Wednesday, September 18, 2013

'Top 10' for fall

Night time temps have started falling below 60 in Charlotte. Could it finally be time for fall? According to the calendar, the official season change is this Sunday.

Fresh from a 10-day trip to NYC where she worked backstage at Fashion Week, Charlotte's 19-year-old makeup artist Katy Albright has been in the thick of fall fashion.

She shared her "Top 10" favorite looks, as well as some insider knowledge on the best products to pull them off.

1. Perfectly bold eyebrows
It's time to put down the tweezers. Fall 2013 is all about beautiful, thick eyebrows. Benefit Cosmetics "Brow Zings" ($30) are the perfect tool to get perfect brows. This kit has colored wax, soft powder, two brushes and tweezers. Complete the look with Anastasia clear brow gel ($22) to keep unruly brows in place.

2. Smokey, burgundy eye shadow 
Accentuate your eyes with warm, earthy tones. Burgundy is the perfect shade to complete this season's look. Use Aveda's "Cinnamon Bark" ($14) to achieve a warm, matte finish. If you're looking for something with perfect shimmer, try Makeup Forever Diamond Eye Shadow #311 ($20.) 

3. Wine-stained lips
An updated version of the red lip, berry shades look great on all skin tones. Try NARS "Volga" ($26) for a strong, matte finish. For a more subtle effect, try Tarte Lipsurgance in "Moody" ($24.)

4. Bold, geometric liner
This season, eyeliner comes in many different shapes and sizes. Whether its applied in thick strokes or in fine detail, MAC Chromaline in "Black" ($19.50) gets it right every time.

5. Fresh face
Clean, natural faces made their appearance this fall on the runways. To achieve a soft, dewy complexion try Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream ($39.)

6. Bright matte lip
Here to stay, a bright, bold lip paired with a naked eye completes the look for fall 2013. Colors ranging from reds to pinks hit the runway this fall. Try Aveda Nurishmint lip liner "Barberry Bloom" ($16) or Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense #36 Satin Fuchsia ($19.)

7. Illuminated skin
A healthy glow to accompany a perfectly clean face makes its way just in time for fall. Use a small amount of NARS illuminator "Copacobana" ($30) right above the cheekbone to create this look.

8. Bright liner
Bright blue hues accented the eyes of models at Stella McCartney and Anna. Use NARS Larger Than Life "Barrow Street" on upper lash line for a colorful twist on the typical black liner.

9. Metallic shadow
Use subtle hints of metallic silver or gold in the corner of the eyes or as liner this fall. Makeup Forever Aqua Cream #2 Steel ($23) is the perfect shade of metal. Sugarpill "Goldilux" ($12) has a highly-pigmented gold you can't ignore.

10. Smokey Underline
A new version of the "smokey eye" appears on models at Marc Jacobs. To replicate this look, apply Stila Smudge Stick waterproof eyeliner "Stingray" ($20) and delicately smudge towards the outer counter of the eye.