Fall works its slow transformations on more than the foliage. As the leaves shed their go-to green and explode into a vibrant kaleidoscope of color, we, too, are inspired to try out a new hue—or two, or three. This October, we’re really feeling autumn’s influence, shifting away from our usual shades in favor of something bolder. And of all the hues found in nature, fall’s rich reds, burgundies and pinks are perhaps the most awe-inspiring—which is why we’ve put them centerstage in our latest Look of the Moment.
The smoky eye has been a fall makeup staple for…well, pretty much forever. This rich burgundy look helps mix things up, offering a fresh take on the typical blacks, bronzes and browns of autumn. Wearing any shade of red around your eyes can be intimidating at first, but hues with purple undertones (like burgundies and wines) are surprisingly easy to pull off, due to their cool bases.
To create this unexpected smoky eye, we used the burgundy shade from Laura Geller’s Iconic New York Uptown Chic Eyeshadow Palette. Filled with rosy neutrals, plums, mauves, and matte browns, this palette is an autumn essential, helping you ace endless fall looks.
From deep plums to cool browns, fall has so many luxurious, velvety lips shades to choose from. Can't decide on just one? Cue our favorite new lipstick trend—two-toned lips!
For this lip look, we used Wander Beauty’s Wanderout Dual Lipstick in Wanderberry/Barely There. The nourishing, dual-ended lipstick comes with two coordinating colors, and is designed to take you from from your desk to the dancefloor—there’s a softer shade for day, and a bolder hue for night. But since the colors are complementary, why not wear them at the same time? Two-toned lips not only look cool, but they make lips appear three-dimensional. It's almost like a lipgloss effect, sans lipgloss.
Pro tip: to make your mouth look extra pouty, apply the darker shade to your top lip, and the lighter to your bottom.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—glowing skin is ALWAYS in, regardless of the season. To keep your complexion fresh and radiant, use an illuminating foundation like Kevyn Aucoin’s Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation. This formula is one of our favorites, blending effortlessly into skin to create airbrushed coverage and impart a soft, dewy glow.
Much like red lipstick, red nail polish is a perennial beauty trend. From oxblood, to crimson, to fire engine, red is the definition of “classic”—always chic, always in style. But which shade should you choose?
Personally, we choose...all of them! Whether you’re feeling vampy, fiery, or sophisticated, DEBORAH LIPPMANN’s Lady In Red has a shade for every occasion and mood. For this particular look, we picked a deep burgundy to match the lips and eyes.
To everything there is a season, and fragrance is no exception. It's time to say ‘goodbye’ to the fruity florals of summer, and ‘hello’ to something deeper, warmer and darker. Our fall favorite? This MALIN + GOETZ bestseller: full-bodied blend of rum, leather, amber, and patchouli, brightened by bursts of bergamot and plum.