Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Transition your makeup from Glowing Golden Summer Goddess to Sultry Fall Femme Fetale



The official first day of fall is a few days away, and now is the time to incorporate some of those deep wines,  browns, blacks , matte shadows into our beauty kit.  Beyonce's makeup for the Mrs.Carter World Tour was the PERFECT example.
June -  ( left picture) , the makeup was dewy, waterproof of course (sweat proof) ,  smokey but with gold shimmery shadows matched with a pretty glossy pink / nude-ish lip.
September - ( right picture) ,  the Fall trends appear : the deep cranberry / wine lips,  the eyes are darker with matte smokey effect , the cheeks are contoured with a darker hued blush.  This comparison above is the perfect guideline for going dark for Fall.  ( Although I will still wear a nude, pink , and glossy lip here and there -  thats just me ) .
Smashbox Cosmetics has the perfect Fall Collection to re-create this look worn be Beyonce in Brazil .  The Fade to Black Fall 2013 Collection includes Fade To Black Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette in "Fade In" and "Fade Out" - both palettes have the perfect mix of mattes, browns, blacks and subtle hints of shimmer - but not too much.  Fade to Black Be Legendary Lipstick  in "Black Cherry" and "Cognac" .  "Black Cherry" can easily give you the lip look above. Last but not least , the collection also includes Fade to Black Waterproof Shadow Liner in "Blackest Black" and "Black Gold" .  I love the idea of using these liners alone on the lids or as a base for the shadows from the Eyeshadow palettes . "Black Gold" is similar to the golds Beyonce usually wears year round.

The change in weather also calls for the swapping out of our CC Cream that was a summer staple and opting for a full coverage alternative.  That would be the new Liquid Halo HD Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.  This made me beyond happy since I am a FAN of the powder version - which was my go-to product during the Spring / Summer.  This foundation features a new 100% Liquid Light Technology completely evens out skin for a totally natural, luminous finish. It truly is a life changing experience.  It is sweat and humidity resistant ( something I used to struggle with rushing to the subways and then having my makeup literally melt off my face) ,  moisturizing, and also works well with all undertones.  I absolutely LOVE this foundation!

For more information on the Fade to Black Collection and other products mentioned above , check out Smashbox.com.
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