The new softer smoky eye

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Diorshow Fusion Mono in Millennium

The smoky eye is a classic. This season it gets a fresher, softer look with shimmery taupe and mink shadows. These soft, sophisticated shades flatter most eyes. 

Apply them lightly for daytime, and more intensely for the evening.  Line your eyes with brown, taupe, or black pencil, then contour them with a smoky wedge of taupe or mink shadow. Smudge the liner into the shadow for a subtler look. Finish with a few coats of black mascara. 

Below are a few of our favourite taupe and mink shadows from super shimmery to matte, and in-between. 

chanel GrisGris

Chanel ombre essentielle soft touch eye shadow in Gris Gris

Chanel ombre essentielle soft touch eye shadow in Gris Gris is a soft shimmery taupe.

Giorgio Armani Eyes matte eye shadow quad in Nudo is a palette four graduated shades of grey – brown with a matte satin _nudo.jpgfinish. 

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Lipstick, the fall update under $50

Vera Wang Fall 2013 clean face and wine lips-- this the sexy way to wear a  hot trend!

 

To keep your red lips looking fresh, go for either a matte or super glossy finish. The look for lips this season is both clean and extreme.

 

The newest beauty trend for lips is a bouquet of deep wine lip colours. Wine lipstick, or gloss, can be femme fatale or very Lolita.  The best and freshest way to wear intense lip colour was seen at Vera Wang, where the look was innocent and sexy. The models’ hair was worn long and flowing. Their makeup created a flawless but natural looking face, with defined lashes and brows to compliment full, cabernet coloured lips.

 

Soft pinks and nudes are also a trend this fall, worn with black cats-eye liner or the new, softer, smoky eye in grey, BECCA : This elegant lips stick is a perfect moist Merlot!sienna, or lavender.

 

Here are a few of our favourite new shades for fall and why:

 

Pink:butter London Tinted Balm Axis Kiss. Hands down, one of the best “Pretty pinks.” The colour stays true; it doesn’t go a weird bubble gum or day-glow shade after an hour. For a cream, It stays on well and leaves lips looking moist and kissable.

 

Nude: Dolce&Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Cinnamon, a soft, pinky nude. This line has a lovely range of the soft, sexy nudes Italians love and do best. Revlon: Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Nude. Napoleon Perdis: Devine Lipstick in Hess. This is a feminine pinky-nude which is very flattering.

 

Napolean Perdis Devine Hess  is a very warm and wearable pink-nudeRed: Dolce&Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Iconic, a deep red. Chanel: Rouge Allure in Pirate, a deep, sexy, blood red.  Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge is a Pigmented Red that will not come off. Wear it matte or glossy.

 

Wine: BECCA Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in Antoinette – Merlot, a sheer, but very pigmented and hydrating lipstick. The shade is very balanced and as easy to wear as a wine shade gets. For a lipstick that is so hydrating, it has great staying power.  You may also want to trySimply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics Smoothing Lipcolor in # 712 only at Khlols though you may also find it online.s

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