As we’re getting our last summer events in, with our final trip to the beach and one more backyard barbecue, the reality sets in. Yes, summer is coming to a close and autumn is on its way.
While we mourn the loss of our sandals, sundresses, and tans we can find comfort in knowing just around the corner lie crisp autumn days, cozy sweaters and comfort food.
Here at Neroli our favorite part of fall is the new rich tones for hair color and makeup. We usually look to the runways for sartorial inspiration and beauty is no exception. With the recent launch of Aveda’s limited edition Passion Flower Autumn/Winter makeup collection, we cannot wait to make the transition from summer to fall.
Red will always be right for fall but the most captivating looks feature deep Bordeaux reds with chocolate undertones. Creamy matte to high-shine gloss are all fair-game; the perfect foil to gorgeous matte skin.
This look seen at Gucci and Rochas can be achieved by first gently exfoliating the lips. This is important when using pigment-rich lip color as expired skin can make the color look flaky. Then line and fill the lips with Aveda tarragona nourish-mint lip liner and follow with either rare orchid or snap dragon Aveda smoothing lip color for a matte look. To add high shine, apply star dahlia Aveda rehydrating lip glaze.
Retro elegance is a huge influence this season with beautifully strong brows permeating many of the fall showings of J.Mendel, Donna Karan and Louis Vuitton. Playing up your brow shape can be achieved by feathering on Aveda eye definer pencils in either sepia and cacao or using brown velvet rose single eye color to accentuate the arch and fill in any sparse areas.
One last favorite trend for the season is a re-interpretation of a classic smoky eye. The twist of the look in the palette comes from a mélange of browns from khaki to dark chocolate and blended to perfection to create this look spanning Burberry to Blumarine.
This look can be easily done with brown velvet rose single eye color, gobi sands and golden jasper petal essence eye color trios. The trios have perfectly matched highlight, contour & define colors take all the guess-work out of creating a gorgeous smoky eye.
There is no better way to enhance your fall style and your new makeup than a fresh hair color with Aveda’s new line of full spectrum color which offers you richer, fuller hues. Energize your autumn style with a deep chocolate, a warm blonde or a rich red.
This season we want you to look your best and the talented professionals at Neroli Salon & Spa have you covered. Hopefully these looks will inspire you to try something new this fall. Visit any one of our four locations and give the new makeup colors a try, we promise you will be glad you did!