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Cheat Sheet: Fall Beauty Trends

Each season, us Belles find ourselves pondering the same conundrum: what’s in and what’s out right now? Fortunately, we have compiled a handy-dandy list to tell you exactly what is trending in the sometimes frustrating world of haute beauty. Hair, makeup, whatever you need, it’s all below. Enjoy!

70s Hair: Feathered bangs and centered parts are making a strong comeback this season. Don’t be afraid to try these styles out because they are almost universally flattering and can give you that much-coveted high-fashion hippie vibe. They are also extremely low maintenance and don’t force you to inflict too much damage on your hair. So embrace your inner Farrah and let the Bohemian in your heart shine through!

Full Brows: Liz Taylor’s passing left an indelible legacy on the fashion world. Of course, Taylor was such an icon that it’s no surprise that her unique look has inspired a legion of copycats. Full brows were a trademark of hers and you can see them all over the runways. However, full does not mean ungroomed; it simply means more naturally-shaped arches. Go to your waxer or threader and let him or her know that you want a slightly thicker/fuller width than usual. Make sure to trim your brows and pluck unwanted hairs when they start growing out. With the right care, full brows can make you look bolder and more commanding.

Bounce: Youthful life in your locks is big this season. Immaculate blowouts and perky ponytails are all over runways and magazine covers. In order to revitalize your hair, use a glossing conditioner, a glaze, a volumizer, and switch out your flat iron for a blow-dryer. Thankfully, all these changes mean that your hair will not only be glossier, but healthier, too.

Bright Lips: I don’t mean red. I mean orange, coral, neon pink! Fall is all about fun and trend-setting. Don’t use the dark weather as an excuse to be dour. Brighten up those fall hues with some traffic-stopping pouts! Dare to be unusual.

Updos: Buns ranging from intricate and immaculate to haphazard and messy were seen all over the fall runways. Remember, this style isn’t reserved for grandmothers and bridesmaids anymore. It’s super flattering and chic, so try out a version that speaks to your personal style. My favourite is a really wearable mix of the two: a soft, wavy chignon that goes with almost any outfit.

Braids: Braids of all kinds are so ubiquitous right now because they are extremely easy to do, but look so much more artful than a ponytail. Fishtails, ropes, classic, cascade, they come in all varieties. Try leaving your hair down but weaving some inch-wide braids all throughout your hair for an unexpected and easy style. All eyes will be on you!

Winehouse Eyes: Amy Winehouse was another icon who impacted the way we, and many others, look at fashion. She was a Lagerfeld muse and trendsetter in her own right. The perfect homage to that spectacular voice is adapting her exaggerated cat’s eye liner for yourself. It’s remarkably wearable and has a striking impact.


About Mallika Dhaliwal

Mallika Dhaliwal is a freshman at the University of Southern California who hopes to major in the scope of human knowledge since she can't seem to make her mind up about which discipline she loves the most. She knows, however, that she loves fashion, people, stories, and a variety of fine and performing arts, and wants to visit every continent before she turns 35. Mallika enjoys old movies, classic novels, dressing up, tea parties, indie music, European and art history, theater-going, and especially traveling.

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This entry was posted on November 15, 2011 by in Beauty and tagged , , , , , .
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