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
To 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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!