The Top 8 AW15 Beauty Trends

There’s nothing like a beauty roundup, to get you ready for the season ahead. Unlike seasons before, Autumn/Winter ’15 was neither minimal nor extreme, but somewhere safely in between. As always kohl liner featured heavily, as did fashion’s penchant for purity – with perfectly prepped faces and groomed and full brows, taking centre stage once again. In a season that fell madly back in love with the 80s and all things outlandish, the new beauty looks made the perfect canvas for the season’s cosy velvets and fur trims.

1. Bushy brows:

Fendi, Prada, Versace, Jil Sander, Jonathan saunders, Marni, Pucci; the list goes on. This was definitely the season that the brow came into its own: groomed, full, fair – less extreme than we’ve seen it, and surprisingly more effective.

2. Wild & free

I imagine Topshop Unique’s girl to be a country dweller, circa Jane Austen, who’s escaped from her castle to spend the afternoon frolicking in a field with her rugged lover. A mischievous English rose her wild hair, rosy cheeks and bushy brows make her the perfect youth muse.

3. Grown up goth

For his mainline collection Marc Jacobs, turned models into glamorous goth ladies, with rigid angular black brows and washed out deep plum lips. At Ashley Williams’ poker straight centre-parted hair, pastel pink shadow,  bruised berry lips and clumped lashes, gave her goth a bit of gloss. Whilst at Giles, bares faces and matte black lips, were the most modern take on the look yet.

4. Hairbands

Literally an old school classic, the hair band was back for the season.  And whilst it came elastic, ribbon and leather in form, it was decidedly Blair Waldorf, in style.

5. Art

The face became the canvas for make-up artists to unleash their creativity. At Anthony Vaccarello the easily achievable half star, is a nice way to add a little eye art without looking like a clown. Pat McGrath and Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy were inspired by Victorian jewellery and chola girls, which resulted in the surprisingly gorgeous slicked-down baby hairs and pearl jewelled gems.

6. Wet hair

A lot less glamorous than last season’s Balmain sweep-back, this season wet hair was given a sporty upgrade with wet ponytails, surfer waves and a sophisticated sweep back.

7. Kohl

Whether Summer, Spring, Autumn or Winter, the classic black kohl liner always makes an appearance; this time at Lanvin, Chanel, Cavalli, Versace and Marc by Marc.

8. Natural perfection

The no make-up make-up look,  gets slightly more made up, with slightly more colour on the lips, slightly more colour on the cheeks and slightly more colour on the brows; and is still the best way to leave everybody guessing.


Clinique What's Your Line


Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

8 thoughts on “The Top 8 AW15 Beauty Trends

  1. I am in love with the heavy kohl eyes at the moment! Such a throwback to those teenage years of going through my emo/grunge phase :’) & berry lipstick is always such a gorgeous autumnal look, it makes the classic red lip look so much more cartoon like than it seems to be all year round!

    I did a blog post trying out the makeup trends for AW15 and I’ve got to say the eyeliner one is probably my favourite, not quite as keen on a bare faced look! It would be awesome if you could take a look 🙂


      1. It’s such a great look! One of the reasons I love the transition into Autumn/Winter is because it starts becoming more acceptable to rock the darker colours..

        Thank you so much, so does yours!


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