We’ve covered a lot of fabulous Fall clothing and accessories lately, but the one subject that’s been neglected is your make-up. You know, that’s stuff you put on your face to bring it back from the dead? Or perhaps you have a naturally exquisite complexion and whimsical glow that just oozes out of your pores (if that’s the case, I hate you) and just desire something fun to spruce up your lips or eyes. Well, we’ve got what’s new in the cosmetic world. The make-up changes from season to season may be minor, but this Fall they will make all the difference on your gorgeous face.
1. Give Your Lips a Little Stain
Maroon stained lips give them an inviting look. The stain is not as thick and strong as a lip stick, but change the hint of your peckers. Need convincing? Dior makeup artist Pat McGrath says that wine shades “infuse fantasy into a look.” So, give those boys what they always dreamed of! Now, don’t go picking up just any tint! You must be aware of the shade that will fit your skin coloring best. Fairer skinned ladies should use more of a purple shade while those with darker skin tones can apply a warmer, reddish-black color.
2. Make Those Eyebrows Speak For You
If you want people to look at you and say, “Wow, what a strong and powerful woman,” then make those brows stand out. According to Elle Magazine, strong, architectural brows are back. So, make them bold and dynamic. Be sure to not venture beyond your natural eyebrow shape or people may gawk in horror. Just use a matching eyebrow pencil or brow brush and powder to fill in thin areas. This look goes great with nude cheeks (for a clever contrast), but you can also make it work with a blush that us just a shade darker than your own skin tone.
3. Shadows Go Pink!
Pink eyeshadow may not be what you are use to wearing, but makeup artist Lisa Butler for NARS says that using it creates a “youthful and rebellious punk princess–inspired” look. So, why not give it a shot on a night on the town? Again, be aware of your skin tones and choose the best shade for you accordingly. Darker skin tones can pull off those bright fuchsia shades, while lighter tones work well with baby pink. A dark, bright pink shadow on a pale eye lid just looks like you’re trying too hard. Add a little shadow under the eye as well and top the whole look off with black eyeliner.
4. Bronze Cheeks with a Rosy Disposition
Bronze blushes are usually in brown tones with a hint of shimmer. But maybe you want to tell the world, “Summer may be over, but I’m still glowing!” So, add a bit of pink to mix. To get this glowing look, makeup artists fill in the apples of the cheeks with a brownish-pink blush and then apply a light, pearlescent eyeshadow color along eyelids, cheekbones, upper lip, and nose. You’ll be glowing in no-time!
5. All Naturale
The all- naturale look is here to stay – for now. It came around the spring and has since planted it’s roots in the women of the world. They love not pouring on gobs and gobs of makeup, but prefer to feel light, look fresh and be themselves. If you have a great complexion already, then this is a fantastic option for you. But if you are lacking that natural skin there is still hope! Ladies with skin that says, “I’m fabulous!” can simply put on a bit of powder or mix foundation with moisturizer to create a tinted moisturizer. Or simply use your wet/dry foundation with a powder brush immediately after applying your moisturizer. Spray your face with a hydrating mist and smooth out with a clean sponge to remove any powder residue. You’ll have glowing skin that isn’t powdery.
But for most of the ladies of the world, you see pumps, discoloration and bags under your eyes. I recommend a natural powder set such as Bare Escentuals. I personally use this product and it helps take away everyone of my skin problems. Plus, the natural minerals actually help keep my skin clear.
Now that the foundation is covered….. with the natural look you will want to have bare or minimal eyes so it’s best to use with no shadow or a nude with a touch of brown liner drawn softly. Then top them off with a hint of brown mascara. Keep the focus on your lips and cheekbones with soft shades that are just a touch darker than your natural color.