As the season changes and you get ready to update your makeup bag, don't miss out on some of the hottest fall beauty trends that almost anyone can pull off. We're seeing the return of metallic eyeshadow palettes, darker shades for the lips, and natural oils that will keep your skin glowing all season long.
I got a sneak peek at some of the upcoming beauty looks and trends at the grand opening of Sephora at The Mall at Millenia in Orlando where Store Director Maira Garcia and her team shared some top trends and favorite products of the season. Sephora Beauty PRO Ilde Goncalves also weighed in on the top looks and beauty picks for fall and the holidays. Here's the scoop:
Pro Secrets to a Flawless Look
When it comes to achieving that luminous glow, you need to get into the habit of exfoliating. The team at Sephora recommend the FIRMx Peter Thomas Roth Peeling Gel, an exfoliant that contains enzymes to remove dead skin cells and decongests the pores.
When you're putting on makeup for the day, don't be without a layer of hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. This is a "great way to waterproof your makeup," says the team at Sephora in Orlando. The primer creates a satin finish and also hides fine lines and skin flaws without creating a heavy look. It will help your makeup stay on longer, so you can minimize the need for touch-ups and reapplications throughout the day.
If you've been looking for better coverage with your foundation, Goncalves recommends the Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation. This velvety-smooth foundation is one of Goncalves' favorites because it, "feels weightless and is buildable." I think this gel-based foundation is perfect for creating a dewy but radiant look this season. And you always have the option to create a matte look by layering with loose powder or mineral foundation.
For a quick moisture boost and radiant skin all season long, Garcia recommends using a light layer of JOSIE MARAN 100 percent Pure Argan Oil. She says, "It's good for the hair, your skin, your nails, everything."
Sneak Peek: Fall and Holiday Beauty Trends
No visit to Sephora is complete without a peek at holiday beauty trends that are already hitting store shelves. The Sephora team in Orlando recommended the GLAMGLOW exfoliating treatment and clearing treatment as must-haves for picture-perfect skin this season. These mud treatments are used by Hollywood skin and makeup pros to get their celebrity clients camera-ready. If you've been looking to splurge on a mud mask treatment, try the GLAMGLOW line for fast results.
Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Cut Shadow Palette because it has eight highly-pigmented shades that can be blended to create a vibrant smoky look." He also recommends a glitter liner to transition from day to night.As we change up our look for fall and get ready for the holiday season, it's all about sparkle, metallics, and glimmering palettes. Goncalves says the smoky eye is getting a colorful makeover this fall. "Make your eyes pop with a flirty, feminine purple or blue smoky eye. I love the new
I'm a big fan of shimmering eye shadow palettes and was excited to see the glimmering collection of Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow at the store. These metallic cream eye shadows come with an eye primer and a mixing tray so you can create a buildable, foil-like finish. Garcia also recommends the Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No.7 - Plush Shadow in 'The Vamp 208' for creating those sexy smoky eyes and other smoldering looks this season. The palette has seven sultry shades including midnight blue with iridescent shimmer, metallic golden brown, and metallic jade green -- perfect for creating a colorful smoky eye this season and just enough glitter for an amped-up look.
For the lips, "The vampy, dark red lip is back" this season, says Garcia. If you're not a fan of dark shades for the lips, you can still do a nude lip or add just a hint of color with a super-hydrating FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment.