Friday, September 12, 2014

The Hottest Makeup Trends for Fall

Now that summer is over and most of us are sad that it's going to start getting colder and darker earlier (minus me because I loathe being overly hot), we need something to look forward to.  That something is new makeup trends!  I am beyond over my corals, and pinks, and neons and ready to get in touch with my darker side.  There are some really fun and gorgeous trends taking center stage this fall, so take that summertime sadness and lessen the pain with a trip to your local makeup counter!

Nude Everything:

One of the biggest trends for fall is the "barely there" look.  Nude lips, nude eyeshadows, very little blush and very subtle contouring.  The key to this look is to find the right shades to play up your features, while creating the illusion that you're wearing no makeup.   I'm currently crushing on Mac's Fleshpot lipstick and Laura Mercier's lip pencil in Praline.  

MAC Cosmetics: Lipstick in FleshpotLaura Mercier - Lip Pencil

Fresh Faced Skin:

While this may not always be your "I woke up like this" skin, there are ways to fake flawless, glowing skin.   Moisturizer, hydration and a good brightening mask are key to this look!  I love fresh's Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask to help hydrate and tighten my skin overnight.  I also always make sure to use a repair serum, like Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Serum, before bed to undo any of the damage my skin my have suffered throughout the day. 


Metallics are everywhere this fall.  Everything from silvers to golds to browns etc.  They can be used all over the lid, to create a dramatic smokey eye, as a gorgeous eyeliner, or even on the inner corners of the eye to add a little highlight.  There are so many ways to wear this trend and so many different color choices.  I'm really excited about this so expect a blog post and video dedicated to metallics to follow!

Dior - Diorshow Fusion Mono Long-Wear Professional Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow

Diorshow Fusion Mono 
Long-Wear Professional 

Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow 

in Millenium                                                                         

Marc Jacobs Beauty - Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Beauty
Tonite Lights Glitter Dust in Blacklight

Line, Line, Line!:

While this may not seem like anything out of the ordinary, there's way more room to play around with more daring, bold eyeliner looks than just the traditional cat eye.  You can really let your artistic side show and play around with different lines and patterns.  If that isn't for you though, a simple cat eye is always in fashion.  Either way don't forget your eyeliner on your way out the door.

Bold Color:

This season is definitely about extremes.  You're either rocking a nude, no makeup look or going daring and bold with a strong pop of color.  I personally love adding color wherever possible as it can really change up an entire look and add a bit of fun.  The key to this look is the bolder the better!  Pick a color you love, apply it generously and wear it with pride!  You can use it as a liner if you want to play it safe or do a full, bright lid.  Whatever you choose, rock it with confidence and you can't go wrong.


60's Inspired Hair and Makeup:

Big hair and even bigger lashes will be everywhere this fall.  I love this look, big hair helps to frame and slim all face shapes, while long lashes really make your eyes stand out.  Oribe Dry Texturing Spray is perfect for creating volume without too much hassle.  It also works as a dry shampoo so it refreshes your hair unlike a lot of texturing sprays that make your hair look greasy and limp after one use.  If you're not willing to shell out $42 for it though, Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo is a great alternative and you can find it at most drugstores for $5.  Just spray your hair and use a teasing comb to add volume at the roots, throw some curlers in to curl the ends and you can easily get 60's inspired hair.

Big lashes are gorgeous but applying fake ones can be time consuming and annoying for every day use.  I think a great alternative if you want the look without the hassle is to use lash fibers.  Makeup Forever makes a great tube with a curved brush that helps to curl the lashes.  Tweezerman's Fast Lash is another great alternative and a little less expensive.  Just apply a coat of mascara, then a coat or two of the lash fibers on top and finish with another coat of mascara and you're done!

Berry Lips:

If you're not going to go for nude lips this fall then berry lipstick should be the next thing you reach for.  This trend is everywhere and can really compliment the bare faced look.  The key to this is to find the right shade of berry for your skintone.  Make sure you don't get anything that will wash you out too much and if you can add a hint of berry to your cheeks as well that will really compliment the look.  Berry lipstick are everywhere and there are some gorgeous options you can really play around with.  I love Hourglass's Opaque Rouge in Empress it's a beautiful deeper berry that's versatile enough to transition from summer to fall and the moisturizing formula helps to keep your lips from drying out.

Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Empress

I'm really looking forward to fall and trying out some new colors!  What trends are you most excited for?



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