For Fall 2011, Fall In Love With Color

By  September 29, 2011

Who says fall is all about boring neutral colors? Just because the leaves may be starting to fall, there’s no reason to send your colorful makeup packing. This season, pick from these pretty palettes for a trendy, updated look.

Grape, Plum, and Mulberry
If you haven’t tried creating a purple smoky eye yet, there’s no time like the present. It’s fairly easy to pull off, looks great with virtually all eye colors and skin tones, and it can be done using any shade from a dark plum to a bright violet.

Lancome Paris Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Mauve Cherie, $48 at Sephora.com | Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadow in Illusoire, $36 at Chanel.com | NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Bourbon Street, $23 at NARSCosmetics.com

Olive, Moss, and Pea
Because green is a pretty unexpected color for fall, it really stands out. If you’re feeling daring, try a bright, matte shadow to make your peepers pop. If you want to tone it down a bit, use a deep camo green with a little shimmer. Go green on your tips too!


Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumieres 5 Color Harmony For Eyes in Garden of Eden, $56 at YSLBeautyUs.com | Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Peacock Green, $19 at Sephora.com | OPI Nail Lacquer in Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow, $8 at Drugstore.com

Blue
Like purple, shades of blue also make for a stunning smoky eye look. First define eyes with navy liner, then mix and match a variety of indigo, cobalt, and powder blue shadows for a multidimensional effect. Top it all off with a couple coats of mascara, and you’re all set to go. Oh, and don’t forget to swipe the hue on your nails too.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Mary Jane, $17 at UrbanDecay.com | Christian Dior 5 Couleurs Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette in Navy Design, $59 at Dior.com | Essie Nail Polish in Aruba Blue, $8 at Drugstore.com