The Autumn/Winter ’16 catwalks have spoken: here are the trends you need to be following this season.

Gothic Lips

Seen at: Bottega Veneta and Marni

Looks like that classic bold lip is going nowhere this autumn/winter. It’s slightly darker than we’re used to, but don’t be scared. Make like the models on the Bottega Veneta catwalk and go for a deep plum lip, fill in your brows and leave the rest of your face bare. If you’re feeling braver, shape and define your lips with a matching liner before filling in with lipstick, to make the colour even more saturated – a look achieved to perfection by the make-up artists backstage at Marni.

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Grown-up glitter

Seen at: Fausto Puglisi and Burberry

Glitter is always a good idea, we say, and now you can embrace it, knowing it’s a catwalk trend. For a more pared-down take, copy make-up artist Val Garland’s Fausto Puglisi look and press glitter on top of smudged black eyeliner that’s been applied halfway along the upper and lower lash lines. Or let Burberry make-up artist Wendy Rowe inspire you to be slightly more dramatic, putting glitter around the eye and along the cheekbones. Don’t worry if it falls further down your face – the beauty is in the lack of precision.

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80’s hair

Seen at: Isabel Marant, Kenzo and Moschino

Swap the backcombing for soft, face-framing curls. Inspired by old pics of Cindy Crawford, hairstylists backstage at Moschino gave models loose waves with added beachy texture, while at Isabel Marant and Kenzo there were quiffs and even more curls. Renowned hairdresser Guido said he just references all the girls he grew up with, so maybe it’s time to dig out some old family snaps and go back in time.

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Flushed cheeks

Seen at: Balmain and Nicole Miller

There’s been so much contouring, highlighting and strobing around that blusher has kind of taken a backseat, but this season it’s making a grand comeback. At Balmain, a natural-looking flush was achieved by mixing cream blush with foundation, then swirling it onto cheeks. At the Nicole Miller show, make-up artist Katie Jane Hughes applied bronzer in the hollows of the cheeks before sweeping a soft, coral-toned blusher onto the apples of the cheeks.

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Pretty peepers

Seen at: Chanel and Anthony Vaccarello

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from this season’s catwalks, it’s that your average smoky eye just wont cut it any more. Whether you’re snapping and reworking an old earring, like make-up artist Tom Pecheux did at Anthony Vaccarello, or you’d rather use a pair of fishnet tights to create the criss-cross texture seen at Chanel, just know that your eyeshadow game is about to be seriously upped.

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