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

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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