Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Romantically Rosy - Fall Look

Fall is upon us once again and the cold air brings us rosy cheeks and lips! To keep this look even once your warming up inside here are a few tips to get that healthy, romantic, outdoorsy look!
Personal Preference: Sephora Lip and Cheek Stain in Merlot
Darken you lip colour - you don't have to go too dark or even out of your comfort zone. What I like to do is apply a stain. It gives you great rosy colour while staying natural and sheer. If your more adventurous, opt for a warm rose-red or plum lipstick or gloss with more pigment.
Personal Preference: NYC Blushable Cream Sticks in Big Apple Blush
Switch your blush - For that real outdoorsy glow, use a blush colour that matches what your cheeks look like when they have been pinched. This colour will look the most natural and make your face look alive and healthy! For fair skin tones, rose is good for medium, try a deeper red and for darker skin try a brick tone. Whatever looks most natural on your skin and gives you a warmth. (These can be shimmer, matte, cream or powder whatever your preference!)
Personal Preference: Stila Pretty in Paris Palette Shadows, Physicians Formula Gel Liner in Brown, Colossal Mascara in Black
Frame and Contour your eyes - This look is all about natural radiance so the eye makeup shouldn't be the focus. Add a lightly shimmery pale pink (preferably one with warm tones as opposed to cool, so it goes with the warm rosy tones of the rest of the face) to highlight spots such as the brow bone, tear ducts and centre of the eyelid. Add a matte chocolate shadow in the crease to contour your eyes and add more depth. Create a very thin line of black or brown liner only on the upper lash line and take it out a little on the edge to lengthen the eye and give a flirty look. Curl your lashes and add two coats of black mascara.

TIPS: Since its getting colder and the air is getting drier, make sure to keep hydrated! This means applying lots of lip balm and moisturizing the skin regularly to keep it radiant. If you feel dry throughout the day because of heaters and brutal weather, carry a hydrating mist with you for a boost of moisture. (Ones to try: MAC Fix+, Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray) I hope you enjoy this look made to usher in the fall! :)
NOTE: I had to use my MacBook camera for the photos, so they aren't the best :(

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