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Perfect Your Fall Makeup Look in 4 Easy Steps

by Alexis Ansley


smoky eyes and burgundy lip color are the perfect way to add drama for Fall

Summer beauty is simple and easy. Think beach-y, bronzed and laid back. Fall beauty, on the other hand, is more dramatic and warm. It can be difficult to switch up your makeup look for the changing seasons as makeup routines become solidified throughout the year. Here are a few tips to help you seamlessly bring your beauty look into fall.


1. Be Aware That Your Skin Tone May Lighten

Chances are your beautiful summer tan won’t last forever! Learn to work with your lighter skin tone while still covering imperfections. Look into purchasing a lighter foundation to accommodate your changing skin tone or experiment with mixing existing foundations. Sometimes you can match your shade exactly by combining products you already have.


2. Trade Your Bronzer For Blush

Summer requires an amazing glow, while fall calls for more matte cheek garnishes. Choose to transition into fall using a blush instead of bronzer. Not only will this compliment your overall look better, but it will provide a more dramatic look for the season.

Also, experiment with new blush colors. Deep reds and oranges are gorgeous blush shades on almost any skin tone.

Try: Mac Cosmetics blush in Frankly Scarlet

Mac Cosmetics blush



3. Dramatize Your Eyes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, so make them amazing. The classic black smoky eye is perfect for colder seasons along with warmer shades of eye shadow. Experiment with more smoldering looks this season to keep your look fresh.

A quick way to add the smoky effect using essential beauty tools is by smudging your black liner. Line both your upper and lower lash lines heavily with a black eye pencil. Follow up with an eye shadow brush to smudge the liner. This will give you a simple, smoldering addition to your eye look.

Also, as you’re adding drama to your eye look, don’t neglect the rest of your face. Sculpt your face with contouring and highlighting kits in addition to shaping your brows.

Try: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit in Medium

Sleek Makeup face contour kit in medium


4. Utilize A Darker Lip Color

One of the easiest ways to transition your summer look into fall is to sport a darker lip color. While playing up the eyes is great for evening looks, sometimes a simple look works best for our daily activities. Embrace plum, burgundy, and brown lip colors — they’ll provide a beautiful hint of color to your simple fall makeup look.

Try: Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in Satin Blackcurrant

Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in Satin Blackcurrant



What your go-to Fall makeup trick? Tell us!



Image Sources:
1. http://www.liveeco.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/fall-makeup-trends-618×466.jpg
2. http://www.maccosmetics.com/images/products/spp/M22014.jpg
3. http://www.sleekmakeup.com/face-contour-kit-medium
4. http://www.makeupforever.com/int/en-int/make-up/lips/lipstick/rouge-artist-intense?sku=6011




Alexis AnsleyAbout the Author:
Alexis Ansley is a Central Florida fashion blogger, fashion consultant and co-founder of Lex&Pooch Styling Co. An avid enthusiast for all things vintage, Alexis has made a name for herself by uniquely combining vintage and contemporary styles within her personal fashion choices and while styling clients. Alexis is a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) community and work towards bringing fresh and unique fashions to the forefront of all her style ventures.



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