“I love Fall/Winter beauty because it’s a true celebration of makeup,” explains internationally renowned beauty expert Marla Belt. She channeled this festive sentiment into three stunning looks in the latest print edition of The Window. “During the summer, makeup is more or less natural, so as it gets colder, it’s fun to see women inspired to play with makeup again and wearing red lipstick. Whether it’s dark, bold lips or smoldering eyes, there’s a real love and interest in color and drama as the cool weather and holiday festivities approach.”

Below, Belt breaks down exactly how to get three of the season’s chicest beauty looks.

1. THE STATEMENT LIP

The striking combo of dark lips and metallic eyes and give a cool edge and makes for a stunning evening look.

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How to achieve:

  • Using a medium shadow brush, blend silver shadow across upper lids and crease. For a more intensely foiled effect, apply it with a slightly damp brush.
  • Curl top lashes with a lash curler and apply multiple coats of black mascara to top lashes only.
  • Contour cheeks with a neutral taupe blush.
  • For deep dramatic lips, first perfect the shape and then fill in the entire lip with lip pencil that matches the chosen lip color. Apply black cherry lipstick like Surge Lutens Fàrd a Lèvres Lipstick in Grand Deuil with a lip brush and blot lips with a tissue. Repeat a few times for desired intensity and then highlight just the center of lip with a lipgloss in the same hue.

 

2. SMOLDERING EYE

Smokey, metallic eyes paired with nude lips look chic as they translate effortlessly from day into evening.

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  • Line upper and lower lids along the lash line with black eye pencil—Armani Eyes To Kill is great. Smudge pencil out with a tapered shadow brush until color appears charcoal gray around eyes.
  • Using a medium shadow brush, blend pewter shadow on top of the blended pencil. Keep edges soft and faded out.
  • Blend black shadow at the outer corners and intensify black pencil along lashline to give added definition & drama.
  • Curl top lashes with a lash curler and apply multiple coats of black mascara to top and bottom lashes.
  • Keep lips neutral with a swipe of lip balm and golden nude lipstick.
  • To add luminosity to the face, apply a pearlized highlighter to inner eye corners, cheekbones, bridge of nose and cupid’s bow.

3. PRETTY LADY

This look is very fresh and polished, with a pop of color on cheeks and lips. It’s a timeless look any woman can wear any time of the day.

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  • Using a fluffy shadow brush, blend neutral brown shadow along the crease and lightly across upper and lower lids. Keep edges soft and faded out.
  • Curl top lashes with a lash curler and apply multiple coats of black mascara to top lashes only.
  • Feather in brow hairs lightly with a matching brow pencil and finish with clear brow gel.
  • Brighten cheeks and lips with sheer coral red color, Lilah B Divine Duo is perfect, applied with fingers. After staining lips, use the remainder on fingertips to add a hint of flushed color to cheeks.
  • To give the skin added luminosity, apply a pearlized highlighter to inner eye corners, cheekbones, bridge of nose and cupid’s bow.

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