Halloween Makeup Ideas

Beautiful and spooky Halloween makeup ideas

If you are like me, you absolutely live for the month of October leading up to Halloween. I could definitely do without seeing the costume stores going up in August, but once October 1st hits, I’m ready for the spooky decor and inspiration for Halloween makeup ideas!

I browsed Instagram for the most beautiful and spookiest Halloween makeup looks that I could find. There is some amazing inspiration out there, and it just keeps getting better! Are you looking forward to trying some of these looks out?

MALEFICENT MAKEUP

Disney’s Maleficent is going to be a huge Halloween this year, and it looks like an easy look to achieve if you have the right tools and costume pieces. There are a couple versions of this look that will go over fantastic at your Halloween party this year: you can go classic Maleficent with a complete makeup kit from Party City, where they also sell the costume to go with it. They offer a 20% off coupon for orders over $35, which is an added bonus!

Morphe 9A Artistry Palette

If you are going for the Angelina Jolie version of Maleficent like you see in the photo above, you’ll need a makeup palette with several shades of contour colors and red lipstick. I suggest the Morphe 9A Always Golden Artistry Palette due to the fact that it has a variety of brown shades to create that deep cheekbone and a black shade. Plus, this palette will definitely not go to waste–those colors are very wearable for everyday looks.

ColourPop Evil Queen Lipstick

Now for that vixen red lip color! If you prefer liquid lipstick, I love the Jeffree Star Redrum Velour Liquid Lipstick, also available at Morphe. If a traditional tube of lipstick is up your alley, ColourPop released a lipstick, Evil Queen, as part of their Villians collection with Disney. What a perfect match!

You can watch the video tutorial on how @dressyourface did this Maleficent look right here!

Pennywise The Clown Makeup

Another popular Halloween look making the rounds on Instagram this month is Pennywise, the evil and horrifying clown from the movie IT. In fact, the look was being worn well before Halloween–some theaters banned costumes and clown makeup back in early September when the movie released. Since nobody is banning Halloween, we are free to let our Pennywise flags fly!

I am loving the more feminine take on the clown character’s makeup, and it seems a bit less scary if young kids are around. To get this look, you only need a few things: white clown makeup base, red lipstick or theatrical makeup crayon and black eyeshadow/mascara/eyeliner. Luckily, the Spirit Halloween Store sells complete Pennywise makeup kits, and they include adhesive parts to make it easy for the non-artsy people out there. The “I Love Derry” balloons not included!

Need a costume? This Pennywise women’s costume from Party City is by far the best one I’ve seen if you are going for a pretty evil clown look…if that’s even possible!

Harley Quinn Makeup

Our favorite female Suicide Squad vigilante, Harley Quinn, will make it back to the big screen come February 2020, and I am more than excited about it! It seems like I am not the only one that is excited. There are many interpretations of this character’s look, but I think the simpler, the better. There’s not much to it!

The artist that created the look in the photo above used the Morphe 35B Eyeshadow Palette, which is not apparently available in the US, and plus, do you really need a giant eyeshadow palette? Luckily, Morphe sells eyeshadow single pans for $2.50 each! You can choose Morphe’s Aquatic Earth eyeshadow color for your left eye look, and a stunning hot pink shade like Morphe’s Orchid eyeshadow single.

Take a look at my exact recommendation for red lipstick up where I spoke about the Maleficent makeup. It is definitely the same shade of red! The famous blue and pink Harley Quinn hair might be a little difficult, but thankfully wigs and colored hairspray exist! If you are looking for a less expensive “toss in the trash” wig, the Harley Quinn wig from Party City looks like it will get the job done. If you want to get serious about your Harley hair, then look for a lace front wig. A good synthetic one will set you back $120, but you will definitely stand out as having the best costume at your party!

As for costumes, you have several choices! The Party City choice is a bit sexy for an office or neighbor’s Halloween party, but the Rubie’s version requires your black yoga or stretch pants you already have to pull this top and jacket ensemble together.

Princess Jasmine Makeup

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The makeup look for Disney’s Princess Jasmine can be just about anything because this look is all about the accessories! I particularly like the makeup look shown in the photo above because it uses neutrals that you may already have at home, except some of us may not have a turquoise eyeshadow to use. I think the blue shadow gives the look at a more costumey vibe which is appropriate for Halloween, but I also think you could use alternatives such as blue or gold glitter on the bottom eyelid area. If you are more inclined to head to the drugstore for your Jasmine look, check out NYX Cosmetics Pigment Eyeshadow in Sea Foam, if that color doesn’t scream Princess Jasmine, I don’t know what else does!

