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Beauty trends for autumn

Aisling Keenan

Published 03/10/2011 | 05:00

Get ready to embrace the hottest aut-umn/winter trends that have come straight from the catwalk and the mouths of beauty experts.

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When your wardrobe starts to change and deeper colours fill the shops, you'll find that your peachy, summer colours don't suit what you're wearing. So now is the time to adapt your beauty collection to suit the new season.

Summer's obsession with bold colours, bright lips and messy hair might not be completely leaving, but there's a new way to wear the year's biggest trends.

All of the new trends are easy to achieve -- here are a few to get you started.

Paint it navy

According to the experts at Dior, the colour navy is the winter's new black. Christian Dior himself said that the only colour that could ever equal black is midnight blue.

Instead of black smoky eyes, navy is where it's at. Using Dior's exclusive and limited-edition Blue Tie palette (¤69, Dior counters nationwide), create a blue and navy intense pop of colour on your eyes. Paint your nails to match to really rock the trend to its full potential.

Nuts for nails

Nail obsessives listen up. The seemingly never-ending square nail trend is on its way out, finally.

Almond-shaped, more oval nails are where it's at for autumn/winter and they'll probably be all over the catwalks too, meaning it'll continue into spring 2012.

Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas (above) has long been a fan of this look, so check her talons out for inspiration.

Paint your nails with the gorgeous new colour range from Rimmel, I Love Lasting Finish (€4.99, pharmacies nationwide).

Surfer chic

Just because going to the beach generally only happens in the summer (maybe not the Irish summer, but still), it doesn't mean beach hair has to stop on September 1.

Textured, messy hair (like Kate Hudson's below) is a great look all year round. Who wants to spend hours creating up-dos that don't move an inch for an entire day?

Not me. I prefer to leave my hair wavy and free and I absolutely love the texture that Tigi's new Catwalk Salt Spray (¤18.50, selected department stores) gives my hair. And it smells great, too.

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