The 10 Best autumn beauty buys

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Darker shades to keep you looking good right through to Christmas

1. PassionEyes Duo Mascara

Mascara wands can be hazardous tools. This new formulation allows for lengthened, full-looking lashes in just one easy coat.

£26, Dolce & Gabbana,

2. Nail Polish in Stone

Burberry has introduced nail polish to its cosmetic collection. In a barely there beige, this is an ideal colour for those who advocate a natural approach to make-up.

£15, Burberry,

3. High Shine Intense Lip Crayon in Romantic Soul

Vampy, bloodstained lips aren't just for Hallowe'en; this pencil is highly pigmented for a bold, long-lasting berry-stained pout.

£9, No7,

4. Lip Color in Old Hollywood

Bobbi Brown's Old Hollywood collection goes on counters next week. Channel Forties screen sirens with this brazen red lippy.

£19, Bobbi Brown,

5. ColorBurst Lipgloss in Embellished

This gloss is from the collection created by make-up artist Gucci Westman and provides a slick of dark plum with a hint of sparkle.

£5.99, Revlon,

6. Eye Quartet in Forest

Often eye palettes come with a strange mix of shades, most of which get ignored. From dark green to shimmering gold, every colour in this quartet is easy to wear.

£31, Clarins,

7. Browzings Brow Shaping Kit

If you're not blessed with bushy brows, fake it with this kit. The trick is subtlety; too dark and you'll be sporting a “Scouse brow”.

£23.50, Benefit,

8. Intense Smoky in Violete Constelle

Deep purple with a hint of silver is key to the sultry look now. This all-in-one palette contains two eyeshadows and a powder purple liner.

£5.99, Bourjois,

9. Le Vernis in Mysterious

Chanel's trendsetting nail polish for the season is the Mysterious, a blend of grey and dark green. It may not sound appealing but it's well matched to the grunge trend.

£18, Chanel,

10. Cheek Colour in Frantic Pink

The easiest way to achieve rosy cheeks is with a flush of pink blusher. This version is one of the most luxurious on the market.

£45, Tom Ford,

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