As for costumes, the same rule goes for what I mentioned in the section about Harley Quinn–you can go super sexy Jasmine or tone it down for taking the kids trick-or-treating. The hair is very important to make the Jasmine look come alive–if you have naturally black long hair, you are blessed! If not, there are inexpensive wig options that won’t cost you your magic lamp.

As for the beautiful headpiece and jewelry ensemble, there are many gorgeous handmade Princess Jasmine pieces on Etsy right now.

WITCH MAKEUP

Now, for one of my favorites–the witch. This is simply the most fool-proof way to do Halloween and can be as simple as a witch hat and a black sweater. But, if you want to be 100% That Witch, then you will need some inspiration. I fell in love with this look in the photo above due to the neon green eyeshadow that stood out among 100 other photos on the same page. This eyeshadow look takes some major blending skill, but if you want to go simple, you can use the eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eyes or as a single color on the bottom lid. Now, keep in mind that the artist used a $60 palette for the eyeshadow look. You can find a similar neon palette on Amazon for $14–and it is rated 4.5 stars.

For the witchy symbols, you can use any liquid eyeliner and go wild. Stars, moons, freckles, you can do just about anything that matches your mood. Milk Makeup creates moon and stars stamps if you are in a hurry or don’t feel you have an artistic touch.

No matter what look you choose for Halloween night, make sure you are wearing something reflective if you plan on walking around in the dark seeking treats. I sound like a naggy mom, but it is all about safety first! Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Sheet Mask

Cold weather skincare tips for face and body

We’ve managed to creep right into fall right after summer kissed us goodbye a few weeks ago. All I can think about is how much sun damage I’ve incurred during my stay on Maui, where it seemed that my sunblock was useless! It’s time to transition into my fall skincare routine, which will focus on heavier moisturizer, fractional laser treatments at home, and a bit of body exfoliation. Oh yes, and don’t forget the sheet masks! I’ll share some of my skincare tips about transitioning your skincare treatments from summer to fall.

Let’s get right to it!

Moisturizer

Key ingredients for hydration

All of those mattifying and oil-controlling products may not need to be the center of your skin’s universe any longer. Once the cooler fall air arrives, the humidity levels drop and your skin becomes drier. Those gel and water-based moisturizers that you loved all summer are probably not going to offer enough moisture to keep your skin supple.

According to Dermstore.com, you should look for moisturizers and serums that contain hyaluronic acid, botanical oils, and ceramides that will help lock in moisture and create a protective barrier.

Your cleanser should not strip the natural oils of your skin. Your mild daily cleanser option should be good enough to remove your makeup gently and exfoliate using a natural exfoliant (no granules!) with moisturizing properties.

As for treatment masks, fall is the perfect time to stock up on those! The main ingredient in your mask should be hyaluronic acid, which works to bind more water molecules to help restore moisture to the skin.

Let’s dive deeper into some products to help you achieve your best skin during the dry seasons ahead!

Tria Priming Cleanser

Daytime Regimen

CLEANSING: If you use a foaming cleanser in the morning, you may be using something that strips the beautiful natural oils of your face. There are a few important things you need to know about cleansing in general: 10 seconds of scrubbing isn’t going to do you any good. Massage your cleanser into your face for at least 60 seconds. This gives the product a chance to work and helps soften the skin. My favorite gel cleanser for morning and night is the Tria Priming Cleanser, which is designed to retain your skin’s moisture while preparing it for laser or makeup application. It contains willow bark extract which is a gentle, natural exfoliant–and it will help combat dryness.

TONER/SERUM: Remember I mentioned ceramides? You will definitely want a piece of this action when you read more about it. Ceramides work as a natural skin barrier that protects you against environmental aggressors while helping you retain moisture. It sounds like a dream ingredient, right? The amazing serum toner DR. JART+ Ceramidin Liquid contains a 5-Cera Complex to keep your skin plump with moisture. With all the rave reviews about it on Sephora’s website, this looks like the perfect product to prepare your skin for your daytime moisturizer.

