2016 Fall Beauty Trends | amominredhighheels.com

A new season is an opportunity to embrace a new look for your daily life. With fall, we traditionally see darker lips, warmer and darker hair tones as well as palettes filled with brown hues from chestnut to sand stone to taupe.

Fall 2016 definitely embraces all of these trends but there are some fun, surprising options if you find earthy shades a bit dull for your taste (more on this below).

I had the opportunity to enjoy a day of beauty at Montclair Place and talk to a couple of beauty experts about how we can transition our looks for fall.  In this post, I will share with you Part One of my Day of Beauty at Montclair Place.  Today, it’s all about fall makeup trends!


I was thrilled to be invited to spend some time with Nicole at MAC. She skillfully walked me through a look as she applied the makeup. She explained each product, its benefits and how to properly use them. She shared with me which brush she used to apply the product and why. It was a very educational time and I felt like I learned a lot from her even though I have been applying and wearing makeup for 30+ years (never too old to learn, right?!). You can expect the same treatment if you book an appointment and go in for a one-on-one application and lesson.

Here is the look Nicole gave me for fall:

Day Makeup Look for Fall 2016 | amominredhighheels.com

Eyes: Diffused shadow is a beautiful fall makeup trend if you want a softer eye for day. The shadow is applied with a Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush that is brilliant at blending out the color. There are no defined lines in this shadow application, every color is blended with the next for an overall blurred effect.

After applying Painterly Pro Longwear Paint Pot as an eye shadow primer over my entire lid, Nicole expertly layered and blended 3 shadow colors: Soft Brown eye shadow, Brown Script eye shadow and the gorgeous “The Naked Time” Pressed Pigment Eye Shadow from the Star Trek collection. My eye is lined with Eye Kohl in Costa Riche and my lashes are coated with layers of mascara!  Bold yet soft.  A contrast that works so perfectly for fall.  I love how the browns make my blue eyes stand out!

Cheeks: Given that contouring is still a popular practice, Nicole used the gorgeous Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in Luna Luster to highlight my cheeks, applying to the top of my cheek bones and anywhere on my face that the light would hit if I was standing in a spotlight. (It is so pretty! It’s on my must-have list!  See below.) The Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in Highly Illogical was used to define my cheeks by going below my cheek bone. Finally, Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in Strange New World was used for the color on the apples of my cheeks.

MAC The Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

Lips: For the day look, Nicole used Lip Pencil in Hover.  She recommends going 3 shades darker with your lip pencil when wearing a neutral lip color to give your lips some contrast and definition.  My lip color is The Enemy Within (a beautiful gold shimmer) from the Star Trek collection, topped with Lipglass in Pleasure Planet.  These three products are also on my fall beauty wish list!

MAC Day Look for Lips | amominredhighheels.com

For the Night Look, Nicole changed my makeup only slightly but it made a dramatic impact on my overall look.  To my eyes, she added a dark brown hue to the creases of my eyes, as well as the outer corner.  For my lips, she applied a beautiful red for fall.

Fall Beauty Evening Look | amominredhighheels.com

She proved to me that freshening up for the evening didn’t involve a redo of makeup, just a couple of simple changes will make a striking difference.

Let’s talk about this red lip.  I’m not great at getting a red lip right. It’s tricky to find the right shade for your skin tone that doesn’t also bring out the coffee stains on your teeth.  This gorgeous Viva Glam 1 Lipstick is a brownish blue-red so it is not too bright and the blue reduces the risk of your teeth looking yellow! BONUS: 100% of the selling price of any Viva Glam Lipstick is donated to the M.A.C. Aids Fund! (Yep, this one is on my fall wish list too!)

MAC Night Lip for Fall | amominredhighheels.com

My lips are lined with the Lip Pencil in Mahogany and filled with Viva Glam 1.

Tammy and Nicole at MAC Store Montclair Place | amominredhighheels.com

This is Nicole. She is adorable and so very knowledgeable! Go see her for your fall beauty needs!  You can find her at Montclair Place (909-625-5486).

Upcoming Montclair Place M.A.C. store events you should know about:

  • The release of the MAC X Selena Quintanilla Collection is happening on October 6. It is sure to be a fun and popular release. Arrive early as this is a limited edition collection!
  • The launch of the M.A.C Holiday Collection is happening on November 3.

More on fall makeup trends:

  • If the soft, neutral browns are not for you, good news…You’ll love knowing that psychedelic brights, glitter and vivid hues are also a part of the fall trends! Check in with M.A.C. to learn more about the “Kaleidoscope” trend!
  • I am totally in love with the Limited Edition Star Trek Collection…get it before it is gone!

MAC Cosmetics' Star Trek collection

I had a great day of beauty at Montclair Place. I love, love, love getting my makeup done! The fact that you can purchase everything used for your look is an amazing benefit of getting your makeup done at M.A.C.  They teach you how to use the products and which colors to use together as they customize a look for you, then you purchase what you love and duplicate the look at home!  Visit them soon and get your fall beauty update!

In part two of my Day of Beauty at Montclair Place, I’ll share with you the details of the hairstyle I had done my Mayra at Carlton Hair International. Stay tuned for more fall beauty tips!

Get Connected:

Website: MontclairPlace.com
Instagram: @montclair_place
Facebook: /MontclairPlace

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Which fall beauty trend are you excited to try?  Leave a comment below or on Instagram!

Love, Tammy

Thank you to Montclair Place for sponsoring this post! All opinions stated are my own.

Tammy Gibson, A Mom in Red High Heels

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