Sadly, we’re past our own “first day of school” experiences. While we don’t miss having to catch the bus or spend hours on homework, we do miss the experience of shopping for school supplies. There’s just something about a brand new pack of crayons that feels like a fresh start. So instead, we’re shopping the latest fall beauty launches to get our product fix.
The bright hues of Estée Lauder’s new Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers (above) rival that of any Crayola set. We adore the Fuchsia Flash and Liquid Petal shades ($25 each, esteelauder.com). Clé de Peau Beauté’s Extra Rich Lipstick Silk in 203 Frederick Mistral ($40, neimanmarcus.com) gives lips a sheer layer of vibrant coral. For nails, there’s Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Midnight Metal ($20, macys.com).
We might have been more interested in watercolors if we had been able to work with shades like Shiseido‘s Luminizing Satin Face Color in Starfish ($30, shiseido.com) or Clinique‘s All About Shadow in Pacific Coast ($15, clinique.com). Palettes to look out for this fall include Jason Wu for Lancôme Eyeshadow Palette in Violet Streak ($51, nordstrom.com) and Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystére ($59, chanel.com).
For makeup that will take you from morning to recess, try Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con in The Rebel ($42, marcjacobs.com), Jason Wu for Lancôme Eyeshadow in Forever Noir ($27.50, nordstrom.com), and Le Blush Créme de Chanel in Présage ($38, chanel.com).
Make your own art with Ciaté Limited Edition Sun Catcher Nail Polish in Red Hot Chili ($15, qvc.com), Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con in The Vamp ($59, marcjacobs.com), Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in Rock Sand ($33, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com), and Essie Nail Polish in Vested Interest ($8, cvs.com).
The only colors you need this fall are Lancôme Artliner 24H in Amethyst, Turquoise and Copper ($30, lancome-usa.com), Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Khaki Bronze ($30, chanel.com) and LORAC Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby Lustre ($15, loraccosmetics.com).
This school year is all about the bold lip, so wear Jason Wu for Lancôme ‘Rouge in Love’ Lipstick in Rue St Honore ($28, nordstrom.com), Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in Crimson Noir ($49, nordstrom.com), Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Secret ($34, chanel.com), Estée Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine in Burnished Bronze ($26, macys.com), and Giorgio Armani Rouge d’ Armani Sheer Lipstick 300 ($32, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com).
Photography and styling by Rolando Robínson