Normally as the autumn approaches I crave that change from light and airy summer garb to darker, richer fall fare. But somehow in my uh- hmmm “advancing” years I seem to gravitate to the same safe go-to shades when it comes to makeup. Yes love, I confess for someone who owns a makeup store and has every shade of the rainbow available to her… it’s bananas! Back in the day it was not uncommon for me to sport blood-red lips, the kind of 80’s crimson made famous in Desperately Seeking Susan. I am positive that the MAC red craze started shortly thereafter , until then if memory serves it was all about the Chanel opal gloss and the darkest tan you could muster…. Imagine purple/white lips and skin the color of a brown shoe…. and let me just say we worked that look to it’s grave…and than thankfully it stayed there!
So now I am desperately seeking a low maintenance look that I don’t have to touch up every two seconds… is that so much to ask? Even though the fall catwalks are always littered with deep dramatic makeup looks, there were a few surprising fresh faces amongst the smoldering ones that work perfectly.
Phi, Stella McCartney and Marc by Marc Jacobs all reminded us that glowing skin and a flush of blush always look modern no matter what season.
So if you are more of an au -natural girl like moi try these tips to get the look.
Don’t neglect your skin, the better your skin the less makeup you will need.
Proper cleansing and moisturizing is essential, and be sure to use a gentle exfoliator once or twice a week to keep skin smooth.
REN Jojoba Micro Bead Purifying Facial Scrub
Deep cleanses with gentle micro beads of jojoba oil to remove dead skin and encourage health cell renewal.
Mix a few drops of moisturizer with your foundation to keep skin looking hydrated and glowing.
Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation spf 20 provides the perfect combo of luminous skin with a matte finish.
Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Moist Glow in Bliss
Easy to apply with just your fingertips or a brush it’s the perfect rosy pink that lends a fresh just- came- in- from -the- snow flush of color.
Stila Kitten Eye Shadow
Allure’s best of 2008 winner is the perfect go to beige shade. It gives eyes a finished look without looking makeupy.
Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh Expert This sheer pink has just a hint of color and keeping lips smooth and hydrated.