Posts Tagged ‘fall’

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

FALL FOR THIS

post design by amy nadine

Fall fashion is finally here and as we store away our jean cut-offs and bikinis, we have the chance to change up our makeup a little too.  All my life I’ve always passed over lip colors in the brick/brown/rust/pumpkin family because they just didn’t seem pretty to me or like they’d do anything for me or my clients.  What a closed mind I had! They don’t just look gorgeous on redheads, they look good on everyone, especially as we lose our summer tans.  You just have to broaden your concept as to what you’ve always thought was pretty and give it a try; because it’s a very sophisticated look when you’re ready to see yourself that way.

You can go soft with a rusty nude or caramel or go bold with a deep orange. I would suggest pairing it with a simple eye… a bone or wheat shadow and black mascara complement it beautifully.

XO Amy Nadine

OBSESSED

photos: gaultier/jen gotch/thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

Um. Call me cray, but I’m completely obsessed with this color palette from the Gaultier Fall 2011 show. I can’t wait to be a little old lady with a blue haired updo… as long as it looks like THIS!

xxkristin