Switch Up Your Makeup Look for Fall With These Autumnal Colors!

We’re in the dog days of summer, which means autumn is just around the corner. While it doesn’t get particularly cold here in Dallas, Texas, we still love to welcome in the fall season. A great way to get into the spirit is by changing up your makeup and playing with some autumnal colors! We’ve put together a list of our favorite fall makeup colors for 2018. So hold onto your pumpkin spice latte and check it out!

Shades of Dark Red

Burgundy and other dark red shades are a fall staple. The easiest way to rock this color is on the lips. A dark wine-colored lip never goes out of style and always looks perfectly autumnal. Burgundy, wine, Merlot, and berry shades also all look fabulous on the nails. Want to go a little bolder with red? Try wearing it on your eyes! If deep, dark red makes you a little nervous, don’t worry, there’s a red eyeshadow for everyone. When you’re rocking a dark red eyeshadow, you’re making a statement. That means you can go lighter on the rest of your look. See? Being on-trend isn’t that hard after all!

Blonde woman with red eyeshadow.


Orange is more than just the color of autumn leaves and pumpkins– it can be the main focus of a rockin’ fall makeup look! Whether you choose to keep orange reserved for nails and lips, or you want to try it out on your eyes, this is a perfect fall color. When it comes to orange on the eyelids, less is more. You don’t have to cover your whole lid with neon, traffic cone colored orange (unless you want to). Try swapping your standard bronze colored crease shade for somethin with more of a rust, orange tone. It’s an easy way to add a burst of fall color to your standard eye makeup.

Woman with orange and bronze eyeshadow.

Navy Blue

Blue makeup might remind you of your grandmother, but never fear. Navy blue is the perfect autumnal color for creating a classic smokey eye, no matter what eye color you have. This is a shade that looks great on just about everyone. A matte navy blue eye can be done with a light hand and worn during the day. Want to jazz it up for the evening? Apply more navy shadow with a heavier hand or switch the matte shadow out for something shimmery! You can even try switching your standard black mascara or eyeliner for navy blue tones if you really want to go nuts.

Navy blue eyeshadow look.


Too scared to try out a bold emerald green eyeshadow? Try it’s more neutral cousin, olive green. Olive green is a great makeup color choice because it mixes things up with a different color, but it’s also relatively subtle. This color is also neutral enough to complement most skin tones and eye colors, though blue eyes look particularly popping when paired with neutral shades like this. You can easily blend this shade in with your normal browns, bronzes, greys, and beiges to create a beautiful fall smokey eye or a soft daytime look.

Olive green eyeshadow look.

Shades of Violet

Violet is another great statement color for fall. Perfect for the eyes, lips, nails, and even cheeks, this vibrant jewel tone is the perfect way to embrace the changing seasons. Anyone can rock violet eyeshadow, but if you’ve got green eyes, brace yourself. Green and violet are complementary colors, so choosing violet eyeshadow can leave you with eyes that are seriously stunning! Purple shades are awesome for fall because they range from bright violets and deep eggplant shades, to romantic lavenders and delicate periwinkles. So pick a violet from the bunch and go for it! It’s a beautiful way to spruce up your makeup for the fall.

Violet eyeshadow look.

Get Colorful This Season

While you’re adding fall color to your makeup this season, why not change up your hair color as well? We’re offering a special on hair color at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Dallas this autumn. Hair coloring services and color care products are 25% off from September 14th to October 31st. Call us to schedule your appointment ahead of time, you don’t want to miss this awesome autumnal special!

Create Stunning Looks All Year Long

Interested in learning how to expertly apply this kind of makeup? We have a MUD Make-up course at TSPA Dallas! Contact us to learn more about enrolling in this 84-hour program.

Makeup Looks for Prom 2018

The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Dallas has been styling students for prom for many years. We understand how important this occasion can be! Prom is a rite of passage. It’s a chance for beautiful memories with your friends that will last a lifetime.

Planning the perfect look for prom can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Let us help you choose a makeup look for your prom pictures. All you have to do is find the hue for you.

