What looks good on you and what looks are “in” don't necessarily correlate every season. Allure magazine's October issue offers some tips on how to make fall makeup looks work for you. Remember that if you play up your lips with a bold look to go easy on your eyes (and vice versa), so you don't end up looking like a clown. McClatchy-Tribune
When applying a bold lip color (like red, cranberry, brown or bright pink), first apply a waxy lip balm. Then, pencil in your entire lips with a color that matches your natural lip shade before applying color. Pick: Cult of Cherry lipstick line from M.A.C ($14 each, www.maccosmetics.com).
Choose your lip color based on your skin tone: Fair skin — choose blue-based pinks and wines; Olive skin — go for warm pinks or browns; Dark skin — try bright pinks or oranges.
Those with thin lips should avoid deep or bright shades. Period.
Choose rich and shimmery eye shadows for fall. Smoky eyes are also a classic look. Dab the inner corners of your smoky look with a dab of lighter shadow to brighten the look. Pick: Bare Escentuals Smoky Eye tutorial kit ($32, www.bareescentuals.com).
Vibrant eyeliner can be done — top lash line only, please — but again consider your skin tone: Pale and medium skin — pick turquoise or lime; Dark skin — choose maroon or purple. Pick: Technakohl Liner ($14.50 each) or Liquidlast Liner ($16.50 each), both from M.A.C.
Add drama to your vibrant liner by adding a shadow in the same color family, one or two shades lighter.