By: Lisa Johnson, Esthetics Instructor
Just as the seasons change, so do our trends for makeup. This fall is no exception. From vampy goth looks to natural fresh skin, this fall is all about the artistic side of makeup. Some of the looks are bold but don’t forget that the classic looks are timeless and always in style.
Here are a few of the most popular looks for fall 2012:
Fall faces are in one word “flawless”. Skin should be natural but polished. The look is one of less, but still perfection. It should be slightly contoured, keeping very monochromatic in color. Fresh skin is in!!! (MUA, Amber Bowen)
This fall cheeks are all about a flush of color! Rosy cheeks are back. Just a bit of color on the apples of the cheeks, not the regular contoured blush.
EYE SHADOW –
Eyes are very exciting for the fall. Can we say, Drama Drama Drama? Lots of amazing color! Green, gray, and bright blues are the go to colors. Multi toned with accents of gold make eye shadow a fun way to spice up a look. (MUA, Evony Wells)
If eye color isn’t your cup of tea, you are in luck! Smokey browns are just as in style! Any hue is acceptable from brown to khaki. The key is to make sure that the color is blurred out to give it that smokey appearance. (MUA, Morgan Black)
EYE LINER –
Eyeliner is graphic this fall, bold in shape and in color. Bright blues, greens, and traditional black are the colors seen most on the runway. Liner is angled with sharp lines and big exaggerated curves. It’s all about artistic looks. (MUA, Noelia Boyd, and Morgan Black)
Traditional mascara is always in style. This fall bright blue and green mascara can also be seen to give a pop of color to even a soft makeup look.
Brows are groomed and tamed. Using a pencil and shadow to add color makes any brow stand out. To keep the brows in place it is all about the brow gel. (MUA, Murrell Collins)
Lips are a major focal point this fall. Mulberry, Black Cherry, and Deep Plum are the rage. This vampire inspired look is beautiful, but don’t forget to add blush so you don’t feel and look washed out. It’s a powerful look and should only be worn by the daring. (MUA, Murrell Collins)
By April Genshaw, Master Instructor
So…… Let’s talk about eyebrow color. A frequent question I am asked is “What color should I use to fill in my eyebrows?” There are several rules to follow, and then as always in beauty the ways to break them. Let’s break it down by hair color.
Black/darkest brown tones: Filling in eyebrows true black can look amazing if done right (back to that in a moment), but the easiest or most desired option is to use a dark brown color. Choices of application being powder, pencil, or gels (optional). The main thing to look at in the color is that there isn’t much red in the brown. Reddish browns look very off on the eyebrows. You are looking for neutral tones, not going to warm or cool in the underlying tonalities. If you decide to go for the black, make sure your color is black-black. If the color is off the brows will look smudgy and grayish, not pretty.
Medium brown w/ or w/out highlights: This type of hair color needs to stick with again neutral brown, this time just a little lighter. Brows tend to look better darker than lighter. They are the face framers; they define the eye, and give expression to the face. Everyone should examine what their eyebrows are doing right now! Avoid the reddish undertone for these brows as well.
Light brown, dark blonde: The key color word for this hair is taupe. Taupe colors are your best friend. Again, lean to the darker side. If they are to light they will look gray and powdery. We are trying to match the darker hair, so highlights are somewhat disregarded.
Light to pale blondes: Key color here again is taupe. Some blonde colors are to golden or even to red. These could be ok of you are of the strawberry blonde variety or you have put in highlights and/or lowlights of the red or copper family, but they are still a little weak or off for my taste. I still recommend taupe.
Gray/Salt & Pepper: You guessed it, Taupe. By far the most flattering color for gray, salt & pepper or white hair. These again should not be to warm or gray.
Red Head: Now just because you’re red doesn’t mean go all out lipliner red, oh wait, I’ve done that. That’s for later…Seriously though, find a neutral reddish color on the darker side of the hair color. or go with the neutral brown or darker taupe.
