So Fall is here, but that doesn't mean you have to crawl into your hole and start your hibernation just yet. The colour palette for this season was rather surprising with hues that will put pep in your Autumn step.
Here are my five favourite colours for this Fall:
1. Royal Blue:
This colour is gorgeous on any skin tone, and screams sophistication. Talk about feeling the blues!
2. Ketchup Red
I know, I know we all expect burgundy, but ketchup red is where it's at this Fall. Not ready to sport it head-to-toe (you really should, though)? Try it as a bold accessory to brighten up those basics.
3. Cotton Candy Pink
Pretty in pink is sheer perfection. It is feminine, luxurious and utterly sweet.
Grey is an expected addition to any Fall wardrobe. Add in a touch of purple to the mix for the most elegant shade of this staple colour.
I love teal. I find it sexy (there, I said it). It is isn't too overt, but there is definitely something sensual, dark and mysterious about this shade of green.
Thought it was all blacks, greys, and browns once the temperature drops? Nope! Give these shots of vibrant colour a try and forget the Fall fashion hibernation.
It's time for the seasonal makeup must-haves we all need to try.
Here are my top 5 beauty trends for Fall 2014:
1. Navy Seal:
For nail polish, I am all about navy blue this season. It's not as goth as black, but still says "Winter is coming." Chic and utterly sultry, this hue is the perfect combo of edge and sophistication. Check out these versions from Chanel, Ciaté, Butter London and Essie:
2. Nude (in a face way)
Runways abounded with faces that looked nearly naked. The "nearly" is the important part because looking natural never is, ladies...
3. Colour Craze:
Purple peepers? Raging red? Blue-lined lids? Yup, colour, and I am talking BOLD colour, is all the rage this season. So think Crayola, and get colouring on those lids.
4. Line 'em up
Lining your lids is also the way to go this season. There is always the concern that this look may shrink the appearance of the eye. My trick: don't line the entire lower lash line, start from the outside and go about half way in, or line the inside of the lower lid with white to make your eyes appear larger.
5. Lash Bash
If you have never tried fake lashes, now's the time. Buy a box of individual lashes (they are easier than the bands, trust me) and go to town. The sixties are a major inspiration this season and full false lashes is a great way to be inspired by this era.
Not ready for Fall yet? Me neither...but there is nothing like a date with my makeup bag to make impending Autumn feel allllllllllllright.