How to Transition Your Summer Makeup Routine from to Fall
Fall is knocking on the door and as much as you may want to hold onto the though of beaches and bikinis, it’s time to start thinking about fall beauty trends, most importantly: how to transition your summer makeup to fall.
The good news for the ladies hanging onto the idea of an endless summer is that fall 2014 beauty trends have pushed the boundaries when it comes to experimenting with textures and colors.
To make the shift even easier for you, I’ve but together my top 5 tips for transitioning your makeup from summer to fall.
Fall 2014 is all about naturally flawless skin. Don’t have perfect skin? It’s ok; neither do I. Thankfully the beauty gods have loads of products to help us fake it! The key is to use a foundation that provides build-able coverage, so you can apply what you need to even out complexion, without caking it on. Remember: seamless skin is what your going for this season. Stick to a matte finish product and apply it only where you need it most. A general technique that I like to follow, is applying foundation from the center of the face out. I find this works because most people find their nose and under eye area to be their troubled zones, which require more color correction.
It’s time to put away your bubble-gum pink lipstick and trade it for a more sultry shade of plum. You don’t have to stick just plum, also experiment with shades of wine and reddish-browns. Fall is a great time to wear matte lipsticks, but don’t shy away from trying colors with metallic finishes, which you will see more of this season.
Start to ditch the golden goddess look as we make our way into fall and opt for cream blushes instead. Cream blushes may sound a little intimidating for first-time users, but fear not! They are very easy to apply (check out my tutorial here) and incredibly build-able. Cream blush is my favorite product to create a light wash of color, which is what we are going for this fall. It’s all about a subtle wash of color.
Winged liner is nothing new to us, but kitten liner is not enough for this fall. The wings are getting bigger and better, and more artistic all around. No need to color within the lines or only with neutral colored liners, this season take chances with colored liner in shades of cobalt and emerald, and make sure to go big or go home! Also, experiment with fun designs and different brush strokes.
It’s all about glamorous eyes as metallic eye shadows take the stage this fall. From soft washes of platinum, gold and copper, to bold looks in pastel metallic shades (check out this pretty purple metallic eye shadow look I created). I find that metallic eye shadows stay put longer with a base so make sure to use a primer first. Make sure to experiment with a variety of metallic eye shadows from pigments, to color sticks, and cream shadows.
What fall makeup transition are you looking forward to trying?