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Fall Makeup Trends

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There are a lot of good things about fall, from pumpkin spice to fuzzy sweaters to new makeup trends straight from the runway. This season’s most popular makeup looks are all about radiant, glowing skin and shimmery eyes. Scottsdale’s Cos Bar manager Gloria Banuelos shares some makeup tips and tricks for achieving your best makeup look for the holiday season.

Beauty Tips

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This fall, go for radiant and soft-looking skin using a light primer such as Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer and foundation. Add bronzer to highlight your cheeks for a shimmer of radiance and a healthy glow. Banuelos suggests using Bobbi Brown Scotch On The Rocks Highlight Powder Bronze Glow to achieve the best look. 

As for the eyes, you want to keep them within a neutral color scheme this fall. If you’re going out for the night, go for a smokey taupe eye or apply a nude eyeshadow and lightly dab on gold glitter. You can even emphasize the eyes with a plum liner, a trendy color in makeup right now, or darker shadow along your bottom lashes.

To finalize your beauty look, Banuelos suggests adding a pop of color to your lips with a bright color. Reds and pinks are the most popular right now, paired with a classic cat-eye. 

You can continue the radiant, shimmery trend with a neutral yet eye-catching nail polish as well. Bobbi Brown’s Copper Gold nail polish is a hit this season, Banuelos says.

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Another great thing about fall is the array of holiday parties to attend. What is the best beauty look for a fancier event? Here are Banuelos’ tips:

Starting with the skin, Banuelos suggests prepping your face with a glycolic peel followed by a firming mask. Once your skin is tight and clean, apply a moisturizer and primer. This will ensure that your makeup is long-lasting and stays fresh during a night of dancing. In order to achieve a healthy looking glow and radiance, Banuelos says to try Christian Dior’s Airflash Foundation. Finish off the face with a light cream blush and powder on top. 

Banuelos says make the eyes pop with Christian Dior Mirror-Shine Shadow on the entire eye, and then use Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Caviar to create a cat-eye. Lastly, apply Lancome’s new Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara for an extra feminine and voluminous look. If you want more intense lashes, Banuelos suggests using Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Black Ecstasy Mascara to give the effect of wearing false lashes. 

Create a bold lip with Chanel Silky Rose Lipstick, a long-lasting and beautiful lip color that won’t bleed as you sip on your holiday cocktail. Spray on some La Prairie Midnight Rain perfume, and you are ready for a fun night out to celebrate all things fall.

Shop all the looks at http://www.cosbar.com or in store. 


5 Fall Fashion Trends

From statement-making fur vests, bold leopard prints to pastels that pop, this fall’s fashion trends are paying respect to the hippy vibes and classic cuts of the 60’s. Whether you’re looking to purchase a piece to wear for the season or a high-quality piece to carry into spring, Scottsdale Quarter has a store within your budget. And in every season, don’t force yourself to wear a trend. Choose ones you like and make them your own. Allison Goodman from Scottsdale Quarter gave AFM the scoop on how to rock these fall trends.


1. Leather (And Sweater) Weather-The key to pulling off leather is balancing soft and hard fabrics. For example, pair leather leggings with a chunky cable knit sweater for an effortlessly edgy look. The soft fabric of a sweater makes the leather’s rebellious look more approachable. If you’re not ready to slip on a full leather pant, tops with leather accents, jewelry, handbags and shoes are always a safe, yet stylish option. Gap, Calypso, H&M, Intermix (a one-stop shop) and Express are the perfect stores to shop for leather. 


2. Get Fierce With Leopard-Unlike many fads, leopard “transcends the decades” and gets a little feistier each year. Goodman says the camel and black pattern has become a neutral staple in the wardrobe and is also great as an accent color. Stores like Calypso sell a leopard clutch that will perfectly complement a day or night outfit.     


3. The New Classic-Every woman should have a classic A-line dress, a fun mini skirt for a night out and plenty of fitted sweaters to dress up or down. Gap and Express offer a wide variety of these essentials to pair with trendier items for the season.  


4. Coat Up-Although Arizona doesn’t get as cool as most places during the fall, that doesn’t mean our outerwear style has to suffer. There are two prominent coat trends: the blanket coat and pastel coats. The blanket coat couldn’t be cozier: it’s essentially a big blanket with sleeves. And a big trend for fall is pastels. Goodman says that spring’s runway collections included dark colors, so fall’s color palette is reflecting that change by introducing lighter shades of pink and blue.  Head to Express to snatch the perfect pastel pink coat.      


5. Flower Power-There’s nothing more symbolic of the 60’s than a flower child. Stores like Free People offer pieces to channel this modern-vintage look with velvety hats, warm fur vests, sling dresses and totes. If you’re feeling adventurous, a fun fur vest will make you look like the quintessential free-spirited woman.


