October 1, 2013
As you start to layer the sweaters and scarves as temperatures dive, why not also layer on the eyeshadow? Fall is a great time to experiment with a whole range of eyeshadow palettes. From dark and mysterious to warm and vibrant, incorporate the new seasonal change into your daily makeup routine with these beauty fashion trends.
Inspired by the beautiful changing leaves, gold is always one of the hottest fall colors. Fortunately, there are many different ways to either dress up or dress down the golden-eye look.
If you truly want to go for the gold, then be bold and create shock waves with gilded cat eyes. Use an angled liner brush to trace your top lashline with a metallic gold cream shadow that won't smudge or fade. Extend the cream past the outer corners of your eyes, flicking it up on an angle so it makes a winged, cat-eye effect.
Rock a more subtle look with a light sun-kissed gold liner and matching powder. Line the inner portion of your lower lashline with a shimmery gold glide-on eyeliner that accents the eyes rather than defines them. Then, use your fingers to brush a dusting of California Sun Glow all over your lids and underneath the outer corners of your eyes. Apply a layer of soft black mascara to your upper lashes to avoid looking washed out. If your eyelashes are naturally short or light, try curling them before applying the mascara for extra definition.
Hunt the green
When we think of eyeshadow, we don't typically go straight for green. However, hunter green is a rich, multi-faceted color that seamlessly fits into your fall wardrobe and can easily transition from day to nighttime wear.
For daytime, simply line your bottom and top lashlines with a warm hunter green eyeliner, finishing with a coat of brown mascara. At night, blend a hunter green shadow from your lashline to your crease with your fingertips, and dust a cool mint shadow along your browbone as an accent.
One word: smudge. Messy is a compliment when it comes to smoky eyes. The classic goth-esque look is making a comeback this season, so don't be afraid to go all out.
Apply a charcoal gray powder just above the crease of your eyelid with a round, medium-sized brush, blending it down until it reaches your lashline. The trace your upper and lower lashlines with a glide-on black eyeliner, gently smudging it with a small, angled sponge or your fingertips. Dab some pearly silver shadow in the inner corners of your eyes to really make them pop.
Keep it simple
Heavily shadowed eyes should be paired with neutral cheeks and lips for a look that's complete but not overbearing. A translucent blush, such as the Colorscience Mineral Blush Cheek Colore, adds just a hint of color while giving your cheeks and brow a natural-looking glow.
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