You’ve got your oversize knits on standby and your knee-high boots on set to march, but what about your cosmetics case? There are plenty of ah-mazing makeup looks trending for fall right now, from blushed up cheeks to dramatic eye makeup and beyond. Here’s a sneak peek at the face paint you’ll be playing with when the seasons start to change.
The September issues we cooed over yesterday aren’t the only ones smitten with the 60′s. It seems the hottest fall 2014 makeup trends are equally hip to the look, offering up Gucci F/W ’14 doe eye look as evidence. Think top and bottom lashes lush with mascara and even double falsies to create that sexy Bardot Bambi look. Paired with a nude lip to accentuate your fluttery eye fringe, this look plays mod and modern all at the same time.
Whether you’re faking them with brow pencil or blessed with a big bushy set, big eyebrows continue to be a bold statement for fall 2014. So keep your tweezers tucked in the drawer and invest in a good clear brow setting gel to keep your brows bold and all business.
Lip color loses definition for autumn in favor of a softer, smokier look. The runways of Giorgio Armani and Prada each played up this look by favoring diffused color and eschewing lip liner to create a “kissed off” look that’ll have you reaching for your blotting papers.
Contouring will continue it’s reign but in a much softer, less-Kardashian style, favoring toned down beiges and neutrals to gently sculpt and highlight features in a natural way.
And keep that blue eyeliner and shadow on hand, as Spring’s flattering cobalts and a more fall appropriate navy are perfect hues to highlight your peepers and still look sleek and decidedly grown up. Check the runways of Giles, Anna Sui and Temperley London for your cues.
Before you poo-poo today’s makeup to-do, you might want to reconsider the of-the-moment merits of your former school-girl cosmetics case. You know the one… chock full of glittery eye makeup? From runways to red carpets, glittery eyeshadows are back managing to look glamorous and grown-up in one fell swoop. Swipe on an ethereal sheer sparkling white or pink for the almost bare look or paint on a lashes to brow burnished metallic shade (to accompany your summer tan), and pair either with luminous skin and a nude lip — glittery shadows are a great way to emphasize your eyes and your trendsetting style at the same time. If you’re looking for an even bolder look, try a cobalt glittery blue or green — two of the season’s hottest shades, and a perfect pick for that poolside cocktail hour.
We’ve all been busy painting our pouts in spring’s bold orange and red lipsticks, but while we were sleeping, another lipstick trend has snuck in the backdoor. A nude hued lip is making waves on a host of fashionable kissers, from celebrity—like Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba and Kate Winslet—to runway—Pucci, Cavali and Michael Kors—and it’s giving the brightly painted lip a run for its money.
Of course not every shade of barely there lipstick was created equal, particularly when it comes to choosing the right one for your skin tone. A too-dark nude will look more brown against a porcelain complexion, whereas a too light hue will leave you looking like a corpse. So instead of picking up whatever nude hue first catches you eye, here are some tips for choosing the perfect nude lipstick for your skin tone.
Alabaster skinned ladies like Christina Hendricks should opt for dusty baby pink versions of the trend, preferably in sheer formulas with a bit of shine, while fair skinned gals like Emma Stone can turn to rosy-beige hues to add warmth. Light skinned ladies with olive undertones like Kate Mara should also stick to warmer-tones with the option of veering towards a beige or pink palette with more opaque formulas which won’t cancel out their lips entirely. Olive skin with warmer undertones should look for nude lipsticks in caramel-tones, preferably in a shade that’s darker than the skin, while cool toned olive skin like Lea Michele’s can go darker or lighter without making the lips disappear. Mocha skin tones like Rihanna look best when they pair their nude lip with a glossy, gold-flecked formula, and gals with dark skin tones like Lupita N’yongo want to add definition to their nude hue with elements of bronze for warmth and definition.read more