Makeup Ideas

The best looks for fall

Want to look chic, street or sweet? This season, the choice is yours

The Fall Girls
Want to look chic, street or sweet? This season, the choice is yours

The Graduate

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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The Attention-getter

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.

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