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Best Fall 2015 Beauty Trends

Fall is sneaking up on us.  While the days may still be warm and bright, there is a newfound, but not forgotten chill in the air at night. Sweaters and parkas are popping up in stores, the morning air smells faintly of winter (that faint smell of campfire mixed with that indescribable iciness) and pumpkin spice-everything is everywhere.

As August melts into September, it may be time to retire that bright pink MAC Cosmetics Candy Yum Yum lipstick and reach for those rich berry and plum shades so synonymous with fall.

I came across this fun article entitled Fall Fashion Odds – Which Summer Trends Will Survive.  I thought the article’s trend forecast was pretty bang on.  Par predicted that boho hats, fringed clothing and knee-length teas skirts (so flattering) will still be popular this fall and I know I’ll be rocking my own pieces far into the fall season. She also bets on “strong eyebrows, dark shadows and smoky eyes” being popular for fall too.  As I leaf through my massive Vogue September issue, it looks like the these are indeed safe bets.

Of all the hot fall 2015 beauty trends, the following are my favourites.  So, settle in with your pumpkin spice latte and read on!

Subtle Smoky Eyes and Strong Eyebrows

The smoky eye look isn’t going anywhere soon, which I’m thrilled about as it is one of my favourite makeup looks of all time.  For fall 2015, try subtle smoky eyes that will be suitable for daytime wear. Instead of Kim Kardashian’s signature uber-sexy black smoky eyes, opt for more wearable shades such as chocolate and navy.

Don’t forget your eyebrows!  Thanks to such beauties as Camilla Belle, Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne, big, thick eyebrows are still in.  Put your tweezers down, and let them grow in.  A little incentive?  Strong, thick eyebrows make you look years younger, as opposed to that Drew Barrymore circa 1994 look.  To help your eyebrows along, STOP PLUCKING.  Leave them alone for – gasp! – approximately 15 weeks. In the meantime, apply products specially formulated for your eyebrows that contain prostaglandin, a substance which mimics the hormone responsible for hair growth. Products like Latisse and Romaine are suitable for use on your eyebrows, so speak to your doctor about a prescription. Check out this handy “how-to” for growing out your eyebrows here.

Here I am sporting a navy/cobalt blue smoky eye and strong, defined eyebrows.  A huge thank you for the expertly applied makeup by Hannah Rose McKie of MAC Cosmetics – super thrilled with this look!
Dom Blue

Dark Lips

Super dark lips are in!  The darker the better – think all those great shades that were popular in the 90s.  Time to tuck away all of those nude lip colours and unleash your inner 90s supermodel.  I am seeing black lipstick everywhere, and it pretty much started on the fall/winter 2015 runways. In order to not look too “Morticia Adams”, pick a dark berry shade. My absolute favourite was “Eugénie”  – a dark black cherry colour with a bluish undertone from the MAC Cosmetics x Giambattista Valli Collection.  Unfortunately, that collection sold out like crazy, therefore that fab colour is unavailable.  A great alternative is Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Color in Élégante (hurry – limited edition alert).

Style Domination Dark Lipstick Fall 2015 Beauty Blogger Chanel Elegante
Fab dark cherry lips! Pic courtesy of www.aliexpress.com

Also, that awesome cool-toned purple lip is still popular for fall. Some great options are Too Faced’s Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Violet and Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid-to-Matte Lipstick in Pansy (cult favourite). Check out this great list of more purple lip colours here.

Gilded Shadows and Eyeliners

You’ll want to pick up some warm metallic-toned eyeshadows and eyeliners to add to your overall fall look.  I’m talking warm rose-golds, champagnes, charcoal greys and dark silvers. Luckily for all of us, these shades are remarkably beautiful on all skin tones.  Darker-skinned girls will benefit from cool, dark metallics such as gunmetal for a really striking look (tip: opt for darker greys as pale silvers can look a tad ashy), blondes and brunettes will stun in rose golds, and redheads will turn heads in glittering champagnes and icy silvers.

