We’re big believers in wearing any and every colour you like, but to get the freshest street style look, there are four autumn hues you need in your makeup bag. From nudes with a fresher finish to bolds that make a big impact, AW16 is all about textures and shades that really get you noticed.
The buff-toned pout
Everyone can pull this off: a soft, nude lip that’s fresh and dewy, like the slightly rosy shade of Lasting Finish Kate 15 Lipstick in Rock ‘n’ Roll Nude, £6.49. A swipe of this with a second-skin base like Fresher Skin Foundation, £7.49, will make your whole face look more radiant in a flash. It’s the ultimate 9-5 (and beyond) trend.
The copper-lined lids
Coppers, bronzes and chocolate browns are the perfect partners for your post-summer glow, and to get them right, you should be wearing these warm hues on your eyelids. Draw on some feline flicks with Scandaleyes Gel Eyeliner in Brown, £6.99, which comes with a fine liner brush, or dust Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in VIP Pass, £4.49, all over your lids.
The bold berry mouth
On the other end of the lip spectrum to all those rosy nudes, we’ve got an autumnal berry mouth - the perfect pick for when you’re in a rush. If you don’t have time to blend eyeshadows or etch on steady liner flicks, glide Moisture Renew Lipstick in Glam Plum Fulham, £6.49, over your lips and go.
The flash of white
Monochrome beauty is back in a big way, and here’s one creative way to wear it: swap black liner for white, and wear it in an eye-catching streak along your lash line. Get the look with Colour Precise Eyeliner in White, £5.99, but don’t let your lashes get lost. Keep them looking full and bold with a coat of Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara, £6.99.
For more trends, read our guide to flawless foundation.