MOISTURIZER: You will need to keep up with your sun exposure protection during fall and winter, so invest in a product that is going to give you at least SPF 30 broad-spectrum protection. The Murad Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA +++ is a good example of a day cream that will take care of sun exposure as well as providing anti-aging benefits with pomegranate and grape seed extracts.

If you would rather save some time applying your products in the AM, you will love a good tinted moisturizer. You’ll combat redness and discoloration while improving your skin at the same time with BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30. During clinical studies, this cream improved hydration 215% after just one week of use!

EYE CREAM: Don’t you dare forget eye cream! The cooler weather also drains the moisture from the skin around your eyes, so be sure to apply the Tria Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream to prepare for makeup application and to hydrate the eye area. Also, it’s the BEST cream to use post-Eye Wrinkle Laser treatment–so soothing.

SmoothBeauty Lasers

Nighttime Regimen

If you read my previous blog post The Perfect Night Skincare Routine, you will know how important the nighttime regimen is.

CLEANSING: You will want to stick to your daytime cleanser and keep the suds gentle. You can use the Tria Priming Cleanser as a one-step cleanser to remove everything, including makeup. If you wear very heavy makeup, I swear by the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm to get rid of long-wear foundations and concealers. You would use this balm first, then cleanse with your regular cleanser.

TREATMENT: If you’re over 30, it’s time to start stimulating your collagen production (it starts declining at age 25!) with the SmoothBeauty Anti-Aging Laser and the Eye Wrinkle Laser. You will need to commit to the face laser 5 nights per week, and the Eye Wrinkle Laser daily in order to see maximum results. It is like having office treatments done in your own home at just a fraction of the cost. These lasers are key to restoring a brighter complexion while reducing lines and wrinkles.

MOISTURIZER: You may notice slightly more dryness when using a laser, so you will need to amp up your moisture at night. The Super C Brightening Moisturizer is specially developed with a unique oil-based form of Vitamin C and Hexylresorcinol to brighten and absorb. It also contains hyaluronic acid, that magic ingredient that helps your skin cling to moisture! If the moisturizer isn’t enough to combat your drier skin at night, you can opt to use a toner or serum-containing ceramides (like I mentioned in the “daytime” section) prior to your moisturizer.

REN AHA Renewal Serum

Don’t Forget the Rest of Your Body!

Make sure to carry your toners, serums, and moisturizers down to the neck area and décolleté, especially after all of the summer sun exposure to your chest area. Make sure to get that SPF on the neck and chest during the day, you don’t want to cause any further sun damage! I personally carry my foundation down to the neck and chest to even the skin tone to match my face.

Your body needs exfoliation all year round, but now that we’re heading into drier months, the body needs more care than usual. There are a couple products that I love to use to buff away dead skin cells. For hardcore buffing, the Baiden Mitten has been a staple in my body care routine for years–the dead skin literally rolls off in the shower! Made from natural fibers, the mitten is a great maintenance tool that you would use 2-3 times per month to maintain your glow. For daily body care, I love the REN AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum that contains lactic acid and xylitol which draws water molecules from within the skin to the surface for extra hydration.

You should definitely take the time to pay attention to your body, although you may not be showing much of it in the cold weather!

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NYFW Spring Summer 2020 Beauty Trends

Best makeup, hair and nail looks from NYFW 2020

It felt like summer was starting all over again when I browsed the runway looks from the recent NYFW 2020 shows. The bright blush, the citrine-hued nails, and the slicked back hairstyles looked like something ripped straight out of the 80s and early 90s Vogue magazines. Let’s take a look at my favorite wearable picks from backstage and on the NYFW 2020 Spring/Summer runway.

Fall-Inspired Smokey Eyes

Marc Jacobs Smokey Eye NYFW 2020
Model: @scarlettcostello | Photo credit: @taylorjewell

I’m just going to dive into what my favorite look is out of the entire thing. I am such a fan of the smokey eye look but especially excited about the colors used on one of the models at the Marc Jacobs runway show. Each model was given their own unique makeup look, but this look above is what really caught my attention. Makeup looks were directed by none other than the legendary Pat McGrath, who had created 60 different makeup looks for the show, while hairstylist Guido Palau had just as tough of a job coming up with just as many hairstyles.

This wearable eye makeup look was created using the Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-conic Multi-Finish Eye Palette in Glambition, which is going on my holiday wishlist right now!

