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Fall beauty trends: How to rock short hair, smokey eyes and more

It's time to test out fall's best hair and makeup trends. So crop your locks, sample the "sombre" and let eyes take center stage.

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A short haircut — above the shoulders or
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A short haircut — above the shoulders or shorter — is “a fresh look after summer,” says Luca Blandi, a top stylist at the Oscar Blandi Salon. To style yours like Robin Wright, use a root booster or a volumizer for body, a glossing cream for shine and definition and a dry shampoo to create texture, Blandi says.

From ombre to ‘sombre’

The “sombre,” as seen here on Jessica Alba,
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The “sombre,” as seen here on Jessica Alba, is a softer, more natural-looking version of the popular ombre trend that features dark roots and lighter ends. “The sombre is about having a fine connecting highlight marrying the lighter ends to the darker roots,” says Kyle White, lead colorist at the Oscar Blandi Salon.

Eyes defined

Fall eye makeup is all about bold lashes
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Fall eye makeup is all about bold lashes and definition. To create a defined line, draw slowly with a fine-tipped eyeliner to “ensure maximum control and precision,” says Moani Lee, global brand ambassador for Hourglass Cosmetics. “Gently lift your eyelid and buff ... liner along your lashline and in between your lashes,” she adds. Top off with mascara or false lashes for a very Angelina Jolie look.

Up in smoke

Fans of the smokey eye, like Mila Kunis,
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Fans of the smokey eye, like Mila Kunis, should get down with brown. Using a cream eye shadow crayon, draw a thick line on the upper lid near the lashline, slightly winging it out, says celebrity makeup artist Troy Jensen. Next, mix gray and brown shadows and apply with a damp shadow brush, gliding over the line. “Add a touch of sparkle or glitter — another fall trend — by dabbing a loose glitter to the center of the eyelid, or use a subtle glitter liner,” Jensen says.

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