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Makeup Color Trends For Fall 2009

What Of-the-Moment Color Inspires You the Most?

Ever since I was a wee one, I've been fascinated with color, to the point where I would study fabric swatches for hours, while my aunts shopped for patterns, notions, and the like. So much of the cosmetics industry is influenced by fashion, so each season, beauty brands look to fashion forecasts, like Pantone, the big guns in the world of color swatches. From trendy nail polish shades (more on that later) to lipstick colors to eye shadow palettes, there's no doubt that we'll see some influence from the runway. In its annual Fashion Color Report, Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute said, "The Fall 2009 palette is more unique and thoughtful than the typical Autumnal hues of years past." Looking at the swatches below from the company's report, which one can you most likely see yourself wearing for the upcoming season?


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LuniaFloria LuniaFloria 7 years
Honey yellow, warm olive and creme brulee for eyeshadow... those, purple heart (with a very pale neutral eyeshadow) majolica blue (with neutral eyeshadow if I wanted to be daring) and iron for eyeliner... the pinky ones for lips... heck, I could find a place for all of 'em!
PhoenixPhire PhoenixPhire 7 years
I enjoyed the story behind the colours. Being an aspiring Forecaster, it's nice to me to see that it's being reported to the masses on a regular basis.
grlykool grlykool 7 years
I have to pick? I would love warm olive on my nails (yellow based nail polish looks great on my yellow based skin). I like burnt sienna or American beauty on my lips. Burt sienna on my cheeks, and Majolica creme brulee and iron on my eyes. Honey would make a nice gloss, and I could also see the blue on my nails.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I like Burnt Sienna, Honey Yellow, Warm Olive, Creme Brulee and Majolica Blue. The rest just would not work with my skin tone. Fall is my favorite time of year - can't wait!
brandysbug brandysbug 7 years
oh my, my hubby and I just bought a house and these little blocks of color reminded me of picking paint colors (which is quite a chore!) For fall makeup, my favorites are Iron, Nomad, Creme Brulee...and I love the Burnt Sienna! In clothing, I could dig any of them!
saucyfilipina saucyfilipina 7 years
I think I will be wearing Purple Heart & Honey Yellow alot this fall. Although I also really love Burnt Sienna, Rapture Rose, Majolica Blue & Creme Brulee
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Yes, bellasugar, I am. I've found more appreciation for this season than any other. I used to be a Winter's girl. Now, Autumn's my friend.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
I really like them all, too. Anybody else getting excited for Fall like me?
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I love them all. Autumn is my fav time of year and Amber is my name so I gotta like these shades. Clothes and/or makeup, I'll be wearing them all!
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 7 years
Sunny yellow, vibrant purple, and jeweltone shades.
smolliecakes smolliecakes 7 years
I adore the "American Beauty" color. I have a few things in that shade and I'd love more. It's a fun color that's a little more than meets the eye. I also could see myself in "Purple Heart", "Rapture Rose", and the blue which are interesting colors. Plus the cream color is a great addition to any of the more brighter ones to play with tones.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
I can see myself wearing all of them except for the warm olive color.
brick164 brick164 7 years
love iron and majolica blue. the neutrals are nice.
StarObsolete StarObsolete 7 years
I am loving the burnt sienna and majolica blue. Really beautiful colours.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Honey Yellow resembles my skin tone so much! I love it. I also like the Warm Olive, American Beauty, and Majolica Blue
teej teej 7 years
Purple heart, honey yellow and iron have been a big part of my makeup palette the past two falls. I could do clothes and accessories in all of these colors though :)
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I'm feeling American Beauty and Rapture Rose. I have to say though, I wear the same color families all year long.
theglossarie theglossarie 7 years
I'm loving honey yellow! I just bought the cutest scoop neck sweater in that shade and I can't wait to pair it with an iron-colored wool skirt!
cko444 cko444 7 years
I have been ALL about the "warm olive" (or even, "toned-down lime") for some time now...for clothes, not makeup, however. I think something burnt sienna-like will appear on my nails at some point.
nals33 nals33 7 years
For makeup, I can see myself wearing Purple Heart, Creme Brulee, Honey Yellow & Nomad for eyeshadows.For lips, I can see myself wearing a Creme Brulee lip gloss or Burnt Sienna sheer lipstick. I can't wait to see these colors in clothing as well! (I was telling my coworker that purple is going to be in this Fall. One of my favorite colors!)
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