Summer Make-Up for Fall Faces

If you’re anything like me, you get giddy at the prospect of new make-up trends and your eyes light up at the sight of new products. This summer, I may have gone overboard with golden shimmers and bronzy liners; unfortunately, my excitement was short-lived with the impending shift of seasons.  Fall makeup trends were on my mind, but I wondered:  how was I going to take my summer goodies and transition them to the new season?

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Thankfully, fall makeup color palettes are holding onto shimmering yellow-golds and deep bronzy oranges.  While browsing fall 2010 Makeup trends, I was struck by designer Alexandre Herchcovitch’s runway show and the sunset-like palette lining the bottoms of his models’ eyes. A sigh of relief came over me—finally,  a gorgeous way to take my bright summer makeup and put a fall spin on it. For a less intense spin on this bright eye, balance the top lid with a nude shade and blend the bottom colors together.

Despite my minor obsession with eye-catching shadows and glossy lips, I can go just as crazy for a subdued, muted look. Enter: fashion designer Thakoon. Flawless skin, nude lips and bronzy-peach cheeks is a look that should be in everyone’s back pocket for fall. If your glowing summer tan is, like mine,  slowly fading, Thakoon’s look is perfect. I love how it requires only a clean, fresh face with a little help from your summer blush and bronzer.  Sweep the combination along the cheekbones, blending up toward your temples, dab a matte nude lipstick on your pouty lips and voila, you have one of the easiest ways to incorporate a summer trend  into your fresh-faced fall makeup look.

So ladies, no need to shove those summer eye shadows and bronzers to the back of your shelves. Keep them out and play with your fall colors to brighten up an otherwise drab season.  As for those summer clothes and new fall wardrobe…well, that is another issue entirely!

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