Face up to Fall - YAM Magazine Sept/Oct 2023

If you’ve forgotten just how much fun makeup can be, fall 2023 is here to remind you. But if the season’s ’80s-inspired, neon-hued, maximalist, glam-punk style isn’t your thing, you can be perfectly on trend with stylish updates to these three classic looks. 

Face up to Fall - YAM Magazine Sept/Oct 2023

The Red Lip

Makeup is all about the bold lip right now. Dark purply hues are back, but red is a classic for a reason — there’s a tint that suits every complexion and it works for almost every occasion. For day, consider defined matte red with lip liner; for casual, soft and smudgy is fine; for dressy evenings, go glossy and maybe add a bit of sparkly embellishment.

The Dewy Complexion

Skin is in, and the most essential look of the season is a beautiful complexion. It starts with good skin care, but gets a boost from highlighters brushed on your brow, the inner corner of your eye or the tops of your cheeks for that living-your-best-life glow.

The Black Eyeliner

Your face is a canvas, black eyeliner both the frame and a tool to sketch in the personality you want to play today. Pair it with a bit of primer and/or eyeshadow in soft pink or beige, then try one or more of these looks. The sophisticate: A clean line with a subtle wing is flattering on almost everyone. The drama queen: Try a big, bold, sweeping cat’s eye, amplified with fake lashes. The pretty punk: Go smudgy, smeared, all ’90s-era Robert Smith. The fairy goth: Break the rules and draw romantic lines wherever suits you best.