While we don't want summer to fade too fast--or ever, really--the truth is, we always look forward to embracing (and shopping for) a new season of exciting, colorful, and reinvigorating beauty trends. Here are 10 makeup looks from Fall 2011 Fashion Week that will help you tiptoe into the new season.
Don't throw out your summery pink lipstick just yet. This gorgeous girlie makeup look from the Moschino Cheap & Chic Fall 2011 fashion show is proof that pinks can still reign supreme in winter. Go for the bold bubblegum pink lipstick, but blot it down to remove the shine and soften the outlines. Flushed cheeks and black eyeliner complete the look.
Metallic eyes are always great for fall because they look polished and can instantly dress up your whole look. This highly reflective silver eye shadow effect, created by makeup artist Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics, looks piercing thanks to the contrast of thin black liner, smoky grey shading, and a pop of silver on the lid.
For a natural makeup look, this one is subtly, but undoubtedly, sexy. Created by MAC Cosmetics Makeup Artist Gordon Espinet, this is the look for a girl who is "sexy and coquettish, but doesn't even know it." The flushed cheeks and nude lips make it girlie. The graphic black eyeliner make it just a tad naughty.
If you love coral shades in the summer, then you'll love this faded fuchsia look created by MAC makeup artist Terry Barber for the Blugirl Fall 2011 fashion show. Moisturize lips, then apply a warm fuchsia lipstick and blot it down until your lips look stained. Sweep a peachy blush over cheeks and define eyes with a sheer tan eye shadow.
Not ready to whip out the dark navy eye shadow yet? This sheer green shimmery eye effect from the Chanel Fall 2011 Fashion Show is more suited for an early fall style udpate. The grey eyeliner gives the eye a sophisticated definition and the creamy nude lip make the whole face look perfectly polished.
Here's a fresh way to make your bronzer useful this fall--use it as eye shadow. To get this sporty fresh-faced look from the Donna Karan Fall 2011 fashion show, sweep a warm tan shimmer-free eye shadow or bronzer across your lids and all the way up to your brows. The tan is perfect for fading sun-kissed skin, and the blotted rosy lip gives the look a feminine and playful vibe.
Black eyeliner is a fall staple and this season, the best way to make it look new is to mix it with gold, as seen here at the Emilio Pucci Fall 2011 fashion show. Slick on some shiny pink gloss and you have a look that'll work for any evening event, be it a black tie ball or a casual birthday bash. Gorgeous!
Don't feel pressure to pile on the makeup this fall. Truth is, a lot of the Fall 2011 fashion shows featured really natural, feminine makeup. This look from Elie Saab is a perfect example. Glossy pink lips, rosy cheeks and black mascara. Simple. Sexy.
How many ways can we reinvent the smoky eye? A million. But here's one that stands out this season. While the color blocked shape may be bold, the grey eye shadow is soft and diffused, which makes the overall look, created by MAC Cosmetics senior artist James Kaliardos at the Nicole Miller Fall 2011 fashion show, very wearable.
It's hard jump from light summer makeup shades to dark sultry fall tones in one giant leap. This grey smoky eye and bronzed cheek makeup look from the Salvatore Ferragamo 2011 Fall fashion show is the perfect halfway point. The grey eye shadow is spot on for fall, but the white eyeliner lightens up the look.