It snowed yesterday. Not full on make a snowman shovel your driveway snow, but enough to make one day brrrr and grab a scarf.  So why not touch on some fabulous finds for makeup for fall??  I'm sure it's been done before on other beauty blogs, but here's my spin!! 

I always get so inspired by the warmer colours of fall, the rusts, coppers and golds make me want to use it all over, but this fall the trends are going cooler. I guess they are matching the weather???  


 1. The grey smoky eye.  

Think of roasting marshmallows and the smell of campfire. Think of soft shimmers and lots of blending. That's the inspiration I'm getting from this trend. Try to keep your tones cool. Slate, charcoal, steely shades of eyeshadow are key. Black eyeliner and mascara are a must!! 

This is a great trend if you're looking to take your daytime makeup to something a little more dramatic for night time events. Sweeping some aluminum shadow all over the lid and through the crease will do it!! 



2. Bold beautiful brows.  


NOT Instagram eyebrows. I will do a post on that in the future. These brows are grown out, groomed up, and totally glamorous. Easy to maintain, and easy to "style". Using a clear brow gel to groom and a shade of eyeshadow or pencil half a shade darker than your hair will give you the depth and drama from this trend. But please please use a light hand!!! There's nothing worse than an eyebrow that you can swipe off of someone's face. 


3. Dewy skin or "strobing" 

The polar opposite of contouring. Gleaming cheekbones and clean fresh skin. Very little powder but lots of shine. Strategically placed for maximum impact. I feel like a MAC Cosmetics sound bite!! They were the originators of strobing, and they have some awesome products to help you achieve this look. If using liquid hilightera kinda freak you out, try a light fleshy shimmery eyeshadow and sweep it across the top of your cheekbones, down your nose, and atop the Cupid's bow. So pretty!!! 


4. Deep dark lips

Real life colours though. Wine, plum, burgundy. If you are braver enough to wear black, by all means!! Kinda scared me a bit.  

Make sure your lipstick and liner are close enough that you can fill your entire lip with pencil. It helps with bleeding and wear immensely. Later one veil of lipstick and blot with a tissue, then another veil. Try not to heap it on! Let the product do its' work. 

This trend plus dewy strobed skin = love!!! 


5. Black eyeliner.  

Surround your eye with clean lines of black kohl. Use an angled or pencil brush to slightly smudge and there ya go. Perfect for work, going for drinks, or weekend errands. Paired with volumizing mascara, this look brings to mind retro punk but cleaned up for the modern sophisticate.  Focus a little bit more on the lower lash line for extra drama. This trend ties in with the smokey eye trend mentioned earlier. It's an excellent start for any eye makeup application. 



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