Now that Autumn is here, it’s time to re-think your look! Graphic eyes, lashings of mascara and the perfect red lip are the way to go this season!
Trend: Graphic Eyeliner: Think smokey, black or grey graphic eyes – almost veering towards grunge! Define your brows, but keep the rest of your look clean and neutral.

Step 1: Start this look by filling in your brows and shaping them neatly. Make use of soft, feathery movements using Smashbox Brow Tech To Go, R310.00.

Step 2: Using Clinique Quickliner For Eyes, R285.00, or Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl eyeliner, R270.00, to outline your entire eye, top and bottom.

Step 3: Using a thicker eyeliner point, but one that is soft and draw able like the Essence Smokey 2 In 1 Kohl Liner, R47.95, create your cat eye. You can choose how thick and bold you really want to go.

Step 4: Smudge in the shape you just created with the eyeliner, or if you prefer use a similar colour shadow like Catrice Cosmetics Smokey Eyes Set, R79.95 to fill in the lines. Remember to blend!

Step 5: To finish off your graphic eye apply two coats of black mascara like Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, R360.00, or Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara, R365.00.

Trend: It’s all about your Lashes: The more coats of mascara the better. But remember this season lashes are defined and must stand out from the rest of the look.

Step 1: Brush brows up and outwards using Beautique Brow Lash Brush, R29,95.

Step 2: Even out the complexion with a liquid foundation like ck One Color 3 in 1 Liquid Make Up SPF8, R470.00.

Step 3: To make your eyes stand out even more, apply a wash of a nude or brown shadow to your eyes, stopping just before your brow bone. We recommend Catrice Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette 010, R89.95 or Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in 05 ‘Various Brown’, R57.95.

Step 4: Now it’s time to coat your top and bottom lashes with black mascara. For separation, definition and those hard to reach lashes, try Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara, R149.00, or Lancome Grandiose Mascara #01 Black, R455.00.

If your lashes are in need of some volume and curl, try Catrice Glamour Doll Curl & Volume Mascara Ultra Black, R69.95. For great length, opt for a mascara wand that is long and straight. We suggest Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara, R580.00, or Clinique High Lengths Mascara, R275.00, as they both offer this. These two are also great for coating your bottom lashes.

Trend: Red Lips: Red lipstick is a classic and we’re so happy its still on trend this season. Play around to find the shade that you most feel comfortable with.

Step 1: Make sure your lips are moisturised and exfoliated, so that the lip colour glides on.

Step 2: Apply your red lipstick shade with a lip brush for the ultimate application. It allows you to follow the shape of your lip line better. The Beautique Lip Brush, R29.95 is great value  and will allow you to do just this.

Step 3: Apply your red lipstick shade. If you love a solid red lip we suggest one of the following lipsticks:
– Clarins ‘Joli Rouge’ Lipstick, R300.00
– Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in ‘Red Hot’, R245.00
– Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in ‘Vengeful Red’, R365.00
– Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick, R605.00 or
– Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in ‘L25’, R567.00.

Be on trend this autumn and shop these looks and more at your nearest Red Square store or online at www.redsquare.co.za.