From textured tresses to bold lips, there were plenty of covetable beauty trends walking the Fall 2012 runways that are not only right for cooler weather, but perfectly appropriate for summer. Here are 8 looks worth the instant gratification.
Textured Tresses at Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone's Fall 2012 show was inspired by a multitude of rich textures, including floral tapestries, fur trims, and luxurious black leather pieces. In addition to the sumptuous fabrics, hair also took on a textured wave that felt sexily disheveled and fashionably grungy. Because summer is all about lighter and less doing, work in less product, whether mousse or spray, than you would usually use to achieve the summer version of this 'do. Try Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray $15 for beachy waves, volume, and plenty of texture.
Statement Brows at Vera Wang
If Fall 2012 is anything to go by, strong brows are not going anywhere—at least anytime soon. However, make sure that your enhanced brows look groomed rather than bushy. At Vera Wang's Fall 2012 show, models showed off strong statement brows that gave off a dramatic effect. To achieve this look now, make your eyebrow the focal point by extending the brow out to the temple, following the natural direction of the brow. Keep the look natural as opposed to costumey by keeping the rest of your face bare. Use Sephora's Arch it Brow Kit $35, which includes all the utensil you need to maintain well groomed eyebrows.
Bold Lips at Marc by Marc Jacobs
While Fall 2012 was the moment for eyes to take center stage, a few designers looked to enhance lips instead. At Marc by Marc Jacobs, models showed off classic red pouts that showed off a sophisticated no-nonsense type of gal. Make sure to focus on your lips by keeping the rest of your skin bare. It's key to keep in mind that what you leave out is just as important as what you put on. For bold lips, try Nars Lipstick in Jungle Red $24, a semi-matte bright red that looks good on just about everyone.
Graphic Lids at Jason Wu
If your evening makeup routine is all about the eyes, Jason Wu's Fall 2012 show is your go-to inspiration board. Inspired by the Chinese army, models showcased graphic emerald lids, a look that's meant to look tough and warrior like. To get graphic lids for the summer, tone down the black liner and instead line your lids with gray eyeliner, which creates a softer shape. Keep the emerald shadow at bay by focusing on the lower lid rather than the whole eye area. For easy use try Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow in Matte Green $20, an idiot-proof shadow pencil that provides immediate color without smudging, budging, or worst of all, fading.
Stick Straight Hair at Victoria Beckham
Super-straight and sleek hair will be all the rage if Fall 2012 collections like Victoria Beckham, DKNY, and Betsey Johnson are anything to go by. Because pin-straight hair feels sophisticated, groomed, and is very manageable, it's a practical style to wear, whether you're going to work or spending the weekend at the Hamptons. To get the look, make sure to iron your hair after blow drying. Try T3 Single Pass Compact Iron $79, which uses Tourmaline-infused ceramic plates to seal the hair cuticle and eliminate frizz.
Peachy All Over at Peter Som
For his Fall 2012 collection, Peter Som's girls showed off peachy complexions that radiated a healthy and happy glow. Keeping the colors in the same range, lips, eyes and cheeks complemented rather than overwhelmed each other. For summer, try a cream base or a stain that goes on lighter and that you can also apply on your lids as well as your mouth. Try NARS The Multiple in Orgasm $39, a shimmery peachy pink multi-purpose stick that will look great for the summer, be it day or night.
Glowing Skin at Oscar de la Renta
At the Fall 2012 Oscar de la Renta show, the makeup used on the models complemented and highlighted both the strengths and sophistication of the modern woman. To get the look, you want to focus on your face as a whole by attaining glowing, healthy looking skin that doesn't look tired, stressed, or any of the actual states woman are in most of the year. To cheat yourself to that elegant glow, apply the right amount of highlighter under and over your eyes, on the bridge of your nose, and on the sides of your mouth. This glow is the perfect to-go makeup everyone should master during the summer as it is easy, looks effortless, and shows up flawlessly. Use Yves Saint Laurent Touch Eclat $40, a luminous pen that achieves radiant skin with just a couple of strokes.
Fun Hairpins at Tory Burch
Statement Hair Accessories took center stage during the Fall 2012 collections. From metallic studded stars at Rodarte to acrylic flower pins at Tory Burch, soft, poofy hairstyles were adorned with ornate clips. To get in on this sweet trend now, skip the fluffy updos, and instead place these fun pins all over your waves or throughout a loose braid. Search for fun clips at luxe hair accessory maven, Jennifer Behr, or at Topshop for great prices.