I love bright, neon-colored makeup as much as the next girl, but the dark hues of fall are the colors that really excite me. There’s something about a rusty red smoky eye and deep merlot lips that I just can’t get enough of. And I've decided that this season, a burnt orange smoky eye is the perfect game-changer to transition your makeup from summer to fall.
Step 1: Apply a shadow primer to your lid. Gently pat a neutral brown shadow along your lid. Dust the shadow beneath your lower lashline with a shadow brush. I used Yves Saint Laurent Chromatic Uptown Palette, which has three brown shades that suit most skin tones. Step 2: Apply a tawny brown shade to your lid, sweeping the color upwards. Choose a shade that has subtle shimmer, like Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Shadow Duo in Auburn Shimmer, though cream-based product also works well to prevent creasing. Step 3: Apple a red-based shade on top of the brown shadow. Work it into the corners of your eyes blending it in smoothly. Continue to apply the color along your upper and lower lashlines. I used a coral-hued lipstick in the Make Aether Palette that you see here.
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Step 4: Highlight the top of your brow bone and the inner corners of your eyes with an iridescent brown, like NARS Shimmer Eye Shadow in Mekong. Step 5: Trace the outer rim of your eyes with an ashy brown eyeliner pencil. Be sure to blend it into your shadow well before finishing your look with mascara. Step 6: Choose a lipstick that'll bring out the red in your eyeshadow. Stay away from sheer glosses and pick a lippy that's packed with color. I opted for a combo of Make's Silk Cream Lipstick in Deep Flesh and Other Stories in Melton Sunset.
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