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Look Ahead: Three Autumn Beauty Trends To Try Now

If your beauty routine feels like Groundhog Day, we feel your pain. To help you jazz things up, here are three of our favourite trends for the new season – which are totally wearable for last days of summer too.

A Boyish Side Parting 

For this trend, you can opt for a full-on Gwyneth circa 1999 affair when she sported a sleek, lacquered side part to collect her Oscar (followed by that endless teary speech), which Saint Laurent and Celine were clearly channeling this season. Just blow dry your hair ultra-straight and add a slick of {Sachajuan Shine Serum} for extra polish. Or you can emulate the ruffled, tomboyish side-swept locks of the 1920s chaps à la Jason Wu (above), in which case you’ll need to spritz some {OUAI Wave Spray} to get that laissez-faire beachy texture.

Megawatt Skin

Move over matte complexions – bright, luminous skin just got an ethereal upgrade if the models at Gucci, Valentino and Isabel Marant (above) were anything to go by. Backstage at Marant, the team from BECCA were busy highlighting to their hearts’ content with their {Shimmering Skin Perfector}. We also recommend exfoliating beforehand with {Sonya Dakar’s Flash Facial} to really get your skin a-glowing.

Make It Your Own

At last, a beauty trend we can wholeheartedly get on board with. Models at the likes of Topshop Unique (above), Celine and Gucci were sent out with a variety of different beauty looks – a refreshing change from the clone-like models you sometimes get filing down the catwalks. In this spirit of individuality, why not get creative with your eye colour – {MORPHE’s 350 Palette} has a staggering 35 shades the colour of an autumn rainbow for you to combine and customise to your heart’s content. Or you can concoct your perfect killer rouge with {3 Custom Colour’s Century in Red Lip Palette}.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…