Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Beauty Trends

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The variety of different beauty looks seen on the catwalk each season never fail to impress, but a few key trends always shine through - and we've collated the 10 very best.

For autumn/winter 2013-14, make-up artists have taken spring's trends and developed them for the new season, with the introduction of petal and berry stains to replace matte lips, and an even more pronounced take on Sixties beauty at the likes of Anna Sui and Emilio Pucci. A move toward more grown-up, ladylike make-up is also worthy of note in line with fashion's own infatuation with Hitchcock-style femininity, whilst youthful dewy skin has moved aside to make way for a flawless, velvety finish.


Futuristic Sixties

Anna Sui

An extension of spring/summer’s Sixties trend, the slew of graphic eyes and pale lips had a rather more futuristic feel this season. At Dior the swoops of liner were painted in silver rather than black, whilst dots on the lower lash line pepped up the monochrome eyes at Anna Sui. Meanwhile, Rag & Bone updated its usually minimal beauty look with a striking black line in the crease of models' eye sockets - very Twiggy.

Blush-Free Faces

Girlish flushed cheeks have taken a back seat for autumn/winter 2013-14, with make-up artists choosing to either skip blush entirely or use it very sparingly indeed. Particularly bare cheeks were seen at Jonathan Saunders, Balmain, Alexander Wang and Dolce & Gabbana.

Feature Brows

Whether bushy and bold or pencilled and groomed - whatever brows were doing, they were doing something. At Haider Ackermann and Isabel Marant they were bushy and untamed, at Chloe, Stella McCartney and Chanel they were neat yet strong and at Jean Paul Gaultier they dominated models' faces in opaque black. The Cara Delevingne effect strikes again.

Petal-Stained Lips

Christian Dior 
As with spring/summer 2013, lips look set to be, on the most part, very matte for the new season. But for autumn/winter 2013-14 they appear stained rather than painted, either with colour diffusing from the inside of the lips outwards - as at Dior and Marni, or with a darker, berry-stained effect at Derek Lam, Prada and Vera Wang.


Bottega Veneta 
In keeping with the Hitchcock-style femininity of the season's fashion, polished beauty looks with an almost Forties feel were seen everywhere from Carolina Herrera and Bottega Veneta to Oscar de la Renta. Rather than sticking to one key feature, the season's "grown-up" beauty pairs defined eyes with “done” lips for a very feminine look indeed. Even the ever-youthful Marc by Marc Jacobs girl spruced herself up for the show, with glossy red lips to complement her sophisticated neutral-toned eye make-up.

Grunge & Punk

Grunge, punk, rock 'n' roll - whichever you choose it's edgy make-up with attitude that counts. Spring/summer 2013's focus on the lower lash line is set to continue into autumn, with smudgy liner under the eyes at Rodarte, Missoni and Versace, whilst bruise-coloured smoky eyes gave a punk edge to the Julien Macdonald, Erdem and Roksanda Ilincic beauty looks.

Statement Eyes

There were glitter-strewn eyes at Chanel, Marni and House of Holland, Brit-pop blues at Topshop Unique and purple and red metallic shadow at Jason Wu and Gucci respectively. Statement eyes, it seems, are the way to make your mark for autumn/winter 2013-14.

The Thin Black Line

Alexander Wang 
Black eye liner is a staple in most make-up bags, but for this season - if you're not trying out the Sixties trend - the way to wear it is in a skinny line along the top lashes. A particular favourite at New York Fashion Week, the look added subtle and almost invisible definition at the likes of Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Christopher Kane.

Red Nails

A noticeable increase in red nail looks was apparent backstage at the shows, with garnet shades at Burberry and Meadham Kirchhoff and bold tomato tones at Chanel, Valentino and Topshop Unique.

"Finished" Skin

Victoria Beckham 
The "no make-up" dewy-skinned look has dominated catwalk beauty for a long time but there has been an undeniable shift towards polished, velvety skin carefully prepped with foundation before being dusted with a liberal coat of powder to set – first hinted at last season. Make-up artists spent five times as long on the skin than the rest of the make-up at Isabel Marant, and this embracing of matte satin skin was also apparent at Victoria Beckham, Balmain, Chloe and Stella McCartney.

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