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Beyond khakis, cords and crunching leaves, styling Autumn‘s crisp temperatures and classic palette requires wrangling a few beauty trends to keep it all looking contemporary. Freshening up Fall’s harvest hues and traditional textiles is easy with these tips and tricks stolen straight from the runway. Read on for ten top hair and makeup trends to try out this season.
Top Beauty Trends for Fall 2014
When a barely-there beauty routine wants to make a real impact, it’s all about intense lashes. Scoop up lengthening mascaras, faux strips or individual falsies to create full, thick lash lines that give a doll-like and doe-eyed stare.
A modern spin on Spring and Summer’s long and whispy braid trends, tight corn-rows keeps hair up and out of the face for tailgate weekends, windy days and snow storms. Next-level circular milk-maid braids ala McQueen and half-up/half-down looks showcase the face and any of the other trends tried here.
Designers ditched basic black liners–and so should you. Bright white on the bottom lash line and silver metallic tops give eyes an icy cool makeover to match the festive season ahead, while complementing natural shadows and full lashes.
Keeping in suit with the light and natural aesthetic, nude pinks, browns and taupes top the list on the shadow front. Natural shades aren’t anything new and original as far as beauty favorites go, but we’re used to seeing them during warm-weather months.
Colored Smokey Eye
When nude shades simply won’t do–think more festive affairs–this adventurous take on traditional smokey eyes lets you glam it up in a more unexpected style. Forget browns and blacks, choose a jewel tone like the deep teal or turquoise used at Versace.
Ballerina Buns & Chignons
Layering up sweaters coats and more? Pull hair up and out of the way in chic, off-duty model style with the help of a simple ballerina bun or low chignon. Almost effortless and always elegant, these swept up hair styles were the favorite among Lagerfeld darlings.
Since the overall aim this season is limited color and all things airy, lip color has almost entirely been left behind. To keep the focus on the eyes, go matte and natural on the lips. A light stain or stick matching your everyday color will reign supreme.
For days when matte gets too monotonous, add a little highlight, shimmer and shine in the mix with a illuminator across the cheekbones. The perfect way to bring dimension back into the face, a few sweeps along with contouring gives a youthful glow to otherwise everyday looks.
Gone are the days of the slicked-back wet-look, but Valentino and Dior gave us something new to look forward to: waves. A blessing in disguise for those who normally require a blowout, wavy-haired babes can give a little scrunch and tousle with a gel to nail this easy, on-trend style.
Thanks to the likes of Cara Delvingne, no doubt, thick, bushy brows are where its at. Right in step with the season’s less is more approach, a full set of brows highlights the face and features without the need of bold color and technique.