How to Change Your Make-Up for Fall

Fall is here, and it’s time to experiment with your make-up. 

Courtney Akai of the Courtney Akai Lash Boutique in New York City and Mathew Nigara, celebrity make-up artist for NYC cosmetics, suggest looking to the runways for inspiration – not just in terms of color but also in texture. 

"Don’t ever be afraid to play with a new look, and never abandon what makes you feel most comfortable. True beauty comes when a woman finds the delicate balance between creativity, whimsy, and self-confidence that her make-up should bring to her daily life!" says Niagra.

Make-up tips for fall

1. Keep that healthy summer glow.

Switch from a mattifying foundation to something with a richer, dewy texture to help your skin prepare for weather changes, says Akai.

2. Try a sleek, sexy, smoky-eye look to match the rich colors of fall…

Wear a deeper shade of eyeliner, such as a deep violet, cafe brow, or hunter green.

3. Want your eyes to pop without heavy clumps of mascara?

You need more lashes! Try semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Adding some length and volume will bring out the color and shape of the eye without your having to add anything to your make-up bag, says Akai.

4. Put some shimmer in your shadow.

Switch to deeper shades of bronze, charcoal, or plum to add just a hint of sparkle to your sexy, smoky eye. 

5. Intensify your lips. 

Wear your favorite stand-alone summer gloss over a deeper, more opaque lipstick.  This is a rich, intense look that will really define your lips.

6. Learn from the runways.

Runway beauty is gorgeous and specifically created to evoke thought and set trends. "These looks should always be interpreted as conceptual, not literal!" says Nigara, of runway styles. "Women should take the ideas as direction and try to implement seasonal changes in their daily routines, but only if it works for them."


Originally published by SheKnows