While summer makeup was all about color, this fall it’s all about the texture!

But with so many textures to choose from—gloss, foil, iridescent, velvet—the trend can be a bit overwhelming.

Similar to mixing textures in our wardrobe (like tweed and silk) to create visual balance, we want to pair makeup textures that balance the face, not overwhelm it.

Here are 2 of our favorite combinations:


Satin Skin/Metallic Eye/Sheer Lip

The mesmerizing metallic eyes will look surprisingly fresh when balanced with a soft complexion and sheer lip.

Choose a light to medium foundation (like Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundationand push onto the skin with a damp miracle complexion sponge for natural-looking coverage.

Dab a cream or gel blush onto the apples of your cheeks and blend out with your contour brush for an “inner glow” look.

Sweep a metallic shadow (bronze, tarnished gold, silver) over the lower lid with your base shadow brush and blend the edges out using your deluxe crease brush. For a day look, stick with shades that are close to your skin tone. For evening, select more contrasting shades.

Finish the look with a sheer lip color (like Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Color) for a wash of color with a slight sheen.


Velvet Skin/Matte Liner/Liquid Lip

Play up your mouth with a high shine liquid finish while balancing the upper half of your face with a matte eye and highlighted cheek.

Apply a semi-matte foundation (like Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation) over your face with your expert face brush for a buffed in, natural-looking finish.

Using a blush brush, apply a mineralized blush along the top cheekbones to pull focus upward and prevent the face from being bottom heavy.

Prime the lid with a flesh toned eye shadow, then sweep a matte black gel liner over the upper lash line with your 202 angled liner brush.

Choose your favorite shade in a shiny lip color (like Armani Ecstasy Lip Lacquer) and wear alone or over a lipstick for a longer-lasting finish.

#ProTip: To keep your lip wands pristine, press and roll the doe foot (lip gloss applicator) onto the back of your hand to remove gloss. Then, use your retractable lip brush to layer gloss over other lip products.


NOTE: Many finishes are similar and easy to mix and match. However, we always recommend anchoring super reflective textures (glitter, sequin, metallic) with flatter finishes (cream, matte, sheer).