If you’re a fan of old Hollywood glamour and neutral color palettes, Fall 2008 will be your favorite season for beauty trends. New York Fashion Week in February ’08 put the spotlight on vintage Hollywood with bold lips, raccoon eyes, and even simple touches of pastel blue eyeshadow. When you’re ready to update your look for Fall 2008, here are some of the top beauty trends, fresh off the runway:
Fall 2008 Beauty Trend: Super Red Pout
Cherry red lip stain made an appearance at the Marchesa presentation in New York, and bold red lips are here to stay. Skip the gloss and look for matted, rich stains that leave a lasting impression.
Fall 2008 Beauty Trend: Silver and White Eyeshadow
This look was captured on the Sass & Bide runway show at New York Fashion Week, and featured layers of silver cream and white eyeshadow with a simple black eyeliner. Layer this with neutral base colors such as brown and tan for a simple and elegant look.
Fall 2008 Beauty Trend: Raccoon Eyes
The smoky eyeshadow and cat eye look are giving way to a new look this year with this bold and sultry look. You’ll need to use layers of kohl liner and eyeshadow up to the browbone to achieve this sophisticated look, and it’s a great match for both dark and light-colored eyes. You can also add some shimmering shadow and sparkles to the eyelids for a frosted effect.
Fall 2008 Beauty Trend: Blue Eyeshadow
‘Blue Iris’ is the top color of choice for Fall 2008, and blue eyeshadow is making a comeback this Fall in both pastel and dark shades. Use it with black eyeliner and mascara for a bold and powerful look. Icy blue eyeshadow is another option for those who like a frosted style; pair this with raccoon eyes for another bold trend this season.
Fall 2008 Beauty Trend: Chiseled Cheekbones
Plump and rosy cheeks are giving way to super-high definition with the use of metallic colors and light bronzers instead of rouge and blushers. Add definition to cheekbones with matted makeup and subtle face powder sweeping upwards.
Fall 2008 Beauty Trend: Mauve Lip Color
If you prefer to steer clear of dramatic red lips, a more subtle pink is another option. Mauve lips and blush were a leading look for Brian Reyes at New York Fashion week, and it’s one color that’s suitable for almost any skin color. Mauve on the lips can also be paired with lighter hues of mauve, purple, and plum eyeshadow.
Fall 2008 Beauty Trend: Natural Lips and Cheeks
The opposite of the Hollywood glam look, this trend was balanced with overdone eyes to create a fresh face with just a hint of color. Natural lips with a hint of pink and coral shades work best, and cheek color is barely noticeable this Fall with an emphasis on higher cheekbones with less blusher than previous seasons.
It will be a few months until the raccoon eye look takes over the smoky eyeshadow, but that gives you plenty of time to practice! Pick up some solid rouge lipcolor and get that matted so you’ll be well-prepared for Fall with the latest trends.