There are always definite trends that come up each season. This fall, a lot of attention is on the graphic eyeliner, colorblocked eye, and the dark red lip. However, color always reigns supreme — even Allure agrees. When you find the right color combinations, your face shines. So be a shining star with these hot color combinations for fall!
Purple and Silver Eyeshadow
Purple is always a fall eyeshadow favorite. It is dark enough to match some of the somber notes of fall/winter weather but colorful enough to keep things lively. In past seasons, this royal color made waves paired with gold for a glam look. For fall/winter 2012, the new luxe look uses silver. These two colors are perfect for the colorblocked eye trend.
Makeup Tips: For a sexy, modern, night-look, sweep a cool purple shade across lids up to brow bone. Use the silver to highlight brow bone and line lower lashes. Smudge for added edge.
Red and Coral
Weren’t these colors the big thing for spring? Yes, they were and they are back for fall. These two colors are both within the red color tree but one is soft where the other is more intense. Coral looks great for eyes, cheeks, and lips. Red is more of cheek and lip color. If you are feeling dramatic, sweep some red blush across your lids paired with a coral lip to make heads turn.
Makeup Tips: Get a fresh rosy-faced look by dusting cheeks and eyes with a coral shade. Wear it with a cherry tinted lip stain to give you a “just came out of the cold” look.
Dusky Mauves and Roses
This color combination is subdued but has a subtle intensity that brings out the features it highlights. The mauves to look for will be grayed out hues like Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Heather and Shiseido Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte in Whisper. Your rose shades can be as light as a beige-rose or as deep as a dusky brownish-pink.
Makeup Tips: Were mauve on eyes and lips with rosey cheeks. This gives a lighter look to start the day off and for evening add a cat-eye for subtle flair.
Rich Gold and Earthy Greens
Green is the hot color for fall in both beauty and fashion. While all shades of green eye shadow are on-trend for the season, the darker, earthier greens turn heads when paired with rich gold. Look for mossy greens, true olives, and dark hunter greens.
Makeup Tips: Apply gold shadow all over eyelids and across brow bone. Apply green to the crease and line eyes with the green shadow. Smudge for a sexy, smoky eye. Wear a gold gloss on lips to increase the luxe effect.
These four color combinations are smoking hot for fall. You can wear them any way that best fits your style. Also, these colors can be mixed-matched to create fun looks for Halloween, which is just around the corner! Have fun trying out these hot colors for fall and look beautiful wearing them.
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