As the northern hemisphere says goodbye to the warm days of summer and embraces fully the fashion trends for fall / winter 2013, so too is a batch of freshly baked beauty inspiration required. Keeping in theme with both the clothing and the fall 2013 hair trends, this season’s beauty looks range from the cinematic and dramatic to the grunge-inspired, the fresh and youthful to the downright fantastical.
After the break, a roundup of the key beauty trends and makeup tutorials for the autumn / winter 2013 season.
Fall 2013 beauty trends.
Influential enough to warrant their own dedicated pages, the below links will take you to key makeup and beauty trends of the fall / winter 2013 season.
Whether shimmery, glittery or glossy, a bit of metallic sheen goes a long way this fall to amping up your beauty look. Don't limit your imagination to precious metals like gold and silver, though: there are more metallic eyeshadow colours on trend this fall.
Is red lipstick ever really out of fashion? The big question is which shades to focus your attention on this season, and for autumn / winter 2013, you have a number of high impact options. From rich poppy red to vampy crimson, here are the red lipstick shades on trend and how to wear them.
Long, long gone are the days of overplucking. Until such time that they return (hopefully, never) we can all embrace our natural, thick brows... Or, if we don't have them, create them. Read on for the strong eyebrows trend and tips on making it work this season.
Fall 2013 makeup tutorials.
Assisting you in achieving the most inspirational beauty looks of the season, below you’ll find links to individual makeup tutorials for a range of on-trend themes.
Grunge beauty looks.
With the return of the ’90s and of grungy fashion, we could only anticipate a range of similarly inspired makeup looks to hit the runways. From vampish lips to smudgy eyes, grunged up makeup finds a new level of chic.
Opposites attract in this beauty look which pairs classic red lips with grungy dark eyes. Smudged eye pencil never quite looked so beautiful. Follow the link for the full classic lips grungy eyes tutorial.
Imagine a modern day Maharaja gone grunge. She might look a little like the girl Kenzo sent down the runway for fall; bold, beautiful, eyes lined in a smudge of dark winged liner on the bottom lids. If you want to give it a shot, try this modern Maharaja makeup tutorial.
Deep purple lips border the lines of Gothicism and grunge, with a bit of punk thrown in for good measure. But all that doesn't mean they can't be a little sophisticated or pretty, either. It all comes down to how you wear them. Inspired by Vivienne Tam's runway, here's a how to for deep purple lips.
Cinematic beauty looks.
Much like fall’s fashion and hairstyles, the makeup trends tend towards drifting into a cinematic dream. In this space, film noir vixens are the style icons and vintage beauties reign supreme.
Soft eyes, snow white skin, and rich red lips... Zac Posen's fall beauty look was reminiscent of a beautiful snow queen. Fairytale-like and cinematic, it's none the less an easy look to carry off in real life. Create the snow queen beauty look for yourself at that link.
Is there anything more elegant than the Hitchock Heroine? She was typically blonde, a little cool and distant, the kind of beauty who managed to invite trouble and win affection. This modern take on Hitchcock heroine makeup adds icy-blue pencil and bold lips.
The words "austere and dramatic" were used to describe this makeup look from the Marni runway. Berry stained lips and peachy eyes make for a look that's a little bit haunting and wild, but very much achievable. Create your own berry stained lips by following the steps at that link.
Fantastic beauty looks are all about the eyes for fall / winter 2013. Whether bold metallic shades or sprinklings of glitter, these looks are not for the faint of heart, but rather for the girl who doesn’t just want to stand out, she demands it.
Down the rabbit hole and onto the Aquilano Rimondi runway: this beauty look takes inspiration from Alice In Wonderland. The aqua eyeshadow is a bold statement to make, but one that can be adjusted to suit you. Read more about the Alice In Wonderland makeup look.
Turning eyelids to sparkling galaxies or Van Gogh paintings, a sprinkling of glitter layered over midnight blue is the season's evening look to master. Thakoon's starry midnight blue makeup is one you can try for yourself at that link.
Leave it to Chanel to create a beauty look that's both extreme and yet covetable, the kind that gives you childhood nostalgia for all things glittery. The Chanel glitter eye makeup is both fantastical and fun.
Retro makeup looks.
Carrying the love for 1960s fashion into fall / winter 2013, a retro beauty look is part and parcel of the look.
Rag & Bone gave us this retro-inspired beauty look: simple and fresh with just a line of bold, graphic, liner. It's not only striking, but so easy to do. Read the graphic retro eye makeup tutorial at that link.
Envisaged as the makeup for a modern day Sophia Loren, Dolce & Gabbana's fall beauty look is equally fit for a Princess or a vintage bombshell. With red lips and classic winged eyes, it's a look worth learning. Here's how to get the Sophia Loren makeup look for yourself.
Other fall 2013 makeup tutorials.
There's no reason to assume that pretty pastel tones are just for spring. This beauty look uses the most beautiful violet shade to create a fall / winter mood that's powerful in its softness. Follow the violet eyeshadow how to.
Sometimes a little twist is all you need to make your beauty look truly stand out. Expect the unexpected in this list of 10 ingenious beauty twists from the fall runways that you can play with and make your own.