Resolve To: Get Totally Lit
Michael Kors is a master of naturally gorgeous beauty – the leading ladies on his fall 2017 runway all looked like the best versions of themselves. And it all starts with acquiring a covetable radiance. Highlighter is tailor made for this task, and using a light touch to build up a desired level of luminosity pays off.
Your beauty resolution: Don’t be afraid to go beyond the usual hot spots (i.e. cheekbones and down the top of nose). Dabbed above brows, on inner eye corners, above lips and on the chin, can help create an all-over glow.
Resolve To: Enter the Chop Zone
New ’do, who dis? Few things can truly transform a woman like a fresh, striking haircut. Landing somewhere between Kate Hudson’s daring shorn head and Kate Middleton’s safe lob, the coolest length for fall hovers around the jaw line.
To make your beauty resolution stick, dust your shoulders off and use a soft hold styler to enhance your natural texture. As seen at Chloé Fall 2017, a little wave (or, yup, frizz) cranks the carefree factor up to 11.
Resolve to: Brighten Up
From bright green to sassy yellow and neon orange, there were lots of eyeshadow colours that were doled out as the new black on the fall runways. But one palette chosen at Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017 deserved a standing O. Lids dressed up in a combo of hot pink and cool purple gave instant “I’ll have what’s she’s having” feels.
Pick up a bright eyeliner as a good start to your beauty resolution, especially if you’re committed to wearing more colour on eyes, and looking for an easy in.
Resolve To: Be Berry Good
Into every season a life-changing lipstick must fall. As demo’d by Kendall Jenner at La Perla for Fall 2017, a rich berry shade fits the bill for autumn. The deep hue comes across best when applied with precision.
Beauty resolution tip: Take an extra minute and use lip liner pencil in a matching shade to perfect the silhouette of the upper and lower lip. Add a dab of highlighter at the cupid’s bow (top of lips underneath the nose), if you’re an overachiever.
Resolve To: Lash Out
Do you see what we see? It’s a bit of beauty trickery that’s fast, easy and won’t put a dent in your wallet. Like, not even a ding. That’s because you already own what’s needed to pull this beauty resolution off: Mascara.
Using it on the oft-forgotten lower lashes is a subtle tweak that creates an eye-opening look. Or take Gigi Hadid’s show-stopping lead from Fall 2017 Jeremy Scott and use individual faux lashes for maximum impact below.
Resolve To: Embrace the Dark Side
Alexander Wang knows that eyeliner should be like coffee: Simple, yet strong. Hence his army of inky-hued leather and silk clad models appeared with rings of black eyeliner as a signature beauty mark.
To ace this beauty resolution: Tracing pencil along the waterline of eyes provides the greatest definition, while setting liner with black eyeshadow helps your hard work stay put.
Resolve To: Get All Tied Up
When the humble ponytail gets an upgrade we all win. Praise be to Tory Burch for putting a giant floppy bow on the center-parted low ponytails that frequented her runway for this fall.
The embellishment works best with ribbon that features a distinctly luxe texture, such as double faced satin, grosgrain or, Burch’s pick, velvet. It may not be beauty resolution for every day, but it’s certainly worth trying some day (or night).
Resolve To: Wash ’n’ Whoa
Whether it was tucked under a high collar or a cute toque, the hair on display at Zadig & Voltaire Fall 2017 was pretty perfect… because it wasn’t perfect at all! Textures that leaned in to tousled bits, to-be-expected fly-aways and healthy-looking shine made a strong case for championing a clean, well-maintained mane.
Your beauty resolution: Lay off the flat iron, and invest in a leave-in conditioner to fast-track hair out of a dull, dry state.
Resolve To: Blush with Greatness
Who says fall makeup (and your beauty resolution) has to be all smoky eyes and red lips? Get inspired by the beautifully flushed faces at Altuzarra and give cheeks a chance to be extra.
Use a tapered brush to drape colour high along cheekbones, diffusing it towards temples.
Resolve To: Try Pink Perfection
At Public School, the model’s flawless bare skin earned an A+ but it was the pink lips that walked away as the show’s beauty valedictorian. A creamy blotted down finish, with smudged out edges, helped the hue gain likes.
Put this beauty resolution idea in your back pocket for the next time you want to elevate an off-duty look, but don’t want to overthink it.