Makeup must-haves for September straight from the catwalk

The start of September heralded the last couple of weeks of summer and the start of autumn. This month will see the weather turning colder and the days getting darker. It will also signal a change in your style.

As well as thicker fabrics, darker colours and more layers, this month means some different makeup trends. We've had a browse at what looks the designers featured in their catwalk shows for the new season and have picked out some of our favourites.

Here are the biggest AW15 trends when it comes to putting your face on:

Au naturel

In a bit of a contrast to the rich colours showed throughout clothing on the catwalks, one of the biggest – and easiest to achieve – makeup looks for the season is the natural look. 

Designers like Prada, Donna Karen and Bottega Veneta all chose to put the focus on their models' faces as a whole rather than creating one statement area. The look was all about flawless, bright skin with artful highlights, flushed cheeks, groomed brows and matte shading.

It was topped off with clear mascara for definition and a slightly flushed lip to inject a bit of colour. It definitely looks like heavy contouring is out and that beautifully radiant skin is in.

Doll eyes

Many designers tend to steer clear of mascara on their models for shows, but this season has brought back this makeup bag staple in a big way. In a look that can be teamed with the natural style or used to highlight statement lips, doll eyes are all about the mascara.

Models from designers like Nina Ricci and Alberta Ferretti showcased lashes that had layer upon layer of mascara, creating a voluminous look that had a slight clumping effect. This resulted in eyes looking like they had fake, doll-like lashes. 

To get this look, build up several layers of your favourite dark mascara and keep the rest of your eye makeup to a minimal.

High-shine pouts

Another favourite also returned for the new season, as models hit the catwalk in good old fashion lipgloss. 

Clear or subtly rosy lipgloss was used to create pouts with plenty of shine, elevating natural makeup or being used over the top of a statement lip to draw the eye even more.

But lipgloss isn't just for your lips this season, as a number of designers showed how to get multiple uses out of this simple item. David Koma used it on models' cheeks to create a highlighted look while other designers used it on eyelids and eyebrows.

Kohl it up

The last season saw designers experiment with eyeliner to create looks that made eyes seem bigger, however, this season they are going back to heavy kohl liner to create a slightly grungy look.

Rather than making your eyes look bigger by avoiding lining the lower lid or waterline, this trend is all about colouring all areas in with your favourite dark eyeliner.

This can be done in a number of ways, including going around the entire eye – as shown at the Lanvin shows – or diffusing it through the lower lashes and leaving your eyelid void of eyeliner, which is the modern look chosen by Victoria Beckham.

Burst berry lips

Say farewell to your trusty red lipstick and hello to dark berry tones. This is the winning statement style on the catwalk for AW15, with Marc Jacobs leading the way with plum colours.

You might think this shade is a bit much, but it tends to work with most skin tones and can be lightened slightly with a clear gloss over the top. 

You can also take it a step further – as shown by Topshop Unique – by teaming your berry lips with a similar plum flush on your cheeks, helping to blend your lips into your overall makeup look.

Of course, one of the best ways to make your makeup really pop is to team it with the perfect jewellery. Check out what we have new in to find the right bling for your style.

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