Thursday, December 3, 2015

Few Fall Favs... & more!

        My favorite time of year is the fall/winter season. Not only because i get to spend a lot of time with my family, but because of the acceptable everyday makeup looks.

Every season calls for new Lip shade, of course! ;)  This year super dark colors are in!! Dark reds, dark purple and even dark nudes and browns. Even black!

Below are some of my favorite colors that range from berry hues to dark browns and a breakdown on how i combine a lip color with eyes and cheeks so it flows seamlessly.

A dark red lip is not hard to pull off if you know what colors to look for and what to pair it with. Let me start with a disclaimer: Wearing dark lipstick in public can give you lots of confidence to try other looks that you've been scared to try! ;) If you ever wanted to try a dark lip... This is the time to rock it!

**I am sure there's a lipstick that matches all these colors I've used exactly, but i like to mix to make my own. I always start with one color and if i don't like it i add another and so on. 20 shades later its perfect! haha.**

LOOK 1: One of my favorite looks!  Matte taupe crease, shimmer lid and a berry lip complimented by a soft plum rose cheek and lots and lots of lashes!

Skin: Elcie Cosmetics foundation which is a liquid base that dries to a velvety finish. This allows the skin to look fresh and natural without overpowering the pretty lip color.

Eyes: I used a taupe color from Makeup Designory for the crease and Dior shadow in Mirror for the lid, brow bone and inner corners of the eye. 

Cheeks: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate I, Mac Gingerly with a swipe of Anastasia So Hollywood for that extra glow. I also swept a little on her crease.

Lashes: Ardell Individuals in Long and Medium

and FINALLY.....
Lips: I used Ben Nye Vino lip liner, Mac Rebel and Dose of Colors Dark Secrets.
 LOOK 2: Very similar to the above, but this lip is more wine than berry. The eyes are neutral with a smudged liner on top. Lashes and eyes are the main focus again.
Skin: Ashunta Sheriff Perfect Face duo foundation in Tan with Koh Gen Do moisture foundation 302.  

Eyes: Grey shadow all over the lid focusing on the crease. I added a liner on top and kept the bottom lash line clean.

Cheeks: Guerlain bronzer 07 as blush. This gives a warmth to the deeper skin tones minus the orange that a lot of bronzers have.

Lashes: Monda studio 110 lashes for length.
Ben Nye Lip Pencil color

Lips: Ben Nye vino lip pencil all over the lips with a bit of clear gloss on top. Vino is the only wine colored lip pencil i use 90% of the time. The other one is NYX plum. I pair these with any lipsticks with wine undertones.

 LOOK 3: Is a smoked out bronzed eye, natural lashes and a berry brown lip. This look can be worn during the day with a brown liner in the water line or at night with a black liner. The black liner will definitely make it look more dramatic, especially with a berry brown bold lip ( say that 10 times fast).

Berry brown with gloss
Berry brown no gloss
 Skin: To keep that luminous skin without too much shimmer i usually apply a liquid highlighter before foundation on the high points of the face. Josie Maran Illuminizer is one of my favorites. Also, Benefit Girl Meets Pearl. I used Nars Sheer glow in Stromboli on the left and Make Up Forever HD on the right. Both have similar finishes.

Eyes: Both of these looks can be easily achieved with Charllote Tilbury Dolce Vita quad. It has 4 distinctive colors perfect for a bronzy plum look.

Cheeks: Chanel Tan de Soleil is one of my kit staples. Although its not for all skin tones, i love the formula because i don't have to use too much powder. Or non at all! I apply it as a warm contour on cheeks temples and under the jaw. I also used Tantalizer by Lorac to add an extra bronze to the cheeks.

Lashes: Wispies or all individuals fit this look perfectly. You want the bronzed lid to shine through.

Lips: For this look i opted for a more berry brown to flow with the browns on the eyes. Mac Diva is the perfect shade. On the left i used the same color but deepened the lip line with a brown liner and added a clear gloss. It gives a completely different look. 

More lip products i use and love....

Let me know your favorite shades. I can always use another lipstick. :)

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