From the runways to the red carpet, this season is all about flawless skin (yes, give the spray tan a rest), combined with bold hues on the lips and eyes.

Shades ranging from deep reds and burgundy, to black currant happen to be all the rage for Fall / Winter 2016, so we asked makeup artist extraordinaire, Jamie Fawn to help us in navigating this trend.

Tip #1: Whether it is on your lips or eyes, just pick one. When it comes to this trend, there is a fine line between being fashionable, and looking like your next stop is a goth funeral.

Tip #2: Exfoliate… Perfecting a dark lip must start with smooth, moisturized lips. Flaky, cracked lips can cause skin discoloration and result in an uneven lipstick application.

Tip #3: Blend, Blend, Blend! Choosing the right color combination is key when dealing with darker eye shadows. When attempting this look, Jamie recommends 3 shades to complete a full lid; one as your base color, one to highlight and one for the crease. Consulting with a professional makeup artist at your preferred retailer will help you when it comes to choosing the right palette for your eye color, skin tone and desired look.


Many A-lister’s have been spotted sporting this head turning trend, and considering that the rich pigments compliment the majority of skin tones, we expect to see many more follow suit. So, if you are opting to try a deeper shade, here are a few of Jamie’s Fall Favorites:

LIPS: Ofra Cosmetics Berry Sexy

EYES: Ofra Signature Shadow Set ~ Smokey Eyes

For more information, tips or to contact Jamie directly, check out her website here

photo credit: Greg Daniels / model: Emily Fede / makeup and hair: Jamie Fawn