I, like so many other people I know, am in LOVE with Fall! Unfortunately, here in Las Vegas, we have to celebrate in spirit because our climate doesn’t really cooperate. We get a couple weeks of cooler weather in late October/early November before plummeting face first into Winter. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring on the Fall colors and trends!
I love revamping my makeup palette, so I’ve been checking out what’s hot for the upcoming season, and thought I would pass on a few finds. You may be surprised.
Color Color Color!
The overwhelming message is clear, ladies: Color is back, and it’s better than ever! I took a hard look at my cosmetic shelf and found it overflowing with neutrality! I saw beige, brown, taupe, buff, tan and did I mention beige? Blaw! Now I’m not going to extremes and throwing it all away, because there’s nothing better than neutral shades for blending and building color, but I’m definitely adding some boldness to my Swiss mix. 🙂
Purple is In
There’s no denying it, exciting shades of bright orchid, mauve, plum, lavender, and eggplant are transporting purple power to Fall, delivering obsession-worthy color to eyes, lips, and nails. Surprised? I am! Seeing violet turn heads in the Spring and Summer is nothing new, but it’s becoming a full-forced Fall makeup movement, rendering the entire purple spectrum utterly irresistible! And purple is a lovely fresh take on the obligatory browns and berries we see every Autumn.
Two words: Liquid eyeliner. Yup! Don’t be shy, add a rich bold line to make your eyes stand out. And guess what color almost every cosmetic line is adding to their Fall liquid eyeliner shelf? That’s right, purple! Even mascaras are being tinted with this royal shade. Unlike blue, purple appears almost like a rich black with a bit more pop.
Add a grey shadow to your palette. The smoky eye is now more colorful. Use a dual toned look because it’s strong but simple.
You’ll find a lot of lines carry a blush and bronzer combined. The bronzer adds definition to the cheekbones, while the blush keeps your cheeks glowing.
Try a deep brown nail color. Deep browns, like dark reds, look classic on nails, but their refined, down-to-earth character softens them.
It also seems that the biggest rule this season is: there are no rules! So consider this permission to have fun and do what makes you happy. What things do you have in mind for revamping your look?