Fall is here and so are the new makeup trends for older women. But what are they? Makeup artist Ariane Poole is here today to bring us the news. In this episode, we will pay special attention to eyeshadow and lipstick techniques for women of all ages. Enjoy the show!

 

Margaret Manning:

My guest today is Ariane Poole, who is a professional makeup artist. She’s been working with Sixty and Me for many years and is always a source of great information about positive aging. Hi, Ariane! It’s great to see you.

Ariane Poole:

Hi, Margaret. Hello, everyone.

Margaret:

I’m so glad you’re here. Our community loves you. You’ve become part of the family.

Ariane:

Thank you very much.

Margaret:

Every season we look to you for some help on trends. Now it’s autumn in this part of the world, and we would love to know what are some of the autumn trends that you have noticed. We would particularly like to focus on eyeshadow and lipstick. Give us some tips.

Ariane:

The trend for lips circles around the berry kinds of colors. Whether it’s cherry, raspberry, blackberry or blackcurrant, they’re all quite strong colors. The focus is on those shades, and they don’t have to be really dense.

For example, you may think that the blackcurrant is too dark, but once you apply it, you will see that it’s not a scary hue. It is a very rich tone, though. If you have thinner lips, like I do, you can’t wear that kind of color. However, a more raspberry shade will probably work. It’s also on trend and is a little bit more vibrant.

Margaret:

It’s pretty and more pink.

Ariane:

It’s got a little bit of pinkness in it, so it’s really pretty. Finally, there’s a red that is always the color for going into the autumn and also going into the Christmas and party season. This is a really lovely red as well.

Now if you go, “Oh crumbs, I can’t wear any of those kinds of colors.” Fine, you don’t have to wear any of these colors. You can just skip that bit altogether. It may surprise you, though, that the raspberry shade looks very nice. Experiment a little!

Also, you don’t have to apply the lipstick in heavy layers.

Margaret:

I have seen a lot of these colors in the shops. The same colors seem to be trending with clothing as well. That burgundy color is really, really popular, and emerald green is huge, too.

Ariane:

If you’re weary and feeling a little bit too scared of wearing those strong colors, bear in mind there are some that are sheer. They look fierce in the tube, but when you put them on, they’re rather pleasant and look really nice. What you can also do, if you don’t want them to look so heavy, is to quickly blot with a napkin. This will get you a softer, almost stain-like effect. Just experiment around with the colors.

You mentioned emerald green. Greens are really popular: emerald green, forest green, ivy green—all of those green hues. They look great on blue, hazel and brown eyes. The other color that is also super popular is navy blue. The really dark navy, though, not the vibrant blue. It is gorgeous.

Those are the colors that are accent colors. Also, you can apply a tiny bit of a flush of color on the cheeks. A good color for this time of the year is the dusty rose shade.

Those are the colors you would want to use: just a flush of color on the cheek, a stain on the lips and you can accent your eyes. You don’t have to go for the full color eyeshadow. You can opt for a pencil in the shade that you’re interested in experimenting with. A deep ivy green on your eyes, with your eye color, would be amazing.

Margaret:

I’ve never tried green. I’ve tried purple, but never green.

Ariane:

Green on you would be equally as nice, but it has to be that kind of dark, forestry green. Not too bright, not too bold because that takes over. The darker green would be a really lovely accent color. It’s got that depth that gives definition to the eyes as well.

Margaret:

Would you say to apply a green liner, or to use a green shadow as a liner?

Ariane:

Either one. If you want to be really simplistic, you could use a pencil. If you want to be a little bit more out there, try using a shadow. You can use the shadow as an eyeshadow as well. It’s fantastic, and it will look good on so many people.

Margaret:

That is really cool. I noticed that when you put that darker lipstick on it really brought your eyes out.

Ariane:

Yes, it has that effect.

Margaret:

Is that a weird thing?

Ariane:

No, that’s not weird. It takes the focus away from something else, and it redresses the balance on the makeup.

Margaret:

It actually makes you look different. It makes your cheek structure and everything else look a little bit different. It’s so interesting!

Ariane:

That is what’s so fun about makeup. It’s all the dynamics that can chain just by using one shade of something that’s different, like a lipstick or a blush or an eyeshadow.

Margaret:

This is really cool. I think we’re entering the season of mystery. I believe autumn and winter are mysterious seasons. In those months we go inside ourselves, where we look a little bit more dramatic. We think about the new year and look back on the past. It’s a moody time of year, and those colors are so evocative.

Ariane:

They are. They also help when there is a different kind of light. We’re in the northern hemisphere, so the days here are getting darker and darker. That’s why I have the lights on today. It’s pitch black outside.

Margaret:

So it is here, yeah.

Ariane:

These stronger, deeper, richer shades look so great in autumn and winter because they work with the darker light that we are surrounded by. When you think about the festive season, where you’ve got the twinkling lights with the candle-like effect, they look so beautiful but also make our skin look softer. That’s why we need to have strength in our makeup, so that we still look visible.

Margaret:

That’s a really great overview for the trend for autumn. We’ll get back together and we’ll talk spring. Who knows what that will hold.

Ariane:

Oh, very exciting!

Margaret:

You’ve got some ideas, I know! Thank you. Everyone, have a great holiday! You’re probably watching this around the holiday season. Thank you so much for being here, Ariane. It’s always great to see you and speak with you.

Ariane:

It’s lovely! Thank you so much, Margaret.

Margaret:

Take care. Bye, bye.

Dark colors seem to be on trend this season. Which shades are you going to try? Which shades would you never dare experiment with? Please join the conversation.

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