Dark Glamour for Fall

Dark Glamour Make Up Look

Dark Glamour for FallThe air is crisp, the leaves are beginning to change their colors from bright green to lovely shades of gold, orange, and red. It’s Fall, the time when you want to really embrace the shades of nature. Today I am sharing with you how you can achieve a simple yet stunning Dark Glamour look that is perfect for Fall.

I have to say that Fall makeup trends are among my absolute favorites. During this time you really get to be a bit more bold with your makeup by wearing shades of deep reds, vibrant purples, and magenta. During the Spring the makeup trends are all about that glowing skin, bright pops of color, and intense highlight. However for Fall you really want to keep the skin matte, chisel and contour those cheek bones, and play up those eyes with a smokey sultry look. Today I am going to show you how simple it is to create a look that is bold in color and practically scream “It’s Fall!”

How To: Dark Glamour

You will want to start off this look by priming the skin, as you would before any foundation application. However, during the colder months you are really going to want to focus on priming the skin and using a primer that is mattifying. As previously stated, during the Fall and Winter months the skin is meant to be matte, as compared to the glowing and overly highlighted trend we are phasing out of. I chose to use, Smashbox Studio Skin foundation. This foundation is quite thick and very matte. I would say its more on the side of a full coverage foundation, so be careful when applying because you don’t want to get “cake-face.”

Dark Glamour for Fall

Dark Glamour for Fall

Dark Glamour for Fall

Following the foundation application you will want to move onto the  next step, highlight and contour. Sticking to a full coverage and matte finish theme, I chose to use my Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3 to conceal and highlight the high points of the face. Then using my Anastasia Beverly Hills powder Contour Palette, I used the shade fawn for my contour. For contouring you want to go right along your cheek bone and bring up towards the temples and around the forehead. IF need be you can also do along the jaw line and under the chin. For this look since it’s more of a bold dark look, I opted to also contour my nose for more definition as well.

Anastasia Contour Palette

Anastasia Powder Contour

Once you go ahead and blend everything out, you will want to “bake” the face. You do this by using any translucent setting powder and set all the places you added the concealer/highlight. Leave on for however long you see fit, I usually do 3-5 minutes. The baking technique simply sets the product, prevents creasing, and makes the highlight really pop and your contour lines look much sharper. But this step is totally optional.

Baking Technique

While the powder was “baking,” I went ahead and filled in my brows. To stay true to the Fall trends, you are going to want to create a bold brow. There is no better product other than the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. The product is waterproof and very easy to work with. I am using the shade medium brown. Once you achieve the shape you like, I suggest going along under the brow and clean it up and carve it out using concealer and a flat concealer brush.

Dip brow Pomade Application

How To Use Anastasia Dipbrow

How To Create the Perfect Brow

Now onto the fun part, the eyes. This is where you really get to play with the trends and go bold. I opted for a sultry deep brown smokey eye to really embody that dark glamour. I created this whole eye look using my MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15 Warm Neutral palette . MAC Warm Neutral Palette Start by using a large fluffy blending brush and pick up the warm brown shade from the palette and blend into the crease, this is a repetitive process because you are really wanting to blend but build up that color.

MAC Warm Neutral Eye Palette


I then took the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow and applied it on the lid to act as a base to help really intensify the lid color. Next, using a large flat shader brush pick up the burgundy shade from the palette and pat all over the lid and slightly bring towards the crease. Take the same blending brush from before and blend any harsh lines. Then take the shade right next to the burgundy color, it’s a beautiful rose gold color. Dab just onto center of lid.

Smokey Eye Tutorial

Line top and bottom waterline with a deep brown shade and smudge it along lower lash line. Then repeating same steps you did on the lid, use those same colors along lower lash line and smoke out. Lastly, take then dark charcoal shade on a short smudged brush and dab along lash line, this simply intensifies the depth of the smokiness.

Dark Glamour Makeup Look

Finish up by adding your favorite blush, I would stay more in the plum family when it comes to blushes for the Fall. Since the Fall trend is all about that contoured chiseled cheek and not so much about that intense highlight, I opted to use the subtle highlight in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. I brushed this along just the tops of cheek bones and bridge of nose.

We finally come to the part of the look where we bring out the real show stopper of the look, a deep intense bold lip. I thought a deep intense red shade would pair lovely with the brown smokey eye. I chose to use the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in shade, Cruella. Red can be a tricky color to work with, so if you make any mistakes or you notice the color bleeding, simply take your concealer and clean up the edges.

Add mascara and lashes and your done, voila!

Dark Glamour

Dark Glamour

Dark Glamour

So what do you think? Would you dare to be bold and rock a dark glamour look for Fall?


Dark Glamour Makeup Look for Fall


  1. Hollie
    October 26, 2016 / 9:54 am

    HI!! I absolutely love this eye look. What did you put on top of the lid shadow to give it that shine? I have this palette and I really want to attempt this. Thanks so much

    • AprilMiller
      November 4, 2016 / 11:52 am

      Hey Hollie, thanks so much for stopping by. I am so glad you enjoyed this post and loved the eye look, I really loved how it turned out as well. As for the shine on the center of the lid, I used the center shimmer shade from the palette and applied it to the center of the lid using a dampened eyeshadow brush, for a more foiled effect.

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