As the summer evenings cool and shorten, we start to think of fall. Often thought of as the most romantic season of the year, it is the perfect time of year to break out your favourite fashion looks – boots, tights, light knits, and sweaters.
Fall is the season where you can have both warm and cool days as we transition from summer and watch the seasons change. Nature’s palette turns to blazing oranges, deep rich browns, and mossy greens, giving us inspiration for our own clothing and makeup looks.
Here are some upcoming makeup trends to watch for that will work for everyone- the key is to pick the right tones, colours, and finishes that will best suit you.
Metallics Shall Reign Supreme
Metallics are often a huge component for Fall and Winter runways, and this season is no different with metallics showing up in accessories like earrings and clutches, and also in eye shadows.
One great shadow that is a fabulous bronze shade is Anastasia Beverly Hills in Golden Copper; it offers a bold yet neutral eye look and can be used just on the lower lid for daytime wear, or worn a little higher into the crease for some evening drama. The line features single shadows that can be purchased for use with their refillable 4 pan palette and the colour choices are endless. This is a great way to create a capsule shadow palette and get those basics for everyday in a compact, easy to manage size. Metallics work for everyone as they can be found in cool and warm tones. Look at your skin tone to see whether you are warm (yellow, peachy or golden undertone) or cool (pink, red or bluish undertones) and choose appropriately.
Pinks are always in fashion as they can go from neutral to bold and from season to season. Fuchsias and bright pink nail polishes will be heating up the cooler days. Sweet and soft pink eyeshadows will also be a huge trend; not the 80’s hot pink shadows of the past, but the very neutral and soft shades that seem to creep into everything these days from shoes to watches. If you want to stay on the more peachy pink side, and have some great flexible choices for a soft and clean day look, try 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette. This pretty palette has a cheek option too which makes it the perfect grab and go sized makeup bag item.
Gimme Some Lip
One of the most classic and timeless looks that we saw in Spring that will continue into Fall this year is a bold lip paired with a neutral eye. Swapping out the classic true reds that we saw previously in Spring, we will see deep and rich velvety colours like Kat Von D Studded Kiss in Mercy a rich matte garnet colour perfect for those cool nights out layered up in your fave chunky sweater. If you prefer a more creamy finish, try Black Up’s satin finish lipstick in Deep Raspberry the perfect Fall lip day or night.
To ensure the best application possible, especially with matte lipsticks, use a treatment at night on your lips. Nugg Hydrating Lip Mask formulated with coconut oil and Irish moss extract this treatment will help to keep that flaky, dry lip skin away. This woman owned and run company founded by ex CEO & President of Tweezerman International Conny Wittke, offers a wide range of products that are not only vegan but are paraben, sulfate and mineral oil free. And while their products are amazing, they also donate a percentage of their web sales to causes like Girls on the Run International, an organization helping young girls realize their full potential and take charge of their own lives.
They say everything old is new again, and this is very true in fashion as trends and eras seem to recycle and reinvent themselves well past their date of origin. This year we will see a very Twiggy inspired eye with thick, spiky separated lashes and very defined lower lashes. Paired with the hottest hair for the season, the cropped and tousled lob, the eyes have it. Blinc Mascara Amplified forms tiny “tubes” on the lashes that slide off when removed, which you can do with just some warm water, no eye makeup remover required.
Blinc’s mascaras are buildable and create volume and length without flaking. Their amplified mascara is also water resistant and the teddy bear brush helps ensure a perfect no clump application. On top of creating amazing mascaras, they also give back as a company to numerous charitable organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Environmental Defense and the National Breast Cancer Foundation just to name a few.
Enjoy these last weeks of summer while thinking about the possibilities of a new season. Maybe this Fall you will discover a new favourite book, restaurant, green space or attend a night school class. No matter what you do, you will be doing it in style with the season’s latest beauty trends.
Peace, Love, and Lipstick,
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