Our Guest Services Expert, Chelsea, is obsessed with makeup. She wanted to share some fall and winter makeup trends to keep you inspired and playing with makeup.
Fire and Ice Eyes
You might think spring and summer have all the fun eyeshadow glam with bright colors and pastels, but you can definitely get creative with your eyes in fall and winter. Think of it as fire and ice. During fall you can warm up your appearance with firey eyes, using red, orange, yellow, and brown shadows. In winter, switch up the style with smokey eyes, applying cool tone shadows like shades of gray, blue, and purples.
There’s no wrong way to be creative. Search on Pinterest or Instagram for eyeshadow looks to get inspiration, especially if you feel stuck doing the same looks over and over. With the pandemic, we’re left only showing half of our face most of the day, so be expressive and have fun on the space that shows.
It’s often said that most eyeshadow looks don’t truly come together until you put on mascara. Winged liner can also be your saving grace that pulls that eyeshadow look to the next level. Having a wing can add some structure to a smokey eye or make a cat eye more on point. Try a wing linger with your warm tones in fall, and use wings to add more drama to your cool tone winter looks.
If you’re experienced with applying that black wing liner, you can break out of your comfort zone and try some two-tone wings. You can use a liquid glitter to line your eye and frame it with black lines. It might take a few tries to perfect this new technique, but it gives you a new fun pop to a normal routine.
Warm to Vampy Lips
In fall, you’ll see a ton of deep brown, red, and terracotta lipsticks. Nude colors are another major staple for fall. As winter approaches, these colors can be traded for deep plums and dark reds to give you a perfect vampy look. Plums and purples can pair nicely with both warm eyeshadow or cooler toned looks.
Keep this general rule in mind when picking your lip color: If your eyes are dramatic, use a calm lip color, such as a nude. You don’t want the shades to clash. If you’re sporting a neutral eye, you can add some spice by wearing a bold lip.
If you read our post on reducing makeup transfer in face masks, then you know you should wait to put on lip products until you are somewhere you can take you mask off. If you rather have it on while wearing your mask, use a matte liquid lipstick for the least chance of transfer.
Warm vs. Cool Highlighters
Highlighters can help elevate a makeup look, whether you go for a subtle glow from within or a highlight you can see from space. During autumn, a golden highlight will match perfectly with all the warm tones you’re using. On the other hand, if you are wearing a cooler toned look, icey highlights could take the look to the next level. You don’t need to break the bank on highlighters either. Drugstore brands like Wet n’ Wild, Maybelline, and Colourpop have affordable, stunning highliters.
Are you looking forward to trying any of these makeup trends and getting creative with makeup? We’d love to hear from you in the comments and on social media, so give us a follow.
If you are looking to have makeup done for an event, headshots, or wedding, contact the salon and set up an appointment with Chelsea.