NUDE ON NEUTRALS
Paint the town with tones of cedarwood and dusty rose—a sophisticated nod to Pantone’s Rose Quartz—perfect for the final quarter of 2016
We’re taught to make good choices—whether it’s choosing our leaders, or what goes into our makeup pouches. This F/W, opt for a pared down aesthetic with these down-to-earth hues. Here’s what’s trending in the beauty circuit.
A water-based foundation for dewy, hydrated skin
Make Up Forever Water Blend Foundation in Y215
The essential primer to any foundation routine is a sheer, buildable base that will help dress the skin with moisture. Formulated with 80% water for a true second skin effect, this skin loving foundation is the perfect fall transition base for all your winter skin goals. Also, with an impressive shade range, you’re bound to find your match without swiping right.
PRO TIP: Mix in your go-to serum for extra hydration and glow—Sulwhasoo First Care Serum pairs seamlessly with MUFE’S latest water-gel texture.
A liquid lipstick in a de rigueur shade
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
In case you’ve missed out on Kylie’s lip kits, skip the waitlist by building your own lip wardrobe. On the fence about liquid lipsticks? Kat Von D Lolita is a dustier rose-toned hue that adds complexity to your basic nudes. Plus, the minimalist design is clutch-ready, while the doe foot applicator provides a velvety finish from the back of your Uber ride.
PRO TIP: Think avant-garde and try an unexpected gradient lip: Reika of Front Row Beauty nails this look by layering an ombre peach with this earthier hue.
A nail topper that’s equal parts polished and low-key
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Earth Angel (LE)
While it may seem a little matchy-matchy to pair your polish with lipstick, this warm, rich hue is precisely the point. With a palette alluding to India spice markets and Santa Monica sunsets, the treatment-enriched formula allows you to indulge in a little self-care without having to worry about unwanted chemicals such as formaldehyde and DBP. In a feed of #nailart, an unaccented mani is always welcomed take in your Instagram snaps.
PRO TIP: Create a plush look with a finishing touch such as Dior’s Gel Top Coat that provides gloss for days.
A vice to take you from brunch to black tie
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993
The perennial red lip takes a backseat to this season’s go-to: the brown lip trend. The fall and winter version of the vamps/reds we’re used to seeing exudes a modern vibe that’s paradoxically borrowed. As part of Urban Decay’s much hyped about lipstick formula revamp, this one is aptly filed under comfort matte. The formula is not as drying as other lip products in the matte lip family, while providing the sought-after finished texture. Pair it with an effortless choker for proof that the 90s aren’t backing down.
PRO TIP: To make the color pop, prime lips with a dab of foundation or a lightweight concealer. Don’t forget to prep your lips with a DIY honey and sugar scrub for the perfect canvas.