Try Full, Natural Eyebrows
Forget the tweezers and the painful wax this fall. Allow your eyebrows to thicken, just short of going into Frida Kahlo unibrow territory. To get the look of fuller eyebrows without going over the top, try the threading. With threading, no painful waxes or chemicals are used. Instead, threaders use one single, fresh thread and brush it over your eyebrow to pull out the hairs. It’s not painless, but it hurts less than waxing and is better for your skin. Note: do not try threading at home.
Add Sparkle with Metallic Eye Shadow
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Metallics are a big Fall 2011 Fashion Trend. From shimmery fall handbags to gorgeous silver eye shadow, a touch of glitter (just a touch) or a touch of glitter’s less out there cousin, shimmer, is enough to make any woman happy. To ensure that your eye shadow lasts throughout the day, try applying an eye shadow base beforehand.
Lengthen Those Lashes
Fake Eyelashes from Sephora
The trend in eyelashes this fall is to lengthen without clumping. Sometimes applying too much primer and mascara can create a more stage make up look rather than a natural appearance. One way to avoid this problem is to brush on your lengthening mascara two to three times and then use an eyelash curler to seal their appearance. Or, you could simply apply fake lashes. Rather than envision purchasing perfectly curled lashes from the drug store, try more natural looking lashes like these from Sephora. Remember, you can take a small pair of scissors to cut the fake eyelashes to make them appear more natural. You can also try just applying them to the edge of your lashes rather than placing them over your entire eyelid.
Use Nail Overlays
Photo Credit: Minx Nails
With nail overlays rocking big time, you can now customize your nails to any color and pattern you can possibly imagine. Companies like Minx have nail overlays in patterns ranging from houndstooth to wedding lace. Another long lasting technique for your nails is to get a gel nail treatment. Both overlays and gel nails can last for up to two weeks. These products are also healthier for your nails and help them to grow, unlike acrylic nails which can be harsh on your nailbeds.
Keep Your Tan Throughout the Fall
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You worked hard on your tan all summer, so why let it fade as the weather gets cooler? This fall, use products like Jergens Natural Glow moisturizers, Sephora Skin Transformer, or Neutrogena’s Glow Sheers Medium to Tan 40 to keep your warm skin tones without hopping in the tanning bed. If you’re “naturally tan”, then using a bronzer from a trusted drug store brand like Black Opal, can give you that summer glow.
Strive for Smooth, Silky Skin
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Nothing represents health and beauty more than silky skin. In keeping with the trend of natural beauty this fall, pamper yourself with sugar scrubs (like Bath & Body Works’ Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Sugar Scrub). Apply sugar scrubs while taking a bath or a shower to remove dead skin, and in the process, enjoy the healing powers of aromatherapy. You’ll not only feel relaxed but your skin will appear radiant and healthy, two qualities that are always in fashion.
Embrace Woodsy, Natural Fragrances
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Fall brings a sense of comfort, cooler weather, and time spent outdoors camping and raking leaves. So, it’s only natural that women will be embracing woodsy, autumn scents this season. These fragrances have a more romantic aroma than the sweet, flowery scents you will typically smell in the spring and summer. To sample a woodsy scent, try Victoria’s Secret Rapture or Bath & Body Works’ Twilight Woods.
Ask for Honey Highlights & Lowlights
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It’s all about the honey, honey. If you are a bleached blonde, go for a warmer look this fall by asking your stylist for chunky, honey toned lowlights. Or, if you are a deep brunette, brighten your face with some honey colored highlights. The color adds depth and character to your hair color.
Create a Loose Braid
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This fall’s hairstyles allow us to have a more laid back approach to our daily appearance. Long locks tossed in a messy bun or tied in a long braid are perfect for the natural, relaxed look that we’re striving for this season.
Try Natural Tinted Gloss
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Tinted lip glosses like CoverGirl’s Nature Luxe line are perfect for the fall because they have the moisturizing qualities of lipstick coupled with the sheen of gloss. To find the perfect tinted gloss for this fall, focus on healthy lips by checking for a high spf and natural ingredients.
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Pink cheeks are the go to look this fall. A touch of blush mixed with other trends this season like light metallic eye shadow and long lashes exude health and wellness.