If you want to get a head start on all the latest beauty, hair and fashion trends for autumn/winter, we're asking the top beauty and fashion editors, bloggers, buyers, makeup and hair artists, stylists and industry experts, to share their pick of the hottest trends for the new season.
First, we have Amy Lawrenson – ELLE UK Web Assistant and beauty addict – sharing her top beauty buys for autumn's high voltage, dramatic look. Here's her exclusive blog for us:
Next season’s beauty trends are all about drama. Start with dark berry lips (read blood-stained) for that true soft goth vibe.
Chanel has just launched the Fantastic Plum shade, (£17.50). Apply the colour to the centre of the lips and then blend for a softer look. Next, aim for rich, rust-toned eyes. I love MAC's pigment in Mega Rich, (£15).
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Work the theatrical trend with look-at-me lashes. Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara, (£17.50), reinvents the way you apply – you need to hold the mascara at a vertical angle and brush each lash for mega root lift.
Alternatively, if you want exaggerated impact, then Shu Uemura’s lace lashes, (£50), will do the trick nicely.
And to top the look off? Pack away those bright nail polishes, this autumn nails are dark and dramatic, from deep purple hues to granite shades, I love YSL polish, (£15), in Rich Coffee. Just remember to keep your nails short if you’re going to rock autumn’s tougher shades.