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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

fall trends!

hey stila fans. here are some of the hottest trends I saw on the runway at the fall 2011 new york city fashion week. enjoy!

trend #1: monochromatic metallic makeup

metallic eye shadows in neutral tones dominated the backstage beauty scene at NYC fashion week. i love the rich texture and shine you get from metallic eye shadows.

the beauty behind this trend is the monochromatic modern touch. it’s about enhancing the eyes with a beautiful rich, velvety, and soft metallic eye shadow. stila’s in the light eye shadow palette is ideal for this beauty trend and comes with a handy lookbook. recreate looks 1 or 3 for the perfect metallic look.

to complete the monochromatic look, use stila's convertible color in peony on BOTH the cheeks and lips.

trend #2: graphic colorful cat eyes

bold liquid liner helps create this 60’s inspired beauty trend. You can’t rely on mascara alone to amp up your eyes, so try using stila’s stay all day waterproof liquid eye liner in moss (dark rich forest green) or alloy (pale matte gray) to create the colorful cat eye look.  

for best results, create the wing first and use your bottom lash line as a guide. the wing should appear as though it is extending naturally from the lower lash line. connect the wing when lining the rest of the eye. also, as a good rule of thumb, begin to line upward at the second to the last lash.

liquid eye liner is so hot right now because it makes everyone look like they did their makeup, yet takes less than 60 seconds to do both eyes (once you get the hang of it). try a fun color like green, gray, or navy for fall. and remember when using a fun color for you eye liner, keep the lid neutral.  try stila's prime pot in caramel for the perfect nude base. 

complete the look with a nude lip, try stila's long wear lip color in the nude, and a coral cheek using stila's custom color blush in coral.  coral cheeks are another hot trend for fall!

trend #3: red lips

red lips dominated the runway at the fall 2011 fashion week.  for the lela rose runway show, i created a rich deep “vintage merlot” lip for the models using stila’s long wear lip color in daring and mixing a tiny bit of stila's smudge pot in brown to give it a deeper color.

for a more classic red lip, stila’s long wear liquid lip color in fiery is ideal to recreate this beauty trend. it gives you a lip that says “i’m a confident, sophisticated, daring, and strong woman”. i believe every woman needs to own a hot red lipstick that she feels glamorous in.

and remember to pair a bold lip with a neutral eye.  stila's in the light eye shadow palette is a great neutral palette.  try using kitten as a base and bliss in the crease to create the perfect complimenting eye.

for the cheeks, a gorgeous coral goes well with the red and is on trend for fall.  try using stila's custom color blush in coral.

trend #4: bold brows

brows can completely transform your look and enhance your features. i love a strong brow that looks natural. the secret to creating the perfect set of brows is to individually draw on hairs to your brows. you can do this by creating feather like strokes with stila's stay all day waterproof brow color. apply in the direction of your hair growth and you will a difference instantly. it’s a brow stain and a waterproof formula so it lasts all day and won’t smear off in humid weather.

the secret is to use a color that is 2 shades lighter than your natural hair color. this will allow you to add structure and shape naturally.


for more fun, check out my fall inspiration board!