Fall's Must-Try Makeup Tones
Fall?s Must-Try Makeup Tones
Fall’s Must-Try Makeup Tones
What's the color of the season? We're taking the hottest hues right off the runways and showing you how to incorporate them into your beauty routine.
Perhaps inspired by True Blood, Twilight, and all things vamp-fever, blood red is having a major moment.
The easiest glam-goth way to wear wine is on nails-just apply two coats of Lancôme Vernis in Love Polish in Rouge Reglisse ($15; lancome-usa.com) to make sure it's opaque. For a more daring take, try it on your lashes. To keep it from looking like you’ve come down with hay fever, stick to neutral shadow and just include the dark red on the tips of your lashes; try Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara in Burgundy ($24; lauramercier.com).
We loved the long-sleeve, forest green velvet dresses that came down the runway. If it's your color, try a smaller swatch of green on your lids or your fingertips.
Try a bold shot of dark emerald on your tips like Essie's Stylenomics ($8; essie.com starting in September). For eyes, a palette of green is versatile enough to flatter many skin tones. Try Tom Ford's Eye Shadow Quad in Sahara Haze ($75; neimanmarcus.com), using the lighter neutrals shades like cream or pale gray on your lids, and reserving a swipe of khaki green for your crease.
Nothing telegraphs rocker-chic like gunmetal gray, a shinier, edgier version of charcoal. It’s perfect for creating a mysterious, smoky eye and stand-out metallic nails.
For a high-octane smoky eye, apply Nars Matte Eyeshadow in Thunderball ($24; narscosmetics.com) all around your eye, smudge with a Q-Tip, and voila, drama. Gunmetal gray nails are back for fall and as usual Chanel hits the right mark with Chanel Le Vernis in Vertigo ($26; chanel.com).
There's a reason caramel and chocolate go so well together, and not just in your coffee or candy bar-the colors are also meant to be together. Combined, they perfectly play off one another and are especially good for bringing out undertones in your eyes.
Try Dior 5-Couleur Eyeshadow in Golden Savannah ($59; dior.com) or MAC Styleseeker Eyeshadow in Marche aux Puces ($27.50; maccosmetics.com starting in late August); a swipe of one of these rich neutrals across your lid and another above it in the crease are simple but stunning.
Nothing says Old Hollywood Glamour like glittery gold. It's also universally flattering.
A swipe of gold illuminating liquid, like Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Rose Gold ($20; stilacosmetics.com) warms your complexion. Apply it to your cheekbones and collarbones to look sun-kissed (and don’t worry-a light hand and no one will confuse you for a walking Oscar statue). Or, play up eye-especially brown, hazel, or green-with a glitzy gold shadow for evening, like Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in Sunlight ($28; bobbibrown.com).
Yellow makeup might seem a bit intimidating. Trust us—it can work. Just keep it to one touch of sunshine at a time.
Egg-yolk colored nails are colorful and playful; try Thakoon for NARS polish in Amchoor ($18; narscosmetics.com). The more daring can try yellow eyeshadow, such as MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Brilliantly Lit ($18.50; maccosmetics.com) — just pair it with a thin swipe of black liquid liner to keep the look sophisticated.
True Crayola orange isn’t always the easiest makeup shade to wear, so the best way to incorporate the hue is with orange-inflected pinks, making for a coral wash on cheeks or lips. (Pick one, so it’s not orange overload.)
A sheer orangey powder, like Make Up For Ever Star Powder #952 (Iridescent Orange) ($20; sephora.com), makes for an especially flattering blush or bronzer. Another favorite: YSL Rouge Volupte Perle No. 110 Incandescent Orange ($34; yslbeautyus.com), or any orange-coral lip gloss that makes lips look young and fresh, like you just finished a Creamsicle.
We're obsessed with this rich, pigmented hue. It’s a great alternative to plum for a manicure, and gives off an cool, downtown girl vibe. Cobalt lids are another great way to stand out during your night out.
For your nails, try Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Force ($14; sephora.com). For lids we love Estee Lauder's Vivid Shine Eyeshadow in Fire Sapphire ($24; esteelauder.com). Start with a good spackling of undereye concealer so the shadow doesn’t bring out your circles. Then do a sweep of blue shadow just on the lids to the outer corners, and watch the bold blue make your eye color pop.
Is anything sexier than the illusion of nakedness? Try out the countless new fall products in nude.
Try a dusting of step-above-translucent Diorskin Nude Tan Nude Glow Sun Powder ($55; dior.com), applying it with a large soft brush. For a mod, 1960s-throwback, tease your hair at the crown, wing-out your black liquid eyeliner, and a swipe of nude lipstick a shade or two lighter than your natural lipcolor. One to try for pale-to-medium complexions: Sephora Color Lip Last in 01 Oh My Beige! ($12; sephora.com).
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