Fall can't seem to decide whether or not it wants to stay in Wisconsin, but I'm preparing for autumn with one of my favorite colors. Aubergine is that rich eggplant purple that can be worn subtly or with boldness, but either way it's gorgeous. I'm very pale, so aubergine tends to stand out quite a bit with my complexion, but I believe the color looks gorgeous no matter how light or dark a person's skin is.
My favorite way to wear aubergine is with lipstick, but I've also branched out with both eyeshadows and blush.
For lipstick, I have three options in my collection that vary in depth. On the lighter end is my Korres Lip Butter in Plum, which offers a creamy hint of color that resembles biting into a piece of fruit. A more buildable option is the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Matte Lip Tar in Black Dahlia, which I've mentioned before in an earlier post. This product can be applied lightly for a berry stain or it can be built up to look almost black. The most intense and long-lasting option is the NARS Matte Velvet Lip Pencil in Train Bleu, which is the newest addition to my collection. There is nothing subtle about this color and it's certainly not for the faint of heart.
For eyes I turn to the oldest aubergine product in my collection, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow palette in The Tease. Worn either all over the mobile lid, as an eyeliner, or as a rich smokey eye, the shadows have amazing color payoff and can be worn as subtly or boldly as the wearer wishes. For cheeks I opted for one of the most unique and challenging products I could find, the MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Sketch. This blush can be overdone very easily, which is why I use a very fluffy brush (the Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder brush) and an extremely light hand to apply it. I'll dip my brush into the product very lightly, tap off any excess, and even take off some of the product on the back of my hand before applying it to my face. I also wear it higher up on my cheekbones as more of a shadow to prevent my cheeks from looking bruised.
I don't want to wish summer away, but my face and I will undoubtedly be ready once fall decides to stay for a while in the Midwest.
What color represents autumn for you?