Jordan Reid is the founding editor of RamshackleGlam.com and the host of the DIGS Channel show. She’s a former Manhattanite, new mom and author of, “The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having it All.” This post originally appeared on her blog, Ramshackle Glam.
Every year, like clockwork, the temperature drops and the lipsticks darken…and in fall 2014, we’ll see more of the same. That’s just fine by us, because the go-to look this season is glamorous, romantic, and warm – everything we want from a beauty routine once the cold weather arrives.
Bordeaux shades can seem intimidating, but if you choose a stain rather than a super-saturated shade you’ll not only look perfectly modern, but you’ll be able to take the look anywhere from the office to after hours.
1. With deep lip shades, a flawless face is essential. Create a fresh finish by exfoliating with Simple Skincare Smoothing Facial Scrub, then moisturize with Simple Skincare Replenishing Rich Moisturizer for a radiant glow.
2. Apply a light layer of foundation only where needed, and dot concealer on any spots. Next, apply a light dusting of rose-hued blush (try Bobbi Brown Blush in Nude Pink for a barely-there effect).
3. Keep your eye makeup light: just a few coats of lengthening mascara is all you need. Since your lipstick will draw attention to any redness elsewhere on your face, try lining your lower waterline with a nude pencil to create a wide-awake effect. If you can’t live without your liner, keep the line thin, and wing it up just slightly at the outer edges.
4. Define your brows using a pencil or shadow one shade darker than your natural brow color (and remember to pluck any strays).
5. Now, your lipstick: if you’re nervous about going too bold, try building the intensity of the color gradually. Press your chosen color (try MAC Hearts Aflame lipstick, a new shade used on the Tadashi Shoji Fall 2014 runway) onto your lips with a finger, starting at the center and blending outwards, and blot with a tissue between each layer. The wine-stained effect is surprisingly casual, glamorous, and a perfect counterpart to fall’s romantic clothing.
This post was originally published on Jordan’s blog, Ramshackle Glam.