Fall makeup looks you can actually wear
Taking beauty trends from runway to real life is an area on which we tread lightly (no one looks good in metallic blue eye shadow). Instead of piling on the products willy-nilly, we’ve narrowed down fall’s top accessible looks to try at any age and any price point.
30s: Winged Liner Channel your inner sass and try fall’s ever-popular cat eye--just steer clear of drawing your wings too far (think ’60s mod, not Cleopatra). Splurge for Dior’s Precision Eyeliner ($34) or save on a classic L’Oréal liquid liner ($10).
40s: Plum Lips Achieve a dark, sophisticated pout (without going full-on goth) with the help of plum lipstick. Layer on Yves Saint Laurent’s luxurious Noir Laque ($32) or try a swipe of Maybelline’s affordable Plum Perfect ($8).
50s: Primer Too often overlooked in your makeup arsenal, primer is necessary for evening out skin tone. Treat yourself to cult-favorite, antioxidant-rich Smashbox Photo Finish ($36) or save on Sephora’s silicone-free version ($15).
60s: Bold Nails At this point, you’ve got your beauty routine down to a science. But a bold manicure goes a long way toward a trendy feel. We love Chanel’s coveted Vertigo ($26), but Essie’s Stylenomics is a close second ($8).