Fall is finally here and our girls at Glam.com think it’s time to try out those sizzling looks we saw on the catwalk in February. From bare-faced skin and soft blush to cat eyes and red lips–which one works for you?
1. Bare, Dewy Skin: On the Burberry Prorsum and Alexander McQueen catwalks, fresh-faced models strutted their stuff, proving that less is more when it comes to fashion. Their au naturel look gave them a soft touch when paired against bold apparel.
DIY: Mix a bit of illuminator with your daily moisturizer and apply with your fingertips. Dab on a little bit of concealer where needed, plus a touch of lip.
2. Long, Parted Hair: School-girl straight, parted hair was the inspiration at Anna Sui and Emilio Pucci; the long, shiny locks compliment the intricate scarves and sweaters of the season.
DIY: Using a rattail comb, follow your hair’s natural part, making sure it’s straight. Spray a little shine spray on your palm and distribute throughout the length of your locks. Using a paddle brush, brush hair from root to tip; this guarantees the product will distribute evenly.
3. Romantic Hair: Old Hollywood waves were all the rage at Badgley Mischka and Diane Von Furstenberg. Best thing is, vintage glamazon hair can be achieved at home.
DIY: Set dry hair in steam rollers, and remove them once they’ve cooled. Part hair where desired, and work a bit of styling cream through your hair, gently separating the curls with your fingers to create waves. Finish with a bit of holding spray to set.
4. Stained Lips: Stained pouts have always been very sexy, especially when their wine-color, like at Donna Karan and Chloe. The key to keeping it sexy (and not skanky) is to leave the rest of the makeup minimal.
DIY: Gently exfoliate lips with a wet toothbrush, and follow up with a smidgen of lip balm. Using a lip brush, apply one coat of lipstick to your lips, and blot together so the color is dispersed in a bold but sheer effect.
5. Smoky Eyes: Smoky eyes are seemingly appropriate for the colder months, as they evoke a feeling of warmth and coziness, shown at the Gucci and Alberta Ferretti presentations.
DIY: Using a soft black eyeliner pencil, rim the entire eye. Smudge with a cotton swab, and dust a charcoal grey eyeshadow onto the center of the top eye lid. Curl lashes, and add a few coats of black mascara.
6. Nude Lips: If stained lips aren’t for you, an au naturel pout is just as fashionable. At Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren, flesh reigned.
DIY: Line your lips with a flesh-color nude pencil and apply lip balm. Line and fill in your lips with pencil. For a little extra oomph, dab on a clear, shimmery gloss.
7. Shimmery Eyes: Glistening, angelic eyes were oh-so-pretty at Roberto Cavalli and Valentino. Soft shimmering eyes and flirty lashes will always be showstoppers.
DIY: Choose an iridescent eyeshadow in white, gold, or mauve, and apply to the inner corners of your eyes with a crease brush or a pointed eyeliner brush. Curl lashes and top off with volumizing black mascara.
8. Cat Eye & Red Lip: For those who are daring with their beauty choices, bring the drama with a smudgy cat eye and red lip, shown at Viktor & Rolf and Zac Posen.
DIY: Apply a flesh-tone eyeshadow, and line eyes with a black eyeliner, extending the outer corner to create a cat eye shape. Load a crease brush with black shadow and fill in cat eye shape, also dusting a bit of shadow along the lower lash line. Top off lashes with lengthening mascara. For lips apply lip balm and outline with red liner. Fill in lips with liner. Follow up with a coat of red lipstick, using a lip brush. Blot.
9. Messy Hair: At Bottega Veneta and Peter Som, messy hair was given a chic makeover. Who says messy hair means a bad hair day!
DIY: Gather hair into a loose ponytail. Using a few a bobby pins, grab sections of the ponytail and pin to crown of head, leaving out a few wispy strands. Apply smoothing cream and shine spray to set your done-undone look.
10. Soft Blush: Nothing says happy and healthy like a rosy glow. Dust on a soft blush, which was the look of choice at Michael Kors and Missoni.
DIY: Pick a pink blush that compliments your skin tone. Say cheese, and apply only to the apples of your cheeks. If you apply too much, remove excess with a makeup sponge.