Based in Washington D.C., Ayren Jackson-Cannady is so savvy that we wished she lived closer to NYC so that we could swap products with her. This beauty writer knows what’s up (she’s written for Fitness, Glamour, and Gloss Daily) and we’re excited to have her sharing her know-how and multi-culti beauty expertise as a contributing editor.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve participated in the whole back to school thing. Yet, this time of the year still brings back a rush of good-feelings, since it reminds me of being a school girl and prepping for my first day of class. While other girls fussed over outfits or debated what sneakers they’d rock, I was always thinking about picking the perfect mascara to make my lashes look longer and fuller than they did last year.
I’m still as much of a beauty dork now as I was then. I’ve been inspired (and a little jealous) of all the students hitting the books, so I compiled a few of the coolest fall beauty trends that we all should try:
Touch-and-Feel Nail Polish
Polka dots, smiley faces and tribal patterns are the new ballet slipper-colored nail polish. Nail art is a staple in the manicure lexicon. To make a real statement, coat your talons in textured polish—think velvet, pleather and bumpy pearl.
Try: Ciate Velvet Manicure ($19)
Crayola-Bright Red Lips
As spotted at the Fall 2012 Marc by Marc Jacobs fashion show, the only way to wear a crimson lip this school year is paired with very minimal makeup.
Try: Beauty is Life Red Lipstick ($28)
Try: L. Erickson Color Block Wide Tige Boule ($18)
For more beauty brilliance, read the rest of Ayren’s column here.