Ashley Graham at NYFW 2020
Photo Credit: STEPHEN LOVEKIN/SHUTTERSTOCK

During the Tommy x Zendaya Fall 2019 runway show, (yes, fall!) another sighting of beautiful warm bronze colors was worn by models such as Ashely Graham. This show was the most talked-about runway of the season–it took place at the Apollo Theater! Celeb makeup artist Sir John for Lancome created a “Daytime Disco” look inspired by Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall.

You can start wearing this look now! Here’s how to create the eye and lip look, according to Makeup.com:

Create a Smoky Eye

Trace along your waterline and top lash line with Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof in Noir and smudge Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof in Chocolat across the lower lash line. Define the crease and outer corners of the eyes with Lancôme Color Design Mono Eye Shadow in Henna and Embers. From the Lancôme Hypnôse Palette in Bois Corail, use the antique gold shade to light up the center of the lid.

Create Full Lashes and Strong Brows

Apply a coat of Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara in Black to your lashes. Fill in and strengthen your arches with Lancôme Brow Define Pencil.

Create the Perfect Lips for Fall

Using Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Cafe Noir for depth, fill in your lips and layer Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick in Queen Ruby on top for richness.

Brandon Maxwell 2020 Runway Makeup
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Yes, faux freckles were a thing on the runway this season. Remember when this fad went big on social media earlier this year? It made its way to fashion week–but is this look for everyone? Not particularly. As someone who has struggled to fade their own freckles for decades, I don’t have any interest in drawing them back on! But, the people that can pull it off really look good as you can see in the example above from Brandon Maxwell’s 2020 runway show.

Using MAC’s Spellbinder eye shadow, which has a gunmetal metallic finish, makeup artist Tom Pecheaux created this look which is easy to achieve. Keeping brows natural a full, the eyeshadow is applied to the lid only with a few coats of mascara. A glossy nude lip and neutral blush keep the eyes at the center of attention.

Statement Lips

Photo Credit: SOPHIE SAHARA/WWD

Beautiful simplicity is my idea of spring and summer makeup. Keeping the skin gorgeous and dewy while maintaining a healthy brow are the staple components of 2020’s beauty style. It’s going to be an iconic year, so why not wear an iconic red lip? The statement lip is going to be huge come next year.

Models’ skin at Prabal Gurung’s runway show was prepped with Whal Myung Korean skincare, and each model wore either a glossy lip balm, a black glossy lip, a red lip or a deep burgundy shade. The inspiration was “etherial girls with a feminine touch,” according to MAC artist Lousie Zizzo.

Statement Blush

Tadashi Shoji NYFW 2020
Photo Credit: WWD.com

As a forever fan of a liquid cat eye, I was thrilled to see that the cat-eye look isn’t dying out anytime soon. At Tadashi Shoji’s NYFW 2020 runway show, the look was inspired by lighter take on Harajuku girls’ style with a pop of yellow eyeliner on top of a blunt-edged black winged liner. A wash of bright pink blush was placed on the cheekbone with an upwards angle that lands near the corner of the outer eye edge. Lips were dabbed with sheer pops of glossy color.

The nail art was a standout for me. I loved the wavy lines pattern and red tips on the nails for this look.

Speaking of nails…

Nail Looks for 2020

Charme Nails from Jinsoon
Citrine Nails: JINSOON

Remember the lime green nail trend that happened this summer? The citrine nail trend for spring/summer 2020 is a refreshing and a bit more sophisticated take on that trend. Jin Soon Choi used the color Charme from her JINSOON nail color line at 3.1 Phillip Lim to create this beautiful look on the models’ nails.

French manicure from Essie
Photo Credit: ESSIE

The white-tipped French manicure is back, and it’s not just for weddings anymore! Manicurist Betina Goldstein created these elegantly simple French tipped nails for KHAITE by using @essie sheer nude polish in Mademoiselle and lined the tips in Blanc, also from Essie.

Photo Credit: ANNA WEBBER/GETTY IMAGES

If I could get married all over again, I would be sporting these pearl-tipped French manicured nails down the aisle. For Alice + Olivia’s runway show, KISS Lead Nail Artist Gina Edwards applied tiny pearls from the brand’s Nail Art Kit. Edwards applied these pearls to a set of KISS press-on nails, which I have been a fan of for a few years.

Slick Hair

Prabal Gurung Slick Hair
Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Slick and sleek wet-looking hair is still a style that is going strong since the world fell in love with Kim Kardashian-West’s Met Gala look back in May. YouTuber Lana Summer makes the wet hairstyle technique look easy using a wig and some mousse! Above, you see a very wet hair look at Prabal Gurung, which can be achieved by using mousse with a shine serum applied on top for an extra slick look.

