How is it already nearing the end of October? This fall season seems to be really flying by…and I’m not prepared for the next season to come! While Fashion Week events are rounding off the year, it’s easy to look forward to spring and summer styles for 2017. But, for now, let’s talk about the biggest fall trends that you can’t help but notice! Read below for my 2016 fall beauty favorites:
DARK & BOLD LIPSTICK
It seems like it takes major confidence to rock a bold lip, but now is the time to set your shyness aside! Maroons, plums, navy blues, and even black lips are just about everywhere right now. Swipe your favorite shade (shiny or matte, whichever side of the debate you choose!) over already-moisturized lips, and your pout will stay put all day.
In contrast to bold, daring lips, stick to nudes and naturals on the rest of your face like Reese Witherspoon. Ditch the pink blush and smoky shadow – those can wait until winter and spring! Go for the almost-makeup-free look for a hassle-free season. I LOVE Jane Iredale’s Smooth Affair for Eyes in Naked and blush in Flawless. Bonus: lightening up on your face makeup also saves time in the morning!
BOOTS & BOOTIES
OK, these are a given, but who ISN’T obsessed with this fall staple? From casual to cute to classy, booties of any style truly make an outfit. (I’m a big fan of those with ankle cutouts or even buckles.) And let’s talk about boots – it’s all about over-the-knee! Check out Gigi Hadid in those thigh-high beauties.
This trend was all over the runway during New York Fashion Week, but how can you replicate it without looking like a disco ball? Use a light dusting of a glittery eyeshadow on your lids, and then tone it down with a more iridescent shadow on the inner and outer corners of your eye. This way, you still look like an adult even with glitter makeup!
Finally, the makeup trend that can literally change your face: contouring. If you’ve never tried this beauty technique, now is the perfect opportunity! By highlighting and darkening specific parts of your face, you basically give yourself a facelift in a matter of seconds. To make it even easier, try a makeup stick with the different contour colors on either end! Follow along with a diagram to transform your face in no time (and be sure to blend!).
What are your fall beauty favorites? Let me know in the comments, and shop my top items right below!
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