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2017 Fall Beauty Rundown

What comes to mind when you think of fall? I think of a return to routine, school runs, more traffic and the onslaught of too many pumpkin spice-related products.

Fall also signals cooler and drier weather, and fashion that leans towards richer and darker tones. Instead of the lighter more natural looks favoured in the summer, the drier weather allows for more makeup coverage and bolder colours. This year, metallics dominated the 2017 fall designer runways. Below are some fall essentials that will help you say goodbye to summer.


The cool and dry weather calls for extra hydration to keep your skin looking gorgeous

KIEHL’S – Ultra Facial Moisturizer

This is the classic must-have moisturizer that provides all-day hydration during both the humid summer months as well as the drier fall and winter seasons. Definitely worth a try if you haven’t already!



LA MER – The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum

This serum provides continuous hydration and energy through its sea-sourced actives of The Deep Hydration Ferment, a blend of green, brown and red algae. Also containing the powerful antioxidant Lime Tea Concentrate, it protects against the fall elements, allowing skin to thrive and any lines are naturally softened and repaired.  

HAUSCHKA – Hydrating Cream Mask

The creamy texture is heavier and more moisturizing, protecting dry skin from harsh weather. It retains moisture while supporting the skin’s natural process of oil protection. Ingredients include nourishing almond, avocado and jojoba oils that hydrate the outer skin layer while rose wax soothes and protects.



On the fall 2017 runways, metallic eyeshadows dominated. Not just delicately applied either, but boldly swept across lids that made for striking feminist statements.


CHARLOTTE TILBURY – Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise in Silver Leopard – Eyeshadow

Charlotte has always been inspired by the hynoptic gaze of cats and how their eyes emit light outwards. Luckily, she channeled this inspiration into this glittering gunmetal grey eyeshadow, which became a best-seller. Use it to create a sultry, feline look just in time for Halloween and the upcoming party season.  


STILA – Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in various colours

If you thought that metallic shades only came in silver or copper, these beautifully-packaged liquid eye shadows from Stila will make you think again. There are eleven shades in total to help you create that glowing, shimmery look. The water-infused texture glides on effortlessly and dries smoothly, instantly locking in maximum sparkle with minimal smudging.


DIOR – Metalizer – Fall 2017 Limited Edition – Eyes & Lips Cream Shadow

This latest innovation from Dior does double-duty with a creamy, ultra-pigmented formula that lights up both the eyes and lips with a metallic shine. It can be applied alone, or on top of existing eyeshadow or lipstick to add extra shine. In keeping with the metallic theme, my pick is the versatile Copper Power shade.



For days on which you want to forgo the strong eyeshadow, why not move the attention to your lips instead? Lips didn’t shy away from bold colours either on the fall runways. Deep berry shades of purple, burgundy or blackened plum, were seen adorning the lips of models at dozens of shows. Such a strong lip is best paired with minimal makeup, or if you want to imitate the runways, go all out with a heavy dark eyeliner or colourful eyeshadow.


BECCA COSMETICS – Lush Lip Colour Balm in Black Violet

Becca Cosmetics is a line that has attracted much love recently and it’s easy to see why with this beautiful shade. It’s simple and clean packaging stands in stark contrast to the drama of this deep berry shade. This is a balm however, so don’t be intimidated by the strong shade. It has buildable pigments that still allow your natural lip colour to shine through, and you can layer it however you like to create your own perfect shade.



CHANEL – Rouge Allure Velvet in Nightfall

This luscious looking lipstick is part of Chanel’s 2017 Fall-Winter Collection, which was inspired by Lucia Pica, Chanel’s global creative makeup and colour designer, and her road trip to the Californian coast. This shade is in line with the rich berry colours popular this season, but offers a more sensual matte finish.


MARC JACOBS – Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Trax

Inspired by the design house’s Fall 2017 runway, this limited-edition creamy black-burgundy lipstick delivers 10-hour wear in just one sensual swipe. Its dark-burgundy pigment appears almost black, and looks especially stunning paired with neutral shadows.



YVES SAINT LAURENT – La Lacque Couture – Fall Look 2017 Nail Lacquer in Bronze Fever

To complete the metallic look coat your nails in this rich bronze colour, inspired the nightclubs of the 70s. This exclusive lacquer has an extra holographic shimmer courtesy of the multi-coloured pearl effect polish that reflects light like disco balls, for an ultra-sparkling manicure.



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Top 5 Fall Beauty Products for Fall 2013

Marc Jacobs: Hi-Shine Nail Laquer in Sally and Jezebel ($22) 

An iridescent blackened green (Sally) and opaque black cherry red (Jezebel) are the perfect shades for the Fall season! These nail laquers are formulated to deliver a plasticized wet-look, while the colour-rich creams and fine glitters ensure vivid, chip-resistant wear. 

Christian Dior: Holiday Couture Collection ($90)

It’s never too early to start shopping for holiday beauty products! Dior releases yet another gorgeous palette this holiday season, featuring two complete looks (a smokey look and a glow look) inside a luxurious mirrored makeup case. 

Philosophy: Homemade Pumpkin Pie ($16.50) 

This shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath sounds good enough to eat. It smells fresh from the oven with a warm blend of pumpkin and spice. 

NARS: Cinematic Lipstick in Future Red ($26)

This limited edition lipstick is created by Guy Bourdin for the brand’s Holiday Collection. Cinematic lipstick delivers intense colour with a glossy shine, formulated to hydrate, nourish and protect lips. 

butter LONDON: Nail Laquer in Royal Navy ($15) 

The perfect deep navy blue. Nautical and naughty, a stunning shade for the cold winter months. 

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Essential Beauty Products – Summer 2013 Edition

Guerlain Limited Edition Terra Nerolia – $75

For glowing sun-kissed skin, this face and body bronzer by Guerlain is perfect. An array of shimmering peach, bronze and gold shades form a sun icon. The compact is scented with the exotic tiare flower. 

Chanel Glossimer – $30

Pucker up with Chanel’s sheer and non-sticky lip gloss. 32 shades of glossy, frosty or shimmery finishes to choose from. 

Essie Summer 2013 Collection – $8

Essie’s latest collection comes in 6 desireable shades: Rock the Boat, Sunday Funday, The Girls Are Out, Full Steam Ahead, The More the Merrier, and Naughty Nautical. 

Bumble and bumble. Surf Spray – $25

Hair styling spray that adds volume and texture to your hair for that sexy, wind-blown (surfer hair!) feel. 

Prada Candy L’Eau – price varies

If you love the original “Candy”, you will love L’Eau – the lighter and fresher version perfect for summer. A sweet caramel scent is infused with hints of citrus and sweet pea. 

Shiseido Limited Edition Sun Protection Compact Foundation 

$27/refill, $8/case

Shiseido’s popular compact foundation now comes in a bright and sunny case. The SPF 36 foundation is perfect if you want a smooth and matte finish. 

DiorShow Waterproof Mascara – $31

DiorShow mascara lengthens, thickens and curls for glamourous, catwalk-ready eyelashes. The waterproof version is great for long-lasting wear, for the beach/swimming and even shedding tears at your wedding.