Tory Burch NYFW 2020 Hair
Photo Credit: KELLY TAUB/WWD

British celebrity hairstylist Guido Palau had a lot of troubles finding those old 1980s hair combs that he used for the Tory Burch runway show. He ended up spray painting the ones that he found to match the solid color combs that my mother wore every day of my childhood.

If the wet look isn’t your thing, you can try putting your hair back with these combs and a little mousse or a light hair gel to keep it all in place. You may have better luck finding these plastic combs at the dollar store than anywhere else unless you have better luck finding them than Guido did!

 

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Tria Sleeping Mask Anti-Aging

The perfect night skincare routine for younger-looking skin

A good night’s rest is crucial for waking up to beautiful and regenerated skin. Your nighttime skincare routine is also an essential part of your skin’s well-being. Do you think that not removing your makeup and sleeping four hours is going to result in a lovely morning face in the mirror? I’ll explain why your night skincare routine is the most important part of your skin’s day, and what you can do to get started on a path to gloriously beautiful skin!

Beauty sleep is real

I can’t stress enough that your skincare routine does not end after you take your makeup off at night. Sure, it sounds convenient to rinse and roll into bed, but that is probably not going to be enough if you want to work toward glowing and youthful skin. Your skin deserves your time and effort, and the night time is the best time to relax and enjoy some TLC with your face. Lucky for us, Tria Beauty has everything you need for a complete night routine, which includes the SmoothBeauty Anti-Aging Laser for reversing signs of sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. 

Research shows that beauty sleep is a real thing–just think about the last time you slept less than seven hours. How did your face look when you woke up?  After a long day of working the daily grind, commuting, and helping the kids with their homework, your body (and face) needs a good rest to regenerate, and that means getting at least seven hours of sleep per night. Your cells are working overtime during these hours to renew, and you need to supply your skin with the proper nutrients as this process happens. 

Proper cleansingTria Priming Cleanser

I always start off removing my eye and brow makeup first. Getting that out of the way ensures that I won’t get any mascara or eye makeup into my eyes as I am cleansing. I prefer micellar water, like this one for all skin types from French brand Caudalie.  I saturate a cotton round with the micellar water and press it to one eye at a time to let it absorb for a moment. Then I use a gentle downward motion to remove the makeup completely. For any residue, I use a cotton swab dipped in the micellar water to remove anything stuck between my lashes. 

Next, I use the Tria Priming Cleanser to clean away my foundation, concealer, powder, and whatever else is lingering on my face at the end of the day. Since we will discuss incorporating the SmoothBeauty Age-Defying Laser in this routine, all of your makeup must be completely removed so there is nothing blocking the laser from penetrating. The Willow Bark Extract in the cleanser gently exfoliates while the moisturizing complex helps your skin retain your skin’s natural oils. 

It’s all about the laser

Tria SmoothBeauty Age-Defying Laser
Photo: @makeupby_av

This laser is going to change everything. In the beginning, you might notice a bit of dry skin or flakiness, so you want to make sure if you are using any type of prescribed Retin-A or tretinoin that you refrain from using it on the areas you are treating with the laser. Over-the-counter retinol is weaker and should be okay to use in conjunction with your laser treatments. 

The SmoothBeauty Age-Defying laser sends beams of light deep beneath the skin’s surface where collagen and elastin form, accelerating skin’s natural rejuvenation process. In a clinical study, 89% of users report that the SmoothBeauty Laser leaves their skin looking better than any other product. When the laser causes the skin’s natural healing response to spring into action, new collagen will form, and the skin will naturally exfoliate. 

In my personal experience, I saw a big difference in the texture and tone of my skin in four weeks when I used the laser five days per week. After twelve weeks, you can give the laser a break for four weeks, then return to your regular twelve-week regimen. 

Topical vitamins

Tria Super C Brightening Moisturizer
Vitamin C is your key ingredient to anti-aging at night! Tria’s Super C Brightening Moisturizer is formulated with an oil-based form of Vitamin C that is absorbed into the skin. This powerful antioxidant moisturizer works to protect skin against free radical damage without irritation. In a study, it was found that Vitamin C decreased photoaging, better known as sun damage, increased collagen, and also improved hydration. With the addition of hyaluronic acid, your skin will attract moisture, keeping your face hydrated during sleep. Just apply the moisturizer to your face, neck, and chest.

