Midnight Blue, Burnt Sienna and Royal Purple…they’re more than just Crayola box treasures. They’re the biggest reason to embrace fall.
Alexis Wolfer – Founder and Editor in Chief of TheBeautyBean.com gives her take on the fall season. Alexis has been covering New York Fashion Week behind-the-scenes beauty routines and runway trends, and has shared with us some of this fall’s color favorites.
“This fall, cobalt blue may be the season's hottest color when it comes to fashion, but when it comes to makeup, any jewel tone will do! Experiment with purple eyeliner (apply it under your usual black liner for a more subtle take!), give blue lipstick a try (or just dab a bit of translucent blue gloss on your lips to make teeth look whiter and lips fuller) and experiment with bordeaux-hued anything (on your eyes, lips and nails)!”
Try some of the above colors and other new fall foliage-inspired hues and scents:
cargo Cosmetics embraces fall trends by adding four new shades to their existing Eye Shadow Singles Collection: Moreton Bay (deep matte plum), Provence (lavender shimmer), Pasadena (matte pink) and Shanghai (mocha violet shimmer). (Available at cargocosmetics.com.)
The 2013 Make Up For Ever Fall Collection draws from the elegance and sophistication of the 1950s. The Blue Sepia Palette includes warm browns and beiges along with two brow shades. The palette adds a twist with the limited edition shade for fall, Petrol Blue, a super-shimmery deep teal. The collection includes a limited edition Aqua Liner in a dark teal and Faux Lash with Swarovski blue Strass. (Available at Make Up For Ever Boutiques - (877) 757-5175)
The Laura Geller Beauty new Eye Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliners feature “marker” tips: Classic, Fine and Slanted. Create a thin, delicate line, a daytime natural line or a bold striking cat eye with the water-resistant formula. (Available at QVC.com.)
Hello Sailor Lipstick is Lipstick Queen’s navy blue sheer lipstick with a cool berry tint and hint of deep sapphire. The nautical-inspired lipstick (you don’t hear that a lot!) is enriched with vitamin E. (Available at ulta.com.)
The Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner self-sharpens every time you take the cap off. The eight shades run the spectrum from Raven, a jet black, to Cabana, a dark green, to Bare, a super-light cream beige. (Available at sephora.com.)
For nails, the essie 2013 fall collection draws from everything from the oil slicks on Manhattan streets after a thunderstorm to school girls and boys in their pleated navy skirts and blue-black blazers. A few shades include for the twill of it, a maple with olive shimmer, cashmere bathrobe, flannel gray, twin seater set, a vibrant crimson red, and afterschool boy blazer, a deep midnight blue. (Available at essie.com.)
The HD Trio Eye Shadow from New York Color, AKA NYC, features a punch of color at an affordable price: $2.99! Twelve different color combinations make it easy to find your favorite. Lipcolor starts at $.99 for the Ultra Moist Lipwear to $4.99 for the Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain. (Available at drugstores.)
Josie Maran’s natural, socially responsible cosmetics are infused with Pure Argan Oil. The new 100% Pure Argan Oil Light is an ultralight, quick-absorbing version of Josie’s cult-favorite, 100% Pure Argan Oil. The new Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon is a hydrating, ultra creamy, full-coverage concealer. The buildable formula helps with dark circles, blemishes and uneven pigment. (Available at sephora.com.)
The Merle Norman Fall 2013 Color Collection takes inspiration from the runways, combining feminine and dramatic shades. It includes two limited edition Eyecolor Trios: Prim & Proper (warm neutral hues with a touch of drama), and Smoke & Mirrors (a smoky eye trio combining matte and shimmer). The Soft Touch Eye Pencil in Forest is a jewel-toned rich green, and Lip Polish in Ladylike gives a splash of shine that can be worn alone or over lip color. (Available at merlenorman.com.)
The new BB Blur from PETERTHOMASROTH primes, tints, moisturizes and protects with SPF 30. In addition, it has a sheer tint and blurs flaws and fine lines. (Available at ulta.com.)
Urban Decay’s new Revolution Lipstick delivers intense color with a creamy shine. The rich, buttery formula glides on easily with their signature pigment-rich color. (Available at sephora.com.)
Essence of Beauty has launched four new scents. Secret Woods combines red apple, pomegranate, jasmine petals and vanilla musk. Forever Paris features cassis, Parisian roses, French vanilla and amber. Wind Kissed is a clean floral with cotton flower, blackberry, mimosa and white amber. In The Tropics has a tropical blend of pink grapefruit, agave flower and sandalwood. Each fragrance is available in body mist, bath & shower gel, body lotion, body and hand cream, and travel collections. (Available at CVS.)