Go auburn for autumn
Warm make-up tones backstage at MaxMara A/W 17
As we are getting into the swing of the new season, it only seems right to have a word about auburn. Because auburn, rust, russet or strawberry blonde – call it what you will – gives a softer, prettier approach to make-up to those of us who don’t suit the usual graphic black eyes and red lips of the season.
MaxMara took inspiration from Lauren Hutton for their warm-hued palette
Take the MaxMara show, which drew inspiration from a young Lauren Hutton and united eyes, cheeks and lips in a warm-toned palette. Here’s how to get the look:
For eyes and cheeks, try Mac Powder Blush in Style (pictured here) or Ambering Rose (both £19.50, maccosmetics.co.uk )
Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in In The Mood (£25, johnlewis.com) will do nicely for your pout
If your skin is less than flawless, the new Diorskin Forever Perfect Mousse Foundation (£32, dior.com) is a light-as-air formula that will create the ideal canvas for your new autumnal glow
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…taking those notoriously stubborn post-summer dark spots in hand with Epionce Melanolyte Pigment Perfection Serum. By lessening the process that triggers melanin production, it helps to reduce pigmentation in an effective way that won’t irritate even sensitive skins. £94.50, beauty-product-online.co.uk.
Tone down summer pigmentation with Epionce Melanolyte Pigment Perfection Serum
Ditch the spritz and dab on Jo Loves Fragrance Paintbrush
Trust Jo Malone to come up with a totally fresh way to wear fragrance. Her Fragrance Paintbrush, available in Jo Loves favourites Pomelo, Green Orange & Coriander, Red Truffle 21 and White Rose & Lemon Leaves (£40, joloves.com), lets you paint scent on to your skin – from top to toe if you’re so inclined. It dries in a trice and keeps you smelling sweetly for hours.
Vying for top spot against avocado, algae and turmeric, charcoal is the newest natural substance to hold the beauty industry in its thrall.
Erborian Charcoal Blotting Papers (£8, erborian.co.uk) pat away excess shine
Diamond Whites Black Edition Toothpaste (£9.99, diamondwhites.co.uk) buffs away stains to boost your smile
You can even give your hair the carbon treatment with Charles Worthington Radiance Restore Charcoal Shampoo and Radiance Restore Charcoal Conditioner (£6.99 each, boots.com), which deeply cleanse to counter the damage caused by pollution
Beauty assistant: Alice Robertson