Fall is coming up fast, and if you love to match your makeup to the season, that means you need some new makeup looks to try out. Fall makeup looks are a great way to complement the colors that you may wear and be around more frequently during the fall months. However, for people who tend not to have lots of skill with makeup, creating a special fall makeup look can seem difficult. With just a few of these tips, you can make your makeup look even more fall-appropriate.
Use the Right Base Fall Colors
During fall, you’ll start seeing a mixing of both warm and cool colors. The warm colors associated with summer are moving into the colder colors associated with winter, which means that you get to see both colors in all sorts of scenes, and therefore within your makeup looks as well.
Warm colors in the fall may include orange, especially darker and “burnt” oranges, and muted yellow tones. Cool fall colors tend to be centered around purple, often with a bluish tint. Additionally, neutral browns are a great backdrop. You might want to find your skin tone to decide whether you should lean more toward summertime warmth or wintertime cool.
Try a Berry Lipstick
Purple berry lipsticks are a great way to incorporate more cool fall colors into your makeup. There are no shortage of colors to try out. Berry lipsticks are everywhere, as they’re one of the most commonly desired lipstick colors. Try to steer toward purple with a blue tint if you have a cool skin tone and purple with a red tint if you have a warm one.
Determine a Color Palette That Complements Your Colors
Sure, your skin tone is important when you’re determining a new makeup look, but it’s definitely not the only thing to consider. Your eyes, hair, and wardrobe also make an impact
If you have brown hair and eyes, you have the widest variety of fall palettes available. Brown is itself a common fall color, and it works incredibly with just about any other fall color.
If your eyes are blue or green or your hair is blonde, black, or dyed, it’s still possible to create fall looks, but you may want to test those colors alongside your hair and eyes. Otherwise, you might accidentally create a clashing design.
Additionally, keep your clothes in mind when deciding on your makeup. If you regularly wear certain colors, you might need to develop your eye makeup alongside it.
Use Highlighter to Contrast Deep Fall Colors
The colors that you’ll likely use to create a fall look will be dark on average, from berry purple to rich mahogany. One great way to avoid these colors blending into a muddy dark mess is to use a highlighter liberally. Use a highlighter under your eyebrows, on your cupid’s bow, and on the top of your cheekbones to highlight these areas.
Do Your Makeup in Natural Light
Last, but certainly not least, remember that natural light tends to be even warmer than normal during the fall. That natural light will create a different look than the incandescent lights in your bathroom. Try to apply your makeup in natural light if possible, or at least bring your makeup look out of the bathroom to see how it looks in the sun.
Even if you’re a complete beginner, these tips are a great starting point for creating a special fall look. However, if there’s something important on the line, whether it’s a wedding, family reunion, or Halloween party, a professional from Ogle School may be able to create an even better makeup look. Book an appointment at an Ogle School salon near you to make sure you get the perfect look.