3CC co-founder provides expert makeup tips for Fall 2008

by Bionic Beauty on 17.Sep.2008 · 3 comments

I recently had the chance to interview one of Three Custom Color’s co-founders and famed makeup artist (with 20 years experience!!), Chad. He’s here to help us sort through the trends this fall, how to make them less intimidating, and even provide some color tips for different skin tones.

Chad Hayduk, co-founder Three Custom Color, photo copyright of Three Custom Color cosmetics

BB: The runways and fashion magazines have been sporting a very gothic look for fall. Those black lips won’t work on mere mortals, so how do you suggest following the dark lip trend without looking too much like Elvira?

Chad: Dark Lip colors are often very tricky to pull off. Darker colors can actually make the lips look smaller. Try deep, wearable black cherry shades like our Cool Burgundy Lipstick if have more rosy tones to the skin or Warm Burgundy Lipstick if you have more golden tones to the skin. Pair it with a lip liner such as Burgundy Lip Liner for precise defining and for more depth pair it with Cool Brown Lip Liner. For a hint of shine try Doubles Lip gloss that we created for Sofia Coppola. For an even softer look blot it and let the deep cherry stain work its magic!

BB: It seems that shimmer and glimmer in eyeshadows has gone by the way-side. Everything is matte and saturated (which I adore, by the way), but do you have tips on what women should do to embrace this new trend without looking “flat”?

Chad: Avoid anything that is too ashy, gray or taupe which can look muddy and bring out any “darkness” under the eye. Instead use bolder matte color like rich chocolate brown, khaki greens and navy which can brighten eyes.

BB: Three Customs’ new Watercolors for Cheeks in Wallflower for fall is an amazing beige! Are you seeing a nude, back-to-basics trend for most of the face this fall? What inspired this latest addition to the collection?

Chad: With all the attention on the eyes or on deep, dark lips this fall season, a softer cheek provided great balance. The perfectly subtle nude enhances the cheekbones with a contouring effect while imparting a soft rosiness. It works well on all skin tones! Try it on the lips too as a fleshy shade that lets your natural lip color though.

Thanks Chad for providing your expertise and guidance on the fall makeup trends! And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a set of “perfect for fall” lip liners from Three Custom! And, here’s an exclusive discount for Bionic Beauty readers…if you purchase anything from Three Custom Color’s online store through September 23rd, enter the color name of any Three Custom Color Specialists Lip Liner in the Customer Notes at checkout and receive it free of charge with your purchase!

Photograph is the sole copyright of Three Custom Color.


1 the cheap chick September 17, 2008 at 9:40 am

Ooooo, I LIKE the whole gothic look! It works better with my ghostly pale skin. Plus, sparkly eye shadows highlight the rinkles that seem to be appearing around my eyes. Where did THEY come from, and who the heck invited them? Certainly not me.

2 BionicBeauty September 17, 2008 at 10:45 am

I like the look too Cheap Chick! I’m pretty darn pale as well, so I’m just embracing it now. Much easier than working against it. And you are very right… where do the wrinkles come from and most glitter shadows just seem to make them show a bit more. Grrr! I am loving the new matte shadows from Clinique!

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