Color Me Mama

Make this season's beauty trends work for you.


Not all fashion trends are created with pregnant women in mind (hello, skinny jeans!). Luckily, you don't have to don clothes straight from the runway to look stylish. "Pregnant women are in luck when it comes to beauty this season," says new mom and New York City-based makeup artist Mally Roncal. "It's all about sporting a natural glow, which many pregnant women already have."

Roncal suggests a clear eye gloss to give your lids a pretty but not too sparkly sheen. For a bolder statement, try the season's metallic eye shadows. To keep the look subtle, smudge these on the upper lash line only.

This fall, hair is as simple and understated as makeup. "We're seeing a lot of very short bobs," says Fabrice Gili, creative director at Frederic Fekkai SoHo in New York City. If you love long locks, Gili suggests sweeping them into a messy bun. The hot hair colors this season? He predicts light brunet and beigey blond will be popular.

While simple hair and makeup may be the thing for fall, nails are going the opposite direction. "Dark, rich colors—like chocolate brown and almost-black purples—are going to be big," says Ji Baek, owner of Rescue Beauty Lounge in New York City.

Just make sure the formula you choose does not contain phthalates, which are potentially harmful to a fetus.