Cara Delevingne at Chanel showed us how to rock the ‘ice princess’ look this A/W. Use a shimmery white/silver eyeshadow with understated rosy pink cheeks and a pastel pink lip to get the look(*).

(*) Sorry, eyebrows not included.

10. Poker Straight Hair

We previously kissed goodbye to our straighteners to embrace messy waves for S/S 13. However, it’s time to get them back out! Poker straight hair is back, seen at DKNY, and should be tucked behind the ears to create a ladylike look that even Kate Middleton would be proud of!

Have fun experimenting with these trends, you beauties!

(Which A/W beauty trend will you be rocking? Have you spotted any more yet? Thanks for reading! Katie-xo)

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