New Faces: AW 2013 Trends

If you’ve done your homework you will already have taken a sneaky peak at the catwalk beauty trends that floated down the runway last February. If not never fear I have written out the hottest beauty trends so you can put your best face forward this season.

The wintry looks flooding the mags  wintry looks that flood the magazines are vampier, more astute and considered than a summer face. Its party season after all and what better excuse to try out a new look. There is a definite focus on both eyes and lips at the same time reflecting the opulence of the season.

Face:

Finished Skin: Faces shift from the dewy glow of summer to a more velvety groomed and finished look. Foundation is applied with precision followed by a liberal dusting of powder. Blush was scarce on the runways.

Brows: Thanks to Cara D brows, whether bushy and bold or penciled and groomed, are still big in the game.

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Eyes:

A big focus on eyes this season with metallic smoky eyes in various complimentary shades; blues, greys, purples and emerald greens.

Highly pigmented powder shadows are leading the way with the trend for Blue shadow repeating in AW 13. Electric, powder and aqua blues are all trending.

The Classic cat eye flick gets experimental. Extra inky and bold shapes are key and liquid eyeliner is a staple product.

Images: Topshop, Anna Sui, Aquilano & Rimondi

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Lips:

Petal Stained: a winter favourite wine stained and blackcurrant lips return; seen at Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Miu Miu and Marni.

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Nails:

Matchy matchy: with the current trends in nail lacquers still going strong many brands are matching their nail palettes with lips and eyes. Tom ford, Dior, Guerlain and Estee Lauder AW13 chose this as the focus of their beauty campaigns with close up shots with manicured hands placed on the face.

Nails colours follow the winter palette and we will see opulent jewel tones as well and browns deep reds and purples

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