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The 10 Best autumn beauty buys

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, harrods.com

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, burberry.com

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, boots.com

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, bobbibrown.co.uk

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, boots.com

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, clarins.co.uk

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, johnlewis.com

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, boots.com

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, selfridges.com

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, harrods.com