By Christine Palylyk
Fall is the perfect time to step up your makeup game. Two of my favourite fall makeup looks? Smokey eyes and bold lips!
How do you do a great smokey eye without looking like a racoon?
For this look, I use a light wash all over and prep the eyelids with a primer like SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50.
Next, using the Glo Skin Beauty palette I use a mid-tone shimmer on the lid and under the eye like a smoky liner along the lash line.I sweep a deep matte through the crease of the eye, and for extra punch, apply a little black through the outer corner and pull it into the crease. To accentuate the brows, I use the lightest shadow in the palette under the brow bone to really make it pop.
For the liner, I use the black gel liner from Colorescience. I apply it with a thin brush to the upper and lower waterline. The key is to smudge it into the upper lash line and blend it with your fingertip for a smoky look!
To finish the look, I curl the lashes and apply two coats of mascara, working the brush from root to tip with a wiggling motion.
And there you have it! This fall makeup look pairs great with a chunky knit sweater, ripped denim, and of course, great skin!
Now, tell us how to achieve that perfect bold lip.
For a bold lip, I use Glo Skin Beauty lip crayons. Not only do these come in incredible shades – they are all mineral, longwear and are enriched with antioxidant Vitamins C and E as well as conditioning Mango Oil and Shea Butter for nourishing protection.
For the matte look, I love the Suede Matte Crayon in Crimson – a knockout red for every occasion. The crayons make it easy to fill in the lips to perfect your pout. If you prefer a glossier lip, you will die for our new staff favourite – the Suede Matte Crayon in Rumor. To get that gorgeous gloss, I applied a Glo Skin Beauty lip gloss on top to finish the look.
These lips look great out on the town, or with a basic tee, jeans and a cool jacket thrown on top.