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Fall makeup transition

The transition from fall to winter is about cozier changes for both your wardrobe and makeup. You might be staring at your existing palette wondering how to transform your look. Those cool shades of summer and fall just don’t seem relevant during sweater weather.One of my favorite aspects of winter is that glitter is everywhere. Shimmery, glitter eyeshadow was a common trend during fashion week, especially at Saint Laurent. The smokey eye will never go out of style and this adds a bit of pizzaz. For blue eyes, use gold or chestnut glitter liner to make your smokey eye pop. Hazel and brown eyes stand out with darker shades like forest green. Finish off your look with a timelessly classic red lip, perfect for Christmas parties and New Years.Fall is all about experimenting with a dark lip, finding which shade works for you, and embracing it come winter. For fair to beige skin tones, pair a matte, ‘plum brandy’ color with bronzer on the cheeks and subtle eyeliner. For a pop of color for olive and darker tones, try a glossy, dark purple lip.On the other end of the spectrum, fluorescent makeup was seen all over the runway. While you don’t have to go all out 80’s, embrace bright pink shades (dipping back into your summer/spring palette) on the lower lid or baby blue eyeliner for a weekend look. Complement both with a nude or mauve lip along with subtle color on the cheeks.For those who prefer a more natural look, one trend spotted at Christian Dior was the Twiggy lash. This involves long lashes somewhat ‘clumped’ together. While not aiming for the ‘just put on mascara then sneezed’ look, you want to try and bind together a few lashes for that eye-catching statement. Luckily, there’s no need to purchase a new mascara, one tool that will help achieves this drama is clear, gel mascara (or eyebrow gel) found at your local drugstore. After using a volumizing mascara on upper and lower lashes, take the tip of the wand to join a few lashes. This is perfect for a unique, retro glam look.Brightening up your makeup canvas might just inspire you to try something new.One way to ensure you’re on the right track is to employee the wisdom of an expert. On Thursday, November 10 dana L Skincare & Cosmetics is holding their annual beauty event at Tribeca Tavern Raleigh from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Details can be found at: