Considering that most changes are easier to accept when they’re integrated into our daily routine slowly — we’re already reeling from post-London 2012 Olympics withdrawal — we were delighted to see fresh faces highlighted with summery pastel hues and
barely there makeup on the Fall 2012 runways. Call it your summer beauty extension.
But we’re not opposed to a fresh start come fall: “There’s nothing better than feeling fresh and current when it comes to your beauty routine,” says Aniya Nandy, makeup and hair artist for Plutino Group in Toronto. “The fall is the best time to try new products because now that the heat has calmed down you won’t sweat it all off!”
To help with your fall beauty prep, Nandy offers her 5 best beauty tips for transitioning your makeup bag to the lush shades and beauty looks of fall, with a faint hint of summer. Just how we like it.
Fall beauty update #1: Statement look
Your summer beauty routine: Dewy, sunny and with a hint of pinky glow—how most us would describe an ideal summer day (as well as this season’s beauty look). Flushed pink cheeks, bright red lips and underwater eye shadow shades in seafoam green and aqua.
The switch-up: “If you usually go pretty natural for the summer but want to stay on trend with fall, just start with the bold lip,” says Nandy. “Go with a lipstick instead of a gloss so that it makes a statement!”
Fall 2012 runway beauty trends: Defined crimson pouts from Prabal Gurung; deep burgundy lips at Gucci.
Fall beauty update #2: Colour pop
Your summer beauty routine: Creating a subtle, romantic visage with dewy pink and nude glosses, a light dusting of pale pastel shadows and topped off with a shimmery, allover finish.
The switch-up: “Colour! Colour for the eyes, colour for the cheeks, and colour on the lips—not all worn at once, but this season, the runways were filled with every color under the rainbow,” says Nandy.
Fall 2012 runway beauty trends: Lilac-tinted eyes at Jil Stuart; orangey-red lips at Marc by Marc Jacobs.
For more ways to take your summer beauty routine to the next season, read on to the next page…
Fall beauty update #3: Bold lips
Your summer beauty routine: A flirty mix-up featuring a
poppy red statement pout (courtesy of Jason Wu), dewy peach gloss tones, and soft, rose petal pink lip shades for day and night
summer beauty looks.
The switch-up: “On the lips,
ruby reds, deep burgundy even vampire grape!,” says Nandy. But don’t ditch your favourite shades just yet: “Your cheek and lip stains from the summer can be worked into your new fall beauty look.”
Fall 2012 runway beauty trends: Metallic brown lips at Derek Lam; nearly gothic purple-stained lips at Viktor &Rolf.
Fall beauty update #4: Dramatic eyes
Your summer beauty routine: Metallic and
watercolour shades to create an
otherworldly, ethereal look. For those Brigitte Bardot days—and who doesn’t have those?— thick,
winged black liner for a nouveau take on the cat eye.
The switch-up: This season, bolder is always better: “The eyes get glam with emerald green and peacock blue,” she says.
Fall 2012 runway beauty trends: Cobalt-winged eyeliner at Anna Sui; dark, military green lids at Jason Wu.
Fall beauty update #5: Matte face and stained cheeks
Your summer beauty routine: Dewy, iridescent finishing powders and a shimmery bronzer dusted over top for a soft, candle-lit glow. Apricot, peach and pale pink shades swept across apples of the cheeks.
The switch-up: “Now that summer’s on its way out, your
cream bronzers should be gone too,” Nandy advises. “Ditch it and go for a cheek stain that gives you that fresh, flushed look.” Her fresh-picked shades this season? “The cheeks should have a cherry or raspberry hue to them.”
Fall 2012 runway beauty trends: Delightfully rosy cheeks at Michael Kors; flushed glow at Helmut Lang.
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