Summer is at an end, which means that Fall, with all of her sophistication and polish, is officially upon us. I, perhaps like a lot of you, look forward to the process of transitioning my wardrobe, beauty products and makeup bag to a fall state of mind. While I absolutely relish this process for the most part, when it comes to transitioning the contents of my makeup bag to Fall, I can do with a little…actually a lot of help. I am absolutely clueless as to where I should even begin the process of Fall Makeup Transition, which is why I sought out the expertise of uber talented Los Angeles-based Celebrity Makeup Artist Stacy Rosas.
Stacy Rosas is a Texas born, Los Angeles based Makeup Artist who started doing makeup for the love of art. Her career began eight years ago after meeting a celebrity makeup artist who pushed and introduced her into the world of makeup artistry. Seeing the face as a 3 dimensional canvas, Stacy loves the many possibilities that texture, color, and effects that makeup can create. I was introduced to Stacy’s work for the first time about a year ago after I saw published images and videos of the makeup she did on Hope Dworaczyk. The makeup was flawless and beautiful, but the model did not disappear behind the makeup, which I found to be just brilliant. I was an instant fan and was excited about consulting Stacy for some of her expert tips and suggestions for achieving great Fall Makeup looks.
A Girl’s Gotta Spa!: How can we begin the process of transitioning our makeup from summer to fall? What are some products that we can start with?
Stacy Rosas: Transitioning your makeup to a fall look is easy. Spring and summer had us wearing bright colors and bronzy bronzers all through. You will want to darken your lipsticks, add in more cool tones (depending on your skin tone) that you have been itching to use after those seasons. By now, you should have your bronze tan from the summer! So ditch the bronzer for fall, and if you still like some contouring, you could purchase a concealer that is one or two shades darker than the one you use for under eye and blemishes. Put it under cheek bones to define the bone and above brow this will give a lift to the eye and cheek bones. I tend to leave the eye more clean especially if you have a long work day and don’t have time to mess with your makeup creasing or fading. I do a cat eye, fill in your brows ( I’m hooked on Kevyn Aucoin’s Pencil Brow Pencil), and waterproof mascara, nothing expensive (you can’t go wrong with Maybeline mascara’s). But first use an eyelash curler then apply the mascara (the waterproof mascara will keep your lashes curled!) I used to dislike waterproof mascara…until I found a great eye makeup remover by Neutrogena.
A Girl’s Gotta Spa!: What are some of your favorite makeup trends for fall?
Stacy: The trends for this fall are to be bold! Don’t be afraid to use bold colors!
A Girl’s Gotta Spa!: What are some bold colored products that you would suggest?
Stacy: I have to rave about a favorite makeup line I love! That is not everywhere YET. Face Atelier is a Canadian based makeup company. Many celebrity makeup artist’s use their makeup products in their kit, but it’s for the every day woman as well! First favorite is the ultra foundation. It’s silicone-based emulsion that floats on top of the skin, doesn’t crease, clog pores, or flake, and lasts all day long. It hydrates the skin and you get that dewy look that you will definitely need for the cold dry weather to come. Also check out their facades in Godiva and Livid! Façade is liquid-to-powder cheek/lip. It’s highly pigmented, so start with a light hand and build as needed. It delivers beautiful, silky-soft color, that also stays all day because it’s silicone based.
I cannot wait to begin transitioning my makeup to fall with Stacy’s awesome suggestions, I am now on a mad hunt for Face Atelier’s facades!
Gail is at times a model, most of the time a blogger, but always a beauty junkie.