Let the trumpets sound! It’s finally Fall. And, in addition to meaning the return of Scandal (and, ahem, Scott Foley – thank you Shonda), the season also means tons of new Fall beauty trends to try.
Fall Beauty Trends
In addition to gorgeous designer fashion, the Fall 2014 runways featured clean and classic nail art, gilded metallic accents, and unexpected pops of color. Why not consider this change of seasons your guilt-free excuse for a Sephora trip? Here are the top 10 Fall beauty trends to try on for size.
1. Gold-Tipped Nails
One of the decidedly chicest looks on the Fall 2014 runways was the gold-tipped manicure rocked by models for Suno. The minimalistic flare of this fall beauty trend can easily be recreated with bare, well-manicured nails and a swipe of this gold polish by Nars just on the tips of the nails. We love when the fiercest look of the season is also incredibly easy to pull off.
2. Gunmetal Accents
Keeping with this season’s metallic trend, a favored hue on many runways this Fall was gunmetal. An edgy, silvery grey, the color is flattering on every skin tone, and it adds immediate drama to any makeup look. A sexy smoky eye in this shade is the perfect go-to for a night out or a coffee date to warm up from the chilly temperatures.
3. Old Hollywood Waves
Free your inner silver screen siren with smooth and sleek waves like the ones seen at Zac Posen’s runway presentation. And, if your strands are feeling in need of a little extra TLC after harsh indoor heating, try this polishing serum from Kiehl’s for a silky finish that even Elizabeth Taylor would’ve been jealous of.
4. 60s-Inspired Winged Liner
Speaking of retro beauty looks, graphic cat eyes were one of the Fall beauty trends featured in several different runway shows this season. Rag and Bone’s models wore a very 60s inspired eye, and that perennial cool-girl look can be easily recreated with MAC’s easy-to-use pen. Whether you go big and bold or opt for a more subtle and feminine wing- you simply can’t go wrong with this classic look.
5. Neutral Nails
This year, Kate Spade models sported sophisticated neutral nail colors. Spade is the queen of color, so when those models start walking in the nude (um, we mean neutral nails of course) we know it’s got to be one of the Fall beauty trends that’s here to stay.
6. Berry-Stained Lips
For years we’ve known that a classic red lip is an essential part of every woman’s power outfit. But for Fall days when you’re in the mood for a softer and more romantic pout keeping all the impact of a red, try a berry-hued lipstain like Stila’s. Pro tip: try layering the stain for a fun ombre effect twist, as seen on models in the Tadashi Shoji Fall collection.
7. Teal Eyeshadow
Current must-have colors for lids are seductive and reminiscent of the ocean. All different shades of turquoise, teal and aqua graced the eyes of models for designers like Creatures of the Wind. If you need a pop of fun color to cheer up a dreary day, a bold slash of this turquoise eyeshadow will immediately turn heads (in the very best possible way).
8. Matte Finish Nails
Nail art has been a thing for a while now. This season the trend has given way to a new star: the matte finish. Costello Tagliapietra styled their models with deep red nails topped with a matte polish giving them a textural finish just begging to be copied in every color imaginable! Get this look with Butter London’s matte topcoat. Let us know your favorite color combinations!
9. Silver Eye Appliqués
Dior’s Fall runway show made waves in the beauty world when their models strutted the catwalk wearing fine silver strips hovering just above the lashline. Destined to be one of the hottest Fall beauty trends, when the brand announced that similar silver eye strips would hit stores this winter, avant garde beauty-files around the world jumped for joy. Until then, try Sephora’s unique eye stickers to give just the right amount of sparkle for the holiday season.
10. Pastel Pink Accents
Last but never least, sweet pastel pink accents are one of the loveliest trends for fall. Designers like Opening Ceremony had their models wearing both light pink on lids as well as cheeks, so don’t be afraid to get creative with a matte shadow and a dramatically saccharine monochromatic look.
What are your favorite Fall beauty trends?
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