Beauty, uncomplicated. This concept might seem like a tall order to those of us with more than two or three beauty products at once on the counter, but the truth is that it doesn’t have to be complicated! Over the years, our team has worked hard to read up on and test out what feels like every product under the sun, and we’ve picked up more than a few favorites to share with you in our weekly beauty stories. And the good news, of course, is that the fun is just beginning for the new 2016 holiday season to come. Grab your notepads, gals, because your wish list is about to get filled up in no time thanks to today’s beauty breakdown!
Our focus for today’s look? Achieving an infallibly perfect and playful bold lip for fall. With the heat of summer just starting to give way to the more demure vibes of autumn, our current mood is all about going deeper and bolder with our colors. We’re gravitating more often toward rich jewel tones and sophisticated metallics that feel understated yet oh-so elegant.
To pull it off and translate these new instincts to our beauty routines at home, we worked with a new-to-us makeup kit from our friends at SEPHORA COLLECTION. The goal was to evoke a playful, joyful mood, and our ultimate focus was on a bold lip.
To create this look, we kept things simple so the bold, rich lip color would really stand out. Read on for the breakdown.
- Start with your eyes: Apply a shimmery eyeshadow to the base of your lid, accent the crease and contour with a light bronze that’s a few shades darker. Finish with three coats of mascara on your top lashes and one coat on your bottom lashes.
- Apply a base: Don’t skip this step, whether you use a moisturizing BB cream, tinted moisturizer or full-coverage makeup—whatever you typically wear. Then, accentuate your cheekbones with a swipe of bronzer.
- Highlight your features: Apply a highlighter wherever the light naturally hits your face. Think: The top of your nose, your cheekbones and forehead.
- The ideal finish: Complete your look with a SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain—shown here in ‘Blackberry Sorbet’. To ensure the ideal base for matte lipstick, exfoliate your lips gently and then apply a small amount of moisturizing lip balm.
There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of swiping on a new-to-you shade that turns out to be just the right fit. So, we’re challenging you to think outside your everyday beauty box and test out newer, even bolder colors this fall. Who knows—you might just uncover the new you!
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