fall/winter beauty

Last week I showed my hair stylist a photo of Nastjassa Kinski's natural wavy bob in Paris, Texas, and asked for the same short, sassy cut. This haircut requires little maintenance to achieve that 'undone' look (hello air dry!), and having not gone this short in a few years I never want to look back. Since embracing my new bob, I also find myself wearing more bodysuits, turtlenecks and crew necklines that accentuate my face and elongated neck.

In order to maintain a healthy mane, I'm currently loving this moisturizing hair mask by Aesop, which is much needed for the colder, dryer months ahead. It's a light, soothing mask that I find works well on my thick, non-treated, short hair. Once shampoo and conditioned (I only use sulfate-free products, which deplete moisture), I section off my hair into four parts and set with these clips to air dry overnight — this simple technique creates a natural wave. The next morning I then brush it out (love Ibiza's line of hairbrushes) and spritz with my favorite anti-frizz spray by Philip B. Easy! 

As for beauty, I've also been playing up my eyeshadow, skipping eyeliner, and as always, playing up a strong brow that gives my new 'do a little more sass. This inexpensive brow gel, by the way, is my key to a perfect brow. I first fill in my brows with my favorite brow pencil, then brush my brows upwards with the gel to create a full, natural look. 

Right now, Bobbi Brown's long-wear cream shadow stick is my favorite cream shadow for creating a foolproof (and subtle) bronze-y eye. For daytime, I love Sunlight Gold, a soft, golden shimmer, and for an evening look, I lightly layer Golden Bronze on top and blend both shadows with my index finger. These shadows are also ideal for traveling, with no palettes or brushes required.

Lastly, with such fair skin, I always skip bronzer and highlighter in the cooler months, and instead reach for a warm blush with terracotta undertones. This is my favorite winter blush by Laura Mercier in Spiced Cider, and I find that it adds a nice, natural warmth to my NC10 skin tone. To see more of my fall/winter 17 hair and beauty inspo, scroll below. 

— BK