Update Your Makeup Bag
Freshen up your look with these fab fall trends
Trends are like talking on the phone and applying makeup while driving, you’re usually best off trying one at a time. Yes, it can be tempting to throw fashion caution to the wind and don a skinny scarf with loads of chains and a vest and a cardigan (the Olsen twins seem to have mastered this concept), but odds are you’ll look more like a “don’t” than a “do.” The same goes for makeup, and there’s truth to the saying that less is more. But this fall’s makeup trends are super-wearable, as long as you do them right-and not all at once.
Go for the gold
We love metallics … They’re great for a night out on the town (less so for day) but you have to be sure to wear them the right way. A model may be able to pull off full-face shimmer, but I don’t recommend trying to recreate this runway trend in reality. Gold is best worn as in small pops – think eyeshadow or nail polish. Chanel’s Gold Fiction polish created a frenzy when it was released over the summer. It may be hard to find a bottle at this point, but keep in mind that the enthusiastic reaction spawned many copycats, and any gold polish will do. Some great picks:CoverGirl Sparkling Nail Topcoat, Gold Standard Q210 or this CoverGirl CG Boundless Color Nail Polish, Gold Rush 415
Fruity hues are all over this season, including your face. I just love a berry colored lip gloss or lip stick, and choosing the right color for your skin tone can even help make your teeth look whiter. This trend seems to circle back around every few years (and that’s a good thing), but this year think deep shades or cherry, raspberry and plum. Some great picks: Jaqua Lip Whip Lip Gloss, Peach Parfait, or this Jaqua Glimmer Gloss Lip Gloss, Pink Champagne
As someone who leans toward more natural makeup, the thought of using bold color on my eyes scares me. The magazines make it look so good (and easy) but I usually resemble a clown after experimenting on my own. That was until I stumbled upon a little trick: Colored eyeliner is a great way to start. I’m digging green this fall, and pairing an emerald-colored eyeliner with a coordinating green shadow (limited to the lower lids only) makes a statement without garnering too much attention. If you’re still not convinced, have a makeup artist at your local department store walk you through it, and you’ll see this look is easier to accomplish than you think. Some great picks: L’Oreal HIP Color Rich Cream Eyeliner, Eggplant, or this Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner For Eyes, Teal 209