There’s finally a nip in the air that makes me long for not only a cozy fall wardrobe, but also some major changes in my beauty routine. I’m anxious to start slathering on thicker creams in anticipation of colder temps. I can’t wait to update my summer smoky eye, to a deep shaded fall eye. And I’m excited to toss out my summer lip shades for more robust colours. Here are the three key things to swap from your summer beauty routine to get fall prepped.
[caption id="attachment_5746" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="Bright lips at Jil Sander. Image coutesy of ImaxTree.com."] [/caption] Switch up your lip colour If you jumped on the spring and summer bright lip colour bandwagon, you won’t be disappointed with fall’s lip trends. Fall is still all about the statement lip, and it can still be your beauty thing, but instead of a vibrant, neon pink (my go-to shade all summer) take it down just a notch with a bold, glossy red (as seen at Gucci), deep purple or fuchsia. If you want to stay on the brighter side – find the right orange shade for you, like the orange-red hue at Jil Sander. Or go really soft with pale, glossy nude and pink lips – seen at Stella McCartney, D&G, Emilio Pucci and Donna Karan.
[caption id="attachment_5747" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="Spider lashes at Gianfranco Ferre. Image courtesy of ImaxTree.com."] [/caption] Bring back the mascara A lot of the bold eye looks for spring and summer focused on bright colours (reds, pinks, yellows), so mascara was often nixed to keep the look clean. But for fall, mascara doesn’t just come back, it came back in a big way. Spider lashes at Gucci and Gianfranco Ferre should make a double coating of mascara ( check out 7 of our faves under $10) on your must-do list every morning. If the clumpy look just doesn’t work for you, apply thickening mascara to get a full, lush set of lashes.
[caption id="attachment_5748" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="Bold brows at Oscar del la Renta. Image courtesy of ImaxTree.com."] [/caption] If you don’t do anything else … Hop on the bold brow trend. Nothing quite says fall this season like a lush set of eyebrows. And while summer was focused more on colours on the lids, and carefree brows, fall’s eyebrows will get you noticed. The rest of your face can be clean, simple and neutral. Models at Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Narciso Rodriguez, Jean Paul Gaultier and Max Azria all sported enviously defined arches, So, ditch the tweezers, pick up some eyebrow essentials ( you can find them all here) and resist the urge to pluck. Get all the latest fall beauty trends here. Which of these three fall trends will you wear this season?