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Wondering what the beauty gods will have you try this season? We have the answers! Here are the top fall, 2009 beauty trends to try.
1. Smoky/Intense/Dramatic Eyes
Smoky eyes have been de riguer for some time now, but for fall 2009, beauty mavens are kicking it up a notch with bold lines (think dark smudgy kohls or defining black liner) and deep color (dark purples and blues are hot). This is not a workplace-friendly look, so if you do indulge (and quite frankly, we suggest you do) keep it softer for day with some subtle gray shadows and kick it up for evening by adding some sweeping color and dark definition all around …
2. Nude Lips
With bold hair and eyes the order of the season, lips will sometimes take a back seat. We’re not talking just a slick of gloss and no color (like we were apt to enjoy all summer long). Nope, the look now is intentional nude color. That means lipsticks that are matte or with a very subtle shine, and stand-out pale.
3. Red Lips
This is typical of the contrary world of style — tell us nude lips are IT, and then throw some bold, look-at-me red lips in the mix. We love options, however, and red lips are both classic and edgy. Plus, they pop against the neutral palettes of fall fashion. No shiny maraschino cherry reds here though — deep, sophisticated color, kept matte and tasteful.