As the seasons change, so does our style. Once September hits, we put away our sundresses and flip flops, move the bright nail polishes to the back of the medicine cabinet, and begin the natural transition to cool weather looks (read: cozy colors and new ‘dos), which for many of us, means changing our overall beauty look. To get you started and inspired, we’ve gathered some of our favorite fall beauty trends that work for both the classic beauty lover and the avid beauty experimenter. Keep reading to see what they are and learn how to incorporate them into your routine.
Although the easy, breezy summer days may be over, the boho spirit lives on through the trend of accent braids. These aren’t your typical fishtail braids or intricate ‘dos, rather they are a simple small braid usually towards the front of the face that add an unexpected twist with minimal time and effort. To get the braid to stay put without using a noticeable hair tie, spritz a little bit of Living proof.® STYLE|LAB® Flex Hairspray on the end.
Curly girls, rejoice! The latest bang trend is perfect for those with spirals, coils, and waves. It’s playful, a bit retro, and guaranteed to turn heads.
The start of fall brings memories of our back-to-school days, and with it comes the trend of hair bows—and this accessory is not just for the kids! Black hair bows will make you nostalgic for new folders and freshly sharpened pencils, adding a bit of texture and elegance to your hairstyle. Just wrap one around your ponytail or at the end of your braid for a simple yet totally chic addition.
Goodbye beachy waves, and hello polished blowouts! After months of fighting the frizz, it’s finally time to sport sleek strands. Not only is it the perfect look for work or date night, but if you use the right products—like Oribe Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream—it can last for days (and days).
It might not be New Year’s Eve just yet, but metallic eyes are making a big debut this fall. The warm tones of gold, copper, and bronze fit perfectly with cozy temperatures. It adds a touch glitz without being too much. Just dab your favorite cream or powder eye product all over and you’ll be left with the prettiest metallic gleam on your lids. We love Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
As the leaves change from green to earthy oranges, yellows, and reds, we add bold, berry tones into our fall beauty arsenals. These deep shades of plum, burgundy, and crimson give a nod to the change in weather and wardrobe. Pair a bold lip with a coat of mascara and a bit of neutral blush to keep the look fresh (read: not heavy). For a berry shade that looks great on all skin tones, check out Lipstick Queen Medieval Tinted Lipstick Treatment.
Wait, pink for fall? Yes! Shades of rose, watermelon, and blush aren’t just for spring and summer. Pop on a pink blush, a sheeny pink eye shadow, and a rosy hue on the lips for a naturally flushed monochromatic makeup look. Wearing light washes of the shade will keep you looking fresh even during the colder days.
Twiggy may have brought this look to life in the ‘60s, but bottom lashes are back and having a major moment. Clumping bottom lashes together or defining them with different colors is a look that transcends from runway to real life. Add a couple of coats, work the pieces together using a spoolie or the mascara wand, and head out the door. We recommend using M·A·C Cosmetics Bold & Bad Lash Mascara or Marcelle Ultimate Volume Nano Mascara.
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During the summer, we break out our bright fuchsias, corals, and reds, but fall is reserved for more subtle tones. One of the most prominent nail color trends of this season is muted, milky grays. It’s the perfect shade for those who aren’t ready to fully transition into the dark tones, but don’t want to keep wearing bright summery hues on their tips. Tip: pick a color that has a white, creamy base so it pops against your skin tone without appearing stark or bright.
Don’t just reserve metallic hues for your lids—they also work beautifully on nails. Shades of copper, gunmetal, and rose gold still look neutral but add a touch of interest, keeping your mani looking sophisticated and sleek. Look for hues with warmer undertones so they tie into the autumnal vibes. Bonus: metallic nail polishes show less chipping with their reflective properties, so you’ll get more wear out of them (score!). Check out Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer - Fosse Fingers, the brand’s new shade that will quickly become your go-to.
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