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Fall Beauty Trends

Fall is our favorite season, and it’s not just because we have an excuse to eat apple cider doughnuts constantly. With all due respect to skimpy summer duds, fall is when the serious fashion comes out to play. Structured statement pieces, adventurous contrasts, and plenty of rich tones and textures. As for beauty, well let’s just say the fall trends are pretty swoony. Take a look and get inspired.

Updated Cat Eye

For Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2011 show, stila Pro Artist Sarah Lucero created a “modern gypsy look” with loose, unfussy waves paired with a strong eye and neutral lips. For this reverse cat eye, concentrate the pigment and liner on the bottom lash line, drawing them out at the corners. Watch our video to get the look.

Bold Brows (Again)

The strong brow trend shows no sign of faltering. And why should it? Unlike some beauty trends, this one doesn’t require a serious outlay of cash or an advanced technique. Plus, it looks great on everyone — really. Emphatic brows showed up everywhere from Oscar de la Renta to Alexander Wang, as a glorious contrast to feminine flushed cheeks and stained lips. Make sure you have the appropriate eyebrow tool kit, and then learn how to make the most of your arches.

Boozy Lips

This season, wine-stained lips are back in a big way — and no, you won’t look like you got caught in the 90s. From pinot noir to Bordeaux, these shades are rich and inviting, with more texture than gloss. Check out Carolina Herrera’s sumptuous looks and then go hunting for your perfect vintage. Once you’ve found it, we’ve got tips on perfect lipstick.

Major Liner

If there’s one thing you need: it’s liquid liner. Smudge it out, wing is out, or go clean and crisp. Whatever you do, don’t go bare-lidded. We love how Gianfranco Ferre paired a slightly thicker line with seriously thick lashes. Start with our winged liner tutorial, then move on to our step-by-step guide to false lashes.

First Flush

While there were plenty of nude cheeks, it was the rosy bursts of color that caught our attention. A pinky flush goes a long way toward making you look vibrant and healthy — plus, it’s both sophisticated and girly. Pick a shade one or two notches brighter than what you’re used to — trust us — and follow our dead-easy tutorial.

Big is Better

Peter Som gave models slight undone bouffants, while Bottega Veneta opted for ladylike poufs. Get your hands on a teasing brush (they’re inexpensive) and start experimenting to find your perfect style. Read our tutorial for pointers.

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