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Once again autumn is upon us, and many students are whipping out their plaid scarves and  pumpkin spice lattes.

For other students, fall is a great time to experiment with some cult classic trends, like darker shades for your lips, graphic glitter for your eyes, and peachy tones to have you rivalling the runway.

So if you’re wondering how you can take these theatrical looks and incorporate them into campus life, look no further than this week’s CAMPUS STYLE.

Dark Lipstick

This season, you can expect to see dark lipsticks ranging from deep reds to purples to greys.

If you want to stay classy then you can opt for not-so-basic fall reds. But if you want to go for a bolder look, then definitely try a dark grey liquid lipstick. Take your grey lipstick and carefully trace the outline of your lips with the applicator or a more precise lip brush. Once you fill in your lips, confidently go out knowing that you can rock a grey lipstick.

The best part is that if you made a mistake along the way, it’s an easy fix.

Just take a tissue and carefully trace along the outside of your lip where you made the mistake and wipe it away. Then take a beauty blender and blend away any discolouration. Feel free to use foundation or concealer if needed.

Recommended Products:

  • Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Stone Fox, NYX Cosmetics
  • Cosmetics Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in Blissful, BH Cosmetics
  • Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer in Nothing Like You and I, Makeup Revolution

Graphic Eyeliner & Glitter

If you don’t want to make a statement with your lips, you can make one with your eyes.

Graphic eyeliner and glitter has been trending on runway shows this fall. With graphic eyeliner, you can boldly create your own version, whether it be a double-winged cat eye, smudged out kohl liner, or vivid bright eyeliners.

With glitter, you can go down one of three paths: subtle, extremely glittery, or somewhere in the middle.

To go subtle, prime your eyes, take a sparkly eyeshadow with glitter, and just spread that over your lids with either your finger or a flat eyeshadow brush.

To take this to the next level, you can take a darker shimmer shadow and layer that on the outer corners of the eye to create dimension.

Furthermore, if you want extreme glitter, take a glitter glue primer and apply it wherever you feel comfortable. Then take some loose glitter and pack it into the areas that you want to sparkle.

Recommended Products:

  • ScandalEyes Gel Eyeliner in 001 Black, Rimmel
  • Single Glitter for Face and Body in Brass, wet n wild Beauty

Peach Eyeshadow

For this look, make sure you prime your eyes, and then apply whichever peachy shadow you prefer. A cream eyeshadow will give off a fresh, youthful look to brighten up your eyes. To complete the look, take a finger or a flat eyeshadow brush and smooth the peachy goodness over your eyelids and slightly blend upwards.

To add more flare to this look, pair this eyeshadow with a gold shimmer shadow in the inner corners of your eyes. You can also layer a glittery red or pink shadow over your eyelids for a more “glam rock” look. To prevent creasing, top the cream shadow with a translucent  powder eyeshadow, or layer with a coloured powder to create a different look.

Complete this look with dewy foundation, natural straight brows, glossy pink lips, and lightly flushed cheeks.

Recommended Products:

  • Single Cream Eyeshadow in OR01 Cream Coral, the Face Shop
  • 24 Hour Color Tattoo Metal in Inked in Pink, Maybelline