Break out the boots, Spa Girls, and take the last few swipes of that shimmery pink lipstick ‘cause fall is on its way to town. Seems fall fashion designers have been rifling through their grandmothers’ closets this season with an intermingling of retro lace, tweed, elegant embroidery and luxe faux fur looks. Head-to-toe winter white (more white than winter) also makes a fierce comeback. What’s that mean for beauty routine? Out with the shimmery summer makeup and in with the sophisticated looks and deep, rich hues of fall.
Flawless, monotone skin with a naturally fresh finish took a backseat to deeply hued lips and dramatic eyes on fall fashion runways.
BB Creams make the transition to fall’s fuller coverage by covering all the base as a foundation, concealer, sunscreen and moisturizers all in one. Try: Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream for a natural sweep of color that keeps you covered. Comes in six shades and provides broad-spectrum sun protection. $48 at janeiredale.com and select spas.
Keep a hint of your healthy summer glow with a bronzing powder that creates a flawless and natural finish. Choose a bronzer that complements your skin tone and doesn’t look orange. Try: Merle Norman Bronzer in Pool Side, which has super-micronized pigments that impart a 3D, natural glow. $20 (Visit merlenorman.com to find a Merle Norman studio near you along with great application tips.)
Let your lips do the talking with deep mulled-wine stains with rich chocolate undertones.
Be bold and don’t be afraid to dabble with the dark colors! You might be surprised what looks good on you so mix and match colors and textures until you’ve achieved the look that works on you (we suggest taking your most practical BFF with you shopping). Try: Jane Iredale Pure Gloss in Black Currant for a super polished look that lasts all day. $20 at janeiredale.com
Speaking of mixing and matching, dual-tipped lip colors allows you to transition from light to dark (or day to night) with the flip of an end or create a graduated “ombre” color. Pretty sweet. Try: Covergirl Blast Flipstick Lipcolor. $7.99 at covergirl.com and most drugstores and mass retailers.
Drama, drama, drama! Futuristic, multi-tones and metallic hues define the eye makeup look this fall.
Swap out summer pastels and play up warm shades like shimmering coppers, molten silvers, cool azure and warm foxy browns for fall. Try: Merle Norman Limited Edition Eyecolor Quads from the new fall collection. $25 (info at merlenorman.com)
Pops of vibrant color where hot for summer. Same goes for fall but with a metallic twist: emerald green, royal blues and deep purple with a dramatic iridescence. Try: Sonia Kashuk in Brown Eyed Girl, $4 at target.com.
Fall hair is all over the style boards — from blunt bangs and wind-blown volume to retro bouffants and sleek ponies. Bottom line, keeping your locks in top condition makes transitioning from one style to the next a breeze (especially if you have a great stylist!).
Keep your locks clean and perky with a portable dry shampoo in your purse. Try: GG Gatsby Ultimate Lift, with oatmeal flour and micro mineral crystals, gives hair a lift while absorbing oils. Perfect for extending the life of your blowout this fall! $17 at target.com
Keep hair shiny, not oily, and finish your style with a burst of natural shine. Try: Umberto Beverly Hills Shimmer Shine Spray, Styling for All Hair Types. $9 at target.com
Nail art takes an elegant turn with no-boundaries creativity that shows off your individuality while metallics play off fall fashions with a hues of deep saturation (and satisfaction!).
Just because the temps are dropping doesn’t mean you have to drop those fun bright summertime nails! Break out the nail appliques for an edgy fun look (try your ring finger). Try: Incoco Design Manicure nail appliques for a fun, flirty, easy to apply look. $11 at incoco.com
Gold, penny and chrome along with deep hues imbibed with a metallic finish make a statement and complement the fall looks. Plus, you can wear them now while the summer temperatures linger. Try: Essie Penny Talk from the Mirror Metallics collection, $8 at essie.com