It is officially here. Crisp weather, pumpkin spice, and chunky sweaters are ushering in seasonal change. With the changing leaves, we must switch up our make up to be weather appropriate.
Eyes: Nudes will always be timeless, but seem the most appropriate for this time of year. Maybe it’s the warmth they exude, or maybe its how they go so well with rich, deep shades of our scarves, and lightweight coats. Paula’s Choice the Nude Mattes ($40) is an extensive matte nude palette that comes with a great eye shadow brush. A little goes a long way because the nudes are intense. Staying on trend, but adding sparkle is Sonia Kashuk’s Showstoppers Quad ($14). It is a packed sparkle fest that is great for night time nudes to take center stage. Along with the perfect nude eye is amazing eyeliner. Often achieving that is done by a professional,. However with Laura Geller’s Eye Calligraphy ($30) has made it achievable to shape liner to go beyond straight across. This liner gives you the control for cat eyes, winged liners and more. Another huge trend this fall is purple. It is the shade of the season and L’Oreal’s Coulour Riche ($10) in Unforgettable Lilac is exactly that, unforgettable. It has three shades of purples and a highlighter that will work great with all skin types. The most unexpected trend of fall is pastels and Essence’s All About Candies ($5) is a set of six feminine shades for this unexpected trend. Finish eyes with Maybelline’s Volum’Express ($8) for better than fake lashes so everyone will give your eyes the attention they deserve.
Lips: Lips are taking extremes this season. There are the nudes and the deep, bold reds. First Lorac’s Pro Matte Lip Color ($16) in Nude does not beat around the issue. It helps to blend lips in with your skin for that are your lips there look. For a little bit of shimmer and nude Elizabeth Arden’s Luminous Lip Gloss ($18) in Gold is a bit of nude luxe. It even has a convenient mirror on the side for easy reapplication anywhere, anytime. For the purples, Laqa & Co’s Lip Lube Pencil in menatour is a bold, smooth crayon. For a deep, berry, Susan Posnick’s Color Essential Lipstick in NYC ($21) is a shiny berry that is incredibly moisturizing.
Nails: With autumn, ladies gravitate towards rich, bold shades like the classics of Wicked, and Lincoln Park After Dark, but its time to add deep pastels to your fall nail routine. Morgan Taylor ($9) has redefined the fall nail game with her fall pastels. They are not bright pastels which makes them appropriate for fall. Who-Dini is a greyish sky blue and Magician’s Assistant is a lilac with a secret shimmer. Simply Spellbound is a taupy, putty.
Tools: With the trends, you need to be able to apply your makeup expertly. Soho Naturals Brushes are a great eco friendly alternative to your traditional brushes. There are sets and individual brushes. They are bamboo handles and recycled packaging.