Even though summer isn't over yet I'm already in the mood for fall colors like copper and bronze. I am so looking forward to that first touch of coolness in the air so I can enjoy walking outdoors again, minus the 90-plus degree Miami heat and humidity. Yet I know when winter arrives I'll be complaining about the cold. C'est la vie! After so many years of living in a tropical climate I'm not sure how I would fare in a city that really gets cold. My absolute favorite times of the year are spring and fall!
Today's look is technically not entirely a "fall" look since the cheeks and lips are still somewhat bright and spring-like, but on the eyes, Laura Mercier's Burnished Copper is definitely the sort of color that comes to mind when I think of fall and things like turning maple leaves, pumpkin pie, and apple cider with cinnamon sticks. On me, coppers can be tricky--if they have too much red or orange in them they can look unflattering. But this one is more like a beautiful, shimmery, deep mahogany brown and is quite wearable, especially with the addition of black liner.
I have had the two shades of Creme Eye Colour shown below, Platinum and Burnished Copper for a while and decided it was time to put them to use. They have great pigmentation and are quite concentrated--I soon learned that only the tiniest dab of product is needed and that I need to be careful not to over squeeze! This product has been on the market for several years so many of you may have tried them. If so, let me know if there are any other shades you would recommend.
Platinum on inner third of lid and crease with Burnished Copper on outer two-thirds of lid and blended up into crease. MAC Creme Liner in Black on upper lash line and MAC Pearlglide in Spare Change on bottom lash line.
- Eyes: MAC Pearlglide Eyeliner in Spare Change and Creme Liner in Black; Laura Mercier's Creme Colour in Platinum and Burnished Copper
- Cheeks: Chanel Cream Blush #64 Inspiration
- Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native, 24/7 Lip Pencil in Native and deepened edges a bit with Clinique's Plush Pink liner (not shown)
|Left to right: MAC Creme Liner Black , MAC Pearlglide Spare Change, Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Burnished Copper and Platinum, Chanel Cream Blush Inspiration, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick and 24/7 Lip Pencil in Native|
One of my favorite new lipstick formulas is Urban Decay's Revolution. These have a cream-gel hybrid texture that provides a bit of shine to the lips, but even after hours of wear I find that the product doesn't migrate into my lip lines, either with or without a liner, which is an unexpected plus! The shade shown here is Native, a cool toned, pale mauvey-pink (looks warmer in these pictures than it really is), along with its matching 24/7 Lip Pencil. I found the lip pencil to be lighter and cooler-toned than what I'm used to wearing, but it is an excellent match for the lipstick. I love the idea of having matching lipsticks and liners and hope other brands follow their lead.