Summer may be all about the natural beauty, but fall calls for a more dramatic look. It is time to accentuate the eyes or the lips with something more noticeable, or turn to the tried and tested “back to school” look with the not-so-simple ponytail. No matter what you prefer, here are the biggest fall hair and make up trends that are going to cover your beauty look from day to night.
The new ponytail
The ponytail is especially suitable while we try to return to the harsh working routine after the long summer vacation. They are classic, clean and this season they become a fashion statement.
At ‘Prada’, ponytails were clipped with a decorative barrette on the side of the head, creating a beautiful line. As ‘Redken’ global beauty director Guido Palau said “there’s always an offness to the classic beauty of Prada. And that’s the feeling that we achieved with this style. The inspiration was the girl you see in the nightclub and want to be. It has a slightly 50s or 60s kind of feeling, which is always ‘Prada’-like, but it’s still very modern and sort of futuristic.” To get this look; make a very high ponytail and backcomb the hair to get maximum volume, flip the hair to the side and secure with bobby pins and a decorative barrette. Such an extravagant hair style calls for minimal make up.
At ‘Miu Miu’, Miuccia Prada opted for a look combining 40s elegance with the bohemian attitude of the 70s. The ponytail was created for a slightly curly texture with a sleek yet messy look. As Guido Palau described it: “The finished looks has a lot of style but the overuse of the products really gives it that funky texture, which adds so much personality and playfulness.” To get the look apply a hair mousse on the whole hair and blow dry. Then create a curl with the top of your hair and separate it across your face. Then gather the hair in an effortless ponytail and voila, you are ready to go. You can match the retro feel of the look with a chunky cat eye like on the Miu Miu runway.
At ‘Dior’, Raf Simons turned to the understated glamour of the low ponytail. To redo the look, part your full hair on one side and gather it in a sleek low ponytail. With such a simple look, you can go with a more dramatic make up like the smokey eyes on the Dior runway.
The Smokey Eyes
This classic look is always a staple for this time of year. One of the defining shows this fall; ‘Tom Ford’ featured a dramatic ‘smokey eye’ in brown. To accentuate the eyes make up artists use darker tones on the outer edges of the eye and sparkling eye shadows on the inside. A warm brown colour looks more natural than black, and is a good alternative for the day. For nighttime, you can go darker on the outer corners of the eyes to create a more dramatic look.
Karl Lagerfield often turns to the past for inspiration and this fall he recreated the French actress Brigitte Bardot’s iconic beauty style. Models walked the ramp in voluptuous hair buns and cat eye make up. To recreate the iconic eye look, you need to combine the formula with your personal look. If you want to make your eyes bigger, opt for a curvy line. If you have large eyes, than try a triangular shape for a better definition. This site has a great step by step tutorial on how to master the challenging look.
“No Make up” Make Up
The ‘Gucci’ show was all about individuality and this was reflected in the make up look of the show. Instead of creating a uniform look for all models, make up specialist Pat McGrath put a different formula on every model according to what suited her best. She said: “Every girl is kind of made up differently, in that no-makeup makeup [realm]. There’s no uniform look, it’s just what suits them best. It’s about the models being characters, and in a way, a bit eccentric but real.” So, instead of going with the flow, you can become a fashion rebel and opt for the products that will suit your skin, hair and personality best. Designers will definitely approve.
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Words: Dilyana Glindzhurska