Fall 2011 Beauty trends

The leaves have started turning colors, the kids are back at school, and the crisp air is calling you to change your beauty regimen. What do you need to know for Fall that will keep your look relevant and “in the know”? Here are 5 trends we spotted from the runways that will easily transition you from Summer to Fall.

Go Red
Burnt-orange/red or truly, madly, deeply red lips were the makeup artists’ color of choice all over the runways. Spotted at Ralph Lauren and Diane Von Furstenberg, one sure sign that it isn’t summer any longer is that you now have lips with color that pops.

Loose PonyTail
Both Dries Van Noten and Vera Wang’s shows had models sporting pony tails as the season’s hair style. A new twist: Have a ponytail with the base under itself. It takes the tried and true pony tail and gives it a new twist that shows it isn’t the same summer casual style.

Spider Lashes
Gucci, Versace, Lanvin and Valentino all had lashes that looked like spider legs! Draw some attention to your eyes and apply lots of black pigment to lashes to achieve a “cloggy” effect (clumps of lashes). It’s a dramatic look that says it’s time to take me seriously!

Smokey Eye/Metallics
Fall’s rich color palette begs for even more metallics. So move away from your summer sheers and embrace something more substantial. It’s always a staple for the season and this year is no different. Silver, gold, copper – they’re all good on your eyelids!

A Bolder Brow
The menswear influence brought back the bolder brow look and it was all over the runways, including Alexander Wang, Prada and Kenzo. So, make sure you don’t over-pluck – it’s all about overly filled in arches to show you’re serious about Autumn.

Of course, perfectly manicured nails are always in season, so start Autumn right by making sure you’ve got Nailene products handy, such as our So Natural or our Nailene French Manicure Kits so your nails are in tip-top beauty shape, too!