Monday, August 11, 2008

Bring on Fall!

My favorite time of the year is fast approaching: FALL! I love the changes in the weather, the cool breezes, the crispness in the air, the autumn colors, and the fall beauty trends.

So what's in store for fall beauty? Here's what Sephora's beauty editors say will be hot in the new season:

AUTUMN COLORS
CALLING ALL DRAMA QUEENS!
A smoldering gaze fit for a thespian starts with the smokey eye and Bare Escentuals’ BareMinerals Rocker Eye. Containing two eye colors (pearlized chrome and iridescent sparkling smoke), a liner shadow (blackest black), a double-ended brush, and a step-by-step instruction card, this kit is a no fuss approach to transform the lady into a vamp.

To complement the smokey eye, thick lashes are in order. Costume your lashes with Givenchy’s Phenomen’eyes: a revolutionary mascara with a high-tech patented round sphere brush that adapts to all eye shapes and reaches every last lash. With one dramatic stroke, a fanned-out panoramic effect is created, holding the curve of your lashes perfectly in place.

One swift swipe of NARS Shanghai Express seals the deal, and takes classic theatrics to sultry glamour reserved only for screen sirens. This warm brick red semi-matte lipstick contains special antioxidants to help keep color fresh for hours – a prerequisite for all drama queens.

POP ART
The face becoming an artist’s canvas presents the perfect opportunity to indulge in our artistic desires. For eyes, this means a single burst of blended color on the lids in a vibrant shade. The shadow can be dusted across the whole socket area or applied in half crescent shapes reminiscent of Pop Art. Pop Beauty’s Lid Neon has all the essential eyeshadows in one palette, with a shade for every creative mood. Watercolor brights like cornflower blue and fuschia are Sephora's favorite, but yellow is fun when feeling mellow, and when you want to make others green with envy – well, you know which color to choose.

To keep the focus on hot hues, opt for a more subtle approach to lashes. Fresh’s Firebird keeps lashes lush and feathery, while curving and lengthening. What makes Firebird truly fly is its ability to fluff lashes into a soft layer that flutters as one row. With one batt of your Firebird lashes, you will be famous for fifteen minutes.

Matte, nude lips are top choice alongside these exaggerated eye colors. Pale peaches and apricots that camouflage against the face are standard fare. Execute with NARS Honolulu Honey.
AUTUMN SKINCARE
For skin treats that make your natural state a natural wonder, Sephora present Cosmedicine’s Speedy Recovery Acne Treatment System. A breakthrough against breakouts, Speedy Recovery offers a unique synergistic system that not only fights breakouts and eliminates acne, but also improves the condition of skin. It is a revolutionary four-step acne regimen – exfoliating cleanser, daytime blemish lotion SPF15, nighttime blemish powder and on the spot gel - that has been scientifically proven effective. Flawless skin that is so in demand this season (well, every season, really) starts here: the basic skincare routine.

For an instant change of appearance, apply Philosophy’s Never Let Them See You Shine Oil and Shine Control Velvet Touch Primer. A matifying primer that dramatically reduces the appearance of oil, shine and large pores, it fashions a velvety base for a flawless makeup application. Just in time to deliver on fall trends’ promise of complexion perfection.

AUTUMN SCENTS
Scent has a way of transporting us to another realm at whim, and Sephora has two fragrances that will do just that. Emilio Pucci’s Vivara, a green floral perfume with hints of the Italian Riviera, allows you to breathe in the beach and soak in the sun long after summer has passed. Mixing amaretto, orange flower and Indonesian patchouli, Vivara sweeps off our feet and intoxicates you with Mediterranean romance after one spritz.

With summer nostalgia as only the beginning of a trip down memory lane, indulge in Kenzo’s Vintage Edition. A unisex fragrance that is reminiscent of the 70s, Vintage celebrates life with freedom and creativity. This limited edition fragrance mixes woods, florals and musk and evokes a sense of a bygone era filled with Woodstock, Mod and Pop Art. Packaged in four different psychedelic designs, Vintage mirrors the bold, bright patterns of Vivara’s bottle cap, both echoing a Pop Art influence that is in line with the color stories of the season.

AUTUMN QUICKIES
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Metallic, industrial manicures are nailing the scene as the “it” beauty accessory for fall. A departure from summer’s acidic neon hues, these new shades have a fresh take on heavy metals from matte grays and ivories to textured blacks. Sephora by OPI spearheads the industrial revolution with finesse: the latest collection boasts 54 colors complete with kitschy names. Sephora loves the warm purple gray appropriately dubbed “Metrochic” and the textured black called “Never Enough Shoes” (obviously).

MATTE-R OF SKIN
To offer a clean slate for the hyperreal makeup colors of this season, fresh peaches and cream complexions that stay matte are key. Deceptively simple, skin is artfully primed, blemishes are concealed and foundations are set with translucent powders.

Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation and HD Powder bring you a “care-free” flawless
face. HD Foundation is an oil-free, lightweight liquid formula providing full coverage that appears sheer and natural with a matte finish that is true to color. HD Foundation is ideally set with the HD powder: a universal, invisible finishing powder that mattifies skin and completely evens out the complexion for a just-pinched glow.

I, for one can't wait for fall....and for shopping for all new beauty products!

3 comments:

Laurie said...

I love Fall - it's my favorite time of the year also. Unfortunately, DC doesn't get much of a fall. I've already started wearing some of the new fall makeup! NARS Dolce Vita blush:)

phairhead said...

Must have Sephora by OPI! oh wait i have bills to pay. damn

sonia said...

Fall is my favourite season and Sephora's beauty collection for fall is awesome.