As much as we love all-things-Fashion Month, it’s sense of timing is a little impractical. In September, the fashion world come together to observe the designers’ latest offering of summer dresses and fun sandals for the following year’s spring/summer. So with this in mind, we rewound back to February this year and noted the key beauty trends for now – autumn/winter13 – and how you can achieve them yourself:

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(Image: Revlon, Instagram)

LIPS:

Seen at: Oscar de la Renta, Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton

We love a red lip, so we’re welcoming this trend with open arms and precise lip brushes! To keep things looking fresh and modern, opt for a natural base and neutral eyes to keep the lips the focus.

How: To recreate Marc Jacobs’ glossy finish, Laqa & Co.’s Ring of Fire leaves a pretty, buildable sheen. Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana’s sophisticated matte reds, we’ve been loving ModelCo’s long-lasting lipstick in Red Velvet. Channel Lanvin and Louis Vuitton’s sultry deep burgundy with NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red.

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(Gucci, Instagram) 

Metallic Eyes

Seen at: Chanel, Gucci, Marc Jacobs

Although we loved the silver metallics seen at Chanel, we think the autumnal berry colours seen at Gucci are much more wearable every day. Plus, you won’t run the risk of looking like a christmas tree decoration.

How: Mirenesse’s Inside Out 27HR Eye Kohl in Amun is a deep plum with gold flecks running throughout. Use as a simple liner or apply over the entire lid and smudge out with a fluffy brush for a quick and easy smoky eye – act fast, as when these set they stay put!

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(Jane Larkworthy, Twitter)

“FINISHED” SKIN

Seen at: Victoria Beckham, Chloe, Stella McCartney. 

Satiny, perfect-looking skin dominated catwalks as some make-up artists spent up to five times longer on the base than the rest of the make-up. Skin and brows were firm favourites on the runway.

How:  theBalm Cosmetics TimeBalm Anti-wrinkle Concealer can be built up to a high coverage that works wonders correcting spots and discolouration for an even, perfect base. Super matte skin can run the risk of looking a little aged and unnatural, so use a liquid or cream based illuminator like Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector – the finely milled shimmer attracts the light and makes skin look fresh and healthy.

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RED vs NUDE NAILS:

Seen at: Valentino, Meadham Kirchhoff, Burberry

There was a real mix of reds on the catwalk, from cherry tomato to berry and wine, so you’ll find one that suits you.  On the flip side, natural and soft glossy shades gave a smart, well groomed look. Square, short nails were predominately the shape of the season.

How: Recreate the ‘classic red’ seen at Valentino with the aptly named The One and Only Red by Révérence de Bastien – his No.14 shade is a deep berry, similar to that at Burberry.OPI’s Thrill Of Brazil is a bold cherry — as seen at Meadham (above) — that looks great on most skin tones.

What do you think? Wearable? Let us know what trends you’ll be trying this autumn in the comments below!

– Grace