Fall Beauty & Skincare Guide

  • Seriously, where did the summer go? It feels like I was just getting in the groove with my summer beauty routine, only to find the fall knocking at my door. With every new season comes the transitioning of our wardrobes and our makeup. While our skin care products may need a change as the weather gets cooler, the good news is there are summer makeup trends that carry over! Today, I'm breaking down the beauty products that you need to add to your bag and those you can still hang on to.

    What to Add:

    Cream-to-Powder Foundation As the temps cool down, we can give those BB creams and tinted moisturizers a rest. That's great news for oily skin girls, like me, who prefer a matte finish on our beauty looks. If you're not ready for your regular foundation, cream-to-powder formulas are perfect. They're light on your skin while giving you the same coverage as regular foundation.

    Night Cream Keeping your skin moisturized is more important than ever this time of year, with colder weather making dry s

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  • Fall fashion 2013 dos and don'ts.


    Do: Wear a sleeveless top

    This is great news for the sleeveless stunner you bought for the dog days. The key to shirts sans sleeves in autumn is all about the structured blazer. Find a school-boy blazer in black, gray or navy to slip over your top. Add jeans or work-appropriate pants and driving moccasins or loafers and your sleeveless top will sing. Sleeveless tops are an ideal work-to-evening transition piece for days you can't run home and change.

    Don't: Wear sandals

    This is a no-brainer, right? Although it still may be warm by October, sandals are not OK. Say goodbye to your espadrilles, wedges and flip-flops and slip your toes into more weather appropriate footwear.

    Do: Wear shorts

    Not so fast! By shorts, I'm not talking about your denim daisy-dukes. Instead gravitate toward shorts in heavier materials like wool or tweed and in darker colors like mulberry, gray or brown. Add chunky knit tights and ankle booties, plus a top and jacket and your shorts won't look out of place this

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  • Use Dove Clear Tone Skin Renew Deodorant to restore the skin to its natural tone.

    When you're wearing a sleeveless top or a strapless dress, the last thing you want to worry about is dark underarms. Dark armpits are almost impossible to hide, but there are some things you can do to lighten the skin in this area or make those dark patches much less noticeable. Here are six beauty secrets to remedy dark underarms:

    1. Change your hair removal routine. Shaving the underarm area can be tricky and it's not always easy to get a very close shave. Any fine hairs left behind or stubble will make your underarms look darker. Shaving that delicate skin under the arms can also make the area look darker over time and increase your risk of ingrown hairs -- which only make the problem worse. Your best bets for removing unwanted hair from the underarm area are either waxing or laser hair removal. Both of these hair removal methods get rid of unwanted hair from the root and reduce the risk of stubble, ingrown hairs, or small hairs being left behind.

    2. Use a soothing deodorant. Using

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  • If there's one drawback to warm weather, it's that all that time spent outdoors can strip the natural moisture from your hair. The remedy? A deep-conditioning treatment using rich, emollient oils.

    Although many oils can be used -- olive is a favorite in Mediterranean countries, while Native Americans used jojoba -- blends are better, says Los Angeles-based stylist Philip B., who created an at-home kit as part of his line of botanical-based hair-care products. "A mix of different-size oil molecules will penetrate and condition more effectively," he explains.

    With Philip's help, we've created an easy at-home treatment that gives even the driest hair bounce and shine. Follow these steps, and remember your grade-school science: Since oil won't mix with water, it slides right off wet hair. Don't dampen your hair until the wash-and-rinse stage.

    Related: Rehab Your Hair from Harsh Summer Sun

    Brush Hair When It's Dry

    Use a natural, blended oil before brushing for best results (try Philip B. R

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  • Actress Camilla Belle pulls off the dark lipstick trend seamlessly.

    Push your reds, pinks, and other brightly colored lipsticks to the side. For the upcoming fall season, it's all about a dark lip. Ranging from deep wines to juicy berries to almost-blacks, this look dominated fall runways and can look sensational if you have the guts to try it. Dark lips may conjure up a goth look or punk rock vibe, but they can be quite glamorous as well. For those who dare to go dark, here are the top tips on how to successfully rock the latest bold beauty trend.

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    1. Find the best shade for your skin tone. The great thing about dark wine, plum, and berry lipsticks is that they now come in so many different shades. The tricky part is finding the one that best suits your skin tone. Here's a great guide to follow when shopping for the best shade for you, according to makeup artist and creator of NP Set, Napoleon Perdis:

    Fair Skin Tones: Go for shades of brick red or berry. Maybelline Moisture Color Sensational Lipcolor in D

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