Ease the Transition

Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke shares tips on skillfully shifting your beauty routine from summer to fall. Want to know what to keep and what to ditch? Read on for more.

9 6 2011

Feeling challenged in your attempt to transition your makeup routine from summer to fall? Well release your fears and allow Gina Brooke, Artistic Director for Hourglass Cosmetics, to help ease the shift from balmy summer days to crisp fall nights.

• You don’t have to give up your summer glow, but be open to new possibilities. Use a highlighter to bring light to the high points of your face. Apply bronzer lightly as a contour instead of all over your complexion and switch from a tinted moisturizer to a foundation that offers more coverage like Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup, which has a silky finish ideal for fall.

• Hold off on the ultra-brights and explore warmer, metallic shadows. If you have brown eyes, try Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow Duo in Prism, which has black and blue-gray shimmer shades. If you have light eyes, try Visionaire in Exhibition in deep purple and mauve shimmer shades. Use the light shade across the lid and the dark color at the outer corners for an almond shape. Or apply shadow from the center slightly above the crease for a more rounded eye and then blend using a takelon brush or your fingers.

 

• Consider switching out your liner for fall. I love Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner because it’s unlike any eyeliner on the market. It’s an ingenious pen with the smallest tip – measuring just 0.5 mm. It allows for complete precision and control.

• Few things say fall glamour like a bold lip using lipstick, not gloss. The Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème collection offers creamy and richly pigmented color. They define and shape your lips while providing long lasting, water-resistant coverage. My favorite shades include Nocturnal (berry), Raven (orange red) and Icon (blue red). Apply using a lip brush. Begin at the inner corner of the lips and go from top to bottom. To enhance the size your lips, choose a lip liner and apply directly above your lip line (avoiding the inner corners) before applying your lipstick.

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