Great Beauty: Fall Fashion Week's Fiercest Looks

Ladies, we love sun-kissed makeup and beachy hair as much as the next summer-loving beautynista, but it's time get into the rich, cozy deliciousness of fall! The good news? The top fall hair and makeup trends are hotter than ever. Check out these sexy new looks straight off the fall runways.
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 13, 2011

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At Oscar de la Renta, the models worked the runway in strikingly glamorous makeup: Think Old Hollywood-esque defined brows, flushed cheeks, and the prettiest, sheer plum lips.

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At Prabal Gurung, models like Jourdan Dunn sported rippling, crimped waves that were tighter at the root, and looser towards the ends. Imperfect perfection.

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At DVF, models like the exquisite Joan Smalls slinked down the runway in powdered skin, defined brows and a regal pop of vamped-out, brick red lipstick.

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Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham sent models down the runway sporting metallic pewter eyeshadow, dewy skin, and a pearly, tangerine lip. A flawless combination!

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We loved the matte, burnished cheeks and cafe au lait lips, anchored by a strong, filled-in brow. A gorgeous everyday look!

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At Tibi, models like the always stunning Ajak rocked filled-in, ultra-bold brows, lightly lined eyes and matte, plummy-brown lips—a gorgeous everyday look.

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At Badgley Mischka, models worked the runway in a bold slashes of metallic silver eyeshadow; so striking with the wildly glamorous gowns and diamante-encrusted chignons.

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At the Organic by John Patrick presentation, models sported flawless, dewy skin, barely-there eyeshadow and a sheer hint of peachy gloss. Stunning.

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With their nude lips and kohl-rimmed, winged-out-to-there smoky eyes, the models looked ready for a heady night of cocktailing and man-eating. Hot!

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At Zang Toi, models stormed the runway in sumptuous fabrics, hazy copper eyeshadow and the biggest, tallest, ‘60s-inspired beehive buns we’ve ever seen. Over-the-top glam at its best.

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Here, each model rocked her own ’do — and we fell in love with this stunner’s sleek, impossibly elegant natural cut. All the better to showcase her dramatic cheekbones and luscious pout!

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At Vera Wang, models like Joan Smalls hit the perfect balance between “elegant” and “everyday” with loosely gathered ponytails at the nape of the neck.

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At St. Johns, models like Gracie Carvalho sported soft, loose, Studio 54-meets-Upper-East-Side curls.

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At Rodarte, models sported windblown side-ponytails with loose, wavy tendrils escaping every which way. Undone glamour at its sexiest.

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In a nod to Douglas Hannant’s Jazz Age-y collection, models hit the catwalk in glossy, razor-sharp flapper wigs.

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At Libertine, models rocked wide, black patent leather headbands that added a sleek elegance to the collection’s wildly colorful prints.