The Spring 2013 fashion shows may be coming to close, but we’re just beginning to pull out our fall wardrobes (hello, leather weather). Stash your pastel eyeshadows, coral bullets, and think extremes for this fall’s beauty palette.

EYES: black and blue, geometric shapes
From the clothes to the makeup, the IT color combo for fall is black and blue. For makeup, the best way to wear this trend is to focus on your eyes. At Giorgio Armani and Anna Sui we saw a unique take on the classic cat eye using these shades. Skip shadow and go straight to liner, which should be drawn in a more geometric shape. To make this eye look wearable for everyday, make a “v” shape by lining half of your top lash line and the outer fourth of your bottom lashline. Define and thicken the “v” in the outside corner. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Lancome Le Crayon Khol are solid picks.

LIPS: bold or bare
This season, lips are extreme in that there’s no in-between. This summer’s poppy and fuchsia shades and glossy finishes have been replaced. It’s all about lipstick this fall, and you can go two ways — either dark like a classic red or burgundy  (as seen at Marc Jacobs) or light like a nude or natural (as seen at Jason Wu). A tip for applying red is to not apply lip liner. A less precise lip line is more modern. A tip for choosing a nude lipstick is to make sure it doesn’t exactly match your skin tone. Try Covergirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Enamour for a gorgeous burgundy and Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Whole Lotta Honey is a pretty, sheer nude.

HAIR: sleek or full
Similar to lips, hair has two extremes this season. The two looks are sleek and shiny with little volume (as seen at Alexander Wang) or big and voluminous (as seen at Oscar de la Renta). For sleek strands, use a dab of KMS Hair Play Design Wax to smooth fly aways. Oscar-worthy volume demands a round brush and a volumizing product like Redken Quick Tease 15.

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