What about the eyes?

SmoothBeauty Eye Wrinkle Laser Regimen Kit

There is only so much that an eye cream can do. The customers who have tried the SmoothBeauty Eye Wrinkle Laser say that when combined with a good eye cream you will see crow’s feet and lines diminish within two to eight weeks and beyond. The laser will need to be used every single day as part of your beauty ritual. You will love the benefits!

After your eye laser treatment, you will want to cool it down and moisturize. The Tria Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream is expertly formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Ginger Extract to soothe and hydrate laser-treated skin, and age targeting boosters to help smooth the eye area. This is a must-have eye cream if you are using the laser! The metal tip adds an extra coolness that feels very calming. 

Nite niteTria Sleep Mask

Of course, the next course of action is to hit the hay. I recommend that in order to get a good night’s sleep, to wear a sleep mask to keep the light out (or husbands that check email in the middle of the night on their bright cell phones). The copper-infused Beauty Boosting Eye Mask is going to do a couple of things for you while you sleep: keep out the light, and reduce lines with copper. Copper is an essential mineral known to enhance skin appearance for a healthy, youthful glow. The mask has a thick layer of padding and feels very luxurious! 

This nighttime routine may sound like a lot for some people who are not used to spending time in front of the mirror. If you are serious about anti-aging and keeping your skin glowing, then you need to trust the process. The total time for using the lasers is about ten minutes when used on the highest setting, so we’re really not taking more than fifteen minutes for the entire process. The more you invest in your skincare time, the better results you will see. 

If you have any questions about our products, please feel free to reach out to us at customercare@triabeauty.com or find us on Instagram: @triabeauty 

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Fall Trends 2019

Beauty trends to try in fall 2019

Believe it or not, fall begins next month. I’m not ready to start brewing up some pumpkin spice lattes just yet, but I am exploring upcoming fall beauty trends that we’ll be seeing in the coming months ahead. I scoured the interwebs looking at NYFW runway trends for Fall/Winter and peeked at some of my favorite Instagram accounts. Here are a few of my favorite trends for fall 2019!

Buttery Skin Trend

Buttery Skin TrendTo best describe the buttery skin (sounds delicious!) makeup trend, I’d say it’s an all-over glow, rather than a strategically placed highlight glow. This look does not rely on skincare products to do all the work, but rather the makeup does all of the talking, er, glowing.

If you recall the Korean “glass skin” phenomenon that we saw trending this year, you may also remember that this look required several layers of skincare products plus makeup to achieve a healthy all-over sheen. Who has time for all of that? Now, I am not discouraging anyone from dropping their skincare routine. Please, do continue with all of your favorites, and don’t forget your weekly hydrating masks and serums!

To get this look, you will need freshly washed and hydrated skin. I prefer using full coverage, yet dewy foundation for this look and I highly recommend the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation with SPF 50 to even out the skin and conceal any blemishes. After that I applied, I take a dime-sized amount of the Milani Cosmetics Soft Focus Glow in Golden Glow on my fingertips and pat it all over my skin. You can alternatively mix this glowing cream in with the foundation as well if you want a more subtle look.

TIPS: If your skin is a bit too oily this time of year, you can opt for a powder highlighter instead of the cream. I recommend the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in Sarcophagus dusted on with a fluffy brush.

Monochromatic Terra Cotta Makeup Trend

Monochromatic Terra Cotta Makeup
Cushnie Fall 2019 Runway | Photo: Getty Images

I like monochromatic makeup due to the fact that it is quick with a no-brainer application. The look that you see above was snapped directly off of the Cushnie Fall/Winter 2019 runway. Backstage makeup artist Grace Lee explained that the terra cotta hued look was created using  Maybelline’s Color Sensational Made lipstick in Mauve-For-Me or Spice-for-Me on the eyes, lips, and cheeks. What is wonderful about these lipsticks are that Maybelline tested these shades on fifty diverse skintones–meaning that they created these colors to suit all skin tones!

TIPS: If you are in a pinch, you can apply the lipstick to your eyes, lips, and cheeks with a fingertip and blend. If you prefer that your fingers stay off of your makeup products, you can opt to use a sheer blending brush for all over color, like the Chanel Dual-Tip Concealer Brush which has one flat end for applying cream-based products and a round end for blending. For the cheeks, you can use your blending sponge for a quick application.

