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Trending: Nineties Lipstick

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The vamp lip has been trending since last season, and it looks like it will be the color to covet come fall. In the interim, try this dark and dramatic shade that is universally flattering and looks fab on all lips and all skin tones.

This season’s red is dark, moody, and sometimes even vampy with a hint of purple. Celebrity makeup artist Kristin Hilton, who has worked with Jaime King, Allison Williams, and Uma Thurman, says: “I’m sure you’ve heard, but the ’90s are back.” And there is no better indication of nineties inspiration than that of the bold assortment of vampy runway pouts, as seen at Zac Posen, Erdem, Rodarte, Gareth Pugh, and Nicholas K.

“What do these lips have in common? Think deep, bold, opaque shades for a show-stopping pout,” says Kristin.

Kristin’s favorite nineties lipstick:
1. NYX Lip Cream in Copenhagen ($6)
2. Lime Crime Velvetine Matte Lipstick in Wicked ($20)
3. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Liv ($32)
4. Maybelline Lip Studio Color Blur in Partner in Crimson ($7)

Editor’s Picks:
1. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in High Drama (*this was the exact color used at the Zac Posen show ) ($20)
2. MAC Lipstick Viva Glam Ariana Grande ($17)
3. Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Frenemy ($20)
4. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Chianti ($24)

Paint your pout pretty today!

5 Fall Beauty Trends To Wear Today (As Seen On NYFW Runways)

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Fashion week beauty isn’t for the faint of heart. Most of the time, the looks are absolutely unwearable, albeit totally imaginative and artistic. In the words of Cher Horowitz, fashion week beauty is “like a Monet… From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.” That’s not to say that there isn’t inspiration to be found in these fantastical faces, but wearing the looks for everyday life isn’t really realistic.

But enough with originality that will never, ever look appropriate – or pretty – on the average face. We want wearable trends! That’s why we’re highlighting five fall beauty trends that you CAN actually wear… starting today. So, while you’re shopping for your new fall wardrobe and getting ready to leave summer’s tunics and sandals behind, implement these simple beauty trends into your look ASAP.

(follow along by clicking on the slideshow above)

The Exaggerated Cat Eye: For the past few seasons, graphic eyeliner has been a runway staple, and that’s not changing. But there’s also the exaggerated cat eye – as seen at Badgly Mischka and Alice + Olivia – which is sexy and wearable. The key to this look is flipping the wing high and allowing it to extend almost to the brow bone. Choose products that offer a seamless application, like MAC’s Fluidline in Blacktrack ($16) and Stila’s Liquid Eyeliner ($20) that is as easy as using a felt-tip pen.

Contour: Kim Kardashian has made contouring an art form, and while many of the runways are showcasing hollowed cheeks and chiseled chins, take it down a notch by lightly contouring under the cheekbones only, as seen at Suno, Derek Lam, and Zac Posen. Or do a bit more and work the double 3 contour technique; click here for a recap. The key to a naturally contoured face is in the application: Choose a brush that blends easily, like Becca’s The One Perfecting Brush (an absolute must-have tool) ($49) and a powder that isn’t overpowering, like Nars’ Contour Blush ($42). And skimp out on the blush; let the contour shade act as your sole cheek hue.

Rosy Cheeks: In stark contrast to the more monochromatic contoured cheek, the rosy cheek of Fall 2015 is proving to be rather colorful and bold, as seen at Prabal Gurung and Rachel Zoe. A flushed cheek tends to liven a face, creating a healthy complexion, even in the bleakest of weather. The key to this specific flush is to layer product as to make it noticeable. This isn’t about blending into the crowd! Layer a bold pink cream blush like Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Creamy Glow in Liquifushcia ($26) under a powder like
Charlotte Tilbury’s Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blush in Love is the Drug ($40) for added staying power.

The Red Lip: So, the red lip is no stranger to a runway, but we typically see this classic beauty staple on red carpets. However, shows like Naeem Khan, Phillip Lim, Monique Lhuillier, and Alice + Olivia are showcasing the crimson lip as the focal point of the face, a throwback to Old Hollywood glam, if you will. What sets this specific lip apart from red lips past? Not much, except it’s an absolute necessity to choose a darker, blue-red shade (as opposed to this season’s orange-red) and a matte formula like Nars’ Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26), which was actually used at Naeem Khan. Another matte red worth investing in is Bite Beauty’s Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Fraise ($24), the ultimate in shine-free lip paint.

The Slick Ponytail: When it comes to fashion week hair, there is no shortage of fantastical updos. But, as the runways of Derek Lam and Carolina Herrera are proving, the classic slick ponytail is back in business. The fall 2015 pony is adorned with a pony holder accessory that wraps around the rubber band, creating an even sleeker vertical line; try Metal Mania’s ($8) or Jennifer Behr Lambskin Thin Ponywrap ($65). The slick pony falls lower than this year’s trendy high pony. In fact, it’s a nape-of-the-neck type of pony, coupled with super sleek, straight hair and slicked back bangs with zero flyaways.

The Best All-Natural Lipstick Shades To Take You Into Fall

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Yes, it’s still summer but fall is quickly approaching. With fall comes cooler temps and changing colors… this includes your makeup. While everyone – including brands – certainly have not jumped onto the all-natural and organic bandwagon, many of us are searching for toxic-free alternatives to chemically-formulated products. Considering that we ingest something like 7 pounds of lipstick in our lifetimes,  perhaps we should start the new season with a healthier pout? Here, the best all-natural lipstick shades to take you into fall:

Ilia Femme Fatale ($26) – Organic ingredients produce one pigment-packed lipstick with a semi-matte finish. The crimson-berry shade is right on-trend for fall, but, yes, all of the colors are worthy of your precious lips.

Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick in Ornate ($24) – Red is timeless and seasonless, so a classic red shade will be your best friend come fall. Vapour Organics is… you guessed it… completely organic without skimping on pigment.

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick in Pecan ($28) – Made with food-grade ingredients, all of Bite Beauty lipsticks are safe enough to eat. This new line of Butter Creams is certainly on our radar with its hand-cut and flat tipped neutrals that apply like, well… butter. Pecan is a warm dusty mauve that gives your pout a nude finish with a hint of pink perfection.

Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Beloved ($49) – Formulated with 95% organic ingredients, this decadent, universally flattering lip tint will give you an on-trend deep berry glow while still moisturizing your precious pucker. So, if you’re not a lipstick person, then this hint of tint is for you.

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Marsala ($24) – Touted as the it color of the year by Pantone, Marsala is certainly trending for fall. The earthy wine shade has a matte finish and is infused with healthy, toxic-free ingredients for a statement lip that won’t make you sick.

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Happy Honey ($22) – You can never have too many nude lipsticks, especially when fall beckons a darker, smokier eye. Happy Honey is actually a three-in-one, coating lips with a moisturizing shield of Argan Oil while the center produces medium-pigment color, and the finish is almost like a gloss. Made with natural ingredients and free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, this rose nude hue is the ideal day-to-night shade.

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