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6 Looks To Try From Fall 2012 Runways

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Wendy Rodewald

If you’re anything like us, summer’s barefaced looks and hot-weather ponytails are starting to feel as tired as the jersey dress you’ve been wearing in four-day rotation since, oh, May. But the arrival of 30-pound September issues and Labor Day vacation plans can only mean one thing: fall is coming, and it’s time to get styled. Here, six of the season’s most striking new beauty trends to help you chart your fall game plan.

1. The New Goth Wendy Rodewald

The modern way to embrace the dark side? Engage in some texture play. Try Gucci’s luminous, moonlit skin with a shiny black cherry lip, or pair a matte mouth with glossy-textured oxblood eyes, like Givenchy’s gothic glamour girls.

Two to try: Topshop Lips in Beguiled ($15); MAC Eye Shadow in Sketch ($15).

2. Playing It Straight Wendy Rodewald

This fall, forgo the bouncy blowout in favor of no-volume strands. Bonus points: Add an edgy element like the two-toned color at Prada or the blunt-cut ends at Victoria Beckham.

Two to try: Ghd Red Gloss Classic 1" Styler ($185); Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion ($18).


3. Brown-Eyed Girl Wendy Rodewald

At Burberry Prorsum and Vivienne Tam, the runways’ prettiest eyes were smoked out in tawny neutrals that made irises sparkle. Medium tones can diffuse as far as the brow bone without looking “too much” (take that, black).

Two to try: Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Midnight Brown ($29); Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette ($58).


4. Velvet Complexions Wendy Rodewald

After seasons of dewy skin, makeup artists are doing an about face: right now, it’s all about the semi-matte finish. Luckily, new shine-free foundations are keeping pace with the trend, as seen at Carolina Herrera and Doo.Ri.

Two to try: Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup ($23); Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation ($55).


5. Birds of a Feather Wendy Rodewald

Who needs accessories when your eyes make a statement this bold? Take a cue from Prabal Gurung and Roberto Cavalli with iridescent shadow reminiscent of a bird of paradise’s plumage or a scarab beetle’s shell.

Two to try: Estée Lauder Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow ($24); L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow ($7.95).


6. Royal Flush Wendy Rodewald

Models at Michael Kors and Rodarte rocked fall’s statement flush on the runway. Feeling cheeky? Keep your other features minimal, and double down on blush or bronzer.
Will you be trying any of these new Fall 2012 looks?
Which ones will you be trying for sure?
Which ones will you surely NOT be trying?


by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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by on Aug. 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM
Yup, not on this face LOL!
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by Amy on Aug. 18, 2012 at 11:18 AM

The only thing I like out of any of these is the brown eyeshadows and the blush.  I am really loving the colors in the Chanel Quad but I just wish it wasn't so expensive.  I do #6 often when I don't feel like a lot of makeup. 

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