As with fashion at this time of year, next season’s beauty buys always look more tempting. There’s a huge vamp revival coming up featuring red lips, porcelein complexions, blackest smoky eyes and charcoal nails; quite hard to wear without looking like a horror movie extra. Done right, however, it can look unbelievably sexy – who doesn’t look smouldering with a smudge of black kohl on the inner rims of the lids? However, every which way black is really a winter glam look; the transition between summer and winter looks has never been easier. Opt for khaki greens, navy liners, aubergine blush and shimmering greys and light them up with peachy shades on cheeks or lips. I’ve completely fallen for OPI’s Here Today Aragon Tomorrow from the gorgeous Coleccion de Espana – a perfect way to nod to the darkness to come but still look edgy and spot on for late summer talons. Snap it up before it becomes the best-seller!

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