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Makeup Monday: Celeb Makeup Experts Reveal the Best Trends From Beautycon Festival L.A.

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From left: Kelly Rowland, Christina Milian, Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara, Kelly Rowland and Christina Milian were among the guests getting the scoop on the hottest makeup looks for fall. (Hint: Glitter is in).

No event quite illustrates the public's love of all things beauty better than the Beautycon Festival, the multi-city event that draws tens of thousands of brands, makeup artists, excited fans, digital influencers and celebrities to a day of panel discussions, tutorials, product launches and, of course, plenty of selfie and social media opportunities.

The Los Angeles leg happened on Saturday, and celebrities including Sofia Vergara (who launched her new perfume called Tempting), Christina Milian and Tyra Banks were all in attendance, as were several celebrity makeup artists.


TYRA TALK: Tyra Banks (left) at the 4th Annual Beautycon Festival in Los Angeles. (Photo: Tasia Wells/ Getty Images)

Mally Roncal, the face and founder of Mally Beauty, attended her second-ever Beautycon event with QVC, where she sells her line of cosmetics, and claimed the event was “Amazois!”

She also noted that a highlight of her experience was when her longtime friend, singer Kelly Rowland, came by the QVC booth to visit and catch up.

“We go way back, and many of the team members that were with me at Beautycon have been with me from the very beginning," says Roncal. “Kelly remembered them from back in the Destiny's Child days and commented on how important it is to stick with your girls from the beginning.”

Roncal, who has worked with Rowland, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, was just as excited about the trends that emerged from the event: “I'm loving the touches of artsy liner, and glitter is always a fave of mine.”

Glitter seems to be inescapable as a big beauty trend for fall. Says Doris Dalton, founder of Doll10: “You cannot mention fall beauty trends without talking about glitter. A cut crease with a bold liner and the perfect amount of intense glitter is wake-up makeup perfection.”

But, she adds, beware of the balance if and when trying out the glitter trend. “If glitter is the trend you are in love with — [and] we have seen glitter in just about every place you can put it on — always remember to use a soft shade on the eye or lips," says Dalton.

On the other end of the spectrum, the “no-makeup makeup” look is apparently making another appearance for fall.

“I love the trend of strong brows and flawless skin,” says Roncal, who debuted an eye-defining More is More Mascara ($20) and new version of her popular Face Defender Boost ($45), a “perfecting” product that eliminates shine, lines and tired-looking skin.

Dalton agrees, adding that she is personally into the no-makeup makeup look, particularly the return of showing freckles.

For those who would rather slather on more products, the look of bold eyeliner and a continuation of statement lips are also strong trends for the new season.

Beauty trends aside, Dalton advises that at the end of day, sticking to the look that works for a person’s face, age and lifestyle is key. “It's important to remember that what works for the runway or any of the existing social platforms doesn't always translate well to real everyday life,” she says.

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