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Fall is here and it’s time to start making the transition with our fragrances, nail polish and in our makeup bag. Here are six beauty must-haves to get you started, and carry you through, the chilly season.
Trend: If you haven’t heard, contouring is out…for the moment. Non-touring, the technique of layering on lightweight illuminating products for a more natural glow, is the IT thing. Starting with a primer, topped tinted moisturizer, and further enhanced with a highlighter, non-touring is about a natural, lit-from-within look.
Get The Look: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Poured Creme, a collection of richly pigmented highlighters, gives skin a natural looking glow by adjusting to skin undertone. Pick from five different shades for a custom glow.
Use the BECCA Cosmetics One Perfecting Brush to apply this highlighter to illuminate the high points of the face in seconds.
Trend: From berry-stained to rich black, deeply hued lips are a season staple. A bold lip look is always a great way to make a statement without saying a word.
Get The Look: Melt Cosmetics Ultra-Matte Lipstick in Dark Room is the perfect shade for those who want to give this trend a chance, without going too dark. This velvety beet shade looks amazing on so many skin tones.
Apply straight from the tube or with a lip brush over lightly moisturized lips for a dynamic lip look with staying power. (Note: You can get this look with a satin or a gloss, as well.).
Lasting Gel-Free Mani
Trend: Ladies, it’s time to give up gel polish. (Yes, it REALLY is!) Brands are creating polishes that give have the look and longevity of gel polish, but without the drying chemicals that can cause damage to nail beds.
Get The Look: Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro After Midnight Collection, the brand’s fall release, is a quad of four beautiful, on trend shades.
Start with the Gel Lab Pro Base Coat. Let dry. Then apply two coats of the Gel Lab Pro shade of your choice. Let dry. Finish with the Gel Lab Pro Top Coat for tip-top shine and cushion-wear…just like traditional gel…without the trauma to nail beds.
Eyes That Glitter
Trend: Glitter makes the world go ’round. Don’t fear a little shine. Make eyes pop with shimmer and glitter shadows.
Get The Look: Dose of Colors EyeDeals Duo in shell and mermaid adds the perfect touch of shimmer and sexy glow.
First apply the shade matching primer. Then layer on the corresponding pigment for a long-lasting look with a hint of sparkle.
Trend: Go Bold! Dramatic eyes are taking over this season – from rich black to deep blue – countless looks can be achieved with eyeliner.
Get The Look: Anastasia Beverly Hills Darkside Waterproof Gel Liner is a great go-to for a quick, easy, smudge-proof line.
Line the upper and lower lash lines and waterline for a bold, sexy look. Or create an artistic winged or cut crease look. If you really want to amp it up, use a smudge brush to smudge your liner for a quick, intense smokey eye.
Trend: It’s always on trend to wear a nice fragrance. In cooler months of the year, opt for a richer scent, with spicer notes like musk and patchouli. If full on rich scents are not your preference, consider a well-balanced scent that combines lighter and spicer notes.
Get The Scent: Bond No. 9 Dubai Citrine is one of the newest additions to the brand’s Dubai Collection of scents. Great for anytime of the year, this flirty scent is a showstopper that will awaken the senses, warm the soul and turn heads. Top notes – bergamot, red berries, fir balsam, seaweed. Mid notes – magnolia, geranium, marigold, lily. Base notes – musk, amber, oakmoss, vetiver.
Spray a little on your pulse points and let dry. Do not rub the fragrance in…at all!