Fall makeup trends/tips The past Labor Day weekend marked two things: the end of effortless and spontaneous summer and the unofficial start of fall. While the temps might still be sweltering, our thoughts are slowly shifting from bronzer and sea salt waves to matte skin and moody hues. Here are a few tips and trends to rock this fall in this weeks #TTT
Complexion - We’re all a little tired of hearing about the "no makeup- makeup" at this point, but get use to it because it isn’t going away anytime soon. Fall’s version of bare skin is less dewy and more on the softly candlelit side of the spectrum. If you don’t have naturally glowing bare skin, you don’t need to smother your entire face with foundation. (please don't actually) Instead, apply a high-pigment product, like benefits "high beam" only where you really need it. But first, starting with the perfect prep and base is extremely important! Exfoliate well and apply your daily morning moisturizer. Let set for 10-20 min. For extremely dry/blaah skin add a "glow or dewey" product to the high points of your check bones. I really like NYX's honey dew me up but also Vitamin E oil works wonders too! (note: very little is needed)
I love using a tinted moisturizer or bare skin from BareMinerals (use your foundation of choice) I use a sponge to apply and blend when I need the most coverage, a brush for medium coverage, and my hands if I want the lightest coverage. With any foundation, you have all of these options, the coverage can always change, depending on the application. Instead of using a heavy powder all over that makes you look dried out and takes that moisture away. Try setting only areas needed (like under eyes) with a light finishing powder and then using an oil blotting sheet to remove any excess shine.
Eyes - Fall 2015’s take of the classic smoky eye is more brown than black, and smudged to perfection. A little secret to creating this runway-inspired look: Use your contour color as eye shadow. You can take a soft, blendable contour pencil/stick and use that around the lash line, then just smudge it out with your finger and then set with a fine finishing powder (if needed) It looks like a modern - on trend smoky eye.
As always loves, I hope I inspired you and helped you feel confident in how to rock some new Trends!