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4 Trends For Fall That You Won't Want to Miss

What's your favorite part about a change of season? Is it the variance in temperature from warm-weathered days to cooler, crisper afternoons? Perhaps it's the release of a new fashion accessory that gets you going. For me, it's all of the above. Plus, I really look forward to what products, colors, and application techniques will be released by the various makeup companies. Recently, I talked with makeup artist Brett Freedman about that very topic. Will we be seeing black lip gloss again? To find out what did make his list of hot items, just keep reading.

  • Bronzed eyes: It's all about a rich bronze this season. This neutral shade looks great on just about anyone, while still managing to create a fun, interesting look. For a bold finish, try MAC Teddy Eye Kohl ($14.50), an intense bronze, and for subtlety, go for MAC Eye Shadow in Wedge ($14.50), a soft, muted beige-taupe. Tip: If you're fair, stay away from penny tones. If your skin is dark, coppery tones are a great option.
  • Golden girl: In keeping with the metallic theme and the bold gold trend we saw at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards earlier this month, a gold shadow is another way to go. "A tip for finding a beautiful gold is to go for a vanilla-gold," Freedman says. Stay away from yellow-golds and high-wattage golds for the most flattering, brightening effect.
  • Non-neutral: "Play with color," Freedman says. He recommends lavenders, plums, and deep-toned lips for a fresh, trendy look.
  • Multitoned mascara: Colored mascara is hot. Afraid of looking totally '80s? No worries. Of today's colored mascaras, he notes, "They're based in black, so they are subtle." Try CoverGirl Exact EyeLights ($8) or Estée Lauder Sumptuous Color Bold Volume Lifting Mascara ($19.50).
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aubrey214 aubrey214 7 years
I love golds! and JaimeLeah526... I agree. I just got an Estee Lauder colored mascara and it is fabulous!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I have to say that the Estee Lauder colored mascaras are not subtle, not at all, and that is why I love them. Don't buy the purple, blue or green in this line if you want subtle, I own them and they are bold.
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
Wow, and I even already own Tranquil Sands :) That's even better!
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
Thanks Bella!!
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Hi Hyzenthlay20! Here are some you could try: Bare Escentuals Eye Color in Lemonade:,default,pd.html?cgid=BE_SUB_COLOR&deleteUUID=# Iman Eye Shadow in White Gold: Maybelline Eye Shadow Single in Tranquil Sands:
plasticine1 plasticine1 7 years
i love covergirl's exact eyelights. the black pearl one is shimmery but still dark black, usually mascaras with shimmer in it tend to look gray.
alwayswallis alwayswallis 7 years
I've been doing a combination gold/bronze eye for YEARS now and I don't intend to stop any time soon. I found what looks good and I'm sticking to it!
Fashionista_911 Fashionista_911 7 years
Great tips!
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
Could you give an example of a "vanilla gold" color/product? I *love* the idea of golden hues, but I would like to have a visual as well for that one . . .
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