Fashionista Beauty Buys for Autumn Winter 2008

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Fashionista Beauty Buys for Autumn Winter 2008

Want to stay one step ahead of the fashion pack? Then paint on some attitude with our pick of this season’s most daring lipstick and eyeshadow shades.

Lucie Tobin

Lucie Tobin

Health & Beauty Magazine Online Editor

Published 10th September 2008

Want to stay one step ahead of the fashion pack? Then paint on some attitude with our pick of this season’s most daring lipstick and eyeshadow shades

Estée Lauder Signature Eye Shadow Quad Blue Smoke
This four-shadow palette from Estée Lauder provides all the shades you need to create sexy a grey/blue block of colour around your eyes, perfect for recreating this season's dramatic looks. Use the pearl shade as a base, then apply the darkest shade to the lid and blend the lighter colours outwards and under the eye. Best for dramatic eyes with a touch of colour.

17 Pure Finish Sheer Mineral Blusher
Rosy cheeks are a key look this season, and this budget buy is the perfect blusher to achieve it. It includes a brush that delivers a consistent amount of product to your cheeks during application, meaning you don't have a blusher brush rolling around your handbag. Best for a sweet rosy glow.

Too Faced Smoky Eyes
This is a must-have kit for any budding fashionista determined to rock this season's smoky-eyed look. The palette has three variants: 'day smoke' for office, 'fashion smoke' for the ultimate girls' night out and 'classic smoke' for the red carpet, with three shades for each look and detailed instructions for creating them. Best for a lesson in smoky eyes.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liners
To be the ultimate rock chick this season, spice up your eyes with a slick of this funky glitter eyeliner. It's a clear glitter-containing gel that sweeps on easily and doesn't crumble when dry. All the shades look fabulous as eyeliners and can also be worn on their own as eyeshadow. Perfect for this season's gothic sparkle.

N°7 Perfect Definition Eye Liner in Azure
Use this super-flattering, super-bright eyeliner shade to put some summer back into your make-up kit this season. Add a few sparkles of colour around the outer eye, or copy Agyness Deyn and circle your eyes. This liquid eyeliner also blends easily outwards and into a shadow. Best for beating the winter blues.

Revlon Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Antique Gold
Gold is big this season, and all skin types can find ways to wear it. This eyeliner smoothes on easily and consistently and the built-in smudger makes it easy to correct uneven lines and blend colour outwards. Add a subtle shimmer under your eyes or layer it up and blend it with gold shadow on the lids for high glamour. Best for a golden touch.

Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Crème Lipstick in Barcelona Red
A key trend for lips this autumn is bold, beautiful red. And who else but Chanel to provide the perfect must-have shade? Barcelona Red is the ideal ‘day to night’ red for maximum impact in the boardroom and a sexy pout for the evening. And this long-lasting lippy won't dry out your lips. Best for the screen siren look.

Max Factor Masterpiece Beyond Length Mascara in Blazing Black
This great new mascara combines the length-giving properties of Max Factor's Masterpiece range with a twist of extra sparkle. Slick on the black first then add a touch of blue with the coloured end. Flirty and fun, this is the mascara for the party season. Best for long, colourful lashes.

No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Classic Rose
Along with rosy cheeks, pink lips are another pretty trend for this season. For fresh-faced glamour, line your eyes with some colour and get your skin looking flawless. Stay Perfect Lipstick does what it says on the tin, especially if applied with a lip brush. And it won't dry out your lips after a day's wear. Best for being pretty in pink.

No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in True Gold 20
A real must-have for autumn/winter '08: gold eye shadow. True Gold looks great next to this season's green and metallic eyeliners, or try dark liner under the eye and golden shadow on top. Dark skins will appreciate the heavy block of colour when you layer it up. And, just like its lippy equivalent, Stay Perfect Eyeshadow stays true all day long. Best for golden wonders.

Written by Cat Leonard

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