Backstage Beauty: Makeup Trends for Fall

From slicked-back hair and berry lips to bowl cuts and fake bottom lashes, which of the fall trends can you pull off? The pros show you how to do it.

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From slicked-back hair and berry lips to bowl cuts and fake bottom lashes, which of the fall trends can you pull off?
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Greg Kessler
Runway Beauty: Cheeky Attitude
Cheery, bright-pink cheeks matched the flirty frocks at Anna Sui, Stella McCartney, and Nanette Lepore. "For a natural-looking, wintry flush, we wanted the face to look windburned," says Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page, who used sponges to blend blush from the apples toward the hairline backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Cheeky Attitude
Rock & Republic Pressed Blush in Contrived, $40.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Cheeky Attitude
Guerlain Radiant Blush in Russian Doll, $42.
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Greg Kessler
Runway Beauty: Crop Circle
Short bowl cuts bobbed down the runways at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jeremy Scott, and Kai Kuhne. "My inspiration was the '60s bubble bob," says Fekkai stylist Andre Rodman, who hand-cut wigs to give the Rachel Roy models a uniform android look. "I flat-ironed the hair and added Fekkai Glossing Sheer Shine Mist for an ultramodern effect."
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Crop Circle
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Crop Circle
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Finishing Créme, $5.49.
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Greg Kessler
Runway Beauty: Fringe Movement
"Focusing on the lower lashes is very rock and roll, yet a little more mysterious and poetic," says Nars makeup artist Ayako, who cut false bottom lashes in half and attached them to the outer corners at 3.1 Phillip Lim. "In real life, I'd draw a few hairs in with a brow pencil and use a mascara wand to blend in the real lashes."
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Fringe Movement
Rimmel London Glam Eyes Flirt Mascara in Black, $7.25.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Fringe Movement
Fiberwig Tiny Sniper Mascara, $15.
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Greg Kessler
Runway Beauty: In the Flesh
Monochromatic contouring is back, with a nude makeup palette at Burberry, Vera Wang, and MaxMara. "Monochromatic eye and cheek contouring makes the face sharper and tougher," explains Page, who used matte bronzer on top of foundation to create depth at Alexander Wang. "Keep the beige lip moist...a matte, nude mouth is a little creepy," he adds.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: In the Flesh
Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon in Dusty Nude, $22.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: In the Flesh
Yves Saint Laurent Palette Y Collector Powder for the Complexion, $62.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: In the Flesh
Avon True Color Single Eyeshadow in Classic Mocha, $4.
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Greg Kessler
Runway Beauty: Just Browsing
Full, defined, and sometimes elongated brows gave faces a slightly masculine strength at Tuleh, Gianfranco Ferré, and Ann Demeulemeester. "Powder adds definition to the brows without being overly dramatic," says Nars makeup pro Diane Kendal, who emphasized brows at Hervé Léger and Thakoon. "Skipping mascara and liner keeps the look fresh," she says.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Just Browsing
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, $21.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Just Browsing
Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil in Ash Blond, $20.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Just Browsing
Darac Beauty Brow Trio in Medium Brows, $22.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Just Browsing
Clarins Eyebrow Kit, $35.
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Greg Kessler
Runway Beauty: Knots Landing
Messy buns were an unfussy answer to updos at Rag & Bone, Jil Sander, and Thakoon. "Tease the hair slightly to make it fuller. Then smooth the top with a comb and twist the hair into a low chignon," instructs Redken stylist Guido Palau, who created the easy knots at Ralph Lauren.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Knots Landing
Samy Fast Style Styling Mist, $14.99.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Knots Landing
R-Session Pin-Up Girl Kit hair pins and accessories, $21.99 for kit.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Knot's Landing
Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion, $23.
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Greg Kessler
Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
From brick to berry, bold lips were the biggest fall trend, appearing at Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Lanvin, to name a few. "Superintense lipstick is strong and pretty, but skip the eye makeup for a more funky, Debbie Harry-ish look," suggests makeup artist Bobbi Brown, who mixed purple lipstick with a black cream pigment at Rachel Roy but suggests a glossier, sheer dark lip for real life.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor in Wine Not, $798.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
Smashbox Double Take Lip Color in Currant, $22.
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Absolute Acai, $17.50
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
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Greg Kessler
Runway Beauty: Rosy Outlook
Like a post-summer bronzer alternative, rose-gold metallics gilded lids, lips, and cheekbones at Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Donna Karan, and Miu Miu. Inspired by sepia photos from the 1930s, MAC makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury layered copper and gold powder on top of a muted-brown cream shadow at Donna Karan. The result? A rich, rosy sheen across the eyelids.
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Greg Kessler
Runway Beauty: Rosy Outlook
Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in I Cannes & I Will!, $19
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Jeffrey Westbrook
Runway Beauty: Rosy Outlook
Maybelline Lip Gloss in Born With It and Sandstone Shimmer, $6.49 each.
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