Now that the pumpkin spice latte is back on the menu, it's time to snuggle up to beauty buys that make you feel just as cozy. We've found brand-new skin, hair, and body treatments that hydrate and nourish and will leave you feeling soft and supple. Plus, we have some new makeup buys that will make the perfect complement to your everyday staples. This month we're dishing all treats . . . no tricks in sight.
As you fully embrace Fall beauty trends this month, don't forget about your nails. Sure, you can just trade in your Summer hues for darker polishes, but there are a few other fresh ways to update your manicure look right now.
1. Go for deep royal shades. "Not jewel tones but darker, edgier tones of purple, teal, red, and brown," says Danielle Candido, the lead nail pro and educator for Gelish.
2. Nail art is still in. "Nail art is no longer confined to painting intricate designs on an individual nail," Candido explains. "Now, nail art is more conceptual and driven by the current fashion and textile trends." She recommends trying a matte top coat to give your manicure an edgier texture or leathered appearance. She also adds, "Bits of mylar and glitter added to gel polishes give the surface a chunky and gritty feel."
3. Dress up your nails for Halloween. "Beginners can make a spooky impression just by adding a matte top coat instead of a shiny one," she says. "A more advanced style is to drop little droplets of shiny top coat at the free edge." And for the very skilled DIYer, Candido recommends trying a tricolored fade of yellow, orange, and red, with holiday-themed appliqués of spiderwebs and ghosts on top.
Not one for the beachy hair of Summer? Well, you're in luck, because the sleek blowout is in for Fall and Winter. But sometimes, maintaining a blowout once you've wrestled your hair into this shiny, sexy style is easier said than done. Don't think you're up for the challenge? We've got five tips to turn your hair from flimsy to fabulous.
- Opt for a casual texture: "The trick to keeping a blowout is to keep it a little bent at the ends," Mark Townsend, celebrity stylist for stars like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, said. That means forget the supersleek, straight blowout. Use a round brush to add a small bend to the ends for texture and hold.
- Ease up on the product: Overdosing on products is a sure-fire way to wind up with greasy strands that won't hold up. Instead, fix yourself a regimen of products that are lightweight, and stick to only two or three. Keep them away from your roots to avoid product buildup there, too.
- Wrap it up: The easiest time for a blowout to fall flat? When you're walking around outside, usually to and from work, and the weather kicks up. To fix this, pull your hair into a loose topknot, avoiding tight elastics, which can add unwanted dents in the hair. The topknot will accent your hair's volume but accentuate the casual texture you started off with.
- Spray with a dry shampoo: This is especially true at night. A good spritz around your hairline will absorb oil and add volume, and doing it at night helps you skip a step in the morning. Just make sure to work it into your hair and brush it out.
- Avoid moisture: "Humidity and water can be the ultimate destroyers for blowouts," says Nick Penna, creative director of Boston's Be Styled blow-dry lounge. So when it's time for a shower, be certain to wear a shower cap to protect your perfect coif.
On the Fall 2013 runways, we saw some of the most varied cat eye looks around: thick, thin, black, bright, and everything in between. At Libertine (above), for example, it was an inky shape that covered the entire lid, leaving just a slight break near the inner corners. But if you're not feeling this black-out look, why not attempt one of the many other options below?
Get more cat-eye makeup inspiration from the Fall 2013 runways after the jump.
Not a fan of Summer's bright makeup? Lucky you. Fall is here, which means rich reds, moody mauves, and beautiful browns are all over our radar. Not sure how to pull off these autumnal hues? We've got the top looks from the runways to give you instant inspiration . . . and they're all pinnable! Nab some inspiration when you keep clicking.
Sure, we may idolize Lily Collins and Julianne Hough for their epic lobs and brows, but we've just now realized that they're a lot like us. Case in point? They both showed up to the same event sporting identical brick-red lipstick. And if that weren't enough, the two of them looked equally amazing in the hue, despite wearing it in slightly different ways. The envy.
Lily and Julianne both paired their lipsticks with bold, filled-in brows and black polish (Lily on her toes, Julianne on her fingers), but Lily opted for matte blush and very little liner on her eyes. Julianne, on the other hand, swiped her lipstick on with dewy skin and a thick line across her eyes. The lipstick was the focal point of both their looks, and we can almost imagine them passing the tube back and forth in front of the mirror in the ladies' room. For an equally gorgeous look, shop our merlot lipstick picks below, and tell us: what makeup do you share with your best friends?
In honor of Thanksgiving leftovers, we're sharing this easy DIY facial recipe from Jessica Kernochan, founder of eco beauty brand LaLicious. It contains just three ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. "I love pumpkins for its vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc," Kernochan says. "Pumpkin also regulates oil production, reduces the appearance of pore size, and protects against free-radical damage."
3 teaspoons canned organic pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon milk
Mix the ingredients together thoroughly, and brush onto freshly cleansed skin. Let dry 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water to reveal soft, glowing skin. You won't be able to look at pumpkin pie the same this year!
We've officially entered into the season of the hat, which means we now have to figure out exactly how to style our hair underneath. Stumped? Three celebrities stepped out this week to show off three different styles to try. Christina Hendricks paired her vintage cap with oversize, sleek curls, while Sarah Hyland opted for waves. And Bella Thorne rounded out the looks with pin-straight strands. All three styles looked great under a cap, but who donned your favorite?
This season when your skin is looking less-than-glowing, one of the best brightening tools in your makeup arsenal is foundation. This beauty staple can combat anything from dry, flaky skin to a sallow complexion, just with a few quick changes to your regular routine. Find out how to make foundation your cold-weather secret weapon when you read more.
The following post was written by Alison Elle, who blogs at Alison*Elle, and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty.As seen at Roberto Cavalli (L), Marni (R)
Accompanying many of the bold fashions walking the Fall 2013 runways earlier this year was a distinct, almost subversive kind of makeup. The look was undone but well done, or, "I fell asleep with my makeup on and this is what it looked like when I woke up." Thankfully for all of us nonmodels, smudged, kohl-lined black eyes and berry-stained lips are very translatable into real life, and both are excellent ways of making over our Fall 2013 beauty routines.
1. Even out your complexion with a matte foundation to create a blank slate for your eyes and lips. Try Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation ($36).
2. To get a deep black eye, start with a black cream base like MAC Blacktrack Fluidline ($15). Using a black kohl pencil, smudge liner around the eye keeping things a little messy for a smoldering, smoky look. Try Avon Kohl Eye Liner in True Black ($7), which has a built-in smudger on the end.
4. For the lips, apply a berry lipstick and blot with a tissue to remove any glossiness. Try Annabelle Twist Up Lipstick in Vamp (inquire for US pricing), MAC Lipstick in Sweet Succulence ($15), or Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Racy Red ($8).