As the seasons change so do makeup trends. Here are five ways to spice up your typical makeup routine for fall (and where to buy the products). By Carly Petrone.
A Flush of Blush
Gone are the days of summer contouring. A touch of flush goes a long way this fall. We’re excited about all of the fun blush options for autumn so why not opt for grabbing a cream-based blush like Mac’s Cremeblend Blush in Posey ($22)? This warm peach hue lasts up to 8 hours and doesn’t streak. Blend it in with a highlighter, like Benefit’s High Beam ($26) (a few drops along the cheekbone will do) and you’ll look fresh as a daisy (okay, or a posey). Available at major department stores, Sephora (High Beam only), and individual Mac Cosmetics stores.
The bold colored lip is back! Nothing says 90’s throwback like a perfectly puckered pout. High-end designers from Philip Lim to Marc Jacobs were rocking dark and matted lips along the runways during Fall Fashion Week. From red hot reds to vampire-like berry hues, the lip gets the spotlight this season. Try Nars’ Pure Matte Lipstick ($27) in daringly dark Volga or rich Mascate red. It’s ultra pigmented and infused with wild mango butter to help keep dry lips moisturized all day long. Their oversized Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26) is another fun option if you’re looking for a 2-for-1 product. Line your lips and fill them in with the same color for pigment that will stick through coffee breaks and kisses hello. Be fierce in Dragon Girl red or mysterious in their Train Bleu hue. Either way you’ll get noticed. Buy online, at Nars stores, or at Sephora.
Okay, this may sound a bit out-of-the-box but isn’t that the best part about makeup? You can reinvent your look every day if you want! The glossy lid works best with one simple eyecolor swiped across the lid paired with a bold lip. The trick? You don’t need a crazy expensive product to create this look. All you need is a neutral eye shadow with a little shimmer (Urban Decay’s Naked3 Palette is perfect for this), a dab of your favorite multipurpose balm (even Vasoline will work), and a fluffy eyeshadow brush to soften the edges along the browbones. If you do want to splurge on a balm, the Argan Balm by Josie Maran is soothing and has lots of healing properties to it so you can wear it all day and even overnight. Warning: this trend may make you feel like you’re walking the catwalk.
Swap your traditional black eyeliner for a dramatic metallic color. Line your eyes with a pop of sparkle from Stila using their Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner ($28). This bold product is available in six dazzling ink colors – garnet, blue sapphire, copper, smokey quartz, amethyst, and black obsidian – and can be swept along the eyelid for an update to a traditional cat eye or an editorial look for a fun night out. Apply with Stila’s La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush ($32) that dips into the sponge like a calligraphy pen and draw fun patterns like a double winged line or small lines all over the lid.
It’s All About Those Lashes
Let’s face it, most people aren’t born with lushes lashes. But that doesn’t mean you can’t show off what you’ve got? This fall, opt for fun colored and metallic mascara instead of your regular black or brown shade. May we suggest Hard Candy’s Lash Tinsel Mascara? This gel-based mascara gives some serious sparkle and comes in a variety of shades ranging from bright hot pink to gold. Try applying your mascara by holding the brush vertically and wiggling it upward. It’ll give you a messier and edgier look that is great for a night out on the town. Don’t forget to get those pesky little lashes on your bottom lid. They deserve some love too. If you’re a drugstore fanatic, Maybelline’s Great Lash Lots of Lashes comes with a cone-shaped grabber brush, making it easy to catch those smaller corner lashes. Those who are willing to pay a little more should try make up artists’ go-to’s like Lancome’s Definicils High Definition Mascara ($25) and Diorshow Mascara ($25). Another trick for thicker lashes is by applying a bit of baby powder to eyelashes before adding mascara.