In the summer’s heat it’s hard to think about fall clothes and sweaters. The easiest transition is incorporating some fall makeup trends to update your look and usher in the new season. Get ready to try some fresh fall looks from runway to reality.

Luminous skin is in for fall 20l9, so opt for a dewy look with minimal makeup and highlighter. You can skip the contour and bronzer. Play up the highs of your bone structure and add a dab of highlighter on your cheekbones, browbones, and above your Cupid’s bow. So get glowing and you can still shine on after summer is over. Say goodbye to sun-kissed skin and hello to a rosy glow! A natural flush is what’s in this season.

Want to shake things up a bit? Try swapping your black liner for a bold and bright color, some neutral lip gloss, and mascara. Graphic line is still in, and to create a crisp cat eye, wing the liner out for added drama. When your eyeliner looks a bit smudged, don’t bother fixing it because it’s the season’s gorgeous grunge look.

Mauve is the new mod and a great transitional lip color when the weather is still hot. It feels a bit more dramatic than pink and flatters a wide variety of skin tones as well. You can even stick to a monochromatic mauvy look in various hues from lids and cheeks to lips. Dusty rose is the chic update to a feminine color and accounts for an added allover rosy look.

Bordeaux lips brings a taste of wine to your palette. Pair it with some lip liner, a fresh face, and mascara and you’re ready for fall. To get those luscious lashes, apply your mascara from roots to tips. For a softer purple pout, try a deep shade of plum instead.

Rich red lips still remain a classic look for fall and look great when paired with black winged eyeliner. This is a polished look, which lends an instant pop of color to the face.

There are shades to flatter every skin tone, from fiery red lips for those with warm undertones to cherry reds for cooler skin tones. For a softer finish, dab a bit on with your finger and you will get the look without a heavy concentration of color.

Glossy lips are back again. As a matter of fact, they never really left because they always look gorgeous and enhance a lip in a youthful way.

Opt for natural brows this season and brush them with a spoolie first. Then fill in the sparse spots with a brow pencil, incorporating short, feathery strokes. To weatherproof your work, use a liquid brow set, which will keep them from fading out until you cleanse your face.

A monochromatic sunset look is beautiful, natural, and very wearable. Terracotta, the sunny, orangey color, is basically the new neutral that was showcased on fall’s runways, and a flattering look on so many. It looks great on warm, medium, and dark-toned complexions.

Subtle smoky eyes look great for fall. Be sure to add a touch of shimmer to the inner corners near the tear duct. Add a beautiful shade of gold or silver shimmer, which can soften the drama of a smoky eye. If you place the focus on the eyes, then make sure to keep the rest of the makeup to a minimum. Metallic eyes in iridescent shades showcase lids this season, accompanied by luscious lashes and black liner. Too much glitter can look gaudy, but a bit of shimmery liner traced right along the lash line adds the perfect twinkle to the eyes.

It’s not difficult or expensive to update your fall look. A minor addition to your present makeup collection, or a new method of applying an old color, can certainly do the trick. Skincare is a science but makeup is an art, which is not etched in stone and gives you the creativity and flexibility to customize and own your look.


Risselle Naimark is a Professional Freelance Makeup Artist and Skincare Consultant. She carries an extensive line of personalized skincare, cosmetics, and anti-aging products. Risselle is also available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, makeup lessons, and all of your beauty needs. She can be reached at 718 263-5517.

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