Move over pinkish hues and subtle glosses, we're moving into darker territory for fall. Wine-stained lips graced fall runways from Carolina Herrera to Peter Som, and we can't wait to paint our pouts in robust shades of shiraz, muted tones of merlot and rich burgundy hues. Going from soft peachy and light berry tones to richer colors is one of the easiest ways to transition your look from summer to fall. Try NARS' super matte lipstick in Fast Ride.
Gold lids were everywhere on the fall runways and even though we were skeptical about how this understated look would translate to the real world, our fears have been abated. Soft glimmers of gold or even punchier pops of brassier hues on our lids brighten everything up and open up our eyes for a fresh, autumn-inspired look. It's easy to make this trend your own – simply choose the level of shimmer you feel comfortable with and start playing around until you get the perfect, golden glow on your eyes. Urban Decay's Loose Pigment in Smog is a fresh way to start this fall trend.
Though smokey eyes never really go away, there are ebbs and flows where this perennial beauty trend is concerned. But when it comes to this fall, smokey eyes – from the subtly sexy to the downright dramatic – are back in a big way. From ashy, almost charcoal-esque eyes on models sashaying for Vera Wang to a more burnt-orange hue seen on the Rag & Bone runway, smudged and smokey is in. Covergirl's Liquiline Blast Eyeliner will give you the perfect smokey-rimmed eye.
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There's nothing that enhances a smokey eye more than a swipe of silver, shimmery slate or bronze, and this fall get ready to layer your lids with something metallic. We love the elegance and sophistication this look adds to most skin tones and how effortless it is to achieve a muted, metallic eye. Just swipe, layer and go. Try Physicians Formula Baked eyeshadows in Baked Smokes for an effortless metallic look.
Glowing skin never goes out of style, but the fresh-faced, natural look is usually more of a summer skin care must. This fall however – as seen on runways from Michael Kors to Marc Jacobs – a fresh-scrubbed, clear complexion is what you want heading into autumn. Trade summer's tinted moisturizer for a sheer foundation (for a little extra coverage), concealer only where you need it and a minimal dusting of translucent powder – less is more if you want your true glow to shine through. Try Stila's Illuminating Liquid Foundation for a subtle glow and better coverage.
||Get a facial at the end of the summer to help transition your skin into a new season. The extra attention from a skin care pro will alleviate any lingering complexion concerns and get your face ready for fall's fresh-faced look.
Pops of color
One of the fall trends we're most excited about is the penchant for pops of bright color to an otherwise muted or neutral palette. Bright shadows against matte skin and nude lips or a burst of bold lip color with a minimal amount of eye or cheek color will give your usual look a unique twist. Whether you opt for a pop of fuchsia on your lips or a swipe of bright orangey-pink on your eyes, adding something vibrant to your overall makeup look will help you look more awake and polished – even when you don't feel like it. Yves Saint Laurent's Glossy Balm in Succulent Pomengranate will perfect that pop of color.
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