Top trend: burgundy make-up
It's no surprise that burgundy is on trend for Autumn/Winter 15, nothing screams the season like a deep red lip colour after all. Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera and Roksanda Ilincic all showed variations on the theme during show season earlier this year (15), but in fact crimson is having a full-on make-up moment.
Chanel is the leader of this trend, having brought out a full Rouge Noir collection for the holiday season. The nail polish colour has become iconic, not least because it's the shade worn by Uma Thurman's character in 1994 movie Pulp Fiction. At one point it was the company's best-selling product and it's been cited as the reason dark nail hues are still among the fashion set's favourite shades. So it stands to reason it would be a good starting point for a collection, which boasts a lipstick, eyeliner, mascara and eye colour all in the famous deep wine.
Now that's all lovely, but is red eyeliner really that easy to wear? It's a trend which is definitely for the edgier girls out there, but there are ways to tone it down a little too. One of the easiest is to go for a deep burgundy mascara, because people will have to look very closely to tell you have it on. If you want more of a pop apply over a white one and to your entire lashes, conversely shy ladies can add a quick dab onto the very tips.
A red eyeshadow is another good idea, and again it's not as Halloween-tastic as it sounds. Rather than picking a bright red or a too-dark burgundy try a cranberry shade and pair with a thin stroke of black eyeliner and black lashes. MAC Cranberry and Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow Berry Noir 44 are two top options because they can both be blended out, so you can go as strong or subtle as you like. Another alternative is to add a dusting over another shade, such as a taupe or a grey. This will give a wash of colour without being a bright pop, so you get to nod at the trend rather than embracing it with both arms.