We are moving from one season to the next and autumn is a great time to take stock of your makeup and ask yourself, “Is this the best my face can look?” In the fall, it’s a good idea to move away from summer’s bright and light shades to the color palette of autumn leaves, plums, and berries.
- Start by applying moisturizer to soften and smooth your skin. Then, using a brush or your fingers, apply an even coat of face primer. This will allow the rest of your make-up to be easily applied and ensure it stays in place throughout the day. Use a brush to apply the foundation from the center of your face outwards, ensuring it is spread evenly across your skin. Don’t use a thick foundation as this will make your skin appear more aged.
- Apply concealer to cover up any blemishes, such as broken veins and the inner and outer corners of your eyes. Make sure it is fully blended as this will add to your flawless finish.
- Using the a light-reflecting concealer and highlighter like this one from Jane Iredale ($30, Amazon), gently apply light strokes to your cheekbones and brow bone. This will contour your face and define your eyes. This product is also perfect for covering up any dark circles you may have under your eyes. Next, to add more structure and shape to your face use a bronzer like this one from Milani ($7.97, Amazon) to create shadow and enhance luminosity.
- Groom your brows, and then gently apply an eyebrow pencil or pen over any sparse hairs in light, feathery strokes to frame the face. We like this one from Maybelline ($5.87, Amazon).
- Use an eye primer to conceal any discoloration on the lids and create a base for eye shadow so it stays in place all day and doesn’t smudge. Ensure the eye primer dries thoroughly before applying a neutral colored cream eyeshadow to your eyelid. We like this one from Maybelline ($4.37, Amazon).
- Autumn is a good time to create a smokier look with eye makeup. Use eye shadows in muted colors like taupe, cocoa, or forest green if you are warm toned. Darker shades should be applied in the socket line and outer edges of the eyes whilst keeping lighter shades to the eyelid. If you are cool toned, choose charcoal grey and dark purples and make sure everything is blended well with brushes. Try this palette from BYS ($11.99, Amazon).
- To make your lashes appear thicker, use a fine brush and a dark shadow and draw a thin line next to your eyelash line. Apply mascara in a few gentle strokes to the bottom and lower lashes to fully emphasize your eyes and make them appear bigger. We love this one from Maybelline ($5.98, Amazon).
- To complete your fall season makeup look, apply a rich lipstick. Start by applying a lip primer to seal the edges of your lips to prevent any bleeding or feathering of the color, like this one from Covergirl ($4.19, Amazon). Now apply your lip colour — think autumn leaves if you are warm toned from orangey reds to caramels. If you are cool toned think plums and berries for the lip color. Apply one coat, blot with a tissue, and then apply another coat. This will make your lipstick last throughout the day!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Yours.