Aside from the mentioned above you can go all out with bright color, glitter, or the complete opposite of your hair color ie. Dark hair light brows, light hair dark brows. Whatever you feel comfortable with. Using gel brow color or colored mascaras can slightly alter the color to suit your needs and hold the hair in place. Viola!! Beautiful brows
By: Emmy Downey, Esthetics Instructor
As skin care professionals, the most common question we all seem to get asked is…What products do you use? Our skintourage bloggers put together a list of our top favorite “must have” products. Make sure to let us know what your must have products are! We want to hear from you.
Christen Brummett, Esthetics Arts Department Head:
Smashbox Makeup Primer-As someone with oily skin, I tend to shed makeup very quickly so having a makeup primer is a must if I plan to have makeup on my face for more than 2-3 hours. I love Smashbox’s Primer because it is super lightweight and silky feeling (due to all the silicone); it doesn’t break my face out and keeps my makeup on all day.
Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic Acid-This stuff is amazing! The combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid provides a power pack punch of antioxidant protection. This is one of the few products I have used that I really saw results in my skin.
Dermalogica’s PreCleanse- Used before your normal cleanser; it gets all the makeup off and smells amazing. Not to mention, it is a fabulous brush cleanser!
April Genshaw, Esthetics and Cosmetician Instructor:
NYX Milk Eye Pencil-Perfect color base to make eyeshadow colors pop. I still use over a regular eye primer.
Coconut Oil-Fabulous for removing makeup before cleansing, hydrating skin treatment and cortex strengthening hair treatment.
Agadir Hair Spritz-Dual Purpose thermal iron enhancing spray, firm hold hair spritz.
Lip Balm-I’ve yet to find a favorite, but I always have to have something.
Lisa Johnson, Esthetics and Cosmetician Instructor:
Temptu Airbrush Foundation-it’s easy to apply, soft natural matte finish and lasts all day long without touching up.
Mirabella Lip Definer in Clear-Gives you the protection from bleeding and feathering lipstick without the worry of the “ring around the lips” look when the lipstick fades off.
Lime Crime Lipstick (any color)-Has amazing color that lasts all day without looking dry or cracked. The color is vibrant and it comes in many unusual shades.
Circadia Vitamin C Serum-Not heavy and dries quick. Helps with my aging skin and gives me a nice glow. It’s my “must have” product.
Moroccan Oil – My only must have for my hair. It cuts my blow dry time in half and helps repair any damage to my hair and leaves my hair soft and tangle free all day. It doesn’t weight my hair down or make it oily like many other products.
Emmy Downey, Esthetics Instructor:
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20-It’s sheer and lightweight with a hint of color. I get that perfect healthy looking glow. Plus, I get my daily dose of sunscreen.
Urban Decay’s 24/7 Concealer Pencil-Perfect for hiding those dark circles and blemishes. It’s a creamy formula that dries matte and stays put.
Therametics Lip Balm-“Heaven on a stick!” An anti-aging lip balm that soothes and repairs dry chapped lips.
Hempz Body Moisturizer-100% pure natural hemp seed oil along with Vitamins A, C and E help to give your body a dramatic dose of hydration.
Mona Green, Esthetics Instructor:
Circadia Honey Cleanser-A micro-exfoliating cleanser that is gentle enough to use every day, without disturbing the protective lipid barrier.
Circadia Vitamin C-Heal and calms the skin while neutralizing free radicals. It prevents collagen deterioration while restoring firmness, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smoothing uneven texture.
Circadia Night Time Repair-Encourages cell turnover, boosts radiance, increases elasticity and enhances the skin’s natural repair system.
Jennifer Hubbard, Nail Technician Instructor:
Green Stuff-My wonderful makeup remover and I use it to shave with.
Fake Bake-I love the look of a beautiful tan but don’t want to expose myself to the UV rays of a tanning bed.
Circadia Mandiclear Peel with Vitamin A Accelerator-This is my favorite peel. I love the way my skin looks and feels afterwards. It glows and feels a lot tighter.
Enjoy Smooth and Shine Serum-This is the only serum that I have found that keeps my hair shiny and smooth without leaving the feeling of heavy oily hair.
Coconut Oil-This is the only product that will penetrate into the hairs cortex. This doesn’t leave your hair with the heavy oily feeling that other products can.