The Fall Girls
And we’re not talking about the hyper-blond gal pals of Laguna Beach toting too much lip gloss. This girl’s an uptown socialite with retro Parisian panache who thinks layers of lip lacquer are way gauche.
Inspiration: Viktor & Rolf and Katharine Hepburn
Beauty marks: Touchable curls, liquid eyeliner, long eyelashes, a pucker meant to be kissed.
Get the look: Colour cheeks and lips with Stila Convertible Color in Poppy, $27. Use a little or use a lot—you decide. Not blessed with a steady hand? Try Physicians Formula Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker in Ultra Black, $12. Help those prim-and-proper curls stay all day with Pantene Classic Hairspray Flexible Hold, 234 g, $6.50. Lancôme Fatale Mascara, $29, has a smart three-comb applicator that volumizes your eyelashes in one swoop.
The outfit: Jacket, Malandrino. Blouse, Alberta Ferretti, Holt Renfrew.
The Ghost Whisperer
A dark and romantic spirit was prominent on the Fall ’06 runways. She’s feminine, she loves her powder puff and she lives to see darkness fall.
Inspiration: Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christina Ricci in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow
Beauty marks: Pale shades on eyes and lips, powder-perfect skin, soft, dreamy waves.
Get the look: M.A.C Eyeshadow in Chill and Dovefeather, $16.50 each, lends a matte finish to your eyelids. Apply Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid Lip Gloss in Plum Sparkle, $8, because your lips should sparkle just a little bit. Chantecaille Talc Free Loose Powder, 28 g, $70, gives a smooth translucent finish. Don’t forget Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder, 125 g, $48, so your do can look matte, too. Spray it on after styling.
The outfit: Dress, BCBG Max Azria. Cardigan, Y & Kei. Necklace (worn as collar), Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun
The Modern Gothic
Attention, all skater girls. Here’s how to look now: keep your kohl-rimmed peepers, but ditch the stringy hair and the cake foundation. Think sexy tresses and a sheer, luminous base.
Inspiration: Christian Dior and the newly improved Avril Lavigne
Beauty marks: Black eyeliner, a rockin’ complexion, a fully volumized do.
Get the look: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Dolce Vita, $5.50, moisturizes for up to eight hours. Benefit Bad Gal Pencil in Black, $24. Forget fine point. This chunky eyeliner is intense. Napoleon Perdis China Doll Foundation, 30 mL, $55, will give your skin an A-list finish. Volumizing your hair begins in the shower with Down Under Natural’s Fruit Kicks Bodifying Shampoo, 500 mL, and Down Under Natural’s Fruit Kicks Bodifying Conditioner, 500 mL, $3.30 each.
The outfit: Jacket, Dsquared. Cardigan, Y & Kei. Scarf, Banana Republic
The Vogue Rogue
Don’t confuse grunge with gross. This sistah isn’t down in the dumps; she’s swathed in layers of cashmere and she’s hooked on a rosy visage and glimmering hair. No dreadlocks allowed.
Inspiration: Marc Jacobs and Mary-Kate Olsen
Beauty marks: Pink cheeks, pink lips, the healthiest laissez-faire hair.
Get the look: Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Patchwork Pink, $24. Swirl together all its shades with a blush brush before applying. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Corrective Compact Foundation, $34, is extra-gentle for sensitive skin that wants to look flawless. Want texture and shine that doesn’t feel icky? Try John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Starlit Waves Wave Enhancing Spray, 175 mL, $10. Pout Lip Polish in Voluptuous Venus, $25. Be casual and put it on with your fingers.
The outfit: Jacket, H&M. Sweater, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Holt Renfrew. Turtleneck, Pink Tartan. Hat, Holt Renfrew Private Brand; scarf, Gap.
The power of bling is still guaranteed to get you looks but, this fall, wear it in small doses. Do the right thing and tone down hip-hop shimmer, focusing on sparkling eyes and fingertips only.
Inspiration: Versace the show and Versace the woman
Beauty marks: Eyeshadow in jewel tones, look-at-me nail polish, the shiniest, straightest hair.
Get the look: Begin with full-impact eyeshadow. We’re lovin’ L’Oréal Holographic Wear Infinité in Crown Jewel, $6. Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls, $28, is the epitome of a sexy, shiny nude lip. Show off the high energy shine of Creative Nail Design Enamel in Jiggy, $9.40. Flyaways and frizzies are dirty words to this girl. Smooth down your locks with KMS Flat Out Smoothing Serum, 75 mL, $21.
The outfit: Collar, Martine et Bonal. Dress, David Dixon.
The best looks for fall
Want to look chic, street or sweet? This season, the choice is yours