There’s so much to do with makeup this fall with so many different color palettes to choose from. Even though there are always crazy fall makeup trends happening, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up a classic look. It’s dramatic yet understated. Classic cat-eyes with liquid liner is still always a do and can complement your features very well. With every classic look comes a bold one, so day 9 was all about a bold lip taken from the latest dark lips trend. Here’s the best way to get both these gorgeous trends.
The first factor to think about when choosing liquid eyeliner is what type would fit best with you. If you hold your writing utensils close to the point, you’ll want to use a pen style applicator for better precision. Try Lorac’s Front of the Line in black for an easy to the point cat eye. These are very easy to use and great liquid eyeliners, but they can run out a little quicker. I happen to be the type that loves to flick the brush along my eyes to achieve the perfect ‘winged’ look so I’m partial to a wand applicator. My favorite wand liquid eyeliner is Liquif-Eye by Too Faced Cosmetics because it’s intensely pigmented and water resistant. You’ll need an intense black to get the well defined cat eye. Now that you have your weapon of choice, you need to prep your eyes. Use a powder or cream-to-powder base to absorb any moisture to prevent your makeup from slipping throughout the day and ensure staying power. Time to start applying liquid eyeliner. Try to have the best steady hand that you can and get as close to the lash line as possible. To open up your eyes and widen them up, start in the middle of your eye and slowly work your way out. As you near to the corner of your eye, slowly angle the liner up and outward. The thicker and further you wing out your liner, the more dramatic it can be. This takes time to perfect so experiment with it and keep your cool if you mess up. You can always re-apply.
I’ve always thought that dark lipstick wasn’t a good look on me because of my natural blonde hair. Being a brunette has opened up a whole range of colors that I can play with and changed my outlook. Even if you have light hair you can find a darker red lipstick to fit you! Try to choose a lighter berry color that suits your skin tons and you’re in for the hottest trend for fall. My color choice was fun to pick out. After trying Julie Hewett lipsticks in a Beautyfix kit, I’ve been hooked because of how moisturizing and pigmented they are while staying on for a prolonged period of time. Sin Noir was the perfect dark red shade that I was searching for, plus I’m a sucker for the glamorous packaging. I recommend using a lip liner before using a dark lipstick. It helps to prolong the wear of the color and helps contour shape, but most importantly it keeps the lipstick from feathering into any tiny lines. The dark color creates the perfect dark pout for fall. Just keep it off your teeth and mission accomplished!