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The top hair and makeup looks FLARE is obsessed with for fall

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The top hair and makeup looks FLARE is obsessed with for fall



1. Fringe Festival

After years of a long, sexy, layered fringe to match true boho form (think Sienna circa 2005), the blunt-cut bang is inching its way back into style, echoing fashion’s yearning for form and rigour via sharp shoulders and skinny jeans. The trendsetters? Montrealer Irina Lazareanu has risen to top-model status with her signature bangs. And models Caroline Winberg and Patricia Schmid are feelin’ the fever for a fringe, too.

FLARE’s pick: Charles Worthington Smart Fixx High-Shine Finishing Spray, 200 mL, $10, tames bangs into place. For where-to-buy, see Stylesource.

On the runway: (top to bottom) Patricia Schmid at Moschino; Irina Lazareanu at Anna Sui

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2. Colour Theme

Fall’s moodiness isn’t relegated to black makeup. The runways’ dark frocks and blacker-than-black silhouettes are balanced with colour that pops on eyelids and lips. Donna Karan’s pop-art pouts too much? Try similar shades in a sheer-formula lipstick. A moisturizing burgundy lipstick will channel Prada’s edgy lip stain. And apply jewel-toned eyeshadows, as seen at Christian Dior and Versace, into your upper lash line only for a subtle hint of colour that even your boss will like.

FLARE’s picks: (top down) Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipcolor in Go Currant, $8; Cargo Eye Shadow in Babylon, $19; Napoleon Perdis DéVine Goddess in Selene, $25; Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick in 18, $33; and Face Atelier Eye Shadow in Plum Glaze, $17.

On the runway: (top to bottom) Versace; Donna Karan; Christian Dior

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3. Long & Lean

Talk about patience. Donatella and Demi hung on to their smooth, shiny locks long enough to watch them come back in style again. Straight hair is officially the top do of the times. Your mission: start growing out your layers and invest in an ionic flatiron with ceramic plates that never overheat (because fried hair is never de rigueur). We can’t help but think this trend has plenty to do with fall’s obsession with chapeaus—the smoothest crown is their perfect perch.

FLARE’s pick: Schwarzkopf Göt2b Crazy Sleek Unstoppable Hold Shine Lock, 125 mL, $7, gives a brilliantly finished coif.

On the runway: (top to bottom) Luca Luca; Anna Sui

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4. The Strokes

Season after season, black eyeliner stands out—and this fall is no exception. We’re giddy to report that how to wear it has gotten a serious update. Graphic pencil lines at Marc by Marc Jacobs echo the runway’s street spirit (FYI, get ready for grunge). Uptown girls can layer on a sexy dose of kohl along the lower lash line, as seen at Lanvin, for a new spin on the chicest peepers.

FLARE’s picks: (Clockwise from top) Annabelle Eyeshadow Mono in Ebony, $5.25; Annabelle Eye Medium Shader Brush, $7; and M.A.C Technakohl Liner in GraphBlack, $18.

On the runway: (top to bottom) Lanvin; Marc by Marc Jacobs

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5. “Clean Hair, Clean Face”

That is what you’ll hear any beauty editor request of a model to her agent the day before a shoot. She’ll arrive with barely there makeup (if any at all) and laissez-faire hair, and that’s how some of the best designers liked it for their runways, too. Little things such as adding a touch of volume to everyday hair or placing a barrette off centre or wearing a neutral-pink lipstick will turn casual into runway-ready.

FLARE’s picks: (Clockwise from left) Red Earth Lacy Afternoon True Bliss Lipstick in Think Pink, $13; Goody Royalesse barrette, $7; and Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion, 20 g, $30.

On the runway: (top to bottom) Hussein Chalayan; Chloé

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6. Taupe on Taupe

By the time you’ve strapped on your sharp leather jacket and high-waisted pants or layered on a gazillion knits like Mary-Kate, what’s a girl to do about her makeup? When in doubt, reach for shades of taupe. To get it on quick, try the heavy-handed sweep of shadow seen at Burberry Prorsum teamed with burnished cheeks and barely there lip colour. Or commit to Carolina Herrera’s sexier, smokier look. It’ll take a few extra minutes but, damn, you’ll look good.

FLARE’s picks: (Left to right) Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Safari, $32; Lancôme Blush Subtil Delicate Oil-Free Powder Blush in Cappucine, $36; and Estée Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Beige, $30.

On the runway: (top to bottom) Carolina Herrera; Burberry prorsum

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7. Go Big or Go Home

Wait—hear us out. We have three good reasons to grow
out your eyebrows, starting now:
• You’ll free your natural eyebrows after years of oppression.
• No more agonizing, painful tweezing of too many hairs.
• In a hurry? Well, relax. Your new eyebrows are your whole look. Just fill ’em in, gloss your lips and go.

FLARE’s pick: Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Soft Brown, $17.

On the runway: (top to bottom) Givenchy; Chanel

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