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Beauty Notes From London Fashion Week: Five Autumn/Winter 2014 Trends To Know

14/08/2014 16:40 | Updated 20 May 2015

Autumn/Winter 2014 feels like ages away, but there a few hair and makeup trends worth knowing about before the season starts. There's nothing like staying one step ahead...

From unkempt hair to black eyeliner, these are the beauty notes from the London Fashion Week shows.

1. Eyeliner is back

Backstage at Jean-Pierre Braganza's show, makeup artist Terry Barber confirmed that "eyeliner is going to be a huge story for Autumn/Winter." Better get practising those flicks though because the look is all about statement shape.

At Braganza, Barber applied Mac's gel liner under the lower lashes, while at Antonio Berardi, Revlon's Gucci Westman created a Joan Jett-inspired look with by mixing emerald green and black liners around the eyes.

Jean-Pierre Braganza: Runway - London Fashion Week AW14

2. Unkempt hair

Good news for girls who like to be lazy with their hair - the messy, slept-in look was big at the London shows. At House of Holland, Percy & Reed created a style inspired by "adolescence." Hair was worn loose and tucked into polo-necks, while at Eudon Choi, longer lengths were left to look totally wild and unkempt.

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3. Tonal eyes

If there's one eyeshadow colour you should buy for A/W, it should be a taupe or tan shade. Worried it will make tired eyes look even more tired? Then pick a colour with a hint of pink in it, as seen on Cara Delevingne at the Burberry show.

At Roksanda Ilincic, makeup artist Lucia Pica created a "tonal" and "flawless" look using a blend of Mac's Cork and Groundwork shades on the eyelids. Her secret to the effortless finish? "Use a brown mascara - it doesn't look like [you're] wearing any but it gives the lashes some colour." Clever.

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4. Natural beauty

The barely-there makeup look was a big trend for S/S 2014 and guess what? It's back for autumn too. The best examples of undone beauty were seen at J JS Lee and Christopher Raeburn's shows.

Backstage at Raeburn, Mac makeup artist Debbie Finnegan described the look as "very natural and real," with "a sheen on the eyes, matte skin and a highly moisturised lip."

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5. Seeing blue

While there wasn't much of a colour story on the lips at the London shows, there was a common theme when it came to the eyes.

A hint of blue eye makeup was seen at Temperley London, Michael Van Der Ham and Antonio Berardi's shows... and unsurprisingly, these icy shades suit the season perfectly. Just keep lips and cheeks neutral (and if you can match your blue eye pencil shade with something you're wearing, it will look all the more brilliant.)

Temperley London: Runway - London Fashion Week AW14

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