The dramatic eye.
While in past years this has meant a smoky eye, this fall it’s all about pushing the boundaries with big, vibrant colors! Although this is obviously not a trend that everyone will want to follow, even punching up the color slightly will help translate this look to your every day client. For instance, on the runways, when the eyes are done up completely with an iridescent blue or pop yellow or screaming orange, you can use a colorful liner or even mascara to add more subtle touches of color. Blues work especially well here.
For eye shadows –
Sea Glass a shimmery blue-green, by Youngblood, www.ybskin.com
Resort, an ocean blue, by Your Name Professional, www.yournamepro.com
Russet, a burnt orange, by Your Name Professional, www.yournamepro.com
For liner –
Liquid Liner in Plum Frost, Navy or 18k Gold, by Colorstrokes, www.colorstrokes.com
A nude palette.
What better to pair with a dramatic eye than nude lips and cheeks? With one feature well-defined, you must step back on the others, but that doesn’t mean just leaving them alone. Go for nudes with a metallic sheen–but beware, don’t venture into glitter territory! This season it’s all about refinement and subtlety–not garishness. On the cheeks, go soft and light to give skin a healthy, “lit from within” glow.
For lips –
Rose Cuivree, a shimmery nude lipstick, by Sothys, www.sothys-usa.com
Embellished, a sheer gloss, by Youngblood, www.ybskin.com
For cheeks –
Lotus, a soft rosy wine, by Your Name Professional, www.yournamepro.com
The perfect canvas.
One thing that never goes out of style, no matter what the season, is smooth, beautiful skin. Achieve stellar skin with a great concealer and a perfecting foundation–in addition to regular facials of course!
Camofleur, a fully-pigmented cream concealer, by Mineral Mine, www.mineral-mine.com
Camoflage, a creme-to-powder formula, by Mineral Mine, www.mineral-mine.com
Mineral Photo Touch Foundation, to control oil and minimize pores, by Your Name Professional, www.yournamepro.com