Last week we started looking at fall makeup colors as they correspond to Pantone’s Fall Forecast 2014. Today we will continue through the hot colors that are forecast to be popular and how to bring them into your makeup wardrobe. And let’s face it, makeup color is the least expensive way to bring a new season into a basic wardrobe. A lipstick is much less expensive than a tweed jacket..

Fall Colors 2014 Pantone






Let’s go through the colors individually.

Mustard Yellow- Not the easiest color to wear around the face, however I think of it as a warm neutral. Think of the color of suede, or natural leather. For makeup I like to consider a pale gold on the skin rather than a mustard yellow. Same effect, something warm that provides good contrast and a “pop” while also bringing in a metallic which is very popular now in fashion and makeup. A good pale gold is a great eyeshadow accessory and can also be used in gloss.

Sangria – This is a bright wine tone really. Not the oxblood we saw last year but perhaps a bit more wearable. This is a pretty silk blouse or scarf or in the case of makeup a lipstick or gloss. I also think that Sangria can be brought in with an eyeshadow but perhaps a bit toned down. Think rosy shimmer. For deeper skins this would be a gorgeous blush tone.

Mauve Mist- A blue-toned Lavender that again would be a great accessory item. In makeup I love a lavender shimmer and think that Sugared Violet by MUD is a great one.  To keep things looking modern I would pair this with browns or the Mustard Yellow. I love contrast.

Cognac- A beautiful cool neutral brown that goes with everything. My grandmother used to wear slacks in this color during the fall and always had a matching handbag. It is a classic and I’m happy to see it coming back. This is a Katherine Hepburn brown. In makeup this is your deep neutral that can be combined with pale gold shimmers, blues, plums, and grays. I love this color.

Bright Colbalt – A lighter version of blue however I think of Colbalt as being vibrant. Another great departure from the drab navy’s we usually see. Think denim, and classic pieces. In makeup this is a great liner or mascara.

Cypress – Deep greens can be difficult for some people to wear as they can go yellow and make people look sallow or if they are too dark, read as a near black. I love a more true green and think it is a great sweater, military pant kind of shade. I also like to blend blue and green shadows together to create a smoky look without going black. It reflects a bit more light and brings more notice to the eyes. MUD eyeshadow in Siena or Berrywood would do.


Whew. Makes me want to go shopping! Have you been seeing these colors in stores? I’d love to hear from you.

Next week I’ll show you 2 makeup looks that utilize these colors and how to get them.

Until next time, Terri Tomlinson Makeup Artist Dallas

Terri Tomlinson- Makeup Artist based in Dallas, TX creating hair and makeup for print, film, video, runway, Television and the real world for over 20 years. She loves super natural, clean makeup, HD, and getting people “camera ready”. Terri owns Makeup Training Academy offering professional training to new and existing makeup artists. She consults on makeup for HD, speaks publicly, and serves as an on-camera Beauty Expert.