Your expert guide to all things beauty for Fall

We love beach spray and no-fuss makeup just as much as anyone, but at the end of the summer we’re always craving a bit of polish. The kind that you just can’t find when your makeup melts off 5 minutes after you leave for work. So in anticipation of cooler weather and back to school vibes, we enlisted the lovely Sonia Leal-Serafim, makeup artist extraordinaire, to give us the run down on the top beauty trends for fall and the things we should stock up on now. The Vancouver-based beauty has been painting the faces of celebrities for years and has even mastered the art of taking a selfie with a supermodel. Take note.

TOP 5 BEAUTY TRENDS FOR FALL

ORANGE. The two biggest colors we see in beauty this fall is a bit of a surprise: deep plum and all shades of orange. We saw orange around the eyes, cheeks and lips, which is great, because there is a shade of orange that is absolutely stunning for everybody. Tip: Look for an orange that has a bit of gold in it. As we move into fall, natural light becomes a bit more gray. The gold helps to reflect more light, giving the completion a bit of an enhanced glow.

DEEP PLUM. If you’re looking for more of a dramatic statement, then try the deep plum lip. Tip: Keep the rest of your face quite natural. With a full face of makeup, or with a strong eye, the deep plum lip can look a little goth.

GLAMOUR. Fall is always all about glamour. As we’re coming out of summer holidays and low maintenance beauty, fall is like a time of rebirth of our beauty looks. It’s a time to try new things.

THE IMPERFECT SMOKEY EYE. We’ve seen smokey eyes linger around for fall season over the past few years, but this one is different. It’s a little bit imperfect, very achievable regardless of your beauty skills, but still sexy. Tip: Try it with a lighter shade of brown eyeshadow all over your eyelid blending it into your crease and underneath your eyes. Then top it off with a shimmery gold in the center of your eyelid to catch some extra light.

GO NUDE. The nude makeup look is polished, but not like you’ve tried too hard. It’s you, but better. When there’s not a lot of color on your face a total even skin tone is all important. Tip: When applying your foundation or BB cream, don’t forget to apply it to your eyelids, underneath your eyes before your concealer, around and underneath your nose and on your lips before applying lip color.

Pledging our love for everything Rachel Comey

You know that moment when you lock eyes and your heart skips a beat? Yeah, that’s how we feel every time we see a new collection from New York designer Rachel Comey. Born in Connecticut and based in New York City, she began her career in fashion design in the burgeoning downtown music scene earning a place in the 2001 Whitney Biennial. Shortly after she debuted her eponymous line with men’s wear and after people went crazy she added women’s wear and footwear. Devotees include mega-babes like Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cindy Sherman, Rashida Jones, Zosia Mamet  and Parker Posey. Rachel Comey collections are known for artful custom textiles, modern silhouettes and the kind of footwear people write fan fiction about. All woven pieces are made locally in midtown Manhattan while footwear and knitwear is made in Portugal, Spain and Peru.

Here are a few of our current favorites:

Meet the Designer: Eliza Faulkner

Sometimes there’s really no place like home. Eliza Faulkner discovered that after she left Vancouver Island for London to study fashion design. She stayed in the UK for a few career-making stints in the design studios of heavyweights Erdem, Zandra Rhodes and Roland Mouret and brought all that expertise back to beautiful British Columbia to launch her namesake label in 2012. We think that’s pretty rad so we had to find out more about her.

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