We can't believe it's September! The summer went by in a flash, but as we mourn the loss of long, sun-filled days--let us find comfort in all the fabulous fall fashion and beauty collections on the horizon.
First, let's start with the face. Makeup is the quickest way to spice up your look this season. Therefore, it's time to restock your cosmetic bag, and we know just the products you'll need. From Fashion Fair's new extended color collection of mineral foundations, MAC’s Carine Roitfeld line , and our new obsession, aptly named, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics--we've rounded up our favorite beauty must-haves this fall.
Flawless skin, a bold lip, perfectly painted nails, a sultry eye and contoured cheeks are just a few clicks away--check out our picks for fall's best beauty items.
Andy Warhol for NARS
October 1st can't get here fast enough! That's when we can get our hands on these limited edition Andy Warhol For NARS eyeshadow palettes. They are almost too pretty to use, right? More info at <a href="http://www.narscosmetics.com/andywarhol" target="_hplink">Andy Warhol for NARS</a>
Fashion Fair True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation
This amazing collection features a whooping 18 shades--making it the widest range of prestige liquid foundations for Black women. And to top it off--it's the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/06/fashion-fair-cosmetics-foundation-launch_n_1745438.html" target="_hplink">company's first-ever mineral formula</a> and its oil-free. What's not to love? <a href="http://shop.fashionfair.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=True-Finish-Refining" target="_hplink">Fashion Fair True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation, $28</a>
Jouer's Bare Beauty Compact Collection
This all-inclusive compact is equipped with: Essential Matte Touch for unwanted shine, a Powder Eyeshadow Trio, Soft pink Tint and finally a Perfect Nude Lip Gloss. Wowzas! Jouer has single-handedly created the ultimate compact. <a href="http://www.jouercosmetics.com/default.aspx" target="_hplink">Jouer's Bare Beauty Compact Collection, $58</a>
Estee Lauder's Violet Underground Collection
Purple reigns supreme in Estee Lauder's sultry fall collection "Violet Underground." The deep berry hues are dangerously chic--- just the look we were going for! <a href="http://www.esteelauder.com/media/boutiques/purecolor/index.tmpl?section=violet_underground" target="_hplink">Estee Lauder's Violet Underground Collection</a>
CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Liner
The eyes have it! And when we say "it" we mean the glam factor--especially when they are lined in this vibrant hue. CoverGirl's Queen Collection has an arsenal of awesome colored eyeliners (including this one in Jade) to get us through the season in style. <a href="http://www.covergirl.com/queencollection-vividimpacteyeliner" target="_hplink">CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Liner</a>
Black Opal's True Color Stick Foundation SPF15
Make camouflaging problem areas a cinch with this foundation stick. We absolutely love this product for its ultra portable size and skin tone matching hues. And you can't beat the price! <a href="http://www.blackopalbeauty.com/makeup/face/foundations/true-color-stick-foundation-spf8" target="_hplink">Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation SPF15, $9.50</a>
RGB Nail Color
A fabulous set of nails is fall's hottest accessory, so why not treat your digits to the best! RGB nail colors are hands down amazing. The dizzying array of chip-free, high-shine colors make our heart pitter-patter. Plus, the formula is Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP free. <a href="http://www.rgbcosmetics.com/home.php" target="_hplink">RGB Nail Color, $16</a>
MAC x Carine Roitfeld
Be still our hearts! Carine Roitfeld, former EIC of Vogue France and now head editrix at CR Fashion Book, has teamed up with MAC for a limited edition makeup collection. Needless to say, it's going to be chic, amazing and to die for! We can't wait!
Obessive Compulsive Cosmetics' Lip Tar
If bold beautiful lips are your goal--then mission accomplished! These high-saturated hues will give your look some serious pop! And OCC boasts over 35 mind-blowing colors to keep you coming back for more. <a href="http://www.occmakeup.com/lips.html" target="_hplink">Obessive Compulsive Cosmetics' Lip Tar, $15</a>
IMAN Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder
Just because the temperature has dropped doesn't mean your skin shouldn't be sun-kissed. This 3-in-1 bronzer is the perfect year round compact to keep you fresh faced and fabulous. <a href="http://www.imancosmetics.com/shop/products/face/bronzer/after-glow" target="_hplink">IMAN Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder in After Glow, $16</a>
Makeup Forever Aqua Brow
Fill, define and intensify your brows like a pro. This tiny tube goes a long way and will do wonders on sparse or unruly eyebrows. The light formula goes on smooth and sets as a powder. <a href="http://www.makeupforeverusa.com/mufe/2012/08/aqua-brow-fall-2012/" target="_hplink">Aqua Brow, $20</a>
BlackUp Vibrating Lengthening Mascara
This amazing wand of mascara vibrates to intensify the look of your lashes. With three different pulsation speeds you can go from natural to full-blown fabulous in 1-2-3! <a href="http://www.blackupcosmetics.com/best-sellers/vibrating-mascara.html" target="_hplink">BlackUp Vibrating Lengthening Mascara, $37</a>
Temptu Signature Starter Kit
Plain and simple, this is a splurge! But it's worth every penny to have a flawless airbrushed look at the tip of your fingers. The starter kits comes with everything you need to begin your beautifying process. <a href="http://temptu.com/airbrush-makeup-system/signature-starter-set.html" target="_hplink">Temptu Signature Starter Kit, $269</a>
FaceDrama Cosmetics Glossware
With the tagline: "no woman should be bound by typical standards of beauty"--you know you're in for some fierce lipgloss. FaceDrama is a collection of lux glosses in lots of lovely hues that will quickly become your favorite everyday lip color. <a href="http://www.facedramacosmetics.com/#!store" target="_hplink">FaceDrama Cosmetics Glossware, $20</a>
We love a 2-in-1! This multitasking stick doubles as a beautiful cream shadow to illuminate the eyelids and can also be used to contour the face. <a href="http://iliabeauty.com/collections/illuminators/products/sway" target="_hplink">ILIA Illuminator in Sway, $34</a>