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Burgundy Blush, Emerald Eyes, & More Jewel-Toned Makeup Ideas For Fall

Jewel-toned makeup is often reserved for winter months due to the deep, vibrant hues, but truthfully, these bold shades are perfect for making a statement year-round. Emerald, amethyst, and sapphire hues can make your makeup look pop any time of year. As "Oprah Magazine" once published, "Neons can make you sallow. Pastels can make you look wan and gray. But jewel tones — from smoky quartz to pale citrine — make anyone look glowy." Now, would Oprah ever steer you wrong? If you're still not convinced, here's how to incorporate jewel-toned makeup into your fall beauty routine.

Add a pop of color

Adding a pop of color to your look (especially with eye makeup) is a great way to experiment with a bold shade for fall. And although jewel tones are thought to be for the maximalists, adding a jewel-toned pop of color to the inner corner of a neutral lid is the perfect minimalist look. Try out the Anastasia Beverly Hill Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2  and create a jewel-toned look for fall using emerald eyeshadows, or go for Morphe's 35S Sweet Oasis Artistry Palette ($25) for a turquoise, magenta, or champagne-colored pop of color.

burgundy & purple blush

If you want to go subtle on the eyes but still want to make a statement, tie jewel tones into your look with a deep red or purple blush, like Fenty Beauty's Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush. These jewel-toned colors are perfect for those with deeper skin tones, as they add a great wash of color and work for day-to-night looks. For fairer skin, go for a sheer, buildable mauve powder blush like Jillian Dempsey's Cheek Tint in Bloom.

bold underliner

Flip the traditional cat eye for this trendy look. Smudge a kohl eyeliner or eyeshadow on the lower lash line to create depth and add a complementary hue under it to make your eyes really pop! For brown eyes, try a cool tone like turquoise or blue. If you have green eyes, go for purple or even pink shades, like Huda Beauty's Haze Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette. Orange and other warm shades, like Too Faced's Mini Light My Fire Eye Shadow Palette really make blue eyes stand out.

bronze eyeshadow

If you’re still uneasy about rich, jewel-toned shades but still want to try them out, start with bronze makeup. Whether it’s eyeshadow, highlighter, or shiny gold lip gloss, bronze will make you shine in a subtle way, no matter what season you're in.

If you're interested in adding jewel-toned makeup to your daily beauty routine, dive into bold turquoise eyeliner or pick a shimmery bronze lip gloss to brush across your lips. A little goes a long way! The above tips will help you step out of your beauty comfort zone and start experimenting. Already wearing these timeless hues? Try using complementary shades to make your natural features stand out. Either way, opt for pops of color on your cheeks or full lids of jewel tones these upcoming months, and rest assured you'll catch eyes everywhere.

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Ana Hilario

Montclair '21

Ana graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in English. She loves reading, traveling, coffee, llamas, and the Oxford comma. Follow her on Instagram @ana_hilarious_ for good vibes and funky outfits.
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