BEAUTY BAR: Autumn Shades

October 19th, 2015 at 2:00am

As temperatures drop and leaves change color, fall wardrobes filled with warm colors replace the cool looks and bright hues of summer. This fair-skinned Fashionista rocks the autumnal tones effortlessly. For this look, it’s all about the eyes. Playing with fall shades, she opts for a subtle, yet striking smoky eye featuring hues of reddish brown, orange and red. The key to this look is blending, and being unafraid to get creative. Blending the different shades creates a unique color with multiple undertones, which complement the Fashionista’s eyes and the rest of her outfit. A thin stroke of eyeliner lining the top lid sharpens the look, whereas the smudged liner on the bottom lid line gives it a grungy edge. The smoky eye look is a popular trend because it is easy to recreate. Even if you are not a skilled makeup artist, you can blend different shades to achieve a smoky appearance to either accent your eyes or make them pop. For this Fashionista, the warm smoky eye makes her blue eyes stand out even more. Since this style is mainly about the eyes, she is wearing minimal face makeup, but she could wear a dark reddish or brown tone lip color to finish off the look.

The dark burgundy knitted tank top this Fashionista is wearing is ideal for fall and is great for layering. The dark color matches the undertones of the smoky eye, perfectly tying the outfit together. For shoes, she chose simple black sandals. A wide variety of shoe styles, including booties and Converse, work with this kind of outfit. Paired with dark jeans and a denim jacket, this is a modern take on a classic fall outfit.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To recreate this look, invest in a shade and light eye contour palette for natural shades. A grunge palette, like this one, has the oranges and reds you need to add the autumn tones. For eyeliner, it’s easier to achieve a precise line with gel liner, but a pencil liner is better for the smudged look on the bottom lid.