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Fall Color Preview 2013: A Multitude of Moods

Kristen Wegrzyn September 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine

The rich Carafe can be used as an alternative to black around the eyes for an organic, back-to-nature look. Makeup, Donna Mee/; photographer, Gary Lyons; model, Rachele Schank/Women Model Management

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The general consensus among makeup experts is that this year’s Pantone fall palette is full of wearable, consumer-friendly colors. (See Fall 2013 Color Guide.) Take a pause before you assume the description “wearable” translates to “boring”—these shades evoke strong emotions and offer “... a strong nod to actual, real makeup,” says celebrity makeup artist and Emmy award-winner K.J. Bennett.

“Colors have a powerful way of impacting our mood. Isn’t that a big reason why we wear cosmetics?” says Elias Elgueta, makeup artist and national educator for jane iredale. Pantone’s palette covers a large range of rich, usable colors that clients of any age or skin tone can choose from, says celebrity makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babain.

Elgueta agrees that Pantone’s research this season is on point, as always. “The challenge—and certainly the fun part—is deciding how the Fashion Color Report relates and can be incorporated into color cosmetics,” says Elgueta. “Specifically, how clients at home are going to incorporate these colors into their makeup wardrobe.”

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Fall 2013 Color Guide

This information was compiled from Pantone's Fall 2013 Fashion Color Report, which can be found at Pantone is a global company that standardizes the language of color. The Pantone Color Institute studies the psychological and physiological aspect of color and forecasts color needs. The names are assigned by Pantone.


How-to Makeover: Inspired by Nina Ricci's Fall 2013 Runway

Step 1: Using a synthetic foundation brush, apply a BB cream, which will create a nice matte canvas for the foundation while concealing any redness and adding a touch of hydration.

Step 2: Apply a matte, long-wearing concealer with a small, rounded synthetic brush, under the eyes. Extend it below to conceal any under-eye darkness and outward toward the upper cheekbone, creating a highlighting effect.

Step 3: Apply a matte eyeshadow primer with a small synthetic brush, from lower lid to brow bone.

Step 4: Apply a mineral-based liquid foundation with a slightly dampened flocked sponge (with a mineral mist), blending all phases of previous steps.

Step 5: Use a brow pencil in medium brown to define the shape; then apply a brow shadow with a tapered angle brush to add more fullness.

Step 6: With a large shadow brush, apply a matte flesh-toned shadow over the entire lower lid up to the brow bone.

Step 7: Using a small contour brush, lightly apply a matte brown shadow across the upper crease of the lid, extending outward.

Step 8: For eyeliner, use a tapered angle shader brush with the same matte brown used for contouring the lid, and lightly line the lower and upper lash line, extending it just past the outer corner to create a soft-shadowed cat eye.

Step 9: Contour the cheek area with a large angled brush and bronzing powder.

Step 10: Choose a neutral blush color and apply with a blush brush.

Step 11: Line lips with a neutral lip pencil and fill in with a tapered lip brush. Apply the first layer of matte red lipstick; blot lips with a tissue and follow with a second layer.

Step 12: Using a translucent powder and a medium-sized powder brush, set foundation.

Step 13: Complete the look with a coat of black mascara, using a disposable wand to avoid clumps.

Makeup and photographer, Pauline Farace,; hair and model, Camille Oneto

How-to Makeover: Bold Glamor

Step 1: Prep skin with a primer and brightener.

Step 2: Apply pressed powder and set with a hydration spray.

Step 3: Conceal under-eye area.

Step 4: Finish complexion by applying translucent matte powder to highlight the face, and use a dark matte powder to contour with the use of a blending brush. The overall look and finish of the complexion for fall should be semi-matte.

Step 5: Prime the eyelid and apply a layer of Carafe eye shadow to the crease with a crease brush.

Step 6. Line the entire eye with a black pencil.

Step 7: Apply Mykonos Blue eye shadow to the lower lash line.

Step 8: Finish eye makeup with a black thickening and lengthening mascara.

Step 9: Complete the look by applying a dark nude moisturizing lipstick or gloss.

Photo courtesy of jane iredale—The Skin Care Makeup.

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