Oct 17, 2011

cool makeup tricks for hot fall fashion

Wow - Monday already?!  
I'm back in Utah and it's cold and raining.
I would say fall has definitely arrived in my neck of the woods.

Well, I'm still sick with this stupid cold so I thought I'd let someone else entertain you since I'm not feeling all too inspiring. I am however finding inspiration on all of your blogs that I've been catching up on while I sniffled away! ;) Pray that this cold leaves me alone...I'm such a big baby when I'm sick and I don't feel like doing a thing.

Sigh. Fall fashion. My friend Ashley is back to give us the scoop on some amazing makeup tricks for the fall fashion ahead. I'm loving the "kiss me" crimson red lips idea! ;)


Cool Makeup Tricks for Hot Fall Fashion

Fall means jewel tones and jewel tones mean BRIGHT RICH colors. It's such a comfort that as the air gets chilly your wardrobe pallet can heat-up. The make-up you wear should complement your fall color favorites without becoming too matchy-matchy. Fall is striking and there is no better time to try out some bold and beautiful make-up techniques that will keep you hot as the weather cools down.

Jewel tones are the standard with fall wear, but the way to present them adjusts each year. This year, cameos by faux fur and animal prints make for a bundled up old luxury feel. Color blocking has come back, which makes for a great opportunity to pick those hues up in your make-up pallet. Fall is generally bold, so it's important that your make-up doesn't compete. Softer and more blended colors should be worn around the office, while smart pops of color can make a look bolder. It's not wise to completely buy up a trend, but securing some good deals on vivid accessories can give you the same current style without spending all your cash.

Colorful Smoke
The smoky eye is always in, but in fall you should forget a boring black and apply a pop of color. Pick up a secondary color in your outfit; maybe the piping of your bag or blazer, or an element of your print. Apply the color lightly, you should be hinting at the hue not dying your eyelid. Before going out, apply another coat of the same or a deeper shade for a more dramatic take on your delicate day look.
Kiss Me
Red lips are now. It can take a few steps to get the perfect red lips, but once your crimson kiss is set no one will be able to look away. The key to ruby lips is picking the perfect red. Very few women can wear the fire engine shade we all think of first, and you may have to enlist a make-up counter to find your pucker-perfect version. Using a red that is slightly orange, maroon or pink can be the difference between out of sight and out of place.

Bashful Babe
Depending on where you live, Fall doesn't always mean there is a chill in the air. But regardless, if it's still warm enough for you to sun bathe, the season calls for a slight rosy cheek. Don't go red here; pink, peachy and even slightly metallic hues keep you blushing but gentle. Apply on the apples of your cheeks and blend your cute little life away.

Lengthy Lashes
Leaves won't be the only thing fluttering around this season. Clothes with high collars, chunky scarves and generally layered necks frame a face dramatically. Either false eyelashes or an extra coat of mascara can help to really trap someone's gaze into yours.

Nearly Naked
Nude would have probably happened on its own, but Kate Middleton definitely didn't hurt bringing this light neutral into the spot light. Lip color doesn't have to be drastic and with office wear your lip color should certainly be an understudy to your eyes. Use a nude shade that's a few degrees warmer and richer than your skin tone. This delicate color can even be matched with your blush for an all around natural look. The duchess would be proud.


Oh wow I can't wait to experiment with all of these makeup looks! So gorgeous! All pictures that I included in Ash's guest post are from Pinterest, so if you click on the link it will go to the source. Thanks Ash for another marvelous guest post! 

I'll be back soon Ocean Dreamers with a post on my Pumpkin Patch adventure with Selma! xo!

P.S. Thanks for your honest responses on my last post. I know it was an intense post so thanks for reading.


  1. Hi Sierra!

    I love the red lips and bashful babe the most. Usually I do a very natural look myself, I hate the feeling that I can't touch my face!


  2. Absolutely gorgeous post, darling!
    I need some red lipstick!


  3. Feel better girl! It sucks to have a cold. I'm a big baby too...I instantly become an Afrin junkie at the first sign of the sniffles. lol

    I love the barley there make up look! Natural and beautiful :)

  4. Great make up tips. I can't wait to try out colourful smokey eyes.

  5. I'm sorry to hear you are sick. I hope you feel much better soon!

    These are excellent makeup tips. I might need to try them all! Especially colorful smokey eye! xoxo

  6. wish i could pull off the smokey eye! great looks!

  7. Oh these makeup looks are the BEST! I love those red lips so much!

  8. i really love the crimson lip as well as the nude looks!!! ok...and i love the colored smoky eye! i get so excited about new makeup trends :)

  9. This is a fantastic post! The right tones of make up can add so much to your outfit. I love bold lips OR smokey eyes....but not together;)


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