Calling all glamour girls. This year's key looks for autumn/ winter are right up your street with many beauty houses going retro, taking their inspiration from flapper girls of the 1920s, movie divas of the 1930s and 40s (think Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman) and girls about town in the 60s. Well-groomed brows are a priority but this doesn't mean overplucking. Rather, eyebrows should be shaped to suit your face and filled in if needed with the requisite pencils and shadow (Sculpte Sourcils in Brun, $120, from Chanel). Complexions are matt-velvet and foundation should be matched to the skin to give a seemingly airbrushed natural glow (Teint Tendre Mat ultra-smooth sculpting foundation, $250, is new this season from Guerlain). However, emphasis is placed on texture as well as colour this autumn so although skin is matt, play around with gloss and shimmer on other parts of the face until you get the right balance. Eyes are soft and smoky but don't have to be limited to black. Sultry shades of plum, mocha, grey and silver are perfect substitutes and can be easier to wear if you're not into a heavily sooty look. Go for slightly shimmery shades (such as Frosted Branch Eye Shimmer, $115, from Shu Uemura's new limited-edition Cristaux collection), which reflect light and prevent eyes from appearing sunken. Alternatively, pair silver shadow (Solo Dior in Cloud, $155,) with metallic black liquid eye-liner (Diorliner in Black, $250), which should be thicker at the outer edge and given an upwards flick for a look reminiscent of 60s chicks. Matt-white is big news for eyes: use shadow on the inner corner and line the lower lid with white eye-liner (Diorliner in White, $250) for a fresh and pretty look. Lips are equally bold or bare. If you already have a deep red lipstick that suits, wear it in spades or choose from the many claret, russet and yes, hot pink, hues that will no doubt appear on shelves soon. (Try Clinique's new Big Drama colour collection, which includes lipsticks, $120 each, such as Colour Surge in Red Drama, Long Last Soft Shine in Tabasco and Long Last Soft Matt in High Voltage Pink.) For a more fresh-faced look, often more suitable for daytime wear, experiment with high shine, berry-coloured staining or a pale pink or beige pout (Dior Rouge Rose Distrait, $145, from Christian Dior), made slightly paler with a dab of frosted white lip gloss (Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in White, $160). Cheeks might seem barely there but soft colours in matt peach and pink are designed to give the wearer a healthy flush (Nectar and Rose Bloom, $180 each, from the new La Dolce Vita collection from Laura Mercier). Hairstyles have also adopted a grown-up urban look with that most ladylike of updos - the chignon. If fingers become thumbs and that style eludes you, a neat knot at the nape of the neck or a sleek ponytail will serve just as well and can easily be let down whenever the mood takes you.