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Fall’s colorful crop of makeup may seem a little loud, but these shades are shockingly gorgeous on the skin. One swipe of these smoky shadows, sparkling blushes, or bright lipsticks and you’ll be ditching your typical taupes and browns.


Forest Green Shadow

Splashing green on your eyelids can be tricky, but this deeper shade of forest green is “chic and sophisticated on everyone,” says make-up artist Dick Page. Apply a golden moss-colored shadow over the lids, diffusing it as you get up toward the brow bones. Finish with a few coats of black mascara, and you’re good to go.

1. Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner in Green, $22

2. Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Brown Eyed Girl, $12.99



The rich berry shade has a certain ladylike sophistication that’s perfect for fall. “If you already wear deep pinks or reds, this shade is the next logical step,” says Page. Exfoliate lips with a cleansing wipe to get rid of any flakes before applying (dark lipsticks emphasize dry, chapped lips). Keep your mouth from appearing too bright by warming up your cheeks with a subtle blush from the same color family.

1. Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Grape, $8.99

2. Dior Addict Lipcolor Pinstripe Plum, $26


This color isn’t reserved for traffic cones and prison jumpsuits anymore. When it comes to lipstick, “a saturated orange is sexy, elegant, and strong,” says Page. Plus, it warms up both fair and dark skin. Just keep the rest of your makeup tame when wearing it: Stick to a soft, peach blush and a swipe of black eyeliner.

1. Topshop Make Up Lips in Rio Rio, $16

2. Milani Lipstick in 42 Mandarina, $4.99


Bright pink blush gives skin the most youthful-looking flush. But pay attention to the details: “Matte pink is chalky, and hard to wear,” says makeup artist Linda Cantello. “Gold shimmer softens the look.” Dust some onto the apples of you cheeks and blend outward so there are no hard lines.

1. Nars Angelika Blush, $26

2. Chanel Pink Explosion Blush, $42


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