Beauty

Lucy Mangan does Trend on Trial

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Our regular columnist tries her hand at A/W 2013’s key trends with mixed results...

For someone who has only just discovered tinted lip balm (my column photo derives from three days of planning, priming and painting by professionals, who then vanished into the night), trying out these looks required me to plumb depths of personal courage I never knew existed. I’m not even sure they’re all real trends. I’ve seen Cara Delevingne so I know brows are a thing, but slicked-back hair? Yesterday’s make-up? It sounds like the beauty equivalent of an Alan Partridge TV pitch. But Stylist’s beauty and features writer Anita, who’s doing my make-up, told me if I didn’t do it, I wouldn’t get paid. So here goes.

The feral brow

Yesterday's make-up

Slickedback hair

Ab Fab

Verdict

For braver souls than I, all these trends are potentially wearable – especially yesterday’s-make-up, accessorised with a knowing look. The others you’d need to tone down a touch. Me, I’m off to go crazy with some Revlon Lip Butters. Mwah.

With thanks to boothnation.com

Since Lucy became our columnist in January 2011 she’s enlightened us weekly with her views on everything from women’s rights to er… cats. She also won Columnist of the Year at the PPA Awards in June.