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Your guide to ace fall beauty trends

From romantic waves to a bold red lip

By Mamta Mody  September 17th, 2019

Romance the waves: Unapologetically glamorous, voluminous, and super glossy, this season hair is all about movie-star worthy waves. At Zimmermann, Halpern and Kate Spade, stylists picked a deep side parting to complement the feminine, femme fatale waves.

If you’re feeling brave, go the Ryan Lo route and work some gel into your hair for a Rita Hayworth-esque ’do. Or brush out curls to create a tousled yet elegant look as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim. The styling requires a little work, yet the hairstyles appear effortless.

Arata Flax Seed Olive Oil Hair Cream, INR 599
Sebastian Professional Sharper Fierce Hairspray, INR 1,650
Schwarzkopf Osis + Curl Honey Curl Cream, INR 750
L‘Oréal Professionnel Smooth Liss Control Gel Cream, INR 575
Wella Professionals EIMI Extra Volume Strong Hold Mousse, INR 675
Ouai Volume Shampoo, INR 2,700


Issue a red alert: If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it at least that was the mood backstage when it came to the classic red lip. For autumn/winter 2019 makeup artists turned to velvety matte shades to create the K-lip on models at Genny, Zadig & Voltaire, and Oscar de la Renta.

Colour was concentrated in the centre then blended outwards to create an ombré effect – it’s the kind of lip stain you’d get from eating a fruity popsicle. If you’re in the mood for a high-impact look, try Fendi’s juicy glossy pout.

Nykaa Molten Matte in Monica, INR 525
Innisfree Real Fit Lipstick in Classic Red, INR 900
Shiseido LacquerInk LipShine in Red Flicker, INR 2,200
Etude House in Pretty Chiffon Red, INR 750
Dior Addict Lacquer Plump in J’Adior, INR 3,100
Sabrina Suhail Lipstick in Creep, INR 1,400


Perfect the glow: Not too matte or too shiny, just well hydrated, healthy skin has become a runway classic. Across shows, blinding highlights were skipped in favour of an overall radiance that seemed to peek from below.

This look was achieved with clever make-up and skincare, like at Stella McCartney, where models’ faces were prepped with a hydrating mask before the show. Instead of heavy foundation and strategically placed shimmer, make-up artists at Prabal Gurung, Rochas and Preen added oomph to the base by patting illuminating moisturiser on to faces.

Kiko Milano Green Me Hydrating BB Cream, INR 1,290
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, INR 1,850
1,450Shiseido Synchro Skin Illuminate, INR 2,400
Glamglow Glowstarter Moisturizer, INR 1,450
Ruby’s Organics Creme Highlighter in Illuminate, INR 1,100
Just Herbs Skin Tint, INR 1,175


Dial up the colour: Over the past two years, runway trends have slowly chipped away at our resistance towards adopting technicolour eyes. This season continues to serve a fresh batch of inspo with abstract pastel splashes at Collina Strada, saturated single shade of pink at Chromat, and cool blue crease lines at Iceberg.

Even classic black mascara was swapped in favour of bold colours at Manish Arora. Translate it to work wear with a tiny but impactful hint of colour at the corner of the eyes, like the models at Tibi.

Make Up For Ever Glide-On Eye Shadow in Iridescent Lime Green, INR 1,050
Maybelline New York Lemonade Craze Eyshadow Palette, INR 1,250
Kiko Milano Wet And Dry Eyeshadow in Red Poppy, INR 690
Klara Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette, INR 3,899
NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Sapphire, INR 900
M.A.C Pro Longwear Fluidline in Siahi, INR 1,550


Photograph: (Halpern, Fendi, Christian Siriano, Collina Strada)