Over the past few years, Benicia has become a quite a destination for salons and spas of all types. There’s a growing representation of beauty in Benicia, which currently boasts over 40 salons, day spas and medical spas in the downtown core alone. New retail stores have joined existing fashion anchors, offering diverse looks in clothing and accessories.

This season, beauty is about being real, projecting undone glamour with matte skin, and lips that pucker with multiple shades of red. Healthy skin plays a pivotal role in providing an effortless chic that heightens the images of fall fashion. It projects confidence and strength without the appearance of a mask.

Tinted moisturizers, liquid base concealers or spot application of foundation are the best ways to achieve this bare effect. When it comes to autumn eye makeup at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week, unexpected bold greens and unabashedly bright blues lit up the runway, which reflects the same pallet as ready-to-wear. As for hair, gorgeous ponytails and intricate braids with lots of hair accessories are the highlight.

The focus on nails continues, with painted geometric shapes and elongating nude tones that every woman can wear. The range of choices and evolving nail trends make picking a pattern or style more complicated, and more fun!