|Bold Matte lips, shimmering gold eyes and boutique nails are what's hot this fall.|
Eyes & Lashes
NYC's new Cityproof 24 HR Waterproof Eyeshadow is surprisingly creamy and easy to apply. Once it's on, it doesn't budge. The Wall Street Bronze is beautiful with just enough shimmer to keep it fun but not too much that it would be inappropriate for daytime wear. Very versatile, these can be used as a highlighter, liner or lid color. Just use primer on your lids first and you're good to go. The sticks are also easy to pack for travel. Very cool by NYC (New York Colors) - Coty.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow is from her new Pure Color line. This is my go-to palette of beautiful yet subtle fall satin, shimmers and mattes.
Rimmel Lift Me Up Mascara in BLACK with vitamins and cucumber. This new formula has added nutrients aimed at helping to keep your lashes healthy. I tried using it without my eyelash curler and was pleased with the effect. No clumps at all and it gives natural volume to your lashes.
|The eyes have it. Garnier 5 Sec Blur makes a great eyelid primer. Raen Sunglasses.|
Luscious Fall Lips
Go bold or go home! Darker, richer fabrics for fall and winter cry out for a slightly more earth-toned lip. The trick is to go matte but not dry. I've been really impressed with Estee Lauder's long wearing Pure Color Envy lipsticks this season. The colors are amazing and I've found my perfect nude lip with her Desirable shade in this collection. I prefer orange-reds for fall and really like the ultra red, Envious and Fierce shades in the Pure Color Envy line. Another one of my go to reds for fall is Clinique's Long Last Lipstick in RED, RED, RED. These are matte but moist and will not dry out your lips by the end of the day. Go for the warrmer shades of red too. Blue-reds can really age you like a vampire.
|Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks and NEW Esum Vegan Makeup Brushes.|
Nair Care & Colors
Healthy nails are beautiful nails! That's why I invest more in products to nourish my nails from the inside out. I take a small scoop of Knox Gelatin each morning as well as Neocell's Beauty Infusion which has collagen, hyaluronic acid and biotin for healthy skin plus strong hair and nail growth. If you are not into red meat, you may need to supplement with iron as deficiencies can show up as flattened out, thin nails. I prefer a natural, food based iron supplement like Floradix Iron Plus Herbs.
|Fall nail colors with a healthy punch of vitamins|
Once you've got your nutrition in place, you can then add a few topical products to help strengthen and smooth your nails which will help you manicure last longer. I purchased Essies Grow Stronger and Fill The Gap just a few weeks ago and can see a major difference in how my nails look. One coat of each product as my base coat and I'm ready for my nail lacquer of choice.
|My base coat products from Essie.|
NEW Dr.'s Remedy Enriched Nail Polishes
These are a new breed of nail lacquers that do more than paint a pretty glaze. These contain Tea Tree Oil, Vitamins and Wheat Protein. No Dibutylphthalate, Toluene or Formaldehyde in these formulas. Shown here are Peaceful in Pink Coral and Purity in Pink. See more shades at RemedyNails.com
|Healthier choices for nail color.|
Lauren B's 5 Free Nail Colors
In similar fashion, Lauren B's nail lacquer formulations leave out all of the same chemicals as the Dr.'s Remedy but also have no resins or camphor. What I also like from this collection is Lauren B's Nail and Cuticle Balm. I apply it the night before a new manicure, giving it time to sink in. Her colors are a bit more intense with CA names like Espresso on 3 rd and Rose Bowl shown below. Perfect for fall!
|Lauren B. Nail Polish|
Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure
Known for her nail-hardening lacquers the Manicure in a Bottle collection offers some bold and beautiful fall colors. The nail paint brush is double wide similar to Revlon's Colorstay Gel Envy. Visit SallyHansen.com
|Sally Hansen's fall colors: Manicure in a Bottle. Soho Zippered Makeup Case.|
Designer Nails by Ami Vega
This colorful book was just released this past August! Nail artist extraordinaire, Ami Vega shares her insider tips for innovative boutique manicures as well as nail care. Easy to follow, step by step instructions will make you an artist as well.
|Designer Nails by Ami Vega - Random House|
|Step by step instruction is Designer Nails.|
This is a really important step to make sure your manicure looks professional and lasts. I prefer Revlon Colorstay nail lacquers as they are the closest thing to gel nails but with out the UV curing light. My manicures last about a week which is pretty decent for me. Apply your top coat (or two) over your base coats and nail color for a high-watt shine. Shown above here is Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat.