Lucky colour: Raspberry red
How to wear: Seen all over the Autumn/Winter runways, raspberry red has a neutral undertone, which means it looks good on all skin tones. It’s also appropriate for every occasion. For a devil-may-care look, dab a raspberry red lippy with a glossy finish in the middle of your lips and blend outwards.
We recommend: Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Primal ($46)
Lucky colour: Burgundy
How to wear: One way to wear the colour is on your hair. Burgundy hair works on all skin tones, all textures – everyone. Also, the shade is extremely adaptable. When mixed with lighter hair, it looks fiery and bright.
On dark and black hair, it takes on a Malbec hue. Alternatively, it can also be added to the ends or as highlights to give hair a warm, moody richness, just in time for the colder months.
We recommend: L’Oreal Colorista 2-Wk Burgundy ($14.90)
Lucky colour: Cyan
How to wear: For a subtle touch of the colour, you can line your eyes with that greenish-blue hue. If you are looking for something more pigmented, use a cyan blue shadow. The key is to keep the focus on the eyes, and to avoid overwhelming your features with vividly highlighted cheeks or bright red lips.
Instead, simply outlining your eyes with black liquid eyeliner can instantly bring your face to life. Complete your look by coating your eyelashes with a double coat of black mascara .
We recommend: Natasha Denona in 86P Golden Aquamarine ($44)
Lucky colour: Black
How to wear: Most of us use the old adage “black goes with everything” when describing clothing. But the same fashion trick actually applies to makeup too.
If you are intimidated by the pitch black lippy trend, you can opt for a midnight blue shade instead. It’s soft and unexpected, but still makes a statement. Pair the latter with a neutral shadow and an itty bitty cat-eye.
We recommend: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Heroine ($31)
Lucky colour: Bright green
How to wear: Colour correctors use the same visual effects based on colour theory to cancel out redness, dark eye circles and even dull, greyish skin. The result: radiant skin using makeup. What’s not to love?
Green lies opposite of red on the colour wheel, which means it’s the best colour to neutralise redness on the skin. Dot some green concealer on the blemish and blend with a brush.
What we recommend: NYX Professional Makeup Concealer Jar in Green ($12)
Lucky colour: Moss green
How to wear: Apart from green eyeshadow, another way to wear the colour is trying a green mascara with an intense shock of colour. If you’d rather be subtle, layer that coloured mascara on top of your black mascara, hitting just the tips of your lashes.
We recommend: Marc Jacobs Beauty O! Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara ($44)
Lucky colour: Maroon
How to wear: A mixture of brown and purple, maroon goes further than your typical dark shade, with dimension that keeps it from looking flat. You can wear the colour in a muted fashion or amp up the drama.
A subtle way to wear the colour is too sweep a maroon eyeshadow over your eyelid and blend it up to the crease. Complete the eye makeup look with a coat or two of mascara.
We recommend: Mac Cosmetics Eyeshadow x 9 Palette in Burgundy ($72)
Lucky colour: Emerald green
How to wear: To add an emerald touch to your makeup, you can opt for a swipe of green eyeliner which makes a great alternative to de rigueur black.
A subtle thin line is perfect for daytime but if you want to make a statement, go with a thicker line. To really make the liner stand out and avoid looking OTT, keep the rest of the eye makeup neutral and wear a soft cheek and lips.
We recommend: Revlon Colourstay Exactify Liquid liner in 104 Mermaid Blue ($19.10)
Lucky colour: Dark red
How to wear: Wear the hue loud and proud on your lips with a matte red lippy. To help prevent your lip colour from bleeding, apply a little bit of concealer around the border of your mouth.
We recommend: NARs Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Endangered Red – Oxblood Burgundy ($38)
Lucky colour: Pearly champagne
How to wear: For an instant eye-lift, pop a pearly champagne highlighter under your eyebrow arches and in the inner corner of your eyes.
We recommend: Kat Von D Beauty Metal Crush Liquid Highlighter in Helix ($37)
Lucky colour: Orange
How to wear: Orange is definitely the less common shade in the blush family, but it is also one of the most underrated too.
For a soft-yet-pigmented look, go with a cream or liquid formula and dot the product on the apples of your cheeks and up across your cheekbones. Blend with either your fingers or a makeup sponge. Gently pat and blend the colour upwards until you get a healthy flush.
We recommend: Sheiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in Momoko ($48)
Lucky colour: Crimson
How to wear: If you’re thinking of leaving your nails bare this October, think again. Usher in good fortune with some crimson nail varnish.
To get that perfect smooth, shiny finish, prep your nails properly with a base coat, two coats of nail polish and seal that in with a top coat. Make sure not to get into the cuticles to prevent run-in. With each layer of polish, brush a stroke across the end of the nail to seal each coat in.
We recommend: Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Trax ($30)