Ready for the new style season? Colours are reining supreme for autumn/winter 2012, so we’ve rounded up our top beauty products on the high street, from vibrant nail varnishes to show-stopping lipsticks.
We asked Karon McKendrick-Taylor, OPI Educator and Stylist, what to expect from the new season.
‘The autumn and winter seasons will be filled with rich seductive shades of ruby-red and blue-red, burnt orange, tangerine, rustic pink, dark burgundy, plum & berry purples, eggplant purple, midnight blue, dark forest green, khakis, taupe and dark brown.
After enjoying a vibrant summer filled with bright lacquer shades, including orange, yellow, mint green and aqua, the autumn and winter season promises to be more traditional in terms of its dark rich colour tones.’
Check out our pick of the hottest beauty buys to look out for in the new season:
1. O.P.I Nail Lacquers, $19.95 each, O.P.I
There’s no easier way to add a shot of colour than with show-stopping nails, and O.P.I have a fantastic range of bright new shades, including Monsooner or Later in a red/orange tone.
2. Quickliner for Eyes Intense, $34 each, Clinique
Clinique has a great new range of colourful products out, and we can’t wait for the arrival of the new Quickliner for Eyes Intense, available in an elegant repertoire of stay-true, eye-amplifying colours, the options are limitless. Layer and smudge Quickliner for Eyes Intense under your favourite eye shadow to create a strong yet wearable eye look.
3. Clinique Almost Lipstick, $36 each, Clinique
Clinique has also introduced seven new shades join their iconic Black Honey shade. The hues range from natural nudes to pretty pinks to violets and reds and include Tender Honey, Luscious Honey, Spicy Honey, Shy Honey, Flirty Honey, Lovely Honey, and Chic Honey. Wear red, or pink, or violet, or nude. Go for neutral eyes to bring out the lip colour by day, and smokey charcoal to add some vamp in the evenings.
4. Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Morale, $42.00, Myer
Apply a touch of apples of your cheeks to complete your autumn/winter beauty look. This glimmering starlight shade, Morale (Rosed Flush), is perfect for adding a glow through winter, and can be applied wet for a bolder colour pay-off.