Get ready to FALL into some new colors in 2012
Although summer is still here, and I am still following my easy breezy makeup routine that consists of: bronzer, lipgloss, and mascara, I am definitely getting that itch for fall, and the beautiful colors that come with it. I mean, don’t go shelving your bronzer just yet (or ever!) - BUT… do have fun experimenting with some warmer eye and lip colors that will help you transition into a this new cooler season (yea!!)
Fall Makeup Trend # 1: Berry Lips
Lips that scream “very berry” is always a must in the fall. Don’t shy away, there is a color for everyone, I promise. Choose a plum, aubergine, or berry-red lipstick, or gloss for luscious lips; and try a matte finish if you’re in search for the perfect stained look.
Fall Makeup Trend # 2: Soft and Diffused Daytime Smoky Eyes
There is no limit to how smoky you can make your eyes “at night” or, when you are dressed to the T’s for a special occasion of some sort… BUT, during the day is another story… You can surely tone down smoky eyes so that you look daytime appropriate, and a bit sexy too.
The quickest and simplest way to create this look is to break out your eyeliner- and nothing else. Apply the liner liberally, and keep it close to the lash line. Take a small eyeshadow brush and smudge the liner so it looks smudgy and smoky.
At night, you could even add a bit of a coppery/bronzy brown eyeshadow on the brush first and then apply it on top of the liner, to give a little more drama to those sexy eyes!
Fall Makeup Trend # 3: Rosy Cheeks
This always seems to be one of the main beauty trends come fall.
Why, you ask? Because flushed cheeks makes you look alive and oh so healthy (think, sex …ding ding ding!) It is a very simple look to achieve, because in order to make this look work, you needn’t do much else to your lips or eyes. The focus is on your cheeks, and making them look naturally ‘flushed’.
To achieve this look:
1. Begin by adding a hydrating serum or oil, and moisturizer to bare skin for a bit of added shine.
2. You could then add a tinted moisturizer or light foundation on top to get your skin looking more even toned, and to get rid of any redness/imperfections.
3.When creating the perfect look for cheeks, I prefer a cream blusher as it creates a more natural flushed look. A great one to try is Bobbi Brown’s “Pot Rouges” cream blushers.” My favorite colors to work with from the line are: blushed rose, pale pink, and raspberry.
What you do, is tab your finger into the cream blusher and then on to your hand. I like to warm the cream on my hand first, as it will go on more smoothly and there is less pulling on your skin. Place on apple of cheeks in a quick tapping motion moving outwards toward the ear. Be sure to blend well. I like to use a skunk brush to blend everything out seamlessly. You could even take a bit of the color and dab it into your lips as well to harmonize the look.
4.Keep your eyes simple. I like to use some black or dark brown liner, and mascara. That’s all!