Let’s be honest. The runway doesn’t always shine light on makeup looks for the every-girl. But in a surprising twist of events, fall’s beauty styles are totally approachable. Want to know how to make Bordeaux lips and bright eyes work for you? Read on!
Oxblood Lips & Natural Face Makeup
Everyone’s favorite bold lip look gets a darker, vampy refresh in a deep oxblood shade. Rock the trend with Urban Decay’s new Revolution Lipstick in Shame ($22), which has a creamy-soft texture and goes on smooth. Daring shades like oxblood need to be kept in check to prevent messy lips, so line your kisser first with a coordinating hue. (In this case, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Venom.) Another fall beauty trend we can’t get enough of? The au naturel face! Get the no-makeup look with a foundation and powder combo that cuts shine and covers flaws but doesn’t weigh you down. We love Urban Decay NAKED SKIN Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($39) and matching Skin Pressed Powder ($34).
A textured matte finish is fall’s hottest nail trend. Sure, you could go out and drop cash on a collection of new colors. Or, you can just opt for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Flatline Matte Top Coat ($10), which works with all of your favorite shades. Like all of OCC’s products, the quick-drying and long-lasting polish is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. A favorite of professional makeup artists, OCC uses absolutely no animal-derived components, so you won’t see things like lanolin, beeswax or carmine on the ingredients list. No matter what fall makeup look you’re going after, it all starts with the basics. Investing in a quality set of brushes is the ticket to camera-ready skin. OCC’s Professional Brushes ($18-$28) are great for contouring and blending.
Colored Eyeliner & Customized Primers
Brighten up the statement eye with smolderEYES waterproof liner ($22) from tarte. In vegan-friendly shades like bronze, navy and olive, the jumbo pencils produce a rich and creamy pigment that you can smudge for a dramatic smoky effect. They’re made with Amazonian clay, a multitasking and nutrient-rich ingredient that removes oil and hydrates skin, reduces flakes and improves skin’s overall clarity and texture. Plus, each vibrant tint is formulated to highlight and enhance your individual eye color. Apparently, fall is all about personalized beauty, because customized primers are everywhere. Cover FX makes it easy to target your troubled spots with options for anti-aging, acne and more. The primers ($34-$38) are lightweight and vegan-friendly.