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From the VMA's to the Emmy's to New York Fashion Week, this fall has brought with it a plethora of new make-up and hair style trends, with previous ones we've loved from over the years also making a come back, to truly make this autumn bloom. The red carpets and the runways are great places to get some much needed inspiration as the seasons change and old trends fade into the background. What's great about this season is the fact that we haven't lost the classic, chic trends that have lasted decades and are still stunning every time, plus we've gained some gorgeous new styles to take to the streets. We may not be red carpet regulars, but why not impress those around us at work, school or when we're out and about, and most importantly feel amazing about how we look! Becky has kindly allowed me to share with you the most prominent beauty trends this Autumn, so let's get started;
This seasons red Carpets and runways are littered with smokey eyed gals, and for a good reason. It's stunning! Partnered with a neutral toned foundation and a light pink or nude lip, this look will make you stand from the crowd.
Classic Red Lips
This legendary look is a must-have for any make-up repertoire. It's bold, confident and chic, plus it's everywhere right now. But why wait for it to come into fashion, it's an everlasting look that makes an impact any time of year.
Pure and Neutral
A very paired down, simple make-up palette has been a common feature of the runway shows this season, with a stunning innocence and simplicity. It accentuates your best features and is breathtakingly beautiful.
Sweet Berry pout
Berry blossomed lips are a cute, simple addition to an almost neutral toned look, to add a summery glow. Its quick, easy and utterly adorable.
The infamous nude lip is back in full swing this season and has been used countless times on the runways and red Carpets to emphasise the eyes, or add a strong, passionate hue to the lips that is just gorgeous.
A bold yet elegant look right now is not complete without a metallic eye shadow. This season it's all about being futuristic, flirty and fun.
Giving the eye liner a flick or two takes any look to another level, adding an edgy, unique element to a bold eye.
Tasseled Middle parting
Seen all over the Fashion world right now, this seemingly simplistic style adds an effortless chic twist to your look.
Autumn always seems to invite plaits back into trend and who blames you for joining in? It's neat, intricate and stylish; a versatile hairstyle to use for all occasions.
Another simple, cute look in the form of a short bob has been very popular for fall this year. It's out of the way, fresh and easy to style.
Twist and Pin Up Buns
Buns can be neat, tight and formal, or messy, relaxed and comfortable. Autumn seems to be all about getting you're hair out the way in the nicest form possible, for the chic, serious looks and the nonchalant and effortless.
A prominent theme for Autumn is a love of the chic yet relaxed approach to styling and it couldn't look better. I hope this post has inspired you to change up your make-up and hair styling for the new season or even get hair cut (gasp!). I have certainly been inspired by the beautiful berry lips, red lips and smokey eyes this season; what are your favourite fall beauty trends?
Jessica Anna at A So Called Beauty Blog
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What foundation do you use?
I have currently fallen back in love with MAC Studio Fix Fluid in shade NC15, since i am wanting slightly more coverage since the weather has got colder here in the UK my skin has taken a turn for the worse. Before this i was using Rimmel Match Perfection.
How about concealer?
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer or Rimmel Wake Me Up. I also love MAC Pro longwear concealer but the first two are my most used.
What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love lashes. I don't wear them during the day but for a night out they are a must. My favorites are the Eyelure Exaggerate Lashes- NO 140.
What brand of mascara do you use?
I use a few different mascaras infact it is one of the products that can change from day to day. I am always trying new mascaras trying to make my lashes look longer and fuller. My favorites are Benefits they're Real Mascara and Soap And Glory Thick And Fast Mascara.
Sephora or MAC?
Sephora even though we don't have them here in the UK although we can now shop online. Sephora sells a range of brands whereas MAC is just one brand. I would rather have the choice of lots of different brands and products than just the one brand.
What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes and my Beauty Blender. Most of my brushes are by Real Techniques.
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Not all the time but if i know i want my make up to last i will use something.
What is your favorite eye shadow (color or shade)?
I have lots of different colours and shades i love. I love a dark smoky eye so blacks, silvers and greys are always a hit with me.
What do you think of pigment eye shadows?
I love them but they are just too messy for me to work with.
What is your favorite lipstick?
My favorite lipstick at the moment is MAC Snob. Its just such a wearable colour.
How about lipgloss?
I don't really wear lipgloss at all.
What is your favorite blush to use?
Do you like drugstore makeup?
I love drugstore make up. You can get some amazing things from the drugstore.
Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I love both, depends on my mood, occasion and outfit.
If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
Mascara. I look like i have no eyelashes if i don't wear it!
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes. I do often. Running round after my two boys gives me very little time to get myself sorted!
In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
For drugstore i would have to say Rimmel and for high end MAC or Nars
What do you think of Makeup??
I love make up.
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