Fall is the perfect time for a little self makeover as the weather cools down. A makeup transformation can be as big or small as you’d like based on how you feel and how adventurous you want to get. Dramatic beauty looks are easy to achieve without feeling like you’re wearing too much makeup. Here are 5 tips for easy makeup transformations this fall.
The easiest way to transform your entire makeup look is to opt for a higher coverage foundation. Higher coverage gives a glam look and also acts as the perfect canvas for other statement makeup looks. If you typically wear tinted moisturizer, opt for a light coverage foundation. Or if you usually use a light coverage foundation, try a medium to full coverage instead. But remember that the higher the coverage, the more blending is necessary, so use a lighted beauty mirror and a damp makeup sponge to make sure you can see all the areas of your face to blend to perfection.
Switch your peach and pink blush for a berry or plum for fall. This one switch will completely set the tone for your new fall makeup look and will also let you pull off bold statement lips a little easier so your cheeks and lips complement each other.
It’s never cool weather without bold lips. Try a matte or liquid lipstick formula for a statement-making lip look. Opt for long-wear lip products so that there’s minimal touch-ups throughout the day. Use a lighted mirror with magnification and a lip liner to create a sharp lip line first, then fill in the rest of the lips with color.
Chiseled cheekbones and jawline create shape and angles to the face that can truly transform your look. If you’re new to contouring, try a cream formula and apply with a synthetic hair makeup brush for a softer effect. Or go for a strong contour look using a powder formula. Layer a powder over a cream for longer wear time.
Smokey eyes are always on-trend for fall. But instead of the usual brown, black or grey smokey eyes, try jewel-toned shades like royal purple, emerald green or sapphire blue instead. Jewel-toned colors are slightly darker and have more depth so you won’t feel like you’re wearing a very bright eye look. An eye primer applied before eye shadow will make sure it stays in place all day. Use a lighted travel mirror with magnification to create your smokey eye so you see where you need to blend.