Eyes: Wing It
Forget shadow, liner is the focus of the season and classic cat-eyes are on trend. Practice makes perfect when it comes to liquid liner, but felt-tipped versions are the easiest for amateurs. A simple flick at the outer corner of the eye creates a flattering winged look that needs no embellishment besides a swipe of mascara. For a more dramatic effect, start thin at the inner corner and thicken the line toward the outer edge, extending the final swoop far beyond the lash line.
Lips: Dark & Deep
Vampy 90s lips are making a comeback for fall. Don’t be afraid of the dark; deep lipsticks can be worn by all skin tones. It’s all about choosing the right shade. Reds with a pink tone work best for fair skin, while brown-based burgundies flatter darker complexions. Blue-based shades look great on everyone and even make teeth look whiter. To achieve a perfected pucker, apply with a lip brush for maximum precision and choose a matte formula that will stay all day. But go easy on the eye makeup with this look, a dramatic lip can stand on its own.
Cheeks: Royal Flush
As the weather chills, makeup trends take inspiration from cheeks that just came in from the cold. Rosy red blush gives the most natural flush, but don’t be put o by the bright color in the pan. When properly sheered out, this tone looks natural even on the palest of skin. Remember that a little goes a long way. Cream blush or liquid stain can be dotted lightly on the apples of the cheeks and blended outward with fingertips. For extra staying power, layer coordinating powder blush on top.
Nails: Rock the Line
Keep it simple…minimalist manicures are de rigueur. The fall runways featured neutral nails accented only with a simple line, either vertical or horizontal. This clean-cut look is office appropriate, with a twist. To replicate at home, choose a neutral base like pinky nude or putty gray. Using a toothpick, streak a thin line of contrasting color (like navy) from the center of the nail to the tip. For a subtle approach, accent just one nail (like the ring finger) or be daring and go for the whole hand.
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