With a slow introduction of fall comes golden coloured leaves and a brand new makeup colour palette. As we pack away the bathing suits, denim shorts and wave goodbye to sun-kissed skin, we’re now ready to transition our bright summer glow into dark, ruby lips, plummy nail polishes and sultry dual-toned eyes. Here are just a few things we’ve been switching up in our makeup bag ready for fall…
Laying Down The Foundation
In the sticky height of summer, there’s nothing glamorous about wearing a face full of foundation as it tends to slide straight off your skin. As the air blows cooler, wave goodbye to light coverage foundations, and welcome in full, moisture-rich formulas that promise to hydrate and nourish your skin all day long. To make life easier, you will first need to establish your skin type, If you have oily skin, it’s best to stick to matte finishes. Or if your skin tends to have dry spells, you’re best opting for oil-based formulas. A few of our favourites includes the Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation SPF 15 or the Estée Lauder Double Wear which promise great coverage, a vast colour range and long-lasting results. There are plenty more fantastic foundations available, so be sure to choose the best one for your skin type. Vogue Magazine also revealed their top 10 foundations for 2018.
Smokey Eye Palettes
The best eye makeup trends for fall are all about having fun and switching in the darker tones to replace light, blush colours. We love introducing rich, brown smoky eye colours that are sultry enough to wear at night, but still soft enough to get away with during the day. There are about a thousand ways to perfect the look, so the secret is about layering. Start off with a dark/brown eyeliner pencil, trancing along the lower lashes and over the lid. Then buff a darker shade of brown over the lids (a strong contender is the M.A.C. Shadow in Mulch), followed by a shimmery, golden bronze shadow to give your look some definition. Lastly, line the top inner rims of your eyes with black and smudge with a shadow brush. To get the spirit of the season, why not add something gold or yellow to make your fall look really pop!
Bold Red Lipstick
A red lipstick is a ‘must have’ staple item in any make up bag during fall. Suddenly around this time of year, it just feels right to reach for a deep, dark colour to wipe out the summer watermelon-tinted balm. With a whole host of gorgeous, dark lip shades available to compliment any skin tone, first exfoliate with a light lip scrub to remove any dead cells before applying to dry skin. Popular choices in 2018 range from the Burberry Lip Velvet Crush Sheer Matte Lip Stain in Honey Nude to Tom Ford Satin Matte Lipstick in Baby Boy. Mix, match and swatch different tones to find the perfect shade for switching to the dark side this fall.
Not forgetting to pamper our hands as well as our faces, finding the right nail colour can be tricky. But by introducing dark, moody hues with this fall’s popular colors, you can’t go wrong. It’s also a perfect way to coordinate both your outfit, lips and hands in one simple look. Forget the standard blacks and fire engine reds and instead this year, embrace dark purple inky eggplant shades and vampy burgundy colours instead. One of our favourites is the Maybelline Color Show 357 in Burgundy Kiss. Take your manicures and pedicures to a whole other level and maximize your fall look in style.
Is there anything you would like to add to your makeup bag this fall?