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.
runway makeup
Greg Kessler
From slicked-back hair and berry lips to bowl cuts and fake bottom lashes, which of the fall trends can you pull off?
runway makeup
Greg Kessler
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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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blush
Jeffrey Westbrook
2 of 43
Runway Beauty: Cheeky Attitude
Rock & Republic Pressed Blush in Contrived, $40.
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blush
Jeffrey Westbrook
3 of 43
Runway Beauty: Cheeky Attitude
Guerlain Radiant Blush in Russian Doll, $42.
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runway model
Greg Kessler
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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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Runway Beauty: Crop Circle
Jeffrey Westbrook
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Runway Beauty: Crop Circle
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finishing creme
Jeffrey Westbrook
6 of 43
Runway Beauty: Crop Circle
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Finishing Créme, $5.49.
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backstage beauty model
Greg Kessler
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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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mascara
Jeffrey Westbrook
8 of 43
Runway Beauty: Fringe Movement
Rimmel London Glam Eyes Flirt Mascara in Black, $7.25.
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mascara
Jeffrey Westbrook
9 of 43
Runway Beauty: Fringe Movement
Fiberwig Tiny Sniper Mascara, $15.
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runway model
Greg Kessler
10 of 43
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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lip crayon
Jeffrey Westbrook
11 of 43
Runway Beauty: In the Flesh
Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon in Dusty Nude, $22.
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powder
Jeffrey Westbrook
12 of 43
Runway Beauty: In the Flesh
Yves Saint Laurent Palette Y Collector Powder for the Complexion, $62.
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eyeshadow
Jeffrey Westbrook
13 of 43
Runway Beauty: In the Flesh
Avon True Color Single Eyeshadow in Classic Mocha, $4.
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runway model
Greg Kessler
14 of 43
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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brow gel
Jeffrey Westbrook
15 of 43
Runway Beauty: Just Browsing
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, $21.
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brow pencil
Jeffrey Westbrook
16 of 43
Runway Beauty: Just Browsing
Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil in Ash Blond, $20.
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beauty brow trio
Jeffrey Westbrook
17 of 43
Runway Beauty: Just Browsing
Darac Beauty Brow Trio in Medium Brows, $22.
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eyebrow kit
Jeffrey Westbrook
18 of 43
Runway Beauty: Just Browsing
Clarins Eyebrow Kit, $35.
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messy bun backstage
Greg Kessler
19 of 43
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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styling mist
Jeffrey Westbrook
20 of 43
Runway Beauty: Knots Landing
Samy Fast Style Styling Mist, $14.99.
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hair accessories
Jeffrey Westbrook
21 of 43
Runway Beauty: Knots Landing
R-Session Pin-Up Girl Kit hair pins and accessories, $21.99 for kit.
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hair potion
Jeffrey Westbrook
22 of 43
Runway Beauty: Knot's Landing
Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion, $23.
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runway model
Greg Kessler
23 of 43
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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red lipstick
Jeffrey Westbrook
24 of 43
Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor in Wine Not, $798.
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lip color
Jeffrey Westbrook
25 of 43
Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
Smashbox Double Take Lip Color in Currant, $22.
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lip gloss
Jeffrey Westbrook
26 of 43
Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Absolute Acai, $17.50
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Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
Jeffrey Westbrook
27 of 43
Runway Beauty: Loud Mouth
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backstage beauty
Greg Kessler
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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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benefit eyeshadow
Greg Kessler
29 of 43
Runway Beauty: Rosy Outlook
Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in I Cannes & I Will!, $19
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rosy outlook lip gloss
Jeffrey Westbrook
30 of 43
Runway Beauty: Rosy Outlook
Maybelline Lip Gloss in Born With It and Sandstone Shimmer, $6.49 each.
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