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From sleek hair to stained lips, beauty’s all grown-up for fall

Eyes

LASH HEAVY

Natural look? Never. Lashes go super-sized in synergy with the ’60s mod trend – think Twiggy or Bardot’s doll eyes. Get to grips with fluttery falsies, or apply layer after layer of dense, spiky black mascara. Finish with a neutral lip.

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‘Spidery lashes are about layers. The first layer should separate and get them in the right place. After that keep dabbing more mascara all over the lashes, rather than combing through – this gives a great ‘60s look.’
Pat McGrath

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lips

VAMPISH POUTS

With red being one of F/W’11’s crucial shades, a full vampy pout returned to the catwalk. Merlot, burgundy and deep, rich reds [that verge on purple] are the colors du jour. Choose stains, or add a high-shine glossy finish with autumn’s other beauty revival, the lipgloss.

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‘It’s a full lip using pencils in cherry and vino, and a new M.A.C lipstick called Runaway Red. For a PVC-effect finish I add clear lip gloss on top. It’s inspired by Thierry Mugler shows in the ’80s and ’90s.’
Terry Barber at Jean-Pierre Braganza

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skin

PEACHY SHEEN

Summer’s tan effortlessly evolves into healthy apricot-shaded cheeks for fall. Use the color to contour just under cheekbones – it hints at prim sophistication. Apply color and product sparingly to keep it fresh, and work a similar tone across eye sockets to emulate the catwalk look.

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‘It’s soft and beautiful with no hard lines. We applied white face and body foundation to give skin a milky look. Then M.A.C Pro Sculpting Cream very low on the cheek for a youthful flush.’
Sam Bryant at Richard Nicoll

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hair

SHOW PONY

It’s the pure simplicity of the sleek ponytail that makes it the perfect partner for fall’s minimalist tailoring. This season it is worn either high on the head, or low at the nape of the neck [for an androgynous take] – either style should be smoothed back, glossy and poker straight.

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‘This ponytail is super-clean, modern and architectural. We use Fekkai Thickening Mousse along the hairline to guide hair back. Use pre-style thermal protection before ironing the ends to make them narrow, blunt and graphic.’
Paul Hanlon at Jonathan Saunders

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