So it’s fashion week time, which means NEW TRENDS! This means shopping, right? Maybe if you’re ballin’ like that, however, most of us are still in school or have just graduated and don’t have the dough to buy a whole new wardrobe. Luckily you have me to tell you there’s a smaller change you can make to stay up to date with the latest trends. That change is your makeup!
I know…it looks intimidating. You might not think you can pull off a dark lip, but it’s makeup, it wipes off, just try it. You might surprise yourself. I think the surefire way to pull off a dark/vampy/90s lip is to keep it the focus of the look. Like the model below, pair it with a little blush, mascara, and air-dried hair and you’re out the door. Some fall lip colors that always work are deep reds, burgundies, plums and berries.
NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6) in Prague, Copenhagen and Transylvania. MAC Lipstick ($17) in Cyber and Diva.
Simple Smokey Eyes
Ahh…the smokey eye. One of the most feared eyeshadow looks of all time due to its raccoon/punched in the eye reputation. The easiest way to avoid that is to keep the dark shadows close to the lash lines (top and bottom) like Kendall has going on below. Also blend until you think you’ve blended enough, then pick up your brush…and blend again. The runways were filled with simplified smokey eyes using just two colors: mainly black and brown. I’d keep the black shadows near your top and bottom lashes and use any brown shadow to blend out the black into a seamlessly blended smokey eye.
Physician’s Formula Matte Collection Quad Eyeshadow ($8) in Canyon Classics. Ulta Demi Eyeshadows ($6) in Black Out and Milk Chocolate.
The key with this trend is to make it look like you’ve just run to class in 55° weather. It works on all skin tones, too. If you’re on the fairer side, baby pink blushes look great. Medium skin tones look amazing with peachy/apricot or mauve cheek colors. Deeper tones look gorgeous with plum and terra-cotta blushes. To make it look even more natural, after applying the majority of the blush on your cheeks, lightly apply any leftover blush to the very tip of your nose to add an all over flush of color.
L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Blush ($11) in Baby Blossom, Apricot Kiss and Spiced Plum.
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A lot of designers put a twist on the already popular winged-out liner. You can easily do the same by either straightening out the wing, or if you’re a seasoned veteran when it comes to rocking the cat eye, you can try a double wing. This look would work best using either cream or liquid eyeliner which both ensure a smooth and crisp line.
N.Y.C. Liquid Eyeliner ($3) in Black
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If the black smokey eye still freaks you out, you’re in luck! Bronze eyeshadow is also in for Fall. Feel free to experiment with copper and gold too, all three of these colors are very Fall appropriate and warm up anyone’s skin tone.
Smashbox Double Exposure Travel Palette ($24). NYX Cosmetics Love in Paris Eyeshadow Palette ($10) in Mercibeaucoup.