My Autumn Make-up Bag

Following on from berry lips, mirrorball eyes and dewy skin trends all over fashion week, I'll be updating my ever-growing make-up bag* with the following this autumn in order to a. Stay on-trend and b. Feed my cosmetic counter habit...

*the term 'bag' is used lightly here & actually refers to an Ikea set of drawers

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1. Berry Lips Berry lips were seen on almost every fashion week catwalk and are a hard one to ignore. Loving a nude lip and being faithful to my Nars Barbarella, only the lure of a glossy package & deep berry tone of Tom Ford Black Orchid (or Morrocan Rouge if you like a less intense berry) could lure me to the dark side. Barbarella, I'll see you in the spring.

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2. Berry Nails Always have and always will love vampy berry nails and am only delighted they're bang on trend for autumn, this time with lots of subtle adornment, a little nail art never hurt anyone (subtle being the key here). My go-to berry nail polish of choice for AW14 will be Ciatè Berry Poncho (now available at McCabes Pharmacy Dundrum Towncentre).

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3. Metallic Eyes With the big guns such as Chanel & Versace all rocking a heavy metallic eye, I'm pretty excited to get my hands on Stila's latest creation, Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadows; a buildable foil finish metallic shadow complete with a delux size Stay All Day eye primer to ensure no metallic flecs stray (so no glitterball-face) My shade of choice is Comex Gold although honestly I'm doubtful I'll be stopping at one..(by the way Stila now ship to Ireland- finally!)

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4. Dewy Skin Last but not least dewy skin is big again and we've reviewed, loved and will be returning to YSL's Le Teint Touche Èclat Illuminising Foundation, the holy grail of dewy glowing skin for the time poor; perfect even without a highlighter and a gorgeous addition to any kit. Rimmel Wake Me Up is a great more purse friendly alternative, or even to sample a dewy look if your a Studio Fix kinda girl.

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