Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fall Beauty Forecast

The leaves are changing and falling.  People are sipping on their PSL while rocking their ponchos.  This can only mean one thing... fall is in full swing.  With the entrance of this lovely season we have come to embrace weather changes and wardrobe changes but have you changed your makeup and nails?  Well if you haven't yet I am here to give you a look at this seasons best trends for your eyes, cheeks, lips, and tips.

For eyes the big looks I've been seeing are metallic lids and smokey eyes.  I know that these have been both been done before, but guess what... they have made these looks so easy to achieve this time around.  they actually only require one or two products at the most.  The Metallic lid is created using a bronze shadow and apply it to the lid only (pro tip, wet the brush first for a more intense look). My favorite shadow is radar which can be found in Urban Decay's Naked Smoky Palette.  The Smokey Eye is created a liner and shadow in either grey or brown, this makes it less harsh then the classic black making this look more wearable for the day as well as the evening.  Liner both the top and bottom lashes and blend the liner out with a smudger brush.  Apply shadow of your choice and blend, blend, blend (pro tip, the liner does not need to be perfect because you will be smudging it out so that there is no harsh line).  My liner of choice is Urban Decay's 24/7 eye pencil in smokeout.  The shadow I use is password which can also be found in the Smoky Palette.

The trend this year for cheeks is a flushed look.  Gone is the heavy contouring and strobing.  In are cheeks with a hint of rose or peach (pro tip, you want to look like you just came in from a walk on a brisk day).  My favorite product I like to use to achieve this rosy glow is Stila's aqua glow watercolor blush in rosewater. 

Not too much has changed in the lip world, the classic are still shining through.  Red lips and vampy, berry lips are everywhere right now.  To achieve a classic red lip find a liner and lipstick in a shade that works with your skin tone, it doesn't matter if you are warm or cool, everyone can wear red.  My current go to red lipstick is Amplified Oblivion from MAC's Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection.  For vampy, berry lips the process is the same, liner and lipstick (pro tip, make sure you fill in your lips with the liner so that you don't have a noticeable line when your lipstick starts to wear off).  My berry favorite shade has been Black Cherry by Smashbox.

Nails seem to be following along with the makeup trends.  I'm seeing a ton of metallic, jewel tones, and berry tones.  From Essie to OPI, Julep to Dazzle Dry you are bound to find a color you like.

I feel like these are all fairly easy and very wearable trends to update any ones wardrobes.  So which ones will you be trying?  As always I am very interested in hearing about as well as seeing which trends have worked for you.