With London Fashion Week kicking off this week, we take a look at the hottest makeup and fragrance trends for the Autumn/Winter season.
An outstanding long-wear liquid foundation with medium coverage and a dewy finish. Ideal for all skin types, including oily. This will not slide off your face! Available at www.drlewinns.co.uk and priced at £25.
Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation comes in 14 shades, provides high coverage and a light-reflecting finish. Priced at £39 and available from department stores and www.shuuemura.com.
For a truly flawless base, apply a primer prior to your foundation. Makeup will glide on easily and will stay put all day. Dr Lewinns Skin Perfect Primer is avaiable from www.drlewinns.co.uk and is priced at £22.
If your skin is dull and needs an extra boost, add a few drops of Dr Lewinns Skin Perfect Illuminiser under or on top of your foundation, or directly on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and forehead. Dr Lewinns Skin Perfect Illuminiser is avaiable from www.drlewinns.co.uk and is priced at £22.
Lips in pretty petal hues are huge this season and work well with smokey eyes.
Colour stains in pretty petal hues are all the rage this Autumn/Winter. Wear on the cheeks for a fresh look and on the lips for a bit of subtle colour. Available from Benefit stores and online at http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk and priced at £24.50.
Perfect to create a smokey eye. Available from Debenhams and priced at £31.
Plum is a huge colour this season. Try on its own or blend for a modern smokey eye look. Available from www.chriskrenzer.com and priced at £32.
Blue is huge this season, both in clothes and makeup. Try is on the eyes with Bourjois in Bleu Passe. Available from Boots, Superdrug and all major department stores and priced at £6.99.
Dark metallic eyes are another strong trend this season. Try Ellis Faas Lights in in Holographic Bordeaux. Available from Selfridges, Liberty and http://www.ellisfaas.com, priced at £26.
Liquid eyeliner is still huge this season. Try 2true Pro Tech Extreme Eyeliner for ease and precision. Available from Superdrug and priced at £4.50.
Perfect for a smokey eye effect and to define the eyes. Available from Benefit stores and online at http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk and priced at £15.
Mascaras are never out of fashion! For length and volume try Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Mascara, £20 and available from from department stores and www.shuuemura.com.
Clarins Pro Palette Eyebrow Kit has everything to create the perfectly groomed and defined brow. Available at Debenhams and priced at £33.
For a cheaper option try 2true Eyebrow Pencil which comes in two shades, to suit both blondes and brunettes. Available from Superdrug and priced at £1.99.
For bright red lips try Leighton Denny Lip Dual 2 in 1 in Ravishing Red Bravery. Available from www.qvc.com and www.lipdual.com and priced at £17.50.
If you dare not to wear a bright red lip, Glo Minerals Lipstick in Siren is a good compromise and a very pretty muted coral red. Available at http://www.glo-minerals.com/ and priced at £15.
Korres Guava Lipstick in Wine Red is the perfect shade if you want dark lips but plum is not for you. Priced at £15 and available from www.JohnBellCroyden.co.uk.
For a subtler look go for a plum stain instead of a lipstick. Lord & Berry in Diva is a fabulous, long lasting shade. Priced at £8.26 and available from www.sallyexpress.com.
Dark and bright red. Available at www.qvc.com and priced at £17 for the duo.
A gorgeous, deep bordeaux red. £9 and available from www.JohnBellCroyden.co.uk.
The perfect sheer, pale pink with a glossy finish. Available from Boots, Superdrug and all major department stores and priced at £5.99.
With notes of pear, mandarin, honeysuckle, orange blossom, golden vanilla and wood this is a warm, sweet and very popular scent. From £46.99 for 50ml. Available from http://www.thefragranceshop.co.uk.
With notes of bergamot, mandarin oil, blackcurrant, rose de mai, neroli, Egyptian jasmine, patchouli oil, woods, amber and vanilla, this is a classy and sophisticated fragrance for the Winter months. Available at http://www.thefragranceshop.co.uk. at priced at £59.99 for 50ml.
Les Senteurs Gourmandes have launched two new delicious scents exclusively at Marks and Spencer: Vanille Orientale and Vanille Chocolat. Don't be tempted to eat them! £22.50 for 100ml. Available from Marks and Spencer.
With mimosa, linden blossom and undertones of basil, Ruby Red White Flowers Solid Perfume is a bio floral scent that only uses natural ingredients. Available from Fortnum & Mason, Planet Organic, and online at http://www.rubyredcosmetics.co.uk and priced at £32 for 15gr.
70s fragrance Aqua Manda is making a comeback this October. With notes of mandarin, sweet herbs, coriander, aromatic rosemary, parsley flower and tropical jasmine this vintage scent will put the zing into your Autumn mornings. £49.99 for 100ml and available from October at http://aquamandaperfume.com.
Created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian for French fashion house Carven, this scent has a modern, chic, strong and yet fragile woman in mind. Top notes of white hyacinth and mandarin blossom, bottom notes of sweet pea, jasmine and ylang ylang and base notes of Indonesian patchouli, sandalwood and osmanthus make Carven Le Parfum fresh, modern yet lingering and seductive. Available at Selfridges, Debenhams, Harrods and all major department stores. Prices start at £38 for 30ml.