Makeup this fall is all about a splash of color and shimmer.
The fresh, clean look of minimal makeup or neutral tones on cheeks is made to pop with color focused on eyes or lips, often in metallic hues.
I love the way a smudge of silver can brighten eye makeup, particularly when it is applied close to the inside corner and in the center of the eyelid. A bronze tone can carry both eyes and lips, while a little gold eyeliner applied sparingly over your regular eyeliner can take your eyes from work to weekend in one quick sweep.
I’ve found a few fun ways to dress up eyes this fall.
Or, if you’re feeling more colorful, look at the way the blue, black and glint of gold give an almost peacock effect to this eye artistry.
One reason sparkly, colorful eyes work is because they are set off against the blank canvas of a minimally made-up face.
To get that more natural look with the appearance of flawless skin, start first with a good skincare routine, including cleansing and moisturizing your face. Then cover blemishes and go light on both the foundation and powder to cover your face without caking on makeup. You can stop there or use a light or warm blush on your cheeks for a little more definition.
I like this quick tutorial from Sephora with some good tips on getting that “no-makeup look.”
Then the only thing you have to worry about is where you want to draw attention with color!