Get Your Primer On

We all tend to use a little more makeup once the summer months come to an end. Here are some great primer tricks to master this fall.

1. There are great benefits to using a tinted formula. Primers with a pink tint to them,  add a nice glow. Lilac shades help brighten sallow or yellowish skin. To help neutralize redness go for a green shade. Just keep in mind that less is more. A drop about the size of a raisin is plenty,any more than that will pull under your foundation.

Try Revlon’s Photoready Color Correcting Primer or Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Correcting Primer in Green.

Tinted primer

2. Do not forget about your eyes. Priming around your eyes counteracts redness, helps prevent crows feet, & prevents makeup from smudging or absorbing oils. It is a MUST.

primer around eye

3. Do not go overboard on the acne. Remember that too much can actually make it worse. Look for primers that have anti-acne ingredients in them so that you can skip the spot treatment.

Pick up Smashbox Photo Finish More than Primer Blemish Control.

acne control

4. Give your lashes some life. We all love the look of long, thick lashes. Use a primer before applying your regular mascara to help create that look. Limit your coats of mascara to only 2, anything more than that will create clumping.

Try Lancome Cils Booster XL or Tarte Multipleye Lash Primer.

eyelash primer

5. If you are a huge fan of lipstick, you definitely want to prime your lips. This will prevent lipstick from settling into the cracks of your lips or flaking off.

E.L.F. Lip Primer & Plumper will get the job done (you can also just use regular face primer!)

elf studio lip primer & plumper

6. Always finish with a  translucent powder. This will help set your makeup for the day.

030708_mercier_aRemember this order:

1. Primer (on EVERYTHING)

2. Liquid Foundation/Tinted Moisturizer

3. Translucent Powder

Fall Makeup Trends

With a new season just around the corner, it is time to reveal the top colors for this fall!!!

1. Chocolate Lips: Take nude to a whole new level this fall! Use a sheer, creamy finish to soften this intense look. Like nude, this can be paired with several different colors. Load up on the mascara to make them as intense as your lips!

Brands to try: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick – Brazil Nut, E.L.F. Essential Lipstick in Fantasy, CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Betwitch

chocloate lips

2. Emerald Shadow: Pair this metallic green hue with black pencil around the eyes, and soften with a splash of shadow around the lower lashes and outer corners of your eyes.

Brands to try: NYX Single Eyeshadow in Hunter Green, Essense Eyeshadow in Forest Fairies, Rimmel London Glam Eyes Trio Eyeshadow in Tempting

emerald shadow

3. Lilac: This color does wonders on eyes and lips. Create your own intensity by choosing a color a couple of shades darker in eye shadow than your lipstick.

Brands to try: Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Hasard, Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Cara

lilac

4. Plum Lipstick: Talk about sophisticated, strong, and sharp. When wearing thing look be sure to have matching lip liner, simple eyes, and black mascara.

Brands to try: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Plum or Black Cherry, CoverGirl Queen Collection in Fine Wine

plum lips

5. Sheer Taupe: Great for eyes, cheeks, and lips. This look creates quite a sex appeal because of how natural looking it is. To create the best look with this, use an angled brush to sweep matte taupe powder under cheekbones, use the same shade on your eyes. When choosing lipstick, choose one that is 2 shades deeper than your natural skin tone.

Brands to try: Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Cafe` Au Lait, Mary Kay Mineral Lipstick in Mocha Freeze, M.A.C. Lipstick by Design

sheer taupe

6. Turquoise Liner: This trend is both bright and shocking! Create a thick line that extends past the corner of your eye.

Brands to try: NYX Glam Liner in Aqua Luxe, Topshop Eye Crayon in Kingfisher, NARS Larger than life Long wear eyeliner in Abbey Road, Sephora Jumbo Liner 12 Hour Waterproof in Turquoise

Turquoise eye liner

7. Violet Liner: The key to this look is making sure the line is smudged after applied! Apply a thick line across the lid and blur the edges with your fingers. This color is great for light or dark eyes. Pair with nude or red lipstick.

Brands to try: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Potent Purple, Sephora Violet SMoky Eye Quad, Hard Candy Shadowholic in Purple Rain

Violet liner

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