Beauty Bag: This Fall is all about Metallics, Smokey, Sparkle

Beauty expert Jeremy Beth Michaels

Jeremy Beth Michaels is a Makeup Artist who has worked with Sephora,BeneFit CosmeticsLush CosmeticsOrigins, and many more.  With over 10 years in the  Beauty Industry, today she offers sneak peaks on looks for the fall season.

I was fortunate enough this past week to get a peek at all the new looks for fall while attending a makeup convention in Chicago. Now, some of you may wince at what I am about to share, but fear not, once you know how to work with these products you will be amazed at how effortless and simple it is to accelerate your look from simple to WOWThis fall, It’s all about the metallics and smokey eye and subtle sparkles is coming upon us and it’s all in how you apply it that makes the difference.

I was hesitant at first myself but I got to see first hand how a touch of illumination really brightened my eyes and highlights the artist in myself, Why hello Picasso. And I don’t want to brag, but I looked pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Hi Boys!

Confession: I’m not in my 20’s anymore either and I don’t want to look like I’m trying to be a nymph or a cute little fairy or even like going to an all night rave with sparkle overload, but I do like to keep current and this season it’s is all about deep sparkly charcoals, golds and deep as night blues and violets. I found the best of the best and my favorite so far is from Cargo, it’s a palette with eight colors that can be used wet or dry and if you use any of the colors wet, they will be on all day and night-ish if you wish without so much as a smudge.

Beauty-Bag-Cargo-PaletteThe simplest way to apply the look for a novice beauty addict is using one of the colors wet as a liner so get out your favorite shadow brush and stay on your lid avoiding the crease area and then line your bottom staying close to your lash line to create a soft smokey eye and I am absolutely in love with the fiery charcoal grey color when it’s wet it is amazing and it makes my blue eyes this amazing blue-green-grey that could literally stop traffic. Beep Beep!

Experiment with all the shades, you can combine a few or just use one, either way you are going to love these shimmery suede shadows.

Beauty-Bag-Two-FaceNow, I hear this all the time, “I can’t wear shimmer, it sits in all my wrinkles, I heard you aren’t supposed to wear shimmer after 25, what can I do to achieve a current look without looking 104 years old?”  Well, lucky for you there is a wonderful collection that is completely matte but will still get you noticed, just a little more slyly but with the same idea. It’s all matte colors and truthfully, you can totally shimmer without the shimmer if you so choose. This one is from Two Faced and I love it for the day, my color of choice right now is the deep mauve it really looks good on anyone. Also, there are lesson cards that come included so you can try out different looks or get some ideas and branch out to create a look that is completely unique to you!

In order to finish off the look, you really want to line your eyes after you have applied your shadow and what I found that I had never seen before, is a dual liner that has one dry side and one wet side, it’s goof-proof and by using the wet liner first and then the dry liner directly over it you soften the look but still with precision. This opens up your eyes and gives you great definition.

Lastly, what would your eyes be without a coat of mascara? It’s almost like going out without a jacket, you just should never do it, a new one that is the talk of the town right now is from BeneFit, it’s called “They’re Real” and they seriously are! What’s great about this mascara is that it has a glossy finish, the brush is made to lengthen, curl, separate, define every single lash and people will not be able to stop looking at you. In fact, you might want to stand a couple feet away because your lashes might actually be considered a weapon!

These are just some treats for this fall but believe there is more coming, just experiment and know that there is no right or wrong color, to shimmer or not to shimmer it’s all up to you, Happy Fall to all because it’s soon approaching!

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