Instead of a cat eye, try a smoldering kohl-rimmed look.
A feline flick is classic, but after a few seasons of seeing the cat eye everywhere, we’re ready to change it up. This smoky (but not too smoky) liner look from Just Cavalli is just what the doctor ordered. It’s dark and dramatic, but easily adaptable for day when applied with a lighter touch or softer shade of liner. To get the look, smudge MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder ($16, maccosmetics.com) with a stubby blending brush.
Stand out in a sea of red lips with a hue that veers more toward purple. A berry shade makes a bold statement, but it doesn’t have to be difficult to wear. At Bibhu Mohapatra, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury softened Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Deepest Cherry ($7.49, maybelline.com) with a cotton swab. You can also apply with your fingertips to create a soft stain.
Whether silver, gold or bronze, metallic liner makes a neutral eye pop — the perfect swap for black or brown. To take this Dior look by makeup artist Pat McGrath from runway to real life, apply CoverGirl Ink It! By Perfect Point Plus in Silver Ink ($5, drugstore.com) to either the top or bottom lash line for a subtle statement.
We love a deconstructed fishtail as much as the next girl, but braids are taking a sleeker direction this fall. Smooth freshly blown out hair with Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine ($40, redken.com for salons) to seal in a polished texture, like the one models sported at Valentino. A black leather headband is the cherry on top of this look.
Burgundy is surprisingly flattering on almost all complexions, and particularly makes green eyes stand out. To mimic the gorgeous look from Gucci’s fall runway, smudge Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 17 ($23, sephora.com) over lids and along the lower lash line.
Instead of dewy skin, try a luminous matte finish.
This season, skin should glow, not shine. For a luminous velvet complexion à la The Row, create a smooth, poreless canvas with Sunday Riley Effortless Tinted Breathable Primer ($48, barneys.com) and follow with Liquid Light Color Correcting Luminous HD Foundation ($52, nordstrom.com), which has just the right amount of luminosity. If your skin is oily, dust a light coating of powder on the T-zone.