Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons: weather is nice, leaves turn all sorts of yellows, oranges and red, and of course: pumpkin everything! As promised, we are following up on our Fall Makeup Trends with a tutorial on the ones that stood out the most to us – and that would be the dark lips.
Most people are scared of a darker lip color, and won’t even try it out. Trust me your perfect lip shade is out there! All you have to do is figure out which one flatters your complexion.
Our take on the look has the same dark, bold lip color, earthy tones on the eyes and pale skin that popped up on the runways of NYFW.
To start of: use a foundation/bb cream/ tinted moisturizer that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone. This look goes for glowy and ivory skin. To get that glow just lightly dust a highlighter all over. We used the Jane Iredale Triple Pearl powder.
To achieve the eye look we blended a few products: we used Jane Iredale’s triple eyeshadow in Sundown and added a bit of Silver Lining for an added pop on the center of the lid. We finished by adding a white shimmery shade on the inner corner and on the brow bone. The key to the look is to blend, blend blend – and you’ll get a beautiful earthy tone smokey eye. Stick to using the lighter shade of your preference all over the lid, the medium tone on your crease and the darkest on the outer corner, and blending a little towards the crease as well.
We lined the eyes with a black eyeliner on top, and black pencil on the bottom. Remember to get the darkest eye shadow shade you used and blend out the outer edge of the liner.
We wanted to add another pop of color, so we added a thin silver liner on top of the black one. It makes a huge difference. It really adds and extra glam to the eyes! Top your lashes with a few coats of mascara – or add false lashes if you’re feeling adventurous! – and you’re done with the eyes!
The lips steal the show, so we highlighted the cupid’s bow with the Highlighter pencil and added Jane Iredale’s Lip pencil in Berry to the top lip and in Earth Red to the bottom lip. We topped both pencils with the Lip Fixation in Rapture for a glossier look.
You can always go back and add concealer around your mouth to make the color pop even more.
The final look is just perfect for any upcoming Holiday Party, Company Event or even a night out. And by starting your lip with a pencil it lasted all through dinner!
Are you going to try the dark lip look this fall? If you are send us pictures of it! We’d love to see it! And sorry for the images. These were taken with the phone and make the colors a little more saturated than they originally were.