Tuesday, September 2, 2008

90210: new season, new beauty trends!

like the new series, 90210*, there is a buzz around the upcoming fall beauty trends! if you've looked through even one beauty magazine this month, you know there are a lot of choices, but as you know, i'm here to help:

backstage at a ny fashion week 2008 show

don't be overwhelmed: from dark lips, to dramatic colorful eyes, which will you choose?

sometimes when there are so many options put in front of us, we have no idea what to choose. why not take inventory of what you do have and what you like. think about the beauty trends that have caught your attention, and go to a makeup counter to try out the colors and looks. once you decide what you like, maybe pick one or two products to incorporate into the old routine. trust me, sometimes this small change makes a world of difference!

luminous skin is in: no matter what look you go for, your skin should look it's best.

faking a flawless face is now easier than ever with all of the fabulous formulations of products available. prime your skin to get longer wear out of your foundation, and why not try out an illuminizer to give your skin extra luminosity? Duwop Doubleglow7 offers both of these benefits. worn under makeup, it acts as a primer, creating the perfect canvas for flawless foundation application, and when worn over makeup it gives the skin that "oomph" that you might get after a day at the spa. also try LORAC Oil-Free Luminizer or bareMinerals All-Over Face Color

choose the features you want to highlight: lips or eyes

unless your getting ready for a costume party, it's never a good idea to overwhelm your face. that's why there are so many products- you have a new choice everyday!

for lips- this season both dark and light lips are chic. unlike spring when the colors are soft and pretty, you have the option to go with your own mood. try a bold color like Boots No. 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Tulip. if you're feeling more in the mood for a nearly nude lip, try Estee Lauder High Gloss in Tan.

for eyes-- there are so many choices this season! smokey eyes are fabulous using traditional black, but rich browns and greys are great for daytime. metallics and bright colors can also take front and center to give the face a burst of light and color. try Clinique Color Surge in Eye Shadow in Slate, Nars Single Eyeshadow in Galapagos or HiP High Intensity Pigments Bright Shadow Duo in Showy

don't forget your cheeks: soften your look or add new dimension

though blush isn't as emphasized when it comes to talking about fall beauty, it is a must-have no matter what season. a beautiful flush gives your skin life, so don't leave it out! if your afraid of blush or don't know how to use it, start with a sheer or buildable color.

when you are going bold with your look, a softer tone looks best, try Chanel Powder Blush in Horizon. a more punched-up color can add drama to a more shimmery, sheer look. try MAC Mineralize Blush in Merrily

don't feel bad if it doesn't all work for you: safe can be a good thing

not every trend will fit into your lifestyle, and not every trend will make you feel your best. so what if you always love a nude lip? keep you look updated by trying different variations on your favorite look. experiment, have fun! that's what makeup is all about, and it's always changing, so we always have new choices!

if you've noticed, this season's makeup is all about extremes, dark and light, bright and muted, shimmery and matte. so have fun with it, take your time and you'll end up with some fabulous new products to get you through the season.


*check out the new season of 90210 premiering tonight at 8pm on the CW-- check your local listings
photos: flikr.com

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