Select Your Shade

a color wheel with shades

Do you have a signature color? Is there a color that people often remark looks good on your skin tone? Is there one color that you always find yourself repinning in your prom dress Pinterest board? Chances are you already know which color you want to wear to prom.

Keep in mind that pastel colors are always a good choice since prom is in spring. If you prefer to go for a more dramatic look, dark jewel-tones are also unforgettable.

If you don’t know your color scheme yet, it’s okay. Choose a color from the image above. Once you have your color selected, match it up with the beautiful makeup trend below. Now, you’re ready to dance the night away.

Makeup to Match


Don’t shy away from this bold color! Pair with red or yellow hues to create a beautiful look.

Red Eye Makeup


Be pretty in pink this prom and embrace these great faded colors to help emphasize honey or green eyes.

Pink Eye Makeup


Is your prom colors orange or yellow? Compliment and emphasize these great hues with some iridescent orange shadow.

Orange Eye Makeup


This bright color can make your dark eyes truly pop! If your prom colors match this color, do not shy away!

Yellow eye makeup


A pop of green can add a lot to your look for prom. If you have any jewel tones in your eyes or dress this is a look you may want to master.

Green Eye Makeup


Give yourself a smokey ethereal look with this bold color. Well suited to earth tones, blue can give you the color that will make him look twice.

Blue Eye Makeup


Want your brown eyes to pop for prom? Try a purple hue and give your eyes a bit of sparkle.

Purple Eye Makeup


Can’t decide, try them all. You may think we are joking, but this fanciful design can compliment many different looks.

Rainbow eye makeup

Get Ready for Prom With TSPA Dallas

Now that you have chosen your color and makeup look, it’s time to decide on a hairstyle. TSPA Dallas offers a range of salon services, including hairstyling. With so many gorgeous hairstyles to choose from – cascading curls, romantic updo, beautiful braids – you can’t go wrong!

Let us help you style your hair for prom. Schedule an appointment in our student salon training area today! Call +1 (214) 222-2436

If you enjoy creating beautiful looks with hair, makeup, or nails for every day or special occasions, you might like a career in the beauty industry. Click here to learn more about our cosmetology program!

All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Cleaning Your Beauty Tools: What, When & How

Your beauty tools spend long, hard hours helping you trek through your beauty endeavors. From bouncy blowouts and flawless complexion to your not-so-successful attempt at an intense cat eye, your tools always have your back. It’s time that you give back a little bit and show them that you love them, too! We have put together a list of the most popular beauty tools, how to properly clean them and how often they should be cleaned. It’s a pretty safe bet that you’re either not doing it enough or you’re doing it incorrectly. Stop the madness and learn how to show your tools some proper love.

Makeup Brushes

How Often?
Once a week

What You Need:

  • Warm water
  • Brush cleanser or mild soap, face wash, or shampoo
  • Olive oil
  • A shallow dish or a sink

How-to DIY
makeup brush cleaner step-by-step

To get your brushes feeling extra fresh, make your very own cleaning board!
beauty cleaning board

Makeup Sponges

How Often?
After every other use or every use especially if you have sensitive or acne prone skin

What You Need:

  • Warm water
  • Mild soap (liquid or bar), facewash, or even baby shampoo
  • A shallow dish or a sink
  • A drying cloth

How-to DIY
step-by-step makeup sponge cleaning


How Often?
As often as needed. Some of us just shed more than others and that is okay!

What You Need:

  • Rat tail comb
  • Scissors

How-to DIY
Cleaning hairbrush tutorial

Blow Dryer

How Often?
Every 3 weeks, give or take

What You Need:

  • Old toothbrush / Qtip / toothpick

How-to DIY

Well, there you have it, folks! You now have no more excuses as to why your beauty tools are looking janky, so it’s time to get to cleaning. Do have some DIY cleaning hacks that could help out your fellow beauty mavens? Share with us in the comments!

If you want expert knowledge on how to sanitize beauty tools, get more information about our MUD Makeup Program at TSPA Dallas!