6 Runway-Inspired Beauty Statements to Make This Fall Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
If you’re anything like us, summer’s barefaced looks and hot-weather ponytails are starting to feel as tired as the jersey dress you’ve been wearing in four-day rotation since, oh, May. But the arrival of 30-pound September issues and Labor Day vacation plans can only mean one thing: fall is coming, and it’s time to get styled. Here, six of the season’s most striking new beauty trends to help you chart your fall game plan.
The New Goth Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
The modern way to embrace the dark side? Engage in some texture play. Try Gucci’s luminous, moonlit skin with a shiny black cherry lip, or pair a matte mouth with glossy-textured oxblood eyes, like Givenchy’s gothic glamour girls.
Two to try: Topshop Lips in Beguiled ($15); MAC Eye Shadow in Sketch ($15).Photo by: Imax Tree
Playing It Straight Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
This fall, forgo the bouncy blowout in favor of no-volume strands. Bonus points: Add an edgy element like the two-toned color at Prada or the blunt-cut ends at Victoria Beckham.
Two to try: Ghd Red Gloss Classic 1" Styler ($185); Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion ($18).Photo by: Courtesy of Redken
Brown-Eyed Girl Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
At Burberry Prorsum and Vivienne Tam, the runways’ prettiest eyes were smoked out in tawny neutrals that made irises sparkle. Medium tones can diffuse as far as the brow bone without looking “too much” (take that, black).
Two to try: Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Midnight Brown ($29); Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette ($58).Photo by: Imax Tree
Velvet Complexions Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
After seasons of dewy skin, makeup artists are doing an about face: right now, it’s all about the semi-matte finish. Luckily, new shine-free foundations are keeping pace with the trend, as seen at Carolina Herrera and Doo.Ri.
Two to try: Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup ($23); Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation ($55).Photo by: Mat Szwajkos
Birds of a Feather Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
Who needs accessories when your eyes make a statement this bold? Take a cue from Prabal Gurung and Roberto Cavalli with iridescent shadow reminiscent of a bird of paradise’s plumage or a scarab beetle’s shell.
Two to try: Estée Lauder Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow ($24); L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow ($7.95).Photo by: Imax Tree
Royal Flush Wendy Rodewald-SulzModels at Michael Kors and Rodarte rocked fall’s statement flush on the runway. Feeling cheeky? Keep your other features minimal, and double down on blush or bronzer.Two to try: Nars Foreplay palette ($49); Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush ($12.99).Photo by: Imax Tree; Courtesy of Nars