If you’re anything like me, trying new trends before they even become trends is part of your beauty regimen. While spring beauty annually consists of eye-popping colors, bright lips and golden skin, sometimes a more subdued approach is just what you need for a timeless yet fresh look. So this spring and summer, definitely continue to have fun with your hot pinks and oranges, but also consider playing with these fabulous fall trends. Trust me, they work now and you’ll be a pro later…
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Au Naturel: It’s time to bare all. Nude, gray and mauve-toned manicures were hot on Fall 2013 runways. Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, DKNY and Derek Lam collections all showcased these subtle hues. The nude lip was also a hit at the Golden Globes. Celebs like Jennifer Garner, Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Hough all wore it well, and so can you! Nude shades are a great way to reveal and enhance your natural beauty. And by this fall we’ll be seeing full fleshtone beauty palettes. To incorporate the look now, start with a matte lipstick, or, my personal favorite — Pixi Lip Blush in Purity or Luck.
Feeling Flushed: On fall runways, severe contouring and the ubiquitous bronzed glow were both put on the bench and rosy cheeks made a comeback. This feminine trend allows you to highlight your cheekbones while also brightening up your face, as seen on the runways of Carolina Herrera and Sass and Bide. At the Golden Globes, Jennifer Lawrence and Emily Blunt were both blushing! For your own fresh flush, I recommend the Microsmooth Blush Duo by Sephora.
Tall Tail: The ’50s inspired high-pony rocked the fall runway, with its sleek and chic appearance. Ponytails were secured with bold, black bands as seen backstage at Donna Karan and Michael Kors. Get the look by wrapping strands around your pony and securing it with bobby pins. This is the perfect way to keep your hair looking glam on a hot day. So you have no excuse but to try it now!