Makeup this fall is sophisticated and glamorous but it may get a bit confusing on which hues are best suited for you. I will help you break down the best colors for the best skin tones to help you choose the perfect shades for fall.
The hot colors for eyes this season are khaki golds and greens, smoky shades of gray and plumy purples, mahoganies, rich browns, sapphire blues and black. If you are fair go for khaki greens and keep it swept across the lid only, sparkling cool browns are great for lining the eyes and for a smoky eye, choose granite grays with a shimmer. Try Pout Eyeshadow Duo in "Miss Scotland", Mac Teddy Eyeliner Pencil and Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in "Platina". Medium skin tones fair best with khaki golds, rich warm browns, quartz plums and deep smoky grays. Try La Femme Sparkle Dust in "33 Antique Gold", Lancome Colour Design Eyeshadow in "Couture and Click" and Revlon Molten Metal in "Scene Stealer". Dark skin will look perfect wearing shades of mahogany and deep purple on the lid, sapphire blues and blacks lined around the eyes. Try Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in "Mahogany", Loreal High Intensity Pigments in "Charisma" and Almay Intense I-Color in "Black Pearl".
Cheeks are very soft this season, so don't venture too far away from soft plums and roses. They are quite universal and balance the more bold cheek or lip. Fair skin should stick with a soft cool plum or rose like Benefit's Sheer Cream Blusher in "Shhh!!!" and go warmer for medium skin tones by trying Revlon Golden Affair Sculpting Blush in "Rose Rapture" and stick with deeper tones for dark skin like Bobbi Brown Blush in "Velvet Plum".
Lips are either nude, wine or red this season and balance is key. If you are wearing a smoky eye go for a nude lip. For a bold red lipstick use a simple wash of shadow or a slick of liner and for wine colored lips, which are all the rage, a soft brown shadow can really look elegant. Nude lipsticks should have a hint of peach for fair skin, warm pink for medium skin and mocha for dark skin so the face does not look washed out. For wine lips stick with cool berry tones for fair skin, sparkling burgundies for medium skin tones and for dark skin tones think of raisins or merlot. Red lipsticks should stay in the cherry family for fair skin, classic true red for medium skin tones and blood reds for dark skin tones.