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Shimmer and highlight, fall beauty trends for 2014

Shimmery Eyes
Shimmery Eyes
MakeupGeek.com

Summer is almost over. Time to get rid of the ponytails and low effort makeup for something better! Beauty trends this fall are all about shimmer. From shimmery eyeshadows to glowing highlighters, fall makeup is all about giving your face that glow. Here is a round up of fall makeup and skincare to look for next time you visit the makeup counter.

Shimmery Eyes
Shimmery Eyes MakeupGeek.com

Shimmery Eyes

If you love shimmery shadows, you are in luck. The trend in makeup for fall is all about the shimmer. The Vegas Lights Palette from The Makeup Geek is full of neutral, bold shimmery shadows perfect for any complexion, $37.99 at makeupmakeupgeek.com. Another big trend in shadows for fall are wet/dry shadows. Both NARS and Dior have lines that include shimmer that can applied wet or dry.

Highlighted Cheek
Highlighted Cheek Bobbi brown

Highlighted Cheek

For the past year contouring has been the big kid on the block. Contouring is still important but is giving way to the highlighted/shimmery cheek. The Shimmer Brick Compact in Beige by Bobbi Brown is made up of five powders to give give your cheeks a candlelight glow. To apply, sweep your brush through all five colors and dust on your cheekbones after applying blush, $44 at bobbibrown.com.

Fall beauty looks from Lorac

Check out this tutorial for fall beauty looks with Lorac.

Blemish Fighting BB Creams
Blemish Fighting BB Creams The Body Shop

Blemish Fighting BB Creams

BB Creams have grown in their popularity and now they are adding a little something to help curb breakouts. The Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream by The Body Shop curbs breakouts with organic tea tree oil from Kenya. It comes in three shades and its lightweight formula covers imperfections and is shine free, $18 at thebodyshop-usa.com.

Salicylic Acid Repair Creams
Salicylic Acid Repair Creams L’Oréal Paris USA

Salicylic Acid Repair Creams

The key to fresh looking skin is cell turnover. Many skincare brands have been combing salicylic acid (normally found in acne products) with moisturizing agents like Hyaluronic Acid to shed dead skin and lock in moisture. The Age Perfect Cell Renewal Collection by L’Oréal Paris has both of these ingredients and promises to stimulate skin renewal. The collection has a day cream (with SPF 15), a night cream and serum treatment, $24.99 each at drugstores.

Basic Lips
Basic Lips L’Oréal Paris USA

Basic Lips

Lip colors this fall fit into two categories, a soft sheer or bold burgundy. Choose a nude, shimmery lip balm like the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Ingenue. For a darker lip try a liquid lipstick like the Extraordinaire by Colour Riche L’Oréal Paris. With micro-oils and rich color pigments, it gives lips a smoother, shinier look, $9.99. You can even try out the colors with their super cool app.