We know, we know – it feels like summer has only just arrived and we’re already talking about autumn, but that’s the nature of the fashion business!
Now is however the perfect time to note down key trends so you can practise and find your go-to autumn look before the season starts.
So what beauty trends were hitting the AW15 catwalks?
1. Outdoorsy skin
Flushed cheeks that looked like models had just been on a hike were everywhere during fashion week. The aim was for skin to look healthy and natural. Make-up artists did this using two shades of blush lower on the cheek. A red coloured blush was used in the middle to mimic the way the blood rushes to the surface of the skin when flushed.
2. Sketched eyeliner
With a distinct punk-y feel, imperfect eyeliner was big news. To recreate the look, use a ‘brush stroke effect’ with lots of dashes and dabs. Perfect for those who struggle to draw a straight line! The look is meant to be messy, so you can literally do no wrong. We recommend keeping the rest of your look simple so the focus stays on the eyes.
3. Face tattoos
No, we’re not suggesting you go out and permanently ink your face… a faux tattoo will do. Over summer fake gold-leaf effect tattoos were all the rage and this trend is continuing on into autumn/winter. Instead of gold tatts on the body, models’ faces were adorned with single tear-drops and ornate designs on the cheeks.
4. Goth-inspired make-up
Beauty went to the dark side on the catwalks. Dubbed the ‘sophisticated goth’ by Nars make-up artist Andrew Gallimore, the trend sees dark shades on the eyes and fierce black lips.
5. Dark manicures
Nails also got dark, with nearly black hues taking precedent. Sass & Bide used petrol blue blended with black, while Topshop Unique went for a denim colour. Metallics got a look in too, with la Misha Nonoo adding a thin strip of silver and Marques Almeida debuting a distressed metallic finish.
6. Grown-up glitter
Finally a glitter trend for all ages! Giving glitter a sophisticated edge, touches of sparkle were added to the tips of eyelashes to mimic water droplets. Subtle shimmer was also added to nude nails at Jenny Packham. The trick to this look? Keep sparkle delicate and localised.