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The Latest and Greatest Fall Hair Colors

Bathing suits have been tucked away and replaced by sweaters, and sundresses are retired in favor of scarves. Highlights must inevitably be traded in for more seasonable shades as well. Makeover Essentials’ beauty experts present some of Fall’s best hair colors.

If you’d like to maintain some semblance of the warm and sunny look of the Summer, opt for something that falls between beach blond and brunette. Think of the golden color of Autumn leaves – and go with it!

A deep, rich red is an excellent possibility as well. It’s a particularly doable option for brunettes who would like to brighten things up. To ensure that the hue hits the mark, ask your favorite stylist for cinnamon tones.

If you prefer more of a sultry look, Makeover Essentials has you covered. Mahogany, chocolate, and nutmeg tones will take your brown to another level entirely.

If a traditional color isn’t really your thing, go back to the basics. Consider any of the primary colors and find the one that resonates as most expressive to you, suggests Redken’s global color creative director, Josh Wood. He says, “I see the softer, more pastel colors getting strong and more bold.”

Our Makeover Essentials style experts are experimenting with these shades – as well as the metallic silver, brass, and platinum looks. Follow us on Twitter to stay tuned in to all our fabulous ME beauty ideas this season.


Velvet: The Hit Trend This Fall Season

Now that Fall has arrived and the brisk air is setting in, it’s time to consider the latest fashion trends. This season sparks yearnings for comfort, warmth, and a bit of luxury. It seems that our old friend, velvet, is rising in popularity to meet all these requirements. Not only do we discover it in designer accessories and home accents, we notice it in casual wear and standard outfit staples. Here are several Makeover Essentials favorites:

  • The Bag: Velvet clutches, purses, and other bags are available in a variety of bold prints. As far as we are concerned, however, leopard beats them all as the go-to pick for our Makeover Essentials fashionistas.
  • The Shoes: Think of the straw-bag-and-sandal look that’s so popular during the summer. There is no need to relegate those sandals to the back of your closet just yet. Simply select a few pairs that are trimmed in velvet. The look is softer, yet warmer.
  • The Jacket: Puffy jackets are cozy and practical – and significantly posher when the usual nylon fabric is traded in for a sleek velvet. A nice hairbow of the same material will accentuate the look nicely.
  • The Pillows: Infuse a bit of the season into your home by slipping velvet covers over your usual pillows. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you might have a whole chair reupholstered.

What is your favorite velvety item or accessory? Like Makeover Essentials on Facebook to chime in!

Fashion Forward: What to Wear This Fall

The leaves are beginning to change colors, and the biggest Fall designs have already been presented on the runways. Although every ensemble offers something special, we’ve perused the most wearable and enticing to identify some Makeover Essentials favorites.

Let’s begin with the bright and sunny look of the floral sundress that is so popular in Spring and Summer. It transitions nicely into a moodier, darker bouquet print for the Autumn. This look is not limited to the traditional burgundies, browns, and burnt oranges of the season, however. Some of the loveliest items include deep pinks, purples, and blues.

Athletic wear – especially that inspired by the 1980s – will continue to be a mainstay in leisure wardrobes as the weather gets colder. Expect high necklines and zippers everywhere, from dresses to parkas. The appeal here extends beyond comfort. This look inspires a sense of nostalgia we welcome at Makeover Essentials.

We noticed a lot of boxy, business-like silhouettes on the runways as well. The layering of sheer turtlenecks and long button-ups set off these ensembles nicely. Expect to see them not only in standard greys (with stripes), but also in pale pinks. There are tailored trousers, deconstructed blazers, and more.

We’re looking forward to adorning these styles in the coming months. Makeover Essentials details popular Fall looks, such us moody floral prints, 1980s athletic wear, pale pinks, sheer layers, and boxy suits.

Get the Lowdown on Everything Makeover Essentials

Makeover Essentials is your go-to resource for all things beauty. From our quality products to our tips and tricks, we have everything you need to stay on top of the latest trends in fashion and style. Here are several of our featured items:

• ME Contour Kit: This kit is complete with everything needed for highlighting and bronzing, whether you want to soften your jawline, narrow your forehead, lift your cheekbones, or slim your nose.

• Men’s Grooming Kit: Razors, trimmers, nail clippers – this 13-piece kit has it all. These personal care products are conveniently stowed in a handy travel case, making the full combination an ideal Makeover Essentials gift for the man in your life.

• Refresh ME Cloth: Say goodbye to harsh chemicals, and welcome this cloth to your nighttime routine instead. All you need to do is add water and gently wash away your makeup. It’s natural, and it will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and healthy.

• ME Classic 10 – Nighttime Storm: When it’s time to make the transition from your daytime look to your evening ensemble, these shades of eyeshadow should be part of the mix. There are 10 options to complement any outfit, whether you prefer the smoky look or something lighter.

We also provide lots of helpful tutorials and informative blogs on looking your beauty-best.

Try These Summer Looks Before the Season Ends

As the summer season progresses, you may find yourself suffering from a significant case of wardrobe fatigue. You may be bored with the usual sundresses, accessories, and street shoes, but Makeover Essentials is here to help. Take the following steps to breathe some new life into your daily attire.

Start by layering your brights – and don’t be afraid of going overboard. Consider a sharp pink business suit, with pumps, sunglasses, bag, nail polish, and lipstick all in the same color. Top it all off with a perfectly matched phone case as well!

A plain white shirt is a comfortable and easy garment to put on when you don’t know what to wear. It goes with everything, after all. Fortunately, there’s no need to abandon this fallback piece of clothing. Just contrast the simplicity of it with some big-statement earrings. This fashion fallback is a Makeover Essentials mainstay.

Fanny packs are back – with a new and improved name! The bum bag offers great opportunities to go hands-free. Some of these accessories are so elegantly designed that they are little more than shiny belts and small clutches, ideally setting off professional wardrobes.

If you’re an enthusiastic wearer of black like many of our Makeover Essentials beauty experts, you can certainly continue to do so throughout the summer. A bit of color from trendy tinted sunglasses is the perfect contrast to the look.

Bust out of your summer wardrobe slump using these sartorial strategies, and follow us on Twitter to get more ideas.

These Are the Makeup Looks of the Summer

Now that we’re a significant way through summer, we’d like to discuss some of the makeup trends we’ve noticed and admired so far this season. It isn’t too late to try these looks for yourself, so take note of these Makeover Essentials recommendations:

  • The Eyes: During the warmer months, people are more likely to venture out and enjoy the nightlife. We’ve seen a lot of the cool-girl look – the eyeshadow that appears as if the wearer slept with it on and left it there when heading out with friends. The application is easy – simply apply your eyeliner hours before your plans are scheduled to commence. By that time, it will be nicely smudged.
  • The Lips: You may have noticed that brightly colored lipsticks and glosses require frequent reapplication during summer. The likelihood is that perspiration, in addition to a considerable amount of cold drinks, will wear away the shade quickly. Lighter, candy-colored hues last longer (and the gradual fading isn’t as noticeable).
  • The Skin: Less is better in terms of your summer wardrobe, and the same is true for makeup. The minimalist approach is a Makeover Essentials favorite, partially because it’s low-maintenance. Either leave your face bare, or apply only one product in multiple places (such as a bit of blush on your eyelids, for example).

Join us as we experiment with these looks, and check out our Makeover Essentials Newswire to stay informed about the latest beauty trends.