Fresh Start Beauty
There has never been a better time to change it up: The latest makeup is confident, fearless, and inclusive—and skin care is solving the big issues.
Worth-it trends, amazing products, smart skin care
If you’re clinging to the end of the summer, not ready to say goodbye to the orange pedicure, consider these beauty-refresh ideas your motivation to move forward. The creative minds at work behind this season’s hottest runway looks and most exciting product launches have gone above and beyond: Makeup is back in a big way, with everything from matte nude to hot-fuchsia lips, creamy rust nails to metallic glittery tips, and more. “The wide range of looks is a sign that nobody wants to tell anyone what she or he should do when it comes to beauty anymore,” says Sarah Lucero, Stila’s global executive director of creative artistry. Declaring a single trend is limiting, and it
can get stale fast in our social media– obsessed world. Instead, experts have embraced the power of makeup in general, using a kaleidoscope of colors and textures to completely transform or celebrate a person’s individuality. Beauty brands have introduced palettes with a wider array of hues than ever to suit all forms of creative expression, including top coats that help you change a formula’s finish when you want to and foundation lines with 30 or 40 shade ranges (a long overdue leap from the eight- to 15-shade ranges of the past that ignored so many skin tones). Bottom line: Think of this season’s looks not as a limiting beauty prescription but as the inspiration you need to charge into fall refreshed and ready for anything. Here are the key areas you’ll be excited to explore now.