RUTH GRIF­FIN

Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine - - Beauty -

Au­tumn has ar­rived and we’re busy re­claim­ing our black tights and swad­dling our­selves in chunky cardi­gans. As we brace our­selves for the cold, dark months ahead — not to men­tion an en­tire sea­son of glit­ter­ing party looks — it seems a strange time to be think­ing about what we’ll be wear­ing next spring. Such is the way that the fash­ion cal­en­dar works, how­ever, and for the past month the eyes of the in­dus­try have been on the fash­ion weeks in the ma­jor style cap­i­tals.

Ev­ery sea­son, one or two strong beauty looks emerge from the cat­walk shows, but at the re­cent fash­ion week shows the trends for Spring/Sum­mer 2019 have, on the whole, been quite muted. Rather than the more de­fined, heavy make-up looks of the past few sea­sons, nude skin, rosy neu­tral lips, golds and soft cop­pers on eyes fea­tured.

For hair, again there was quite a lot of short hair and long bobs on the cat­walk — which is al­ways re­fresh­ing to see af­ter years of hair ex­ten­sion ob­ses­sion — and quite ‘ un­done’ tex­tures.

To­day, I’ve se­lected five of the strong­est make-up looks ( right), along with three stand-out hair styles ( below), from the fash­ion week shows to guide you through the sea­son ahead. I’ve given each one a ‘ ramp to re­al­ity’ dif­fi­culty rat­ing — how easy it is to recre­ate each of the styles your­self at home.

If you can’t wait un­til spring to re-boot your makeup look, how­ever, pay a visit to Brown Thomas which is run­ning its

Style Sum­mit event un­til Oc­to­ber 13. On

Oc­to­ber 11, make-up pow­er­house Mary

Green­well, of Laura Mercier, will be join­ing beauty ex­pert and jour­nal­ist Sali Hughes to dis­cuss all things beauty and makeup. Tick­ets are €100, to book see even­tbrite.com and brown­thomas.com.

“Spring’s looks are muted. Think nude skin, rosy neu­tral lips, and golds and soft cop­pers on eyes” Learn how to re­fresh your look at the Beauty Mas­ter­classes hap­pen­ing at the new-look beauty hall in Arnotts over the next two weeks. With a se­lec­tion of brands — from Dior to Char­lotte Til­bury, NARS to Huda — tak­ing part, these classes will suit all ages! To book see arnotts.ie/ beau­tyevents or call(01) 805 0400.

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