Fall Beauty Trends To Wear ASAP

Patience may be a virtue, but there are certain things our greedy souls just can't bear to wait for. The premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey, the birth and creative naming of Gwen Stefani's next child, and, above all else, the green light to show off fall 2014's loveliest beauty trends.
Having ogled everything at London Fashion Week, from the Burberry Prorsum aubergine-tinted lids to J. JS Lee's insanely cool houndstooth nail art, we've now got a major beauty itch to scratch. And, since instant gratification is way more enjoyable than waiting around, we're breaking down the best hair, makeup, and nail trends to rock now.
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Read on for expert tips, backstage secrets, and the ultimate product buys for making these so-gorgeous looks your own. Premature? Nah. We like to think of it as being proactive.
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Photo: Courtesy of Moroccanoil.
A Pair of Plaits at Temperley

Drawing from Alice Temperley's St. Petersburg inspiration, Moroccanoil's hair expert Malcolm Edwards created two plaits — one small and tight, one thick and loose — for a richly romantic effect. After prepping the hair with Moroccanoil Treatment to boost shine, he added a small amount of mousse to wet hair, combing it through from roots to ends. Hair was then blowdried with the aid of a ceramic round brush. Next, a section of hair at the front was curled with an iron to frame the face. With hair in a low side part, locks were split into two sections from the back and braided, making them tight at the top and looser towards the end. Finally, the small braids were plaited in with the remaining hair loosely to one side. A shot of hairspray set the look.
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Start by combing an oil treatment from the middle of the hair to the ends.

Moroccanoil Treatment, £29.99, available at Amazon.
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A ceramic round brush makes blowdrying much easier.

GHD Ceramic Vented Radial Brush, £15, available at GHD.
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After setting the look with hairspray, add a spritz of shine spray for a glossy effect.

Percy & Reed Eau My Goodness Shine & Fragrance Spray, £22, available at ASOS.
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Photo: Courtesy of Burberry Prorsum.
Soft Aubergine Eyes at Burberry Prorsum

Backstage at Burberry Prorsum, makeup guru Wendy Rowe walked us through the "slightly boho and free-spirited" look she created for Christopher Bailey's Bloomsbury Girls, using none other than Jourdan Dunn as her model. After prepping the skin with concealer and Fresh Glow mixed with foundation, she applied a wash of aubergine color over the lid and just under the lash line.

“The pieces in the collection are painted, so I’ve tried to create a brushstroke effect that’s quite haphazard, like Jourdan’s done it herself — though I’d be out of a job if that was the case,” she joked. After adding a second layer to make the lid look more sheer, Rowe used her finger to blend, then lined the inner rims with the Effortless Kohl pencil in Stone to open up the eye. Lashes were curled and brows were groomed, not filled in.
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The shade shown at Burberry won't hit stores until August, but aubergine options abound.

Face Stockholm Matte Aubergine Shadow, £20, available at Face Stockholm.
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Rowe used liner to "open the eyes up."

Burberry Beauty Effortless Kohl in Stone No. 03, £18, available at Burberry.
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Skip the mascara and simply curl lashes instead.

Le Métier de Beauté Eyelash Curler, £17, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Photo: Courtesy of butter LONDON.
Houndstooth Nails at J JS Lee

Go no further than Sophia Webster, J. JS Lee, and Antipodium for proof that houndstooth is back with a vengeance. Working backstage at J. JS Lee, butter London global colour ambassador Katie Hughes created a nude houndstooth mani by coating nails with the brand's Nail Foundation. Next, she used a short, pointed detailer brush and butter London Cotton Buds Nail Lacquer to draw squares down the centre and right side of the nails. With the same brush, she then drew diagonal short lines from the top right hand corner and bottom left corner for a "unique jacquard print." The look was sealed with a top coat. Hughes recommends creating the houndstooth manicure on press-on nails so "you can wear it over and over again!”

