So long, summer! Say hello to fall with a paler, polished face and cool, queenly glamour.
While a natural, no-makeup look is always in style (for those with the DNA or product arsenal worthy of the challenge) you’ll be seeing a lot more red lips, groomed brows and structured hair than ever this season.
HOT HOT HOT ROLLERS
The autumn/winter 2005-6 runways were rife with “done” hair worthy of a Merchant-Ivory production. Chignons, princess braids and curled confections shared the catwalk with low ponytails, graphic razor cuts and even a few mod styles from the sixties.
So plug in the Conairs, grab that teasing comb, and pile your tresses high.
DO NOT PASS GLOW
Stoke the glowing embers of summer into the chilly days of fall with warm hued blush. Dior makeup artist Pati Dubroff finds peach fresher than pink this season.
“These deep peach hues are flattering for almost anyone,” says Dubroff. She achieves a natural look by blending two colors of cream blush – one on the apples of the cheeks, the other below the cheekbones.
Screen queen glamour calls for red lips. And yes, this trend is for you! It’s all about finding the right shade. Experiment at your favorite beauty counter or Sephora store. A few general suggestions: if your skin is warm-toned, you’ll probably look terrific in a wine-toned red. Cooler skin tones favor a blue-based red. To spark olive skin tones, try a pretty coral.
Just be sure to bring along a hand mirror and step OUTSIDE into sunlight to check the shade. If you find most red shades are too bright for you, take Bobbi Brown’s advice and brown them down with a swipe of lip pencil.
Or opt for magenta lipstick instead for a stylish spin on this sultry, classic look. Keep eyes and cheeks clean and minimal to max up the contrast and sophistication.
GREEN IS GOOD
Smoky eyes are back, with a twist. Pati Dubroff applies iridescent green shadow, with a forest green liner for added impact.
Up your batting average with big, Twiggy-style fake eyelashes. They’re not for everyone, and they’re certainly not for every day, but they’re bound to see a lot of heads turning this fall.