Shake Your Beauty: Top 10 Beauty Trends for Fall 2011

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For Your Skin and Nails

Use Nail Overlays


Photo Credit: Minx Nails

With nail overlays rocking big time, you can now customize your nails to any color and pattern you can possibly imagine. Companies like Minx have nail overlays in patterns ranging from houndstooth to wedding lace. Another long lasting technique for your nails is to get a gel nail treatment. Both overlays and gel nails can last for up to two weeks. These products are also healthier for your nails and help them to grow, unlike acrylic nails which can be harsh on your nailbeds.

Keep Your Tan Throughout the Fall


Photo credit: People Magazine

You worked hard on your tan all summer, so why let it fade as the weather gets cooler? This fall, use products like Jergens Natural Glow moisturizers, Sephora Skin Transformer, or Neutrogena’s Glow Sheers Medium to Tan 40 to keep your warm skin tones without hopping in the tanning bed. If you’re “naturally tan”, then using a bronzer from a trusted drug store brand like Black Opal, can give you that summer glow.

Strive for Smooth, Silky Skin

Smooth Skin

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Nothing represents health and beauty more than silky skin. In keeping with the trend of natural beauty this fall, pamper yourself with sugar scrubs (like Bath & Body Works’ Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Sugar Scrub). Apply sugar scrubs while taking a bath or a shower to remove dead skin, and in the process, enjoy the healing powers of aromatherapy. You’ll not only feel relaxed but your skin will appear radiant and healthy, two qualities that are always in fashion.

Embrace Woodsy, Natural Fragrances

Woody Fragrance

Photo Credit: John Patt

Fall brings a sense of comfort, cooler weather, and time spent outdoors camping and raking leaves. So, it’s only natural that women will be embracing woodsy, autumn scents this season. These fragrances have a more romantic aroma than the sweet, flowery scents you will typically smell in the spring and summer. To sample a woodsy scent, try Victoria’s Secret Rapture or Bath & Body Works’ Twilight Woods.

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  • I indeed like the article. I most like the colors. Interesting article.

  • cathryn

    thanks for the update on the trends… and, to be honest, almost a quarter of them look slightly challenging for me. i, too, love some glitter, and glamour, but have found that shimmer works well, and isn’t as … aggressive, insistant, overpowering as glitter can be… and it still carries the same message(at a slightly lower volume) my issue is that my totally natural brows look uberplucked! gotta find some way to fix this, without resorting to the drugstore ‘paint them on’ kits!!

    • TBF

      @cathryn check to see if there’s a benefit brow station in your area (some are in Macys and Ulta).. It costs a bit to get your brows done (like $20 bucks) however, it is worth the price because they teach you how to maintain your brows on your own (step by step instructions). I go to them about 2 or 3 times per year for a refresher and then do my own eyebrows. There’s also some really good eyebrow tutorials on TBF

  • SS

    I really liked this article. I am interested in trying out the cover girl lip gloss. The colors look gorgeous. I wrote down the name. Thank you so much for it:)

  • What fun to see the 2011 trends! I really have to try the Covergirl lip tints. I love tinted lip balm, and it can actually be pretty hard to find a good shade. I noticed that one of the trends is glittery eye shadow, can women over 40 get away with that? I love glitter and glamour, but I just might be getting to old to pull it off.

  • Love this list! I just wrote about rockin’ the full brow on my blog too! Can’t believe it’s actually a Fall 2011 trend! 🙂