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Fall Color Preview 2013: A Multitude of Moods

By: Kristen Wegrzyn
Posted: September 3, 2013, from the 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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Brows. Eye makeup determined the strength of the brows. “When you saw a stronger eye with more color—the orange or reddish browns, burgundy browns or purple browns—the brows were not that strong. When models had cat eyes and little eye shadow coloration and it was only about liner, the brows were stronger,” says Bennett. “I saw a lot of strong brows with strong lips.” It’s valuable to note that brows were groomed and filled in.

Putting on-trend colors to use

“The concept of introducing something new or a trend to clients is something that I am very passionate about,” says Elgueta. “Just as there are textures and weights in fashion, color cosmetics have their own trends each season. Playing with the opacity and textures of colors allow you to create even more fun, interesting and wearable looks.”

Alejandro Falcon, artistic director and East Coast corporate educator for Osmosis Skincare, explains that, “While fall usually means that makeup applications will have more intensity, you can still add splashes of color.”

Although it is possible for most clients to wear the majority of the trending shades, the question you should ask is: Which colors will look natural or bold on each skin tone, and what is the look your client is going for, explains Chang-Babain. “Contrasts will cause the color to look starker … if [your client] wants to make a statement, this is the way to go.”

Acai., Makeup artist Donna Mee of Donna Mee, Inc. explains that Acai can offer a “... fresh, updated look when it is used as eyeliner, whether it is applied with a pencil or powder shadow … specifically with a yellow-green or dark brown eye.” Esthetician and makeup artist, Pauline Farace, agrees that Acai works well as an eyeliner, but can also be incorporated into a smoky eye for a pop of color. Alternatively, Elgueta suggests using Acai’s beauty berry undertone on lips.