From Work to Play with New Autumn Beauty
October 3, 2016
Autumn signals the emergence of a host of new beauty and skincare options. Discovering of-the-moment launches is great, but finding fresh releases that seamlessly take you from work to play is extra thrilling, no? For the cooler months that lie ahead, consider integrating the following products into your routine for a work-appropriate look that effortlessly morphs into evening revelry.
Neutral nails are trending for fall. So start your day by applying two coats of Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Honey Hush for a dreamy beige result that maintains shine and resists chipping, no matter how much typing you pack into the day. In terms of skincare, embrace a clean canvas with the new Le Métier de Beauté Replenishing Oil Cleanser. This effective formula boasts an addictively soothing, milky formula that breaks down impurities while leaving skin balanced and glowing. To further enhance radiance, distribute a pump of the Omorovicza Instant Perfection Serum all over the face. This weightless gel helps smooth fine lines and pores while masterfully preparing skin for the makeup to come. The luxurious Sisley-Paris Sisleÿa Le Teint Foundation is the next logical step in the process; with buildable medium coverage and an excess of antiaging benefits, this is good skin in a bottle. For a touch of flush, cheeks instantly come to life with a swipe of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Airbrush in Kink and Kisses (which is a universally flattering peachy pink hue) and the gossamer veil of light imparted by the Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer in Almond creates a lit-from-within incandescence that looks entirely natural. Try blending the finely milled powder along the high points of the face (brow bones, upper cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and along the Cupid’s bow) for maximum impact. For eyes, a berry wash of color is completely au courant, and the elegant Kevyn Aucoin Limited Edition The Essentials Eyeshadow Set in Bloodroses offers five different rosy shades for a customized effect. Tend to lips by slicking on the genius Giorgio Armani Him and Her Lip Care; the sheer tint, which comes in six tones, enhances one’s natural lip color while the nourishing ingredients provide a plush effect that hydrates the pout for hours on end. Ever work-appropriate, a chic nude lip finishes the look. Perhaps the most quintessential medium beige shade on the market, the Tom Ford Lip Contour Duo in 01 Public Display has a long-lasting liner on one side and a creamy, coordinating lip color on the other that will last from your first coffee of the morning to a much-needed afternoon break. A spritz of the mood-lifting Maison Francis Kurkdjian Petit Matin—designed to evoke the tranquil beauty of an early morning in Paris—transfixes the senses with notes of musk, lemon and orange blossom, thereby acting as the final step to help you face a busy workday.
To take your look from work to play in seconds, refresh skin with the La Prairie Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder. This velvety and pigmented formula is great for touch-ups, immediately mitigating oiliness and evening out the complexion. Plus, the compact packaging makes it an excellent companion for your handbag. Although the makeup applied at the start of the day should still be intact, you may want to try switching things up with a fresh lip color. Options include the Gucci Sensuous Deep Matte Lipstick in Exposure, a cool pastel pink for a mod 1960s effect, and the glossy pink Christian Louboutin Loubilaque Lip Lacquer in Bikini, which offers equal parts color payoff and shine. Heighten mystery with Edward Bess Spanish Veil, a scent that’s as alluring as a fiery sunset and perfect for an evening out, featuring notes of tonka bean, sandalwood, and smoke. Once home, restore skin with the SK-II Genoptics Aura Essence, which brightens, tones, and helps reduce dark spots with every application. Finish with a dose of the ultramoisturizing AERIN Rose Night Table Cream, a multitasking wonder that also acts as a opulent overnight mask.