Fall is an exciting time of the year for beauty trends. Unlike spring and summer which, let’s be honest, tend to have similar looks year after year – fall is really a time to experiment. There is also less worry about having on too much makeup because the warmth will no longer shorten its longevity. These bold looks can help get in the mood for the colder weather.
The super long bottom-lash trend is making a big comeback this fall. Add an extra coat (or three) of mascara to your bottom lash line to give your eyes a defined, doll-like effect.
Get the Look: The L’Oreal Paradise Mascara has a thick formula that will allow you to build up some serious volume in just a few coats. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, $12, drugstores
Oil Spill Eyeshadow
Glossy lids are here to stay for another season, but they are getting a vampy makeover. A messy black smudge of eyeshadow, topped with a glossy finish is the perfect way to make an edgy statement.
Get the Look: Instead of using actual gloss (so uncomfortable), apply a black black eyeshow base and layer on top the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Velvet Plum. The plum colour will help give the look some dimension. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow, $36, sephora.ca
Berry Kiss Lips
Berry is the perfect shade to transition your makeup from light and bright summer vibes, to cooler weather. It isn’t quite as serious as a velvety purple, but it intensifies the pink tones that were favoured through the warmer months.
H&M Studio, Fall 2017
Get the look: A creamy, formula pigmented like the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Venom will help you to achieve a stunning pout. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, $17, sephora.ca
Cold Weather Cheeks
A heavy coat of blush placed over the apples of your cheek bones will create a cute just-strolled-in-from-the-cold look. To choose the right shade for you, pinch your cheeks gently. Whatever colour is left behind is the one that will flatter your skin tone the best.
Nina Ricci, Fall 2017
Get the look: The Maybelline Fit Me Blush comes in a wide variety of colours and finishes to suit every skin tone. It is long lasting and blends beautifully. Maybelline Fit Me Blush, $10, drugstores
A lot of ’70s influences are present this fall with all of the rusty colours and floral patterns. One of the more subtle touches that is being adopted again are really tiny brains spread throughout the hair. It adds a little bit of texture and depth to the hair, but still looks effortless.
Valentino, Fall 2017
Get the look: Tiny clear elastics will help to secure the braids in place, without taking away attention from the braids. Goody Classic Elastics, $5, drugstores
Wrap a black ribbon around a low ponytail or bun. It has a slightly equestrian vibe to it that is taking over the city. The black colour prevents it from looking childish.
Tory Birch, Fall 2017
Get the look: Get the perfect size of bow to wrap around your pony tail from Nordstrom. Velvet Hair Bow, $20, nordstrom.com