This fall youâ€™ll see everything from neon â€“ like the hot pink Kelly Osbourne recently flouted on Fashion Police â€“ to the vamp vibe with berry and burgundy. So throw away those boring nude lipsticks. Itâ€™s so yesterday.
Alexis Vogel, a Hollywood-based makeup artist whose clients include Pamela Anderson and Sharon Stone, says, â€œThis season look for strong, bold colors, such as royal blue and purple rimming around the eyes and metallic touches on cheek bones and brows. Youâ€™ll definitely stand out in a crowd.â€ Check out Alexisâ€™s website for all the celebrity trends at www.alexisvogel.com. And watch for her new product line launching in November.
SWAP IT OUT
Neonâ€™s not the easiest trend to wear, but be brave, like adorable Kelly Osbourne. Trade in those tired beige shadows and mauve lipsticks for NARS Lipstick in Schiap. This shocking matte pink lipstick is definitely an attention-getter. The pure, creamy lipstick formula is enriched with vitamin E to keep color intact. Available in sheer finish, semi-matte for velvety, full-bodied lips and satin for moist-looking lips. $24 at www.Sephora.com.
GO FULL BORE
Work your way up to a full-on, neon pink pout with Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss. With the tilt of a tube, the crÃ¨me-brule-scented formula slicks your lips to attract that guy across the room. Rub the tube to release pheromones and enhance the mood and your sexual attraction. $19 from www.bing.com.
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
As Alexis points out, bold is in and this limited edition collection of Le Prismissime 9-Colors Eyeshadow from Givenchy is just the ticket to being hip and chic. Inspired by neon lights, this palette has a surprising range of bold colors punctuated by mother-of-pearl-inflected glints. The compact includes two sponge tip applicators and an angled brush. $62 from www.Sephora.com.
UNLEASH YOUR INNER ANIMAL
Dolce & Gabbana will help you glow with desire when you use their Animalier Bronzer. The face powder is embellished with a leopard print design that symbolizes the timeless sensuality of old-Hollywood glamour but encased in a thoroughly modern gleaming and softly contoured metal compact. The beauty of this bronzer will be apparent the minute you sweep it across your cheekbones. $50 exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and www.saksfifthavenue.com.
SMOKINâ€™ HOT Â
A little metallic eye shadow takes eyes from smoky to smoldering.Â Rim the eyes with CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner Pencil in Blackfire, and then brush a charcoal shadow over the lids and into the crease. The crayon-like tip glides on easily and leaves a rich glossy jet-black color. Itâ€™s $7.99 wherever Cover Girl products are sold.
SHOW THAT GLOWÂ
All eyes will be on you as you shimmer in the moonlight with coppery LancÃ´me Color Design Eye Shadow in Bikini Golden.Â Formulated with concentrated pigments and precious pearls, this brilliant eye shadow goes on evenly to make your lids vibrant and glittery all day and night. $19.49 at www.luxuryparlor.com.
GO BACK TO BASICS
To enhance your smoky metallic eyes and neon lips, make sure your complexion is flawless. Try Benefit High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer. Simply pat this warm peachy pink on your face, add bronzer, blush and youâ€™re ready to rock the Kasbah. Youâ€™ll positively glow in the candlelight. Â $26 from Benefit at Macyâ€™s or www.Amazon.com.
BEEF UP THE ARCHES
Strong, defined brows are the key to looking beyond fabulous.Â With the Chanel Le Sourcil De Chanel Perfect Brows in Brun No. 20, you can fill in the arches with a pencil or powder that’s a shade darker than your natural brows.Â This handy compact includes the grooming tools â€“ tweezers and two applicators — and three shades of powders. It retails for $68 at www.izzysbeautyshoppe.com.
RAZZLE & DAZZLE â€˜EM
Bring shine and excitement to your lips with the crystalline iridescence of MAC Dazzleglass Lipcolour. This pearlized refracting gloss adds an exciting dimensional pop. The secret ingredients are pearl particles along with quartz and opal crystals. This lip gloss is non-sticky, non-tacky and moisturizes while it shimmers. Wear it alone, or layer over lipstick for a dramatic neon effect. $18.50 at www.Nordstrom.com or wherever MAC products are sold