Fall Runway Makeup for the Real Way

Here's a look at how to adapt fall runway makeup trends to your skin tone.

model with dark blue eye shadow
Does your makeup need a wake-up call? Pro artist Charlotte Day translates the brightest runway trends into fresh, flirty looks.
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Dan & Corrina Lecca
Derek Lam
Derek Lam's fall look updated the traditional smoky eye by adding a touch of rebel to the seductive beauty standby — models' eyes were highlighted with a deep rockin' blue.
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Tesh
Derek Lam
Blues Traveler: Inspired by Derek Lam's subversive denim smoky eye, Day toned down the color for a more daytime look: "Blue eyeshadow is best worn in moderation. Try sweeping it across the lashline for a subtle hint of color," she says.
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Derek Lam
Light Skin Tone: Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Navy, $19.
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Derek Lam
Light Skin Tone: Estée Lauder Eye Shadow in Glistening Gold, $20.
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Derek Lam
Medium Skin Tone: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 15L, $17.
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Derek Lam
Medium Skin Tone: Almay Intense i-Color Powder Shadow in 034, $7.
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Derek Lam
Dark Skin Tone: NYX Chromatic eye shadow in Canary, $6.
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Derek Lam
Dark Skin Tone: Maybelline New York Unstoppable Eyeliner in Sapphire, $7.
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Chanel Couture
A parade of boldly colored lips strutted the Chanel runway last spring. Like the label itself, red lips are one of the few truly timeless beauty looks.
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Chanel Couture
Simply Red: To get more mileage out of your crimson smile, Day suggests sticking with stains instead of lipstick. The stay-put formula lasts all day and offers more versatility. "If you're not comfortable going bold, a stain can also offer a sheer wash of color."
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Chanel Couture
Medium Skin Tone: Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Poppy Cream, $20.
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Chanel Couture
Light Skin Tone: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick SPF 15 in 94, $30.
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Chanel Couture
Dark Skin Tone: Lancôme Color Design Lipstick in Red Stiletto, $22.
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Miu Miu
Don't be afraid to try new color combinations. Miu Miu's brightly colored eyeliner pairing created a fearless, yet feminine, look — one guaranteed to draw the spotlight.
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Miu Miu
Violet Femme: Shimmering lilac takes the edge off a bright-orange eye, transforming the runway look from punk to pretty. Paired with icy purple, orange is surprisingly wearable, Day explains: "It's a universally flattering hue, but deeper skin tones can pull off the most vibrant shades."
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Miu Miu
Light Skin Tone: By Terry Eye Shadow in Crème Brûlée, $39.
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Miu Miu
Light Skin Tone: CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Dance Party, $5.
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Miu Miu
Medium Skin Tone: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in OR302, $33.
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Miu Miu
Medium Skin Tone: Dolce & Gabbana The Eye Shadow in Mystery, $36.
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Miu Miu
Dark Skin Tone: MAC Eye Shadow in Orange, $15.
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Miu Miu
Dark Skin Tone: Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eye Shadow Duo in Black Currant, $25.
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Dior
Dior's fall look is all about the eyes. Shimmery gold tones — reminiscent of fall foliage — create a seductively elegant nighttime look.
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Dior
Solid Gold: Used in moderation, metallics are more than just an option for evening. "A subtle sheen, like a wash of gold or copper shadow across the eyelid, is best for daytime," Day says. "An alternative is to use a metallic eyeliner just along the upper lashline."
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Dior
Light Skin Tone: Revlon Luxurious Color Perle Eye Shadow in Brushed Copper, $5.
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Dior
Medium Skin Tone: Maybelline New York Eye Studio in Mocha Mirage, $7.
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Dior
Dark Skin Tone: L'Oréal Paris HIP Metallic Shadow Duo in Gilded, $8.
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Proenza Schouler
Rich autumnal hues ruled the runway at Proenza Schouler. Deep, darkly shaded lips were paired with perfect complexions to punctuate each look.
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Greg Kessler
Proenza Schouler
Maroon 5: When wearing a dark lip, the rest of the face needs to look flawless. "Concealer, foundation, and powder perfect the skin and provide a base for the lipstick," says Day, who recommends using a glossy-formula lipstick to keep the mouth moist and prevent the rich wine color from cracking or feathering into fine lines.
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Proenza Schouler
Light Skin Tone: Nars Lip Gloss in Strawberry Fields, $24.
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Proenza Schouler
Medium Skin Tone: Laura Geller Light Beams Gloss in Star Plum, $23.
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