The air may be getting cooler and the days may be getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean that we have to give up our summer glow. Whether it’s a wine-hued lip or a peachy cheek, Valley has the best makeup looks to stay flushed for any season.
For a fresh fall look, pair heavy blush with basic eye makeup. It’s all about finding balance between your eyes, lips and cheeks, so with a cleaner eye, you can do more with your blush. With a skin-toned eye shadow, barely-there eyeliner, and mascara, you can play up your cheeks with any color blush. We recommend trying a peachy hue to perfectly complement the rest of a natural look.
A Perfect Pair
Bronzer and blush are the perfect combination for staying flushed. A look with standout cheek color is big for fall. The first step is to apply bronzer all over your cheeks. Next, apply a pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. Try Maybelline Fit Me! Blush in Light Mauve, $5.99 from CVS. Make sure to pull color up toward the temples. It’s always easy to think of applying blush in the shape of a check mark.
Contour, Contour, Contour
The tricky thing about blush is that color can make or break a look. The great thing about a bronzer with a contouring formula is that you can still have the drama of blush, but without the hassle of choosing a color. Apply your chosen contour product under your cheekbones and toward your temples. Add highlighter above your cheeks for a finishing touch.
Pop of Color
When it comes to fall, the first things that come to mind are pumpkin spice lattes and colorful leaves- and so should richly hued lipsticks. For darker skin tones, try an orange or ruby shade. We recommend Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick in 010, $5.49 from CVS. If you’re worried about having to reapply color all day long, a little bit of translucent powder should do the trick. Dust a bit of this finishing powder all over the face so that your makeup lasts from that 8 a.m. class to that 8 p.m. dinner date.
Lipstick- Many Ways
Who says you have to go out and buy all new shades of blush to achieve some of fall’s best beauty looks? For a fresh-faced and dewy look, apply lipstick to both lips and cheeks. That’s right, your favorite lipstick works just as well as any cream blush. Avoid metallic or shimmery lipsticks, and opt for a matte or satin finish to try out this beauty tip. Just because summer is over, that doesn’t mean that your beautiful color has to be gone too.
Photo by Ana Elmasllari