Oct 3, 2011

5 must-have beauty looks for fall 2011

By: Karen Kwan
Elle Canada
Oct 3, 2011

5 must-have beauty looks for fall 2011

By: Karen Kwan
Spidery lashes
“There was a strong ‘60s and 70s influence on the runways – and for lashes, it’s all about creating a sexy, flirty look with spidery lashes,” says MaryAnn Richardson, a makeup artist with Judy Inc.

To get the look: Apply several coats of dark black mascara. Ones that promise a false lash look will give more of a spidery effect, says Richardson.

MAC False Lash or Maybelline The Falsies. “To create an even fuller look, fill your lashes in with individual lashes, rather than a strip,” she says. Finish by curling the lashes to make your eyes pop even more. Richardson suggests applying one coat of mascara before curling lashes (“It’ll help hold the curl, she says).


Red lips

If there’s one look we can count on seeing come back each fall, it’s the bold red lip, which we spotted on the Gucci and Jil Sander runways.

To get the look: Lining and filling in your lip with a red lipliner is essential to helping keep your colour stay put. Follow with a layer of bright red lipstick.

Try: For a matte look, make sure to start with a base of balm to help keep your lips moisturized, says Andrea Claire, a Singapore-based celebrity hair and makeup artist with Judy Inc. And if you have thin lips, try a lip plumping primer, such as Benefit’s Lip Plump or DuWop Prime Venom, first.


Bold brows

For a bold brow, you’ll want to go with brow pencil (or eye shadow) on shade darker than your natural brow colour, says Richardson.

To get the look: Begin by filling in the arch first working outwards to the fine point of the brow. Use a feathering motion (“as though you are drawing on individual brow hairs,” says Richardson). Then, work on the inner fuller side of the brow, filling in where needed.

Shiseido Eyebrow Pencils.

Glossy peach makeup and smoky metallic eyes on the next page ...


Metallic smoky eyes

This season’s hottest smoky eye is in metallic as seen on several runways, including Dsquared2.

To get the look: Apply a cream bronze shadow (Claire favours Benefit Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow in Busy Signal) all over the lid and then a sweep a dark carbon shadow on both the outer corners and upper/lower lash lines extending the outer corners to a hint of a point. At the inner corners, add a touch of gold metallic shadow. Then, apply liner heavily on your lower inner rim. “Squeeze your eyes tight, and this will cause the liner to transfer to the top for an added smoky effect—I find that MAC Cosmetics pencil in Smolder is best for this,” says Claire.


Glossy peach eye makeup

More wearable for those too shy for a metallic smoky eye: a glossy peach eye as seen at Etro.

To get the look:
“Choose a neutral peachy shadow and apply all over the lid. Add a gloss finish on the lid for a slight edge,” says Claire.

Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Golden Sunrise. Claire notes that while you can use a product created for the gloss effect, a clear lip gloss or Vaseline Petroleum Jelly will also do the trick. “Just apply sparingly as too much will cause your makeup to travel and bleed.”

Read more:
How to get runway-inspired hair at home
Metallic eye essentials
Must-have products for perfect eyebrows

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5 must-have beauty looks for fall 2011