Posts Tagged ‘fall’

FALL TREND

photos (clockwise): mariano vivanco, josh olins, andreas ohlund, damon baker/design by eunice chun

I die for this color. Burgundy is by far the biggest color for Fall and I so badly want a burgundy handbag, leather jacket, corduroy jeans, wide-brimmed hat, shoes… anything and everything! A girl can dream… but in the meantime, who knew burgundy lips could be so gorgeous too? I never thought about this mulberry shade for myself; my eyes definitely but I guess I never thought I could pull it off as a lip color. I’ve been eyeing it in magazine editorials and on the runways but figured it was too high fashion for real life…

Until I had this a-ha moment…

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HEAVY METAL

TREND HUNTING: We’ve always loved hardware detail on clothing, but what do we think about showing your pretty pins on purpose? It’s kind of cool we think. Would you be excited to see this become a trend?

FALL INSPIRATION

photo: Richard Bailey

I cannot tell you how much I love Fall makeup. This is the time to make a fashion statement, setting your style tone for the year… may it be back at school, in your careers or amongst your circle of friends. And how you put your face together is a key element in fashion. So let’s break down this amazing Fall look:

EYES — Go metallic. Pick one metallic color and sweep it over your lid, crease and bottom lash line. Simple and chic. Not two colors. Not with eyeliner over it. One single wash of color. Then load up your lashes with black mascara and for extra drama, rim your inner waterline with a black powder or kajal/kohl liner. Finish by filling in your brows with a shadow or liner in their same shade.

CHEEKS — Go bare or at the very most, add a hint of blush in a nude shade.

LIPS — Using tips from our Autumn Rust guide, find a burgundy, wine or brick shade in a matte or satin finish, depending on your undertones.

XO, Amy Nadine

TRENDING

photo: Lee Broomfield

Ombre is taking over the world! First in fashion (of course!), then with hair (with Kristin and Lauren at the forefront) and now in makeup (love it!).  But unlike fashion and hair, when you apply this concept to makeup, it’s not only about shading, but actually creates a 3-D effect. Which is an added bonus, making the lips look bigger.

Find two contrasting colors that are in the same family, such as:

  • Red & Pink
  • Red & Orange
  • Orange & Pink
  • Purple & Pink
  • Purple & Red
  • Wine & Red
  • Burgundy & Red

Fill in the entire lip with the darker shade. To be clear, this is not the 90’s look of a dark lip liner. You must fill in the entire lip.  Matte finishes work best, so try a matte lipstick or a lipliner. As with any time you use a matte finish, be sure your lips are in the best condition possible and not chapped or scaly (try our lip scrub recipes here).

Then add the pop of color in the center of the lip with the lighter shade. You can use a lip brush or my favorite tool, your finger.  I prefer a matte finish in the lighter shade as well, but you absolutely can use a shimmer or slightly metallic finish (which actually will add even more dimension and make your lips look even bigger).

Here’s a perfect example of this look from Mui Mui’s Fall Ready-To-Wear runway show:

photo: wire image/Mui Mui

And remember whenever you make a bold lip statement, keep the rest of your makeup lowkey as not to compete. Obviously this look is for the adventurous, but you can still apply the concept of adding light to the center of your lips for dimension and a fuller effect.

And please tweet us pictures!!

XO Amy Nadine