As the last days of summer washed away, many of us welcomed the new fall season with open arms. Whether some are starting a new year at school or getting excited for their first day at a new job, we all look forward to new things at the start of a season. Some of these thrilling new things happen to be beauty collections. From dazzling new collaborations to innovative launches, this season brings forth some of the best the beauty industry has experienced in years. From your lips to your eyes and cheeks, I’ve got you covered with the six must-have collections you need this fall season.
Giorgio Armani Rough Ecstasy CC Cream Lipstick Collection
In the first of its kind, Giorgio Armani launched Rouge Ecstasy CC lipstick this fall. Armani laboratories expertly developed the first skincare lipstick which incorporates the qualities of both the healing comfort of a balm and stellar saturated color. The intensive care lipstick is compounded of a formula never before developed in a lipstick. The innovative color and care hybrid product uniquely blends the hydrating qualities seen in a skincare CC Cream and richly infallible color. The intense color seen in this range is due to Kaleidoscope Pearls, a patented technology founded by Armani labs. These multifaceted pearls are responsible for diffusing color in a way that makes color far brighter than its original state and offers light-reflecting qualities that allows color to appear a multitude of shades when applied to the lips.
The ever creamy and excessively moisturizing lipstick delivers rich color without drying out the lips. Many lipsticks offering great moisture tend to skim on color but this range certainly expels color onto lips in a single swipe. Due to its greatly moisturizing formula, one might think that wear might be an issue. However, this unique formula offers long-lasting wear, high intensity color in an array of colors. In the 36-shade range, each freshly created color repairs lips and restores moisture otherwise lost with drying lip products. Whether you’re a fan of mysterious neutrals or poppy colors, everyone can immensely benefit by swapping their go-to lip balms for this ultra hydrating lipstick.
Where to Buy: www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com, $34
Bobbi Brown x Katie Holmes Palette
This season brings the exciting collaboration of Bobbi Brown and Katie Holmes. The palette which features an ultimate range of universally complimentary products enhances a range of faces. Created for today’s modern woman, the two beauties have created an eyes, cheeks and lip palette that serve as a foundation for a creative variety of looks. From natural to dramatic this palette meets both form and function. Small enough to tote around in your makeup bag, the Bobbi & Katie Palette tackles all high points of the face and is sure to liven you up on the dullest of days. Following Bobbi’s effortless aesthetic of beauty and Katie Holmes flawless approach to fashion and beauty, this palette allows you to enhance your unique assets. If you need a single all-in-one, go-to palette this season, make it this, as it houses a gradient of colors that can boost your face from lackluster to lively in a few swipes of color.
Where to Buy: www.sephora.com, $68
Edward Bess “Edward’s Best” Lip Collection Palette
A brand dedicated to creating the very best, Edward Bess delivers the utmost quality and luxury in each of his products. These characteristics of excellence are certainly evident in the Edward’s Best Lip Palette. A generously designed palette featuring eight large pans of opaque shades in fall appropriate shades that dress your pout in a silky, satin veil of color. An homage to Edward’s famed Ultra Slick Lipstick; this palette packages the best of the lippie range. Named the master of lip color, Edward knocked it out of the park with this collection of colors. From muted neutrals to a luxurious red and blends of peach and roses, this palette features color free of any glitter, shimmer or sheen, just straight, creamy lipsticks. Begging to be mixed and blended, these beautifully created colors can be masterfully mixed to create a unique color made just for you. For on-the-go precision, the set comes with a perfectly designed lip brush that allows for a precise application every time. Whether you’re playing up a smoky eye with a kissable neutral or feeling like sporting a darling red, this palette will surely have your lips doing all the talking.
YSL Fall Collection
Much like their fashion collections, YSL Beauty emits a sense of luxury unique to the Saint Laurent name. Clothed in their signature gold packaging, YSL has launched a collection that will leave you looking glamorous in a multitude of settings all season long. Featuring two new variations of their classic blush radiance in an irresistible shimmery peach and soft mauve with plum accents allows cheeks to be the center of attention day or night. If you desire to achieve a perfected synced look, the collection also features four new lipsticks in the Rouge Pur Couture line in complementary shades. One can remain demure and pair a lipstick in a light shade reminiscent of tangerine (51) with blush 9 or dare to be bold by pairing a deep plum lippie (54) with blush 10.
Also debuting in this seasonal collection is a duo of limited edition eye shadow palettes that will have you itching to experiment with color. The Drive Arty palette features a quad of daring greens and blues whereas the Drive Classy quad features muted neutrals of warm and cool metallics. Liners of both the liquid and pencil variety in unexpected shades will allow you to play up your eyes in a way you may have not before. The Baby Doll liner is offered in a shade that can serve as a beautiful accent shade under the waterline or tear duct of the eyes. Top it all off with YSL’s signature Shocking mascara and your eyes will be the beauty highlight of your season.
If you’d rather prefer to experiment with the latest shades of the season with manicures, YSL’s Fall nail varnish offerings are on another level. Keeping with the cool and plum tones seen throughout the collection, the three polishes in this collection translate a cool and chic tone that will keep your nails looking modern and extravagantly posh.
Where to Buy: www.yslbeautyus.com, $25-$55
Illamasqua Velvet Blushers
A brand known for its expert artistry and creatively imagined looks, Illamsqua has created brilliantly formed velvet blushes in two stunning shades (Sleek, Peaked) that can be worn in an array of ways. The unexpected formula transforms color from a cream to powder finish yet still radiates on skin. While the product is creamy and can be blended out, the matte finish allows for a long-lasting finish that looks natural upon skin. The two complementing shades can also be blended together to create a unique shade and can be added to lip products for an unexpected glimmer of color and texture change. A slightest hint of blush can make a face look healthier instantly and this fool-proof formula serves as the perfect accent to cheeks this season.
Where to Buy: www.sephora.com, $26
Creamy products with daring accents and neutral companions are the notes to follow this season. Get inspired by classic autumnal shades known to the season and dive into colors currently making strides on the runway. Whether is an innovative cream lipstick, highly covetable limited edition palettes or luxurious pieces to try this fall, make sure to incorporate this season’s must-have beauty collections into your beauty regimes this fall season.