At the start of this semester, one of my friends, Allison, asked me to write a blog post for CSULB’s Daily 49er in regards to fall makeup trends. I was sososo honored to be able to have the opportunity and you guys can view it here if you’d like! I also decided to post it on my blog because I know not everyone goes to Long Beach and I wanted to be able to share this with you as well. Are there any other trends that you are excited to see and try for yourself? Let me know! And thanks again to the 49er for letting me be a guest writer on their blog.
Smoky Brown Eyes
Brown is definitely the new black this fall. A smoky brown eye is the perfect look for day or night this fall and is flattering for all skin tones and eye colors. What I love about using browns is that you can create a quick and simple look using one or two colors or a super elaborate eye look for when you want to feel super fabulous.
Naked palette 1 and 2
NYX Nude on Nude Palette
Red lips are back in again this fall! Ranging form matte to glossy, bright to deep, all shades of red have been seen on the runway. Since we’re on campus for a good portion of the day, I know that retouching up can be annoying so I suggest using a pigmented lip gloss/lipstick hybrid like the Revlon Lip Butters. The wear on this product lasts for a few hours but it’s so easy to apply that you can touch up quickly between classes. For those who want to splurge a little bit, I’d consider Make Up Forever’s new lip product, Aqua Rouge. This is a lip stain/ lip gloss combo and the color really lasts all day. All you have to touch up is the gloss when it starts to wear off. I’ve had many women tell me that they don’t think they can pull off red lipstick, but the truth is that everyone can! It’s all about finding the right shade for your skin tone. Cooler skin tones should look for a blue-based red color while warmer tones should go for a more neutral or orange-based red tone.
MAC Viva Glam 1
MUFE Aqua Rouge # 9
Revlon Lip butter in Candy Apple
Don’t put away your summer foundations just yet! The “super natural but of course I still have makeup on” look is pushing past summer and into the fall so hold off on splurging on that new foundation for just a little while longer. If you do have a heavier wearing foundation, I suggest mixing it with your moisturizer to get a lighter, dewy application that will keep you looking amazing through this semester.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish
I am a firm believer that most people, if not all, need to fill in their eyebrows. Eyebrows frame your face and can really change how you look. Fuller eyebrows make a face look younger while more defined eyebrows can give you an image of maturity. I’ll be honest, my eyebrows take up a good portion of the time it takes me to get ready I the morning. First I outline, and then fill and then conceal and…well, you get the picture, right? I wouldn’t do it if it weren’t necessary though. Here’s a quick tip to determine the right color to fill your eyebrows in—if you have light hair, I would suggest going three shades darker than your hair color for your eyebrows. If you have dark hair, then three shades lighter. See, not too difficult right? Another quick tip; less is more. It’s always easier to add more product than it is to take away. Defined eyebrows are in, but we’re not going for eyebrows that look like they’re tattooed.
MAC Brow Pencils
L’oreal Brow Fantasy
E.L.F Studio Brow Kit
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
Color Blocking has been such a big trend in clothing for the past few seasons and now it’s made its way into makeup. Color blocking nails and makeup are showing up everywhere and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up any time soon. This is a really fun way to play with colors that you never thought you’d be able to put together before. The trick is to focus on just one part of your face instead of all. For example, if you want to focus on the eyes, make sure your lips and cheeks are a little more subdued. This is the time to play with those colors you never thought you’d ever wear!
BH Cosmetics 88 Palettes
Urban Decay Eye shadows
NYX Eye Shadows
And there you have it!! I know I know, I’ve already used these photos before but I thought these were good representations of each trend this coming season. AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE FROM THE UPCOMING POKEMON MAKEUP SERIES!