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Fall Back on Some of 2011's Best Autumn Makeup Tips

blog-fall-fashions-header.jpgLabor Day has come and gone but left behind is the warm and exciting season of Autumn. Just as the colors of the leaves start to change, so do the color choices you make for your face.  This fall's fashion savvy look has three bold looks you can choose from.  Remember since these are all very dramatic looks, pick one to try at a time then run with it.


Sultry smoky eyes are back with a metallic flair!  Smoky doesn't always have to mean the ordinary black & grey.  This season it's all about metallic shine.  While not everyone can pull off the shimmer of metallic shadow in a full smoky eye--you can still work metallic hues into your look by dusting them over just the lid alone and working with a matte color in the crease and around the lash line.
The metallic colors on the runway this season were Purples, Silvers, Bronze, and Navy.  And while I'm not one to toot our own horn, per say, we do have some Eyeshadow colors from Cinema Secrets that fit the Fall color palette perfectly.

  • For Purple, Try Plum Wine or Galaxy
If you like warm tones try out Plum Wine. It has a subtle metallic shimmer.  For cooler tones try the dark a dramatic Galaxy
  • For Silver, Try Pewter or It's a Twister
Pewter is a warm silver metallic with a hint of gold to keep it from washing even the palest skin tone out, while It's a Twister will shine silver, red, or green depending on your tone or the light.  Use them separately or combine them for your own special look.
  • For Bronze, Try Icy Flesh & Bronze
For a light metallic highlight Icy Flesh gives a warm natural look, but if you're in the mood for a more maple metallic Bronze always deepens a things for a sultry earthy look.
  • For Navy, Try Dew and Midnight Combined
While Midnight is certainly a classic navy it lacks a metallic shimmer.  Pair it with a soft sweep of Dew and it'll have you glittering light the midnight sky.

Each of these shadows would also work perfectly with a bit of our Hollywood Lights Shimmer or Glitz added on the inner or outer edges of the eye for an extra dramatic punch for your eyes for the total package.


Brows that stand out are all the rage.  Eyebrows are designed to frame the face and well-groomed and powdered brows will draw focus to your eyes.But when I say bolder brows, don't think of Groucho Marx...instead, think Keira Knightly, Jennifer Connely, even Audrey Hepburn.
To enhance your brows, choose a brow powder that is a shade lighter than your hair color.  This will keep them from looking to dark and a powder always gives a softer look.

If you don't want to fill in the whole brow, focus on dusting the brow powder at the edges of your eyebrow, creating the illusion of a more defined and straight line.  For those missing a bit of hair at the ends you can extend the line of your brow with an angled brush like the ever popular Cinema Secrets Angle Detailer. Then simply fix with a clear wax or mascara to hold the powder and the brow hair in place.

*Our little secret? Cinema Secrets eye shadows can also be used as brow powders!


Nothing turns heads and looks sexier as bright bold lips, and French girls have been doing so as part of their daily routine all too well.  This season's lipstick colors are matte plums and ruby reds. The secret to wearing these colors is in the application.
First, base-out the lips with your foundation to create a neutral pallet to work on.
Then using a lip liner sketch (don't draw) the shape you want to achieve for your lips and feather the liner onto the lips.  This will avoid ringed liner later in the day or evening.
Using a lip brush, apply the lipstick color.  When applying the color with a brush you are pressing the lipstick into the lips allowing for longer wear.  You can use just the stick when touching up for convenience.
Follow with a lip sealer and blot your lips on a tissue.  If you use a sealer and forget to blot, you'll have a coat over your lips that you can literally peel off.  The house favorite: Artiba Lip Sealer.

Hot Fall Lip Colors from Cinema Secrets:
  • Persimmon Liner & Lip Pallet #6
The waterproof lip liner is perfect for long wear and pallet #6 has a range of brown and plum tones from natural to deep including colors: Ole, Truffle, Rosewood, Russet, & Grape.  Best for this season and the deepest plum? Try: Grape!
  • Ruby Liner & Lip Pallet #1
The waterproof Ruby lip liner is perfect for long wear and pallet #1 has a gorgeous range of reds for any skin tone including colors: Paprika, Red Passion, True Red, Red Rose, & Simply Red.  Best for this season and if you swear you can't wear red? Try: Red Passion!

...And there you have it--Autumn is here and now you can be prepared for it with the best makeup trends right now!