Adapting your favorite colors for year-round wear, doesn't have to be a hassle. You can darken your berries to burgundies and your cherry reds to brick easily. And you might even be able to repurpose some makeup you already own. Get runway inspiration for wearing this season's hottest hues for the face and nails. It's a full-scale Fall color trend report.
Each season, countless hairstyles are showcased on the Fall runways. Some you may have already tried, like the classic ponytail, while others, such as the tousled victory roll, provide inspiration for something new. Be the hair envy of every holiday celebration with these top seven, on-trend picks.
The influx of seasonal nail releases can leave even the wildest polish connoisseur's head spinning. After perusing all the newest shades and reviewing the Fall runways, here's your no-fail nail color guide for the season. Stock up on each of these hues, and your manicures will remain on trend through the New Year.
Last night, Rihanna was crowned queen (yes, royalty!) of the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, and she sported semiprecious eye shadow for the auspicious occasion. Take a cue from the pop star for a Fall metallic makeup look that's dazzling, not disastrous. To start, apply a deep matte shadow in chocolate tones on the outer half of the lid. Then sweep a bronze or gold-flecked shade from the inner corners to the center of the lid. Try BareMinerals Ready 2.0 Palette in Epiphany ($20), which has both colors in one. Finally, use a larger brush to blend the two colors together. To complement this high-shine eye look, pick a subtle peach blush. But you can add drama with a matte bold lipstick like Rihanna's signature cherry red. Now if only keeping up with the star's constant hair changes was as easy as re-creating her makeup look.
The holiday season swings into full gear this month, and we wouldn't want you to anticipate Thanksgiving or Black Friday without the proper beauty necessities. Here are some top picks for keeping your hair looking flawless, a scent that's perfect for holiday shopping or wearing to family get-togethers, and a whole lot more. You'll be the belle of the Fall.
Learn how to do the berry lip trend right in this helpful post from Allure.
In my opinion, berry lips are the sexiest trend this fall (and Emma Watson, pictured here at the premiere of The Perks of Being a Wallflower in Toronto, apparently agrees). But that doesn't mean you should just slap on the first tube of blackberry lipstick you see. We talked to celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern for her tips on making this vampy style work for you — without looking, well, like a vampire. Get Molly's tips when you read more.
As the weather changes — we're talking Autumn here, not Sandy — you know what to expect: itchy legs, frizzy hair, and all that good stuff. Discover the science behind (and solutions for) common seasonal beauty woes like flaky skin and flyaway hair when you continue reading.
While dark, moody lipstick is always a popular look for Fall, this season more women are warming up to the dramatic trend. Celebrities have been popping up along the red carpet sporting berry- and wine-hued lipsticks, and they've paired them with everything from subtly smoky eye shadow to sexy winged eyeliner. Since there are so many shades that fall within the "dark lip" spectrum, this look is surprisingly simple to pull off. Check out the dos and don'ts of the moody lip:
- Do keep your face simple: Deep lipstick shades conflict with heavy bronzer and blush, so make sure to keep those to a minimum. Conceal, apply a light line of bronzer from the top of your ear to the bottom of your lip, and then dust on a touch of blush to the apples of your cheeks.
- Don't be afraid of dark eye makeup: Celebrities like Selita Ebanks have been spotted wearing the moody lip with dark eyeliner, and this lipstick hue actually complements dark eye shadow. Go full-on dramatic with a smoky eye, or pair it with a thin liner for daytime.
- Do use lip liner: This will help your lipstick stay put. Line the perimeter of your lips as usual with a similarly shaded lipstick. Then, use the liner to fill in about halfway down both your top and bottom lips before swiping on your lipstick.
- Don't skimp on concealer: If you flub up your lip liner or lipstick, don't try to wipe it off — it will only smear it and make it worse. Instead, use a concealer brush and some concealer to cover up any mistakes. Swiping the concealer on around your lips will also help define them, drawing more attention to your vampy lip color.
The smoky eye is getting a makeover this Fall. Gone are the days of the monotone black shadow covering the lids. Now, this makeup staple is coming in new colors and shapes. Get tips for creating these smoky eye looks from the runways whether it's winged, under-eye, or highbrow.
Up and away: As seen on the Versace runway, the smoky eye is getting a tilt this season. While winged eyeliner is an ever-present trend, extended eye shadow shapes are becoming more prominent, too. To get this look, bring shadow from the crease to the end of the brows. Then curve the end back around to line the lower lashes.
From down under: Shadow is no longer just for your lids. Colors (and the smoky eye) are bleeding down underneath the eye, as at L'Wren Scott. The key to mastering this under-eye technique is to use waterproof products to avoid smudging or smearing. Apply product with an angled brush so that your liner doesn't turn out too thick.
Highbrow: Burberry sent a brown smoky eye down the runway, which is a black alternative for Fall. And this color reached all the way up to the brows for a full patch effect. If you're looking to get a similar style, blend color up above the crease. Leave just under the arch clear for a spot of highlighter.
Always a Fall favorite, wine-colored lipstick made multiple red-carpet appearances this week. Naya Rivera wore a muted berry hue with sleek waves and long lashes, and Selita Ebanks opted for a deeper color that added to the glamour of her gilded eyeshadow. Viola Davis's lips complemented her jet-black smoky eye, and Julianne Hough paired her wine lipstick with a vintage wave. All four women were big fans of this moody look, but who do you think wore it best?