There’s no denying there’s a new shade in town that will definitely shake things up for fall. Yup, we’re talking about oxblood. This deep, maroon color is quite the departure from the bright pinks and corals we’ve been rocking in the hot, summer months … and we are all about it! While many think oxblood is reserved for the lips, we know there are many ways to work this color into your beauty routine -- three in fact. Check out these amazing ways to wear oxblood, courtesy of makeup pro Alana Dawn!
Step 1: Keep makeup natural by sticking to a lightweight, matte foundation. Just make sure the skin is even-toned and all blemishes are covered.
Step 2: Using an angled blush brush, apply your oxblood blush (we love Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Petite Pomegranate) along the cheekbones up to the temples of the cheeks. Do not hit the upper cheekbone — you want to keep the color mid-cheek so there’s a bit of a contouring effect. Make sure you are using swift, gentle strokes for light application. You can build the intensity to your liking, but remember that this is a deep color and you don’t want to go overboard. Blend out the blush so there’s a natural transition of color.