5 Phoenix Pumpkin Spa Treatments


We can thank Starbucks for our obsession with pumpkin spice lattes, but the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg mixture has now extended far beyond our dreams thought possible. To celebrate October, you can not only sip on the favorite fall drink, but you can also head over to a number of Phoenix spas for an equally delicious and relaxing facial, peel or massage that uses the pumpkin enzyme.


Fall Beauty Product Picks

Beauty Editor Diane Aiello touts her favorite fall picks, including natural and organic standouts for head-to-toe glow.
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As a huge fan of cream blush, I am always on the lookout for new and amazing formulas, and Kjaer Weis Cream Blush fully delivers. The organic formula contains no artificial ingredients or parabens and glides on the skin effortlessly thanks to jojoba and gardenia extract to create a beautiful, fresh-faced glow. Available in seven shades; it comes in a stunning refi llable compact. $54. kjaerweis.com.
Charlotte Tilbury is the makeup artist master of the “feline fl ick” (a k a cat eye). Made famous by the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren and even Kate Moss, this sexy style works on everyone. Her Fine Line Shodo Pen, modeled after Japanese calligraphy, makes it as easy as ever to achieve the perfect technique every time, leaving you with smoldering bedroom eyes. $29. beautylish.com.
I admit I am somewhat of a sunscreen snob. I’ve used paraben-free, organic luxury brands for years, but I can’t deny my love for Alba Botanica Sunscreen. And now on those days that my skin looks a little lackluster, its latest SPF 15 addition to the Good & Healthy formula, powered by leafy greens, has tons of antioxidants and helps recharge all skin types, from oily to dry or sensitive. About $10. Whole Foods.
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One of the early signs of aging, along with wrinkles, is sagging skin. That’s why I adore Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum. The supercharged formula blends natural ingredients like rose water, mango butter and milk thistle to support skin’s resilience, provide an instant lift and smooth wrinkles. Plus: no icky synthetics, fi llers or fragrances.
$185. Citrine Natural Beauty.
We’ve become so conscious of gluten in our diets but often forget our beauty products might be a culprit of hidden gluten as well. Even if you aren’t ready to go gluten free with all your beauty loot, a great place to start is swapping out your body wash, shampoo or conditioner. JASON now has a full range of personal care products that are also paraben- and sulfate-free. $10-$16. Whole Foods.

Top 10 Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults and Kids

Halloween will be here before you know it, and with it comes a full range of new costume inspirations. This year was all about good and evil. From popular criminals such as Walter White and the “Orange is the New Black” cast to superheroes such as Captain America and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there is a costume for every spooky soul out there at any age. Get in the Halloween spirit and check out our top five picks for adults and for children.


For the Adults


“Orange is the New Black”

Ladies, throw out that old black witch costume sitting in your closet and go for something a little more orange this Halloween. Thanks to the hit TV show “Orange is the New Black,”a prisoner’s uniform never looked so chic.


Walter White

For those men who have a tendency to break the rules, we challenge you to be Walter White this year. This HazMat suit and Mask costume is the perfect ode to the hate-to-love character from “Breaking Bad.”


“The Walking Dead”

Nothing says Halloween like rising from the dead. Pay tribute to the scary holiday with your best Rick Grimes and Michonne impressions from “The Walking Dead.”

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“Game of Thrones”

Whether you plan on conquering your enemies or traveling to a great city on Oct. 31, you will definitely need these perfectly replicated costumes. For all the “Game of Thrones” fans, this is your chance to live like one of your favorite characters.


“Guardians of the Galaxy”

Halloween is all about fantasy —step into an alternate universe and save the day as a character from the popular Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy.”There are many guardians to choose from, such as Gamora or Star-Lord.

For the Kids



While the movie has been out for almost a year, kids just can’t seem to “Let It Go.”They’ve memorized the songs, now your children play the beloved characters from Disney’s “Frozen”this Halloween, from Olaf to Elsa to Anna and more.

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Maleficent/Sleeping Beauty

Play up your bad side as Maleficent or be the sweet and innocent Aurora from the popular rendition of Sleeping Beauty that came out this year. Whichever side you choose, your child is sure to be noticed while trick-or-treating.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

There’s no need to be afraid this Oct. 31 as long as the Ninja Turtles are on the streets. Let your child show their martial arts skills as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael or Donatello.

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Some of the more well-known superheroes will certainly take the stage this Halloween. Kids, get your spidey-senses going as The Amazing Spiderman or shine in red, white and blue as the great Captain America.


“The Lego Movie”

Another popular movie among the kiddos this year was “The Lego Movie,”which featured some hilarious and memorable characters. Girls can dress up as ninja Wild Child, while the boys can play Emmet, the construction worker.


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