Less is more for make-up

You don’t have to suffer from seasonal affective disorder to feel glum about saying goodbye to summer.

But luckily, your make-up bag has all the answers to put a spring back in your step.

“Colour is always used less when we move forward into autumn/winter, but catwalks were alive with unique takes on classic looks, like the smokey eye with a twist,” says Kakuyasu Uchiide, Shu Uemura international artistic director.

Put your fuchsia pink on hold and cull the coral, this winter is all about powerful berry lips.

A flawless face is key to carrying off this look so your mouth is the main attraction.

After a few seasons where the ‘no mascara look’ reigned, flutter fans will be pleased to learn big lashes are back in fashion, thanks to the catwalk’s Sixties revival.

Winter fashion trends have broken the matchy-matchy rules in favour of a mix and match aesthetic, and make-up has followed suit.

The texture trend is all about playing contrasting finishes off one another, so a matte eyelid against glossy skin, or a glossed eyelid with a matte lip.

The easiest way to go clash crazy is choose textures that flatter your features, according to MAC senior artist Caroline Donnelly: If you have small lids, gloss isn’t really going to work for you; it may feel uncomfortable or you might not even see it. “A glossy cheekbone, or glossed brows would be a more effective way to go. If, however, you have big eyelids, a glossed lid looks fabulous and is easy to achieve.”