BARELY THERE

By a landslide, the most prominent beauty trend at Fall 2013 fashion week was minimalist chic. Bare faces (albeit with glowing skin) were everywhere – it embodies high self-esteem and confidence. Read on for the products to use to achieve this refreshing look.

The key to pulling off the minimal look is to have seemingly perfect, glowing skin. Don’t go overboard with the foundation to cover up imperfections. In fact, it’s a good idea to skip the foundation all together – it can weigh down your skin and make your entire look appear cakey. Cover up dark spots and blemishes by dabbing on some concealer (we love this waterproof one by Tarte). Then cover your face with a tinted moisturizer (Laura Mercier forever) or BB cream (Smashbox’s is fantastic). These should provide enough coverage, while allowing your skin to breathe.

The next step is to apply a bit of blush. It’s easy to go overboard with blush, so control is key. Apply just a bit of pink powder to your cheeks so you don’t look washed out. Try Lorac blush in Rose. That’s all you need for your face. Two to three products. Yes, really.

For your eyes, apply some lengthening black mascara so you look wide awake. We’re into this one by Estee Lauder, which separates and lengthens lashes for beautiful eyes. If your lips are moisturized, gloss or lipstick isn’t necessary. If you feel like you need a little something, though, try Josie Maran’s Hydrating Lipstick in Happy Honey, a rosy nude.

Feeling nail art overload? We have good news for you: nude nails are in. Yes, the major trend in the fall nail game is clean, simple, short, beige nails. There are tons of options, from Essie’s Mademoiselle to Priti NYC’s Ginger Snap Orchid. Most of these shades are sheer, so you’ll need an extra coat or two, but that seems a small price to pay compared to the claws, studs and glitter of days past!

To talk more fall beauty, head over to Pampadour.com and check out our fall collection!