Vanity Essentials: Five Must-Have Products for your Fall Beauty Arsenal
Posted Tuesday September 18, 2012 8:57 AM GMT
The beauty trends for fall are just as stunning and swanky as the fashion ones we’re seeing ushered in this season.
Nothing short of glamorous and striking, the hottest ones for the autumn season are contoured complexions, a dark, bold lip, flushed cheeks, and sultry, yet neutral eye coloring.
While there are a slew of products we’re stocking up on during the upcoming months, there are five in particular that we’ve deemed total must-haves for season. All will help you to look and feel like the bombshell you are - without having to try too hard! Effortless glam - it's truly the best.
Fragrance: A surefire staple on most every beauty queen’s vanity, a super sexy spritzer is certainly something you need to invest in this season. With scents for fall think, sultry, seductive and warm. Snag something that’s just as alluring as you are! A couple of our favs are ‘Max Azria Bon Chic’ from BCBG, and ‘Nicole’ a signature scent by Nicole Richie.
BB Cream: One of the biggest crazes in the beauty realm this year, this particular product lends skin a handful of skin pleasing benefits we’re now unable to live without! This cream not only adds moisture and healthy color to skin (if tinted), but also works to even out skin tone and diminish stubborn sun spots.
Burgundy/Deep Red Lipstick: The bold lip is a favorite among stylistas everywhere, and the pucker-popping hues of this season are deep red and burgundy (for the risk-takers). Donning a darker, border-line goth lip may be slightly intimidating for some, so if that’s the case for you, stick with shades in the red family. For those willing to take things up a notch with their cosmetic regimen, glide on a rich burgundy shade for a majorly dramatic look! Take note, darker lipsticks tend to thin out the kisser, so be sure to cheat with your liner a LITTLE bit and draw just a bit outside your natural lip line to create a fuller pout.
Beauty Oils: Available in formulas catering to both hair and skin, these oils are the ultimate multi-taskers in the beauty realm. They are lightweight concoctions that deliver beneficial nutrients and vitamins to your desired area, with almost immediate results. Hair oils, which usually contains a combo of Argan oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, vitamin E, and olive oil nourish (just to name a few) restore moisture back to hair, fixes damaged ends, and protects against future breakage. Skin oils contains things like seaberry, cranberry seed, camellia seed, grape seed, and sweet almond, that work to even out skin tone, fight the signs of pre-mature aging and improve an overall more youthful appearance.
Matte Eyeshadow: Ditch the flecks of gold and glitter, and stock up on some sleek, matte shades, baby! While we love the look of glitzy glam, this season is all about geometric lines, matte shadow and majorly contoured skin. Matte shadows create more of a one dimensional look, but also allow for lots of layering and colorblocking – a hot beauty trend for fall. When applying this type of shadow, start with a small amount of shadow and work your way up. To do so, we suggest getting your desired color on your brush, then immediately transferring to the backside of your hand. From there, the shadow will be easily manageable, meaning you can control the amount you want on your peepers from the get-go, rather than trying to blend in excessive shadow later.
By: Jessica Bruno