Beauty Guru: How to get fall's colorblocked eye trend

The fall runways gave us plenty of trends to look forward to as autumn approaches. There seemed to be something to suit every taste in hair and makeup. One look that caught my attention was what Elle called "Colorblocked Eyelids". If the term colorblock does not sit well with you, then maybe Harper's Bazaar's name of "Mesmerizing Multi-Toned Eyes" will be a better fit. Whichever name you prefer, here is a step-by-step guide on how to create the look.

Mesmerizing Multi-Toned (Colorblocked) Eyes

This fall makeup trend utilizes multiple shades of eye shadow on the eye at one time. This concept inherently is not new, but it is a bold and colorful move for the fall face.

Products Used (all Avon):

Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black

Perfect Eyebrow Pencil in Soft Black

True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Fresh Cut Greens and Purple Haze

Brows: I always start with my brows. I fill in the sparse areas with my brow pencil and brush them into place. The result is a brow that's defined but not harsh.

Eyes:

  1. Prime eyes with an eyeshadow primer or concealer stick if you don't have primer.
  2. Apply "shade two" (see diagram on the back of quad) from the Fresh Cut Greens quad to entire upper eye area.
  3. Highlight brow bone with "shade one" from the Purple Haze quad.
  4. Flake off some of "shade two" from Fresh Cut Greens and apply to the lid only from inner corner to midway across lid. (This allows a heavier application of shadow since the shade is light and won't easily show up much on deeper to dark skin tones)
  5. Flake off some of "shade two" from Purple Haze and apply from mid-lid to the outer corner of lid.
  6. Using the angled tip of the eyeshadow applicator, apply "shade four" from Fresh Cut Greens along the crease from inner corner to the middle of the crease.
  7. Using the angled tip, apply "shade four" from Purple Haze from the halfway point of the crease, extending outward forming a cat eye back to the outer corner of the eye.
  8. Thicken the crease line by taking the applicator tip, starting at mid crease stroking downward about an eighth of an inch and extending back to the apex of the cat eye.
  9. Apply "shade three" from Fresh Cut Greens above the crease, sweeping color from inner eye to midway across the eye.
  10. Apply "Shade three" from Purple Haze above the crease starting midway and extending outward to outer edge of eye.
  11. Line lower lash line with "shade four" from Purple Haze.
  12. Apply three coats of mascara to upper lashes and one thin coat to lower lashes.

Other Fall Trends Used

I incorporated two other fall trends for this look. The first is the red lip. I chose a wine shade, ExtraLasting Lipstick in Enduring Wine. I lined and filled my lips in with a neutral lip liner then applied the lipstick.

The second fall beauty trend I wore with this look was the woven hair trend. I usually wear my hair in two flat twists. It is a simple and easy protective style for my kinky curls. I added an accessory to decorate it a little. I threaded pink ribbon through my twists. I did this because I did not feel like taking my twists out.

These are three fall beauty trends to look for. Even though I chose a fairly complicated eye makeup trend, you do not have to use as many shades as I did. The trend works with just two different shades as well. Which of these beauty trends are you willing to try this fall?

ShawnTe Pierce is a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru and writes about beauty and fashion for her blog SJP's Fashion Updates as well for Yahoo! Voices, Daily Glow and other places on the web (sounds mysterious doesn't it?). Follow me on Twitter or at Fashion Sense on Facebook.