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Fall’s Hottest Color Does Triple Beauty Duty: Lips, Cheeks, Nails

Posted by Katie Gutierrez Painter Categories: Fashion,

Keira Knightly fuchsia lipstick

In another month or so, summer’s heat and bright colors will begin their annual fade to autumn’s darker, richer hues. To get you through the transition, look no further than the luscious hybrid between magenta and violet: fuchsia.

Why it works: Fuchsia is still bright and sexy enough for summer dresses and stilettos but has the depth and maturity to pair with your early fall jackets and bags. When hunting down shades, draw inspiration from the beautiful stain that raspberries leave on your fingers. Or just try the following:

For Lips

Lancome Rock Iron Fuchsia (for the daring)
Lancome Prune Drama Girl (great for fall, especially)
Nars Funny Face lipstick (semi-matte—gorgeous!)
Givenchy Ideal Fuchsia Stain Lipstick (more purplish—beautiful on darker complexions!)

For Cheeks

For cheeks, look for cream or cream-to-powder blushes for a sheer wash of fuchsia, which is more natural and sexy than powder blush alone. Alternatively, try cheek stains for an I’ve-just-come-back-from-an-exhilarating-run and/or been-doing-naughty-things flush.

Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush (longtime favorite of mine)
Kevyn Aucoin The Moist Creamy Glow in Liquifuchsia (can’t wait to try!)
Lorac Sheer Wash in Sheer Emotion (it’s roll-on!)

For Lips and Cheeks

Stila Pomegranate Crush Lip and Cheek Stain
The Balm Stainiac (non-streaking!)
Stila Convertible Color in Fucshia

For Nails

O.P.I. Jewel of India
O.P.I. Flashbulb Fuchsia
O.P.I. La Paz-itively Hot (This one’s matte, which will be fall’s biggest trend in nail color.)

All can be found on opi.com.

Enjoy, and send me pics of your new look!



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