The Best Beauty Trends of Fall 2018
THE GLAM BLOWOUT
The freshest way to wear the classic smooth style is with some volume at the roots. "That extra oomph makes the look even more sophisticated," says Julia Roberts's hairstylist Serge Normant. To do: Apply mousse, blow-dry strands straight, then gently tease a small section of hair just underneath the top layer at the crown. Smooth the top layer over the teased part to conceal it.
Julia Roberts's hairstylist applied Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Mousse, $25; sergenormant.com
THE PLUM EYE
A shimmery purple eyeshadow "looks great on everyone," says makeup artist Kristofer Buckle, who created Blake Lively's smoky look. A little color is all you need: Apply the hue on the outer half of the lid and blend toward the center of your eye to keep the effect soft, says the expert. "Then add an iridescent gold to your inner corners" for a touch of brightness.
Blake Lively’s makeup artist applied Kristofer Buckle Premiere Palette Edition 1, $39.75; qvc.com
THE NEW FLORAL FRAGRANCE
Perfumes can be polarizing, but this sensual Gucci scent—which contains lush notes of jasmine and rose, plus a hint of patchouli—is about as universally appealing as it gets. Hesitant to commit to a full-size bottle? Test-drive it with the portable (and more affordable) roller-ball size.
Buy It! Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori, $141 (for 100 ml) and $34 (for 7.4 ml); sephora.com
THE SLEEK BUN
An edgy slicked-back style is the updo of the season. "It's so easy to do," says celebrity hairstylist Jill Buck, who created this look on Julianne Hough. To replicate it yourself, comb a dab of gel through dry hair, then pull it into a tight bun at the nape of your neck and pin in place, says Buck.
Fun Fact! Hough's hairstylist applied a small amount of baby oil for a wet-looking finish.
THE BOLD LIP
This autumn it's all about a statement-making lip shade. For best results, apply two layers of your favorite color straight from the tube, blotting in between to increase staying power, says Priyanka Chopra's makeup artist Pati Dubroff.
On Priyanka Chopra, makeup artist Pati Dubroff applied Nars Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Red District, $26; narscosmetics.com
THE BOLD LIP (Continued)
Pare down your eye makeup when wearing these saturated hues for a more a contemporary feel, says Olivia Wilde’s makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis.
Create a look like Rihanna’s with Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Candy Venom, $18; sephora.com
On Olivia Wilde, makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis applied Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in It Girl, $28; nordstrom.com
THE MODERN BOB
Update your look with a versatile cut, says celebrity hair-stylist Glen Coco Oropeza, who gave Chrissy Teigen her bob. "This chin-length version flatters any face shape," he adds. Just make sure the ends are blunt for a more edgy effect.
THE NEUTRAL NAIL
Celebrate sweater weather by swiping on a polish in a creamy, muted hue that reminds you of your favorite cozy knit. To make the color pop, layer a white lacquer under your pale polish.
Buy It! OPI Nail Lacquer in Somewhere Over the Rainbow Mountains, $10.50; ulta.com
Buy It! Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Cashmere Calm, $7.99; ulta.com
Buy It! Essie Nail Polish in Wild Nude, $9; essie.com