Editor's choice: A/W catwalk beauty

By assistant editor Lucy Douglas

With London Fashion Week drawing to a close all eyes have been on Somerset House for a first glimpse of the trends for the spring/summer ‘15 season. The creative directors and MUAs in charge of putting the catwalk beauty look together did not disappoint (don’t miss Professional Beauty’s October issue for a look at the beauty and nail S/S15 beauty trends) and next spring looks set to bring some great launches.

However, back to the here and now, September is upon us and the autumn/winter make-up launches have hit the market, so I think it’s time to revisit some of the trends unveiled on February’s catwalks for the cooler months, and the pro make-up products available to recreate the look.

Holly McGlynn for Felder FelderFeline flicks

The Alexa Chung eye was a common feature of the February catwalks, spied at the likes of Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Rag & Bone, and Felder Felder (pictured). I love this look because it’s so adaptable – a simple liquid liner flick works for daytime wear, and go all out with block colour for an evening look.

Create the look: The angled brushes in the Make-Up by HD Brows eye shadow palettes is great for creating that all important flick. I love the Vamp palette, with seasonal burgundies and plum shades.

Antipodium LFW Feb 14

Gilded lids

Eyes washed in a metallic gold shimmer were a stand out look in the spring, appearing at the catwalks of Antipodium and Alexander McQueen. It’s a great party look for the festive, and is great against blue eyes to make them really stand out.

Create the look: Gold is a staple shade in brow palettes from the likes of HD Brows and Jane Iredale this season. I love these Forever Eye Colour Crayons from Mii (try Rose Gold and Antique shades), which make for an effortless application and easy top up.

Burasdi LFW Feb 14 show

Red wine lips

I love a statement lipstick – for me, a bright, standout lip colour the simplest way to feel glamorous. The berry stained, vampy lip was my favourite look of the autumn/winter trends. The girls at Busardi wore a high gloss, almost purple lip stain, while at Prada the models alternated between solid crimson, and a matte berry tint fading to a pale edge.

Create the look: In my experience, Aveda’s lipsticks have great staying power, and this season’s Romantic Grandeur collection has two hot berry shades for autumn. I love the Sheer Mineral Lip Colour in Sheer Fig shade. For a softer take on the look, try Jane Iredale’s Katerine Puremoist Lipstick from the City Nights collection.

Image credits: (from top) AOFM Pro for Busardi (lead image); Orly for Felder Felder by Holly McGlynn; Orly for Antipodium by Holly McGlynn; AOFM Pro for Bursadi