Iris Moreau is a makeup artist who graciously volunteered to write a guest post for Best Things in Beauty. Here's her take on her "Top 10" picks for fall. Enjoy!
I love the vibrant, earthy colors of fall! This season is all about bold, deep reds and bright tangerines on the lips, with deep, intense purples and smoldery neutrals on the eyes. There's a trick: don't overwhelm your face with too much at once. Keep the focus on a strong, lip, or draw the attention to a sexy, smokey eye. With so many great products from which to to choose, I’ve made a short list of 10 of my fall 2010 favorites.
1. Chanel Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Makeup Foundation
For gorgeous glowing skin, Chanel Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Makeup is brilliant! The soft, light-reflecting, semi-matte formula evens out skin and provides a beautiful satin finish.
2. Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 I love the natural Rosé tint of Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment for a beautiful red stain on the lips. It’s super-soothing for dry, cracked lips and adds just enough color to wear with a smokey fall eye. Plus it has SPF 15.
3. Dior Addict Lip Color in Violet Reflection
The perfect Fall plum! The smooth, weightless texture and pigment-rich high-impact color of Dior Addict Lip Color in Violet Reflection give lips beautiful berry coverage that lasts.
4. MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
The bold and vibrant blue-red color of MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick is flattering for almost all skin tones. It’s my pick for the perfect fall red.
5. Urban Decay The Naked Palette
Far from boring, Urban Decay The Naked Palette is stocked with 12 gorgeous neutrals. Beautiful champagnes, gorgeous plums, and smoky gunmetals, in textures from shimmery to matte; you’ll have everything you need in one smart, sleek compact to recreate fall's smoldering eyes.
6. MAC Venomous Villains Collection Her Alter Image Eyeshadow
This deep shade of violet purple from this limited-edition eye shadow by MAC is intense and vibrant, and a little goes a long way. Apply dry for a deep wash of violet or wet for even more intensity. Experiment!
7. Chanel Blush Joues Contraste
In two delicious shades, “Plum Attraction” and “Mocha,” Chanel Blush Joues Contraste has a beautiful silky texture and glides on easily for soft, buildable color. Sweep onto cheeks and temples for a gorgeous glow.
8. Anastasia Clear Eye Brow Gel
This fall, fuller brows are back, and Anastasia Clear Eye Brow Gel is fabulous for taming unruly hairs. Chock-full of botanicals and essential oils, it keeps even the most wayward strays in place.
9. Lancome High Definicils High Definition Mascara Black/Noir
For long, defined lashes without the false eyelashes, nothing beats Lancome High Definicils High Definition Mascara. It’s ultra-smooth brush provides impeccable application and extreme definition and length for extra fabulous lashes!
10. Lancome Art Liner Noir
The easy-to-use liquid pen in Lancome’s Art Liner Noir and its super-precise foam tip let you literally draw your desired line and shape. The deeply pigmented color dries quickly and won’t fade. I love the look of beautifully lined eyes, paired with a strong red lip.
Makeup should be fun as well as functional, and this fall’s fabulous colors present the perfect opportunity to break away from your normal routine and try something new and different. Create a strong, sexy statement and wear your look with confidence. The sky’s the limit on how you express yourself, so be daring, experiment, and play!
Good advice from Iris for makeup lovers everywhere! Interested in more from Iris? Check out her blog, The Makeup Artist Blog.
My thanks to Iris - I hope you enjoyed her fall feature. She reminded me that I never showed you The Naked Palette, which I purchased the second it was available. Love it!