Bambi Lashes Trend

Bambi Lashes
Brandon Maxwell Fall 2019 Runway | Photo: IMAXtree

Think back to the eyelashes of the 60s–wide-eyed with a little help of liquid liner to create faux bottom lashes. The trend is back, but not as dramatic as the lashes that model Twiggy Lawson made famous in the late 1960s. This lash trend is a little tamer and wearable but may take a bit of practice to master.

Backstage at Anna Sui’s NYFW Fall/Winter 2019 show, makeup artist Pat McGrath explained that brows are taking a “backseat” next season and that heavy lashes are making their way to the forefront of beauty. Volumizing mascaras will be flying off of the shelves, and McGrath developed her own mascara to create this “doll-eye” look herself: FetishEyes Mascara.

TIPS: When using a volumizing mascara, try to stick to using just one coat. Attempting to apply a second coat may result in unflattering tarantula lashes. I recommend using a lash primer first to help plump and separate the lashes before using mascara: Dior’s DiorShow Maximizer 3D Primer. To complete the doll eye, or “Bambi” lash look, you can opt to apply very thin vertical lines with a liquid liner between your bottom lashes to create a faux lash look.

Messy BunMessy Buns

Now here’s a hairstyle we can all relate to–the messy bun! The messy bun is thankfully on-trend for fall, but there is a twist! The hair is sleek and shiny and combed up into the elastic band into a ponytail. Then it is teased a bit before it is wound around the hair elastic to create a voluminous messy look. The bun can be worn high or low. I personally think the low bun looks a bit dressed up as the high bun appears a bit more casual (think “sweater weather” hair).

TIPS: I prefer to use spiral hair ties over regular elastic bands. I have thick, coarse hair and I usually break any hair tie! With the spiral ties, I have witnessed no breakage and it is easy on the hair. After I tease my ponytail with a comb, I like to loosely pin down my bun with bobby pins as I wrap it, just to make sure it is secure.

Blunt Bob Haircut

Blunt Bob Haircut Everyone is rocking the blunt bob these days: Hailey Bieber, Ayesha Curry, and so many other celebs have chopped their hair this summer. This hairstyle is going to go hard in fall as well. Although the style itself is low maintenance, you will need to ensure you go in for a trim every three to six weeks to maintain that blunt cut look.

TIPS: You will most likely need to invest in a good flat iron if your hair is not straight enough to pull off this look. Try applying a shine product like Drybar’s The Chaser Shine Cream to damp hair before styling. You’ll need to wash more often with a shorter hairstyle, so you’ll want to invest in a hair powder to keep that volume and oil under control. Try Oribe Swept Up Hair Volume Powder to spray on the roots daily.

Copper Red HairCopper Red Hair

Coppery red hair looks so beautiful against the fall leaves. If you are daring enough to try red yourself, fall will be the season to see red! Of course, with red hair, you need to be very careful if you are going to DIY it at home. You can take a simple quiz on Madison Reed’s website to determine if you are a good candidate for DIY red hair dye. I personally failed the quiz when I said I wanted to dye my hair red again after dying it black and blue ombre. Oops! Unfortunately, I have to fade my hair naturally before going any lighter, but for the rest of you, you may be in luck!

TIPS: I’ve had red hair for many years, and I can attest to the fact that red hair dye FADES. Lucky for us, there are many brands that carry a line of color depositing shampoo. My favorite brand is Celeb Luxury, and they carry many shades of red to quench your desire to maintain or enhance vibrant red hair.

Rich Red Lips

Red Lips
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There is nothing shy or sheer about this fall’s red lip trend. Pat McGrath is back to bring us another trend for the season at Chloe’s NYFW Fall/Winter 2019 runway. The lips that McGrath created are vibrant, opaque, and seen here with extreme definition. These are fierce lips! All I can think of is Pat McGrath’s Exxotica lipstick for fall, which is the perfect violet-based burgundy red shade that will set the mood.

TIPS: If you’re like me, red lipstick bleeds. My trick is to apply a high-quality lip liner on the entire lip area first. Try Pat McGrath’s Manhattan lip liner around the lip line, then blend onto the rest of the lips with a lip brush. Apply your lipstick, then blot on a tissue, then reapply. You should be good for your morning coffee!

 

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