3 Refreshing Ways to Wear Bright Makeup for Fall

Fall is upon us and there’s no more denying it. But thanks to Fall 2016 beauty trends, our makeup doesn’t have to reflect our gloomy moods. Fendi, Topshop and Emporio Armani are all proof that bright colourful makeup is totally in this season. Don’t worry; we’re not saying you should boycott your dark lipsticks anytime soon. But in case you were looking for a way to brighten up your day, here are three refreshing ways to wear bright makeup for fall, courtesy of our very own Beauty Panel.

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Colleen Conroy
Vancouver | Blush Rouge

There’s nothing like white eyeliner to brighten up your makeup look. Even going into the fall season, I still adore this trick. I commonly use it in the lower waterline to give the eyes a little extra sparkle. Here, I also incorporated it as my top liner just to go the extra mile. First, I lined my eyes with the slightest bit of dark purple gel liner right against the top lash line to thicken the look of the lashes. Then, I layered a white liquid liner above it and finished with a bit of white kohl liner on an angle brush to soften it out. I then applied a few coats of burgundy mascara to warm it up. Pairing this with a nice buttery lip gloss in a gorgeous warm brown makes for a perfect autumn look!

Products used: M.A.C Moisturecover Concealer in “NC 20” and Pro Longwear Concealer in “NW25,” M.A.C Studio Fix Powder in “C2,” Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour palette in “Light,” M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in “Give Me Sun,” M.A.C Mineralize Blush in “Warm Soul,” Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Pressed Opal,” Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in “Taupe” and Dipbrow Pomade in “Blonde” and “Medium Brown,” M.A.C Fluidline in “Macroviolet,” Sephora Colorful Wink-It Felt Liner in “White,” Annabelle Kohl Liner in “White,” Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette in “Golden Ochre,” YSL Luxurious Mascara in “5 Burgundy,” M.A.C Lip Liner in “Mahogany,” Nyx Butter Gloss in “Chocolate Crepe.”

Marilou Moles
Ottawa | Twenty York Street

Since I am still in denial that fall is really here, I am all for sporting bright makeup in autumn. As the daylight gets shorter and the weather gets colder, there is no better antidote than glowing tanned skin, a sleek cat eye and bright lips!

Products used: Arbonne Facial Oil, Korres Black Pine Moisturizer, Reversa Radiance Cream with SPF 30, Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter, Maison Jacynthe Facial Mist, Joe Fresh Volumizing Mascara, Gosh Cosmetics Giant Pro Liner in “Blacker Than Black, Quo Cosmetics Face Palette, Pretend Tan, Estée Lauder Foundation, The Estée Edit Barely There Lip Liner in “Nude” and Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in “Amalfi.”

Photography by Post Photography

Katie Elwood
Vancouver | Katie Elwood

Inspired by Alice + Olivia’s Spring 2017 runway show, I used an iridescent eyeliner from Make Up For Ever to create this eye look for fall. Since, traditionally, pastels and bright colours are reserved for spring, I only lined the inner corner of my eyes for a subtle pop of colour. You can try this look with any shade; emerald green is another favourite for this look. Happy fall, everyone!

Products used: Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation, Charlotte
Tilbury Chic To Cheek Blush in “First Love”, Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eyeliner in“I-90,” Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in “Sweet Stiletto.”

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