From 60s chic revival to minimalist makeup, here's the lowdown on the Autumn/Winter 2011 beauty trends, along with top tips on how to get each look.
Autumn/winter 2011 beauty trendsA 60s revival kicked off at New York Fashion Week at shows like Anna Sui and DKNY, where models swapped a full smoky smudge for a simple flick countouring the eye. The vibe continued at a host of other shows, like Jean Paul Gaultier (where models donned huge beehive wigs), Just Cavalli (where super-thick Twiggy-like lashes were a-fluttering), Moschino (where models worked pale skin with with winged charcoal shadow and pared-back bouffant updos), and Blumarine (where cakey nude lips and doe-eyed Bambi lashes ruled). Autumn/winter 2011 beauty trends Back in the real world:
Eva Mendes is the celeb queen of 60s beauty, regularly stepping out with a backcombed bouff in her hair that would make Brigitte Bardot envious. And Cheryl Cole often sports a sexy winged shadow. Take inspiration from both stars for the perfect nod to the 60s.
Two key ingredients to a 60s vibe are a feline flick (look to Cheryl and Kate Moss for inspiration), thick lashes and a backcombed bouffant hairdo. Line your eyes with the Benefit Asos Exclusive Magic Jet Balck Liquid Eyeliner, asos.com,£14.50, before finishing with at least two or three coats of mascara. Arm yourself with a can of L'Oreal Elnett Satin Normal Strength Hairspray, johnlewis.com, £1.99 to £3.49, and a round barrelled brush. Spray the brush with the hairsprayy before backcombing the hair at the root of your crown. Then use kirby grips to pin it up, tie it into a ponytail, or leave down like Eva for a sexy tousled look.
Glamorous, posed, elegant: Iman embodies the old school Hollywood look to perfection - the thick smoky eyes and a polished pout scream sophistication of a bygone era. Another star that channels old-school style is Nicole Richie, who teams her look with a gorgeous vintage hairdo, too.
Use a combination like Ombre Absolue Palette Quad, lancome.co.uk, £13.28, to create your smouldering peepers. Sweep the dark charcoal over your eyelid and then, without redabbing, applying the remainder of the shadow on your brush to the lower lash line. Use the lighter shade on the inner corner of your eyes. Finish with a kohl rim, eyelash curlers to add extra lash lift, and don't forget the all-imported luxury lip. Try Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick, debenhams.com, £18
No one does bare-faced chic like Liv Tyler. She works a flushed complexion with a dab of rose-pink blush, finished with an eye-popping slik of eyeliner and a subtle tinted lip balm. Emily Blunt's definitely snapping at her heels, though - her stripped-back yet glamorous looks is always flawless.
Dab a soft nude-coloured cream shadow like Shu Uemura Cream Eyeshadow, spacenk.com, £19, to pep up your lids. Add a sweep of Givenchy Prisme Again! Blush, debenhams.com, £25.50, before completing the look with a slick of mascara and a spot of lip balm.
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