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See all the beauty looks for Autumn/Winter 2011/12 and how to recreate them.
Beauty trends for Autumn/Winter 2011/12 are all about flawless skin. Create the perfect canvas for makeup....
After cleansing and moisturising, apply a skin primer. A primer will smooth and even out the epidermis, and makeup will glide on easily and last longer.
A good foundation is essential for perfect skin. Choose a light-reflecting medium coverage one. The luminous particles will make you look fresh whilst evening out the skin. Yves Saint Laurent Teint Radiance, £29.50
Use a veil to translucent powder over your foundation to set your base and take away shiness. Sue Moxley Translucent Powderm, £5
For this look, lips take centre stage here. The key here is to pick a good shade for your colouring. Red Velvet Cake by Bare Escentuals is a universal red that fits all. It's highly moisturising, long-lasting and has great pigmentation for full impact. £14
Red shadows may sound difficult to pull off, but if done the right way they make all eye colours pop and look edgy yet very chic. For full impact, concentrate on the eyes only, leaving the rest of your makeup very light and neutral.
With a thin, flat brush (a lip brush works perfectly here), draw a line along your bottom and top lash line with a highly pigmented red eyeshadow. Make sure to wipe any that falls on to the face with a damp wipe. Emani Crushed Mineral Powder Eyeshadow in Fearless, £7.95
The look here is "nude", despite actually wearing makeup. The eyes only have a thin veil of natural colour and the lips are either bare or just stained with little lipstick.
Get flawless skin following the primer, foundation and translucent powder steps. Add a bit of colour and contour to your cheekbones using a bronzer and a big soft brush. Go for a natural, all over sunkissed look, not the full-on tan. Arbonne Bronzer, £20
For this nude look, keep the eye makeup to a minimum. Apply a wash (a thin veil of shadow on the eye lid up to the brow bone) in a natural shade. Browns work well here. Loved by Cheryl Cole, Youngblood Cosmetics do a great Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow in Coco, £18
Go for a nude shade with just enough colour, which you can turn into a lip stain if you prefer by blotting excess lipstick with a tissue. Bare Escentuals Mineral Lipstick in Butter Pecan, £14
Skin is on the centre stage again. Little colour on the eyes and cheeks and a vibrant berry lipstick on the lips.
Soft browns are all the rage for this season. Elizabeth Arden Cashmere palette for eyes is perfect for a natural all over the lid colour. Use a flat brush to spread a veil of eyeshadow evenly all over the eye. £20.99
With a soft black eye pencil, draw a thin line along your bottom lash line to define the eyes. Blink Brow Kajal Pencil, £13, is always great for smudging.
Give your cheeks a bit of colour with Chantecaille Cheek Shade in Laughter (£23). Sweep a tiny bit of product from the apple of your cheekbones out to the hair line. Colour needs to be just perceptible, so avoid overloading the brush with blusher.
Berry lips suit all skin colours. Bare Escentuals Berry Cordial is a gorgeous, vibrant rasperry shade. £14
There were some bold nail shades for A/W 2011/12. From gun metal to fire red, have fun with statement colours.
L.A. brand Nubar comes in an array of colours and is free of formaldehyde, toluene & phthalate and is loved by many celebrities. Dark metallic nails are still in. Nubar Peacock Feathers is just stunning. £8
Red polish never goes out of fashion. The catwalk saw a lot of models sporting very glamorous, long red nails. If you dare not, red looks fab on short nails too. Nubar Sexy Red, £8
Orange was everywhere on the catwalk. Not always easy to pull off in lipsticks and eyeshadows, an orange nail polish is the perfect way to lift an outfit. Model's Own in Orange Sherbet, £5