Looking for a fast fall makeup look? I’ve got you covered! This simple makeup tutorial will show you how to update your morning routine and be perfectly on trend for fall. Plus this bold lip can take you right into date night! My standard makeup look can be described in one word. Boring. As a work at home mom, I don’t tend to put in a ton of effort to my daily makeup routine. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to look nice, it just means that a) I hate to get ready in the morning, b) hardly anyone sees me and c) I’m not that great at applying makeup. Since it’s fall, and party season is right around the corner, I decided to reach out to my friend, Yara, to help me come up with a fast fall makeup tutorial that busy moms can easily recreate at home.I always look for products that are easy to use and help me solve a problem. This Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen combo is as much part of my beauty routine as my foundation. While the whitener is perfect for every day use (No hassle! No mess!), I really make sure I put in an effort around the holidays. No matter how much makeup you have on, you won’t be confident if you are feeling self-conscious about your teeth!
With just a few items, that you probably already have in your makeup bag, you can recreate the looks that were all over the runways recently. A good eyeshadow palette will get you through the entire year. But for fall, the big trend was a light eye (with a touch of shimmer) paired with a bold lip.I love chatting about makeup tips with my girlfriends and it’s even more awesome when they are a makeup artist like Yara. As a busy mom herself, she knows that we don’t have time for complicated applications. To start of our fast fall makeup look, she used a tinted moisturizer (I love a double duty product!) and concealer that she dotted along my dark circles and then blended in with small taps of her finger. Always add eyeshadow base in order to maintain a true and vibrant color. I have to be honest, I usually skip that step to save time. But I absolutely do it when I do my makeup for an event! Next, with a light peach toned shadow, buff it into the crease to create a soft contour. Add a beautiful shimmer to the lid making the center of your eye the focus. To enhance your lashes, add a darker eyeliner in between and on top of the lashes. This will give the illusion of fuller and longer lashes. This is called tightlining. It’s pretty cool. It takes some time to learn how to do it well, but it’s something I am starting to do more and more. I have small lids and think this style of lining my eyes really makes them feel bigger. And with my blond lashes, I need all the help I can get! Finish your eyes with your favorite mascara…. DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR EYEBROWS! While this was something that I only used to do if I was going out for a night on the town, now I do it everyday. It takes just a minute and it really makes you look put together. With my light hair color, my eyebrows can look almost invisible. Now if I had to choose between filling in my eyebrows or wearing eyeshadow, I’d fill in my brows.
On your cheeks, use a light bronzer to define and softly contour your face. In the shape of a 3 starting with your hairline, sweep in a circular motion to your cheeks and back down towards your jaw line. Add a peach whispered tone to the apples of your cheeks where you naturally get color. Finish with a few strokes of your favorite highlighter emphasizing the top of your cheekbones, above your brow, down the rim of your nose and lastly your Cupid’s bow. This will give your skin a luminous glow and illuminate all the beautiful high points of your face. While usually I would think this sounds like a lot of work, the trick is finding a makeup palette that has all these products altogether. Instead of searching around in your makeup up bag for each of these things and their brush, a contouring palette will have it all right there for you which means you might even be able to eat breakfast before rushing the kids out the door. Last but not least, a sexy fall lip…choose a warmer red that best suites your skin tone. Not all reds are the same but a red lip is a must for this season and it will become a staple in your makeup wardrobe. If you don’t feel like you can rock a bold lip on the school yard, just swap it out for a less bold gloss. It’s totally fine to save the sexy lips for date night. These fall makeup colors, the simple peachy eye and bold lipstick, are totally on trend. You may feel like a beginner and like you don’t know how to apply makeup well but this is super easy to recreate!
Now you have a refreshed fall makeup look to wear out to coffee with your best pals. I promise you, I’m a total makeup novice and I can do this! I’m super grateful that Yara shared it with me. Look out world, me and my red lips are coming for you!
With all the extra coffee that I drink in the chilly fall weather, I know I need to really pay attention to my teeth. The Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen starts working the first day you use it and gets teeth five shades whiter in just three weeks. It’s totally convenient (because I’m totally not doing something if it’s too much work!) and there is no waiting and no rinsing! Pretty cool. I’m a big fan. And I can be confident with my fall bold lip thanks to Colgate® Optic White®.
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