Autumn Beauty - Last day to follow these tips!
- All Flourish: Beauty
Autumn BeautyBy Tammi Ireland
Leaves turning brown and floating off the maple trees, cooler weather bringing the return of longer, flowing skirts, cardigans and marvellous heels, and – my favourite – the chance to darken your beauty routine, adding beautiful autumn romance.
Once you’ve tried our tips, let us know what you think in the comment box below.
Think brown. Using different shades of this diverse colour, you can create the illusion of bigger eyes, no matter what your shape. If you use eyeliner, switch from black to brown for a less dramatic look and line your lashes. Using a light beige shadow, sweep colour over the entire lid, including some of the ridge above.
Find a shade one colour darker and shadow the middle part of your lid, extending to the outer area.
Finally, using a deep brown shade and a flat brush, sweep shadow onto your outer corners and deep into the crease of your eyelid. By doing this, you are creating depth and widening your eyes.
Be sure to blend all the shadows together for the look to be seemless.
Slick your top lashes only with a brown-black mascara to finish.
Stash away the lip gloss and dig out the stains, for it’s time to create romance on your lips. Autumn is a time to experiment. As a fair-haired brunette, I love to try plum lipstick this month, matching perfectly with my brown-shadowed eyes and any outfit. If you’re scared of plum, a deep blood red will provide the same affect.
Prefer something less heavy? There is a range of great lip stains available that give the illusion you’ve just spent the day sucking on sweet autumn berries. Place the stain lightly on your lips, then rub on with your finger for a more natural look. Be sure to wipe your finger after application, because they really do... stain.
Kept natural, cheeks can get away with being simply dusted with bronzer or an orange-based blush in autumn, mixing a flash of summer with a flush of winter. Cheeks left natural will give way to a more dramatic lip. Very sexy.
Use body lotions to keep your skin smooth and be sure to keep those toenails in check despite starting to cover them with tights.
Using a light dust of bronzer on exposed arms during functions or day events is a nice way to keep that summer glow when the sunlight starts to fade.
When I think autumn hair, I think waves. Straight hair just seems too high maintenance – you haven’t got time to straighten and sleeken your hair when you’re jumping through the autumn leaves in your boots!
If you’re lucky enough to have longer hair, wash it and dry it before spritzing with leave-in conditioner. Plait your hair into loose braids and go to sleep. In the morning, you’ll have beautifully wavy, natural looking hair.
Is shorter hair your style? Go unkempt and simply ruffle through some wax to create a wavy look. Wrap a brownredpurple floral scarf around your hair or thread it through for a nonchalant nod to the season.
It’s often unusual to find perfume advice in beauty stories, however as the seasons change, the way you smell is most important. It is my firm belief that every lady should have a scent for every season. Autumn smells are woody and warm, with hints of cinnamon, for example. I love Gucci by Gucci and Miss Dior Cherie.
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