The Best Beauty Products To Buy This Fall: The Eyes Edition
As the adage goes, “the eyes are the window into our soul,” which sounds pretty voyeuristic to us, but this fall, we’re really feeling eye makeup. And a batty lash or kohl-rimmed eye inevidibly leads to your soul, right?
As MAC Senior Makeup Artist John Stapleton explained in our Beauty Bible of Fall 2014 beauty trends, eye trends cover every end of the spectrum – from navy-lined lids to texture-mixing metallics.
Here, our favorite fall beauty products for the eyes:
Practically every brand has released a cream shadow as part of their fall collections. Cream adds texture and can be applied alone or layered with powder shadows. Creams in this season’s coveted color spectrum range from muddy beiges and browns to shimmering gilded shades.
TRY: Armani Eye & Brow Maestro in Gold, Medium Brown, and Light Blonde, all creamy formulas in fall’s muddy and metallic shades that pair well together; Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow + Liner in Smokey Topaz and Sunlit Bronze, two rich metallic shades that look like the sun has kissed your eyes and left sparkly bits; Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Moni Cream Eye Colour in Cocoa, a gorgeous muted, matte brown to define and structure the eye.
Palettes are practical and, for the most part, foolproof. They also offer up between 2 and 20 (sometimes more!) complimenting shadows in shades that are on trend for fall. Smokey eyes made simple(ish).
TRY: Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Mocha is everything (we dedicated a Weekly Must Have post to this near-perfect eye palette); Bobbi Brown Smokey Nudes Eye Palette, a mix of wearable nudes and browns in both matte and metallic finishes; Kevyn Aucoin Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Spirit, 12 shadows ranging from mattes to shimmers in lustworthy shades; Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Sophisticate, four classy, complimentary muted browns and beiges.
Stapleton stressed the need for adding navy into our lid life. He also urged to purchase a serious black liner as architecturally-lined eyes are a trend for fall. Even if you’re sticking with your tried-and-true cat eye, a liquid liner will be your best friend this season.
TRY: Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner, a gel liner that literally hugs your lash line (love, love); Make Up For Ever Artist Liner in Matte Black and Matte Navy, ultra glide matte liners new for fall, LORAC Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eye Liner, a no-budge navy liquid liner with the perfect pen-like applicator.
Extras: Since neutral metallics are a trend this fall, we’re loving Kevyn Aucoin’s Loose Shimmer Shadows in every color, but Kunzite and Sunstone are our top picks (yes, they were a summer offering but these two shades carry into fall perfectly). Both offer that coveted, glowing, gilded lid look without seeming overwhelming.
Happy fall shopping!