At Antipodium, meanwhile, Orly nail pro Sophie Harris-Greenslade opted for a deconstructed houndstooth mani with a metallic varnish. Celebrity manicurist Alex Jachno gives us the step-by-step:

"To achieve this unique look you will need Scotch tape, scissors, base and top coat, and the colour of your choice. The secret is making sure you have straight lines and clean points. After nails are clean and manicured, start by applying a single layer of base coat. Once dried (wait at least 5 minutes), apply tape in desired design. Get creative with it! Think parallel lines, triangles, and arrow points. When using the tape, make sure the pieces are long enough to hang over your nail, as you will be pulling them off after. Be sure you place the tape where you want the negative space to be, and it's pressed down tightly with no air bubbles, or else polish will seep through. The design can be different on each nail, which is what makes it non-intimidating. Paint the entire nail, covering the tape as well. Let it sit for 5 minutes and voilà!"
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This look starts with a single coat of nude polish.

butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat, £15, available at butter London.
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Use cuticle oil to keep your nails runway-ready.

Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail Oil, £25, available at Harvey Nichols.
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To save time, create the houndstooth look on press-on nails that you can apply and go — and wear again.

House of Holland By Elegant Touch Classy Nude Nails, £7.99, available at Missguided.
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Photo: Courtesy of Palmer/Harding.
Extreme Side Parts at Palmer//Harding

Slick, shiny, and completely free of frizz? The hair at palmer//harding's fall 2014 presentation had us at hello. If you looked closely, you'd see the models' hair was slightly crimped. If that's a bit too bold for you, try the deep side part instead. Created by the team at Neville Hair & Beauty, this look hinges on shine-enhancing products, a comb to achieve a precise part, and something to tame any frizz or flyaways.
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Glossy locks start with a dollop of a shine-enhancing shampoo in the shower.

Charles Worthington Salon at Home Shine Booster Shampoo, £5.99, available at My-Supermarket.
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Use a rat-tail comb to create a clean part, using the arch of your brow as a guide.

Denman Carbon Pin Tail Anti-Static Comb, £4.85, available at John Lewis.
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A shine serum combats frizz and delivers extra radiance.

James Brown London Photo Fabulous Shimmer Serum, £7.19, available at Boots.
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Photo: Courtesy of Anya Hindmarch.
Blood Orange Lips at Anya Hindmarch

After seeing lots and lots of nude this season, the power pouts at Anya Hindmarch practically made us leap out of our seats. Instead of settling for one go-to lipstick, MAC's Val Garland built the colour with layers of liner, pigment, and, yep, even blush. Her secret formula for this Stepford Wives-inspired look? MAC's Lasting Sensation lip pencil, intense orange Devil blush, and hot-pink pigment.
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First, fill in lips with a creamy orange-red liner.

MAC Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil, £12, available at MAC.
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A layer of orange blush provides a matte citrus kick.

Nars Exhibit A Blush, £21.50, available at Nars.
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Add a pop of pink with a touch of pigment.

MAC Pigment in Fuchsia, £15.50, available at Debenhams.
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Photo: Courtesy of Preen.
Platinum Perfection at Preen

We couldn't help but be drawn to the baby blondes on the runway, from Preen to Topshop Unique. At the former show, a group of platinum catwalkers showcased the label's tomato-red garments beautifully. Achieving your perfect platinum hue is best left to professionals, but we've rounded up some colour-enhancing treats that will help you embrace the light side.
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Every blonde needs a brightening shampoo to keep colour intense.

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Brightening Blonde Shampoo, £24.79, available at Terence Paul.
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Touch up telltale roots with a concealing powder.

Color Wow Root Cover Up, £28.50, available at Space NK.
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Salt spray was used to create the tousled waves at Preen.

L'Oréal Paris Studio Matt & Messy Salt Spray, £3.75, available at Boots.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Saunders.
Orange Crush Lids at Jonathan Saunders

Created by MAC's Lucia Peroni and inspired by "expensive grungy girls," this bold eye is actually more complex than it looks. Peroni purposely gave the models' skin a waxy, mannequin-like finish, then mixed MAC Pro Process Paint Sticks in magenta, orange, and white to create the orangey-pink shade on the lids. The colour was blended in a cat-eye shape, with the pigment stronger on the lid and softer at the edges. Powder set the look and prevented creasing, while a mixture of MAC Dubonnet and Sin lipsticks were blended and applied to the inner part of the lips for a "wine-stained" effect.
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Blend magenta, orange, and white hues and apply over the lid.

MAC Paint Sticks, £12.59, available at MAC.
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A touch of powder sets the look and avoids creasing on the lid.

Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder, £25, available at Harrods.
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Use your finger to apply a blood-red shade to the lip and create a stain effect.

NARS Fire Down Below Semi Matte Lipstick, £18.50, available at NARS.
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