FALL INTO FALL
It’s almost fall, which means it’s time to put away the sheer and bright and bring back the deep and dramatic! As we transition into the cooler months, here are some tips for how to fall into fall using my favorite EcoTools brushes.
Neutral eye shadows are great because you can wear browns, taupes, and champagnes on their own or pair them with a strong liner. Either way, the warmer colors are the perfect theme for autumn. From the EcoTools Starter Set, you can actually use the concealer brush as an eyeshadow brush to lay down a base color all over your lids. (I usually prefer something along the lines of vanilla or champagne just up to the crease.) Using the eye shading brush, you can begin adding a neutral brown to your crease as your transition color, then with the same brush you can grab a deeper brown or even black and add it to just the outer corners of your lids and crease. With neutral shades, it’s a no-fuss process: As long as you’re blending the colors well, there’s not a whole lot of technique necessary… Just the right tools! Next, if you wanted to add some liner, you can use a gel or cream eyeliner and apply with the angled liner brush that comes in the Starter Set as well. Pop on some mascara and voila! you’re done.
Nobody said eyeliner had to be just black, brown, or navy. Why not play with metallics?! Lately I’ve been loving a nice ombre bronze winged liner; it just really catches the light nicely and it gives your eyes a sultry but still subdued look. All you need for this look is the angled liner brush from the Starter Kit: First, apply your bronze gel liner from the inner corner to the outer corner, then take a brown gel liner and start creating an ombre effect. For this you’ll need to define the outer corner of the wing first with a nice opaque brown line, then start fading the line inward so that it blends with the bronze, creating a nice gradient. This is one of the most eye catching looks for the fall!
Purple, Plum, Pink
This color scheme is huge for fall. And everyone seems to love a nice, warm purple smoky eye look! To achieve this, just add the Eye Enhancing Duo Set to your Starter Kit: These two brushes really offer four brushes since they’re double-ended, and each brush tackles a different need. You’ve got the short dense brush which is perfect for packing on the darker shades, you have your blending brush which is essential for any smoky eye look, (you must blend after each and every step!) and you also have your standard shader and an angled liner brush. The shader is best for applying your transition color (in this case, a medium shade like a dusty rose to build on) as well as darker shades if you’re going for a more intense smoky look. With the angled liner side, you can both draw your liner on your top lash line and create a smoky effect on your bottom lash line with a little eye shadow.