Makeup Mondays: Falling for Fall

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Happy Monday, ladies—our weekly beauty posts are back after a brief hiatus. You probably know that New York Fashion Week is in full swing right now (Allure has compiled a great list of Instagram feeds to follow during NYFW). While the fashion world is focusing on spring looks, I’m still working on transitioning into the fall season—which means spiced pumpkin lattes, moody palettes, and football. What are you looking forward to this season? Let us know by tweeting us at @MochiMag #MakeupMonday.

Luxe autumn nails

While I’m savoring the last days of summer (after all, fall doesn’t start until the 22nd!), the reality is that Labor Day has passed, and it’s time to replace summer’s glowy makeup with more dramatic looks. Nails are a great place to start! For fall, Essie has launched a collection inspired by the cozy textiles associated with the season (think chunky sweaters). I’m digging after school boy blazer ($8), a rich, deep navy.

Beauty blunders anonymous

Have you ever seen an intricate manicure on Pinterest or a gorgeous braid tutorial on YouTube? The instructions always look effortless but when you try to create the look, the results never quite turn out the same. Well, you’re not alone. Buzzfeed has compiled a hilarious (and oh-so-relatable) list of beauty fails. So the next time your beauty experiment doesn’t turn out the way you intended, don’t sweat it.

Stand by your team

Just in time for football season, Covergirl is making it easy to support your favorite NFL team. Starting Friday, Covergirl began selling team-specific bundles of colors at http://www.covergirl.com/NFL. Find your favorite team, pick up a bundle, and show your team spirit. Even if you’re not a die-hard football fan, the site has some great nail art inspiration—complete with instructions—that can be applied with other colors too.

Multitask your beauty loot

I spend more money than I’d like to admit on beauty products (an April report claimed that women spend an average of $15,000 on makeup in their lifetimes!), so I’m always looking for a way to rationalize my spending. Beauty Highhas some genius tips on multitasking your beauty products. While I’m not sure I’ll be using my Mason Pearson brush on my carpet, there are several ideas to make more use of your favorite beauty products!