Stay Hot This Autumn

It’s a weird world where the fashion industry gets ready for the autumn and winter season in the spring. That’s why you may appreciate a bit of a recap if you want to look hot — or cool — once the summer ends.

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Eye Eye! | Forget having more lipsticks than you could use in a lifetime, as this season is all about the eyes. Follow Dior’s example with liquid latex drama available from K&Co at, or simply plump for super-long lashes such as the Japonesque Extra Flair from HQhair.

Hair Today | They may not be for the shy and retiring, but cornrows are hot news thanks to the likes of DKNY, Marchesa and Alexander McQueen. If that look is not for you, how about the ballerina bun? If your own hair will not meet the challenge, have a look at the buns and hair pieces available at BuyHair.

Mannequin Perfection | Make sure you don’t look like a perfect dummy by adding some taupe to your make-up bag. This was the colour of the season predicted on the spring catwalks, with the aim of creating a perfectly natural, yet mannequin-like appearance. Try Clarins’ Mineral Mono Eyeshadow in taupe from Life & Looks, or Beautiful Color Eyeshadow in Shimmering Taupe from Elizabeth Arden.

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Don’t Feel Blue | Just wear blue and know that you are perfectly on-trend when it comes to eye make-up this season. Far from being overshadowed, blue is still going strong, albeit with the addition of cobalt, cerulean, and azure shades. Try the NARS Eyeshadow in China Blue from lookfantastic.com or the subtle Smokey Blue of Rimmel’s GlamEyes Quad Eyeshadow, available from Amazon.

Chanel Your Flicks | Go all Chanel with vibrant eyeliner shades. Think lime or teal if convention is important, while all-out shades such as orange and fuschia will certainly make you stand out from the crowd.