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Fall Makeup Trends from the Runway to You

With the changing colors of the leaves also comes changing makeup shades and trends – after all, you can’t wear soft summer pastels with the darker shades of fall. And what better way to see what’s trending than by scoping out what the pros at Fashion Week are doing! Considered the melting pot of future beauty trends, it’s easy to see what’s going to be huge for fall when observing beauty looks on the runways. From eggplant lips at Marc Jacobs and Marchesa to graphic eyeliner designs at DKNY and Suno, the beauty experts at TheFashionSpot.com zeroed in on some great, totally doable trends for fall. And while some looks are better suited for the runway, we’re also giving you the inside scoop on how to get the looks, although a little more subtle, at home. Without further ado, check out the hottest eye, cheek and lip looks for the season. Try these out and post pics on our Facebook and Twitter pages- we’d love to see your fall glow!

marcjacobs dark lipsAt Marc Jacobs (left), eggplant-colored lips were the center focus of the makeup look. And after seeing it also make an appearance at Giles and Marchesa, we’re pretty stoked about this vampy, 90s-inspired color for fall. It’s the perfect accessory for any knit or chunky sweater. To make it your own add a clear or pale gloss to soften the look and make it shine.

The biggest piece of advice for this fall (and pretty much always) is that it’s always about balance. If you do a strong lip, you don’t want to overdo it elsewhere. But if you’re not ready to go all out on the lips, opt for a gloss. This way you’re still able to get the same gorgeous color, but it won’t be as intense since glosses are typically less pigmented.

diffused-smokey-eyeThe smoky eye is back with a vengeance but there are some ways to soften it to make it doable at home, the office or out at night. From Diane von Furstenberg (left) and Nicole Miller to Monique Lhuillier, it’s evident that the standout bold look has been pared down for fall. Pat McGrath, Max Factor’s global creative design director, who coined the look a “diffused” smoky eye, created the look at DVF with kohl pencils in black and brown. And since it’s more on the relaxed side, it can be worn both day and night.

RXR0437C2-2TKick up the smokey look at notch with our Medora Spiral Ring– chic pearls and gold twist around your finger for a fiery look.

apres-glow-jcrewThis next look is by far the most demure and accessible of the fall trends. Makeup artist Troi Ollivierre created a gorgeous “flushed cheek” look on the models at J.Crew (left) and we think it’ll work for everyone. Expect this trend to be apparent for fall, as we also spotted the look at Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors.

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This softer look is gorgeous with our Oval Links Necklace – soft, yet sophisticated you can’t win day or night with this combo!

heavy-metal-tadashi-shojiFinally, metallic eyes were popular on the runway but while we adore this look, it’s not super practical to glue glitter or sequins to your eyelids (like at Tadashi Shoji) when going out at night — unless it’s New Year’s Eve. To get the look at home, opt for a metallic glitter eyeshadow shade. It will give the same effect without all the hassle. You can also apply a few pieces of chunky glitter around the edges of your eyelid, if you want to be more daring. Just make sure to get skin-safe glue.

Pair this metallic look with our Felicity Crystal Braceletfelicity crystal bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Ways to Sweat Proof Your Makeup This Summer

sweaty makeupRunny, shiny makeup is a yucky way to spend your summer days so here are some easy tips to sweat proof your makeup this summer so you can get out and enjoy the heat and still look cool.

Stick to Long-Wearing Formulas

Cheaper formulas really don’t hold up as well during the summer. The trick to using cheaper formulas during the hotter months is getting them to go on smoothly, since they tend to be thicker and don’t melt as easily into the skin. Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman’s solution? “Apply while the skin is still dewy with moisturizer. It’ll spread beautifully, then set to a long-wear finish.”

Apply Eye Shadow With a Damp Brush

Wet your brush with a bit of water before dipping it into your eye shadow, Freedman suggests. “It dries to a nice glazed finish that lasts.”

Be Strategic Around Your Eyes

“I generally use foundation or tinted moisturizer around eyes to downplay and brighten,” explains Freedman. “Then I use concealer only on the inner, deep-set part of the eye. That way, you use less of the fuller-formula concealer.”

Spot-Treat Shine

Get rid of oiliness when you notice it—before it makes your makeup run. Freedman’s rule of thumb: “If you are wearing foundation, I like to touch up with a low-pigment powder like MAC Blot Powder and a tight brush. If you aren’t wearing foundation, go for blotting papers and films instead.”

Lock In Moisture the Right Way

“Moisturizing isn’t about adding oil to the skin,” says Aaron Tabor, M.D., author of Nutritional Cosmetics: Beauty From Within and physician researcher for Healthy Directions. “It’s about keeping moisture in. So use an oil-free or light moisturizer over damp skin and work from the inside out by drinking extra water to stay hydrated.”

Put On Your Antiperspirant at Night

“This gives the ingredients time to start working even before your day begins,” says Dr. Tabor.

Deal With a Sweaty Head ASAP

When you feel your hair begin to get damp, Freedman suggests reaching for dry shampoo, or try blotting with über-absorbing paper towels. “I know an actress who cuts one up into squares and keeps it in the gym bag so she can blot her hairline.”

Head Off Scalp Oiliness

If you’re an active person and you’re having problems controlling the oiliness of your scalp, it’s time to make a switch to shampoo for oily hair, says Dr. Tabor—even if you don’t normally classify your hair as oily.

Switch Your Mascara Formula

Waterproof mascara will stay put longer. Sensitive eyes? Freedman suggests looking for a weatherproof—not waterproof—formula. It’s a bit easier to remove.

Get Thee a Primer

For days when you really want to make sure your makeup stays put, it’s time to turn to primer. You can wear it under your foundation or use Freedman’s genius trick: Mix a touch with full-formula foundation to give a tinted moisturizer feel with the added staying power of the primer.

And don’t forget the best summer accessories to accent your flawless new look- right here at AssuredAllure.com!