Fall into Winter Makeup Ideas

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If you love makeup, chances are you also love seasonal makeup trends! I certainly do, because it makes me want to use different colors and finishes instead of being stuck in a rut using the same palette, blush, and lipstick all year round. Today I wanted to share with you how I updated my routine since Fall and maybe give you some Winter makeup ideas.

Fall into Winter Makeup Ideas

My Fall looks were all about the lips: matte berries and satiny caramel browns dominated the lippie game. Paired with bold brows and a subtle [or simple and defined] cat eyeliner, this was my look of choice for Fall 2015. Winter kind of changed my take on makeup though, and it’s not really the runway trends that made me do it. I usually have to consider what my face would look like outdoors in the daylight, and let me tell you that the same lipstick will appear very different with grey sky and snowy landscape versus green grass plus sunshine.

Nude Matte Lips with NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Nude Matte Lips with NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

For Winter 2016 I strategically picked a combination of nude, almost pale lips, with a muted brown smokey eye. Lack of sunshine outside really makes these classic colors from YSL Saharienne Couture Palette a work of art. I chose to pair it with NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: it features the perfect combination of sheer-medium coverage and matte finish.

Brown Smokey Eye Tutorial with YSL Couture Palette Saharienne Nude Matte Lips with NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Here’s how I did my eye makeup for this post [and huge thanks to my Snapchat fam for helping me pick a photo! I cropped it a bit though ;)]:

1 // Apply the peachy color all over the lids as a base.

2 // Add some of that mushroom brown to the crease. Blend!

3 // Apply that silvery taupe to the inner and outer corners of the lid. Blend, blend!

4 // Use the middle brown “shimmery coffee bean” pan as an eyeliner and run along the bottom lash line, starting from the middle and toward the outer corner. Blend, blend, blend!

5 // The lightest shade in the palette was perfect as a highlighter! I used it in the inner corner of the eyes over the tear duct, dragged it along the bottom lid, starting from the middle and toward the inner corner. I also added a little bit in the middle of each top lid. Blend lightly to make sure it stays in place!

YSL Saharienne Couture Palette

Easy, right? I just love this look, it really brings all focus to the eyes, but that matte nude lip is a showstopper, too. Here’s what I used on the rest of my face:

Yves Saint Laurent Saharienne Couture Palette YSL Saharienne Couture Palette

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Do you change your makeup depending on the season? Have you tried NARS or YSL products before? What are your favorite colors to wear during the Winter months? Let me know in the comments below!

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