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Autumn Dazzle lays upon us

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A new – colder – season is upon us and and it’s time to take stock and consider the key beauty looks, trends and tips from the autumn/winter 2017 shows and catwalks. From the new groomed minimalism to the perfectly imperfect lips, Vogue have issued their top 9 major hair and make-up trends of the season

Trends include :

Perfectly Imperfect Lips: Tired of smudging your lipstick and having to constantly reapply it? Not a problem – several of the autumn/winter 2017 shows saw imperfect-looking lips being painstakingly created backstage for just that effect. At Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Val Garland cited “just-snogged” lips as the inspiration for the smeared, messed-up pouts, whilst subtly worn-in colour and diffused edges were all on show.



Over-Liner: Bold, black eyeliner made its mark on the autumn/winter catwalks at all four fashion weeks, but Milan was where it really took hold. At Prada, Pat McGrath topped the smudgy black eyes with a flash of blue, at Marni kohl was drawn directly onto the waterline and at Versace it was applied in great swoops from the inner corners of the eyes to the temples. And don’t even get us started on the gorgeously Sixties liner at Chloé…First Impressions Mean Metallic Eyeliner are 100% on point to achieve this exact same look!


Bleached Brows: “Say no more!”


Return Of The Statement Mani: The statement manicure is a key trend for autumn/winter 2017. There were checkerboard nails at House of Holland, crystal-studded talons at Gucci, chainmail accessories at Ryan Lo and pressed flower designs at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, whilst the Vogue office favourites were the logo manis at Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga. Get your statement Mani with First Impressions, Mean Neon, crushed crystal nail polishes. They are beyond bold whilst still feminine and will make that huge statement you’re looking for.


Focus Point: The “Banana”: To those in the know, the “banana” is the curved crease in the eyelid onto which you can apply liner or shadow to create a wide-eyed effect. Think Sixties Twiggy with those cartoon-like arcs of liner – as make-up artists at Chanel and Moschino did when creating looks inspired by the era backstage. Colour was applied just above the lids to graphic effect at Prabal Gurung and Mary Katrantzou, whilst one of the best looks of the season saw Tom Pecheux drawing fuchsia liner along the top of the lids, before offsetting it with a pop of a contrasting hue washed across the lids and right into the banana crease. Try Mean Sherbit Fizz to recreate this exact catwalk look. who would have thought it, you can recreate this awesome catwalk look for as little as just £4.99 in your own home….you’re welcome!!


Groomed Minimalism: A minimal, natural-looking beauty with a focus on glowing skin has been trending for more seasons than we can count, but for autumn/winter 2017 the look has evolved into something more sophisticated and nuanced. Whilst in previous seasons we’ve heard words like “raw” and “bare” backstage, this season was all about those finishing touches that make for a flawless, subtly groomed appearance. Look to Lanvin Isabel Marant and Max Mara for prime examples of the supermodel-esque glow, curled lashes and impeccably groomed brows that define the look. Coming soon to First Impressions is our Halo Glow Strobing Kit – our ultimate illuminating tool. Not only have we produced what is considered one of the best strobing kits on the market, this product is not only ALCOHOL FREE but is of course CRUELTY FREE to satisfy not only myself, but knowing yourself when using the pallet of these amazing attributes. Simply contact us to reserve your very own pallet of highlighting perfection.


Straight And Sleek: Forget the bouncy blow-dry – pin-straight, high-shine hair is the new way to make an effort when it comes to your styling regime. Duffy cited the Nineties as his inspiration, whilst Mary Katrantzou and Emilia Wickstead saw models sporting similarly sleek styles. And consider also the style’s ponytail counterpart – slicked close to the head and worn arrow-straight down the back as at Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera


Rose-Tinted Beauty: A wash of prettiest pink gave a rose-like flush to cheeks, eyes and lips on the catwalk. Sheer coverage, soft shades and delicate application made for an ethereal beauty which felt utterly modern yet completely wearable at once. Elsewhere pink made its comeback in the form of magenta colour-pop lips at H&M, fuchsia liner at Oscar de la Renta and softly petal-stained mouths at Temperley London. To think pink has never felt more apt.


Sixties Lashes: The lesson with lashes for autumn/winter 2017 is simple – there is no middle ground. While minimalism still reigned on many of the catwalks, a delightful lash maximalism took hold across all the shows, think doll-like, boldly-coloured and Sixties-inspired styles respectively. Again, here at First Impressions, we’ve taken inspiration from this and excitied to offer you a full range of gorgeous bold metallic eyeliners: Sherbet Fizz, Dazzle Me Gold, Purple Rain and Electra!! All vivid and gorgeous is their own right, wear individually or together for a super sexy sixties statement.
So whatever your usual image, for the next season, simply think sleek but bold…and remember…Always keep it MEAN xx














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