One of my favorite “transitional fall” outfit is a cold shoulder top, whether in flowy blouse or knit sweater. In my opinion, it makes any woman of any shape look effortlessly sexy and chic. I love to pair it with black slacks and booties for work or ripped jeans and sneakers on weekends. For makeup, I am partial to plum lips, in particular my long-time love, the Tom Ford Matte in Black Dahlia. Again, the key to wearing dark shade like this is to keep the rest of your makeup minimal. Let the lips do the talking, babe!

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Just like wardrobe, makeups such as mascara do require change or “rotation” from time to time depending on personal preference. Case in point, sometimes I like very natural looking lashes, other times quite dramatic. It’s a woman thing. No, it’s a makeup junkie thing! Pixi Beauty creator Petra even recommends “mascara-layering for a bright-eyed effect”.

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While I am not into tarantula lashes (I can’t layer four mascaras!), at least I know Pixi has a variety of mascaras I can use at any given time: Lash Booster Mascara ($15, claims to add volume to lashes), Black Lacquer Lash Primer ($15, preps lashes to maximize volume), Lengthy Fiber Mascara ($16, claims to extend every single lash for a feathered effect), and Lower Lash Mascara ($11, separates bottom lashes with ultra-slim wand).

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pixie black lacquer lash primer, pix lash booster mascara, pix lengthy fiber mascara, pix lower lash mascara

My number one favorite is the Lower Lash Mascara because it gives my lower lashes some definition. As you can see from the closeup photo, they look very natural! Next is the Lengthy Fiber Mascara because it did translate my upper lashes from drab to fab. With utter honesty, the primer is unnecessary in my experience; I will use it on its own but not for layering because as mentioned, my lashes horrendously clump if I use several products. Again, my preference! 

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tell me, what’s your wardrobe like for fall (clothes and makeups)

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