Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fall 2009 Makeup Trends - The Color Purple!

Even though the thermometer outside my window says 90º, summer is almost over and the fall makeup collections have already started to hit stores. Dark dramatic eyes and bold lips are dominating the runways this year. Choose either the eyes or lips to be the focus but not both. The rest of the face should stay neutral with sheer foundation and barely there cheeks.

Smokey eyes in rich purples, grays and dark earthy tones will add drama. For a more feminine look, metallics in gold, silver and bronze add some sparkle to the eye.

Brows are au natural so put down the tweezers!

If your focus is on the lips, look for bright red and berry shades. Reds can range from crimson to brick to deep burgundy. This gives all skin tones a chance to participate in the trend. Purple makes an appearance again using pale lavenders to deep berries.

Nails echo the trends for eyes with golds and bronze and dark purple and deep burgundy.

Check back to see specific recommendations on brands and shades for fall 2009!