Ever since designers and makeup artists sent their creations down the runways in February, fall beauty trends have been waiting to flourish. And although it may be sad to say goodbye to summer, a switch up of the seasons means an update of your wardrobe and beauty bag – so, who can complain about that? This fall calls for a bolder approach to beauty than we’ve seen in a while. Minimalism has been dominating the beauty world for the past few seasons, but this fall is all about deep-coloured statement lips seen on the runways of Céline and Emanuel Ungaro, artistic liner à la Versace and DKNY, and hair accessories that range from headbands seen at Chanel to oversized flower combs at Gucci.
The sudden shift in temperature also means you should be turning in your summer face products for richer serums, moisturizers, and lip chaps that are formulated to combat the cooler, dryer weather. An arsenal of highly nourishing products will ensure your skin stays soft and beautiful on the windiest, crisp fall days. So, here you have it, 15 of the most coveted beauty products to get your hands on this fall.
15 OPI Nail Polish in Tiramisu For Two
Although the word in makeup may be bold for fall, designers such as Donna Karan and Zac Posen kept nails neutral and almost skin-toned. OPI’s Tiramisu for Two offers the perfect warm, sandy hue for nails that look barely polished, yet more elegant than bare. The great thing about neutral nail polish is that it matches with absolutely everything; so as you go all out with your getups, you can rest assured that your nails won’t clash.
14 Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour in Eton Moi
Christian Louboutin just released some to-die-for lipstick shades that completely play to the deep berry-almost goth-like- hues that reigned on fashion week runways like Emanuel Ungaro. Eton Moi is a rich purple, vampy hue, and the casing is classic Louboutin, which will look killer on your makeup counter. Dark lips are in this season, so for all you beauty dare devils out there, it’s your time to shine.
13 Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Mulberry
Another lip shade to keep on your top shelf this fall is Mulberry by Bite Beauty. With a deep wine-coloured tint, it mirrors looks seen at Botegga Veneta and Marc Jacobs. This lipstick is also moisture-rich and infused with antioxidant resveratrol, which will keep your lips lush and vibrant. Wear it for a night out, date night or for a bold look at the office. You’re sure to turn heads no matter where you go.
12 Yves Saint Laurent 3-in-1 Kohl Eyeliner
Makeup artists at Fendi and Rochas went totally outside the box with graphic liner, creating dramatic eyes that popped. Although it may not work for daytime, you can imitate the wild looks for a night out. During the day, work an exaggerated cat eye shape, giving an update to the classic winged look. Use the YSL kohl liner for day and night, which allows you to create fine or thick lines with a smooth and blendable texture.
11 Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Taupe
Grey eye shadow ruled the runways, giving models a demure yet glam aesthetic. A little softer than the smokey eye, grey toned peepers are sure to get you noticed this fall. Try Bobbi Brown’s shadow in Taupe to get the look.
10 Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara
Wild, coated lashes are all the talk for Fall 2015. Looks ranged from spidery at Giambattista Valli to clumpy at Jill Stuart to messy at No.21, but all looked ineffably glam. Layer on Armani’s Black Ecstasy mascara to emulate the look and let your lashes do the talking this fall.
9 Anthropologie Eustatia Bobby Set
Embellished updos made waves this season, with everyone from Prada to Dolce & Gabbana to Hermès getting on board. Hair accessories such as brooches, headbands and pins were worn with poise as models jaunted down the catwalk. This bobby pin set from Anthropologie includes 6 pins that you can wear together or separately for a romantic updo.
8 Sleek Makeup Blush in Pixie Pink
It’s never a surprise when pretty, flushed cheeks are in vogue. This season designers went with what looked like naturally flushed cheeks that only come from dropping temperatures. The J Crew and Kate Spade girls looked as though they just stepped off a skating rink, with pretty pink cheeks. Sleek Makeup has just the right blush in Pixie Pink that is sure to give you the perfect flushed cheeks.
7 Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Sunlight
Shimmering eyes are back for fall and although models such as those at Temperley London brought the drama with lots of glitter and sequins, a toned down gold eye shimmer will do the trick for an updated daytime look. Bobbi Brown has a beautiful champagne gold color that is a little rock n’ roll and a whole lot “look at me”. I guess it’s true what they say, go gold or go home.
6 Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum Oil
As we say goodbye to summer, the days get shorter and soon we’ll be both waking up and leaving our offices in pitch black. As much as we’re suppose to protect our skin from the sun’s rays, insufficient vitamin D can lead to dull and tired looking skin. Dr.Dennis has formulated a Vitamin D Serum Oil that boosts the skin’s hydration and helps with elasticity and radiance. Use the serum daily for fresh and healthy looking skin this fall.
5 Clinique Moisture Surge Face Cream
As the temperature drops, skin tends to get drier, and it craves a boost of hydration that can be found in Clinique’s Moisture Surge face cream. The lightweight cream-gel is oil-free and offers 24-hours of refreshing hydration for the skin. It improves the appearance of flakiness and tightness, which are issues that surface in the chillier weather. Your skin will continuously feel and look comfortable as it is plumped with moisture.
4 L’oreal Wet Domination Shower Shine
The wet hair trend is still very much in the spotlight, with damp strands and wind-dried waves making their mark once again. The great thing is, this look doesn’t require a hair dryer, so you can save your tresses from the damaging heat. Try L’oréal’s Shower Shine for the faux swimmers hair look seen at Stella McCartney that looks as though you just came from a dip in the pool. Or opt for the natural wet strands appearance that ruled at Nina Ricci.
3 Dior Addict Lip Glow
Chapped lips are less than ideal, and can actually be pretty painful. The change from hot, steamy sunshine to cool, chilly winds means that our sensitive areas, such as the lips, can become dry and chapped. Use a lip balm like Dior’s Lip Glow to not only moisutrize your lips but give them a natural flush of colour that matches your skin tone. This formula reacts to the distinctive chemistry of each woman’s lips to give you a fresh, pink hue that is perfect for you.
2 Tresemmé Split End Conditioning Treatment
Just as your skin takes on cool weather woes, your hair also sees the damaging effects. Dry weather can lead to split ends and breakage, so it’s essential that you take ample time to care for it and treat it. Tresemmé’s Split Remedy is a conditioning treatment that restores moisturization and repairs split ends. Use it throughout the season for healthy, luscious locks.
1 Urban Outfitters Leather Headwrap
Your hair game can be completely upgraded this fall with a leather head wrap like this one from Urban Outfitters. Hair accessories are making a big comeback this season, with designers like Fendi and Proenza Schuler getting in on the leather hand band love. Update your look with a simple accessory that gives off an edgy-meets-chic vibe.