How to Update Your Make-up for Autumn

A dramatic look for fall - play it up or down for a day look
InstructionsThings You'll Need:
  • Some make-up to play with
  • Some time to play
  • A mirror
  1. Step 1 hues of plum

    EYES:
    Go for a lightly smokey eye. Try a darker color, plum for example, which is a bold and flattering choice for pretty much any skin tone. For a more subtle look, consider a cool grey or taupe. Stick to cool, shimmery colors.

    First, dip an eye shadow brush into the color or your choosing, and lightly dust the shadow along the top of the lashline, and the lid, but not above the crease of your eye. Next lighty with a thin brush, sweep a line right long your lower lashes.

  2. Step 2 pick bright colors for a skin pick-me-up

    CHEEKS:
    Put that summer bronzer away and go for a fun bright blush color to give your skin a healthy radiance. Sheer pinks brighten the skin, making you appear more awake. Those with fair skin should choose a lighter pink, and those with darker complextions are best off with deeper shades.

    Take a big fluffy brush and swirl it around the tops of the compact (or powder). Tap off the excess. Sweep the color ove rthe apples of your cheeks and up towards your hairline.

  3. Step 3 lip stain – lasts long and moisterizes

    LIPS:
    Berry or wine shades are always a great idea in the fall. Try a lip stain instead of a gloss, which will last longer and keep your li[s from drying out (always my problem in the fall!). Burgundy and darker wine colors work best for dark complextions, whereas those with fairer skin look great in berry colors.

    If useing lip stain, just start with one coat, and then reapply until the desired shade is achieved. Otherwise, go with a lip pencil and a matching lipstick. Dot your lower lip with gloss to plump up your lips.

Tips & Warnings

  • Powdering your face when you’re finished with help the make-up stay put throughout the day
  • It sounds wierd, but try putting your make-up in a different bag/container. This can really help to evaluate what you have to work with, as well as discover things you forgot you had!
  • Becareful with the eye make-up. Too much along the lower lashline and you’re headed towards goth city – unless that’s what you’re going for, in which case, rock it out!
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