What are your favourite fall beauty and fashion trends?  Will you be embracing super graphic eyeliner, low ponytails and rainbow-coloured hair? Which looks won’t you be caught dead in? Let me know in the comments!


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Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. September 1, 2015 / 7:42 am

    I’m obsessed with the 70’s!!! I think this fall ill be rocking alot of 70’s style clothes aswell as denim and foe fur stuff 😀 oh yesss^^

    • September 1, 2015 / 10:31 am

      Ooooh Shanice! Sounds really nice! Thanks for reading! xoxox

    • September 1, 2015 / 10:29 am

      God – I love, love, love the berry lips! Revlon used to have this great lipstick called “Blackberry”. They discontinued it. Sigh. I will be pulling out my Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey for this fall!

      • September 1, 2015 / 8:35 pm

        Black Honey is one of those lipsticks that is most talked about when Fall comes around!

        • September 2, 2015 / 11:57 am

          It is totally a favourite of mine. I can’t tell you how many tubes I’ve gone through!! Lol! Thanks for reading, babe! Hope you are well!

  2. September 1, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Fab post, this is just what I needed to read! Love thick brows, and the eye look on you just looks so stunning, your skin is flawless! Xoxo

  3. September 1, 2015 / 5:22 pm

    I have no issues looking gothy, the fact that its become a bit popular lately only means I have sooooo many more options lipstick and shadow wise. I hot the new colourpop fall line with the glee of a child in a candy store. 😀

    • September 1, 2015 / 5:40 pm

      Haha! Way to go! I’ll have to check out ColourPop’s new offerings!

  4. September 1, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    The blue looks great on you! Can’t wait to try the super dark lip..Although, I think it might overpower my whole face since I’m so pale -_- siigh

    • September 2, 2015 / 11:59 am

      If my super pale friends can rock a dark lip, so can you! Just a matter of experimenting and finding a good one to suit your skin! I saw a beautiful, whiter-than-white skinned redhead wearing dark plum lips and she looked awesome. Thanks so much for the kind compliment! Absolutely loved that smoky eye! xox

    • September 2, 2015 / 11:57 am

      Haha! Me too. Well, I actually hate fall as I view it as a harbinger of awful things to come (the freezing cold Ottawa winter). I do love fall fashion and makeup though! I was actually thinking of you while listings picks for dark, berry lipsticks! You wear them so well! xox

      • September 2, 2015 / 1:41 pm

        Couldn’t agree with you more! Dislike fall for the weather conditions but for the sake of fashion and lovely layers.. fall is my bae. Haha awww what a wonderful gesture; I love them. Instantly transforms a look for drab to fab in minutes 🙂

        • September 3, 2015 / 2:31 pm

          I hear ya. I love nothing more than a chunky, cozy sweater. When Nordstrom opens on Vancouver, be sure to check out their cashmere sweaters. Super soft and cozy, great quality and inexpensive!!

  5. September 2, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    You are GORGEOUS! Loving the blue smoky eye on you! As for the strong brows… I can never leave the house without my brows. Hah! xx

    • September 3, 2015 / 2:30 pm

      Awww thanks! You know – every one I see pictures of myself, I still see the pimply, awkward teenager I used to be. Your compliment means a lot. And yes – I bought Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade and I now never leave the house without my eyebrows too! Lol!

      • September 4, 2015 / 10:03 am

        I know exactly what you mean (I’m totally like that too!) but don’t let that stop you from knowing that you’re gorgeous! <3

      • September 4, 2015 / 10:04 am

        I haven’t tried the Dip Brow from Anastasia yet but I’ve been using the Brow Wiz! Do you like the Dip Brow better?

  6. September 2, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    Love your blog and you look so gorgeous in your pic! xo

    • September 3, 2015 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks, babe! I really appreciate you reading!

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