Makeup for fall and hot looks for lips

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

We're kicking off this Labor Day holiday by looking ahead, as the fall season fast approaches. For women, that can mean getting out the wardrobe of dark colors, dusting off our favorite fall boots, and refreshing our makeup looks with warm tones.

For help with a few fall makeup tips, we asked Adriana Luna Gonzalez, a local YouTube makeup artist, for advice on adding shimmering tones and lip color. Gonzalez, who's best known on YouTube by her 42,000 subscribers, most recently participated in the NYX's Beauty Vlogger of the Year Contest.

Although she did not win the competition, this self-taught artist is making a name for herself online, locally and nationally, for her know-how and expertise in makeup. She says to put your best face forward, start with the right lighting.

"What I do every day is open my window when I do my makeup," Gonzalez said. "Natural light is the best because when you go outside, you don't want to look too harsh."

She recommends dusting your entire face with a bronzer to give you that sun-kissed glow. You don't want to overdo it, she says, but "you can add blush right on top of a bronzer to add more color if you want to." Adding shimmer and sparkle to highlight the cheekbones and really contour the face will help most women add a warm glow to their look without appearing over-made.

Gonzalez also says this fall, maroon will be the color of the season, especially for the lips! She suggests adding this latest lip color with a liner or a lipstick, and filling in the entire lip to give it a nice base.

"By filling in the entire lip, you will also create a smudge-free lip, and color that will last all day long," Gonzalez said.

When wearing lip color this dark, Gonzalez also suggests to go easy on the eyes, so your eye makeup doesn't compete with your lips. Bold colors, she says, should be isolated to either the eyes or the lips, but not both.

To finish off your new fall look, Gonzalez recommends adding a touch of gloss. Voila! You've now got the hottest look for fall!

You can find Adriana Luna Gonzalez's YouTube channel at: LadiGMusic