How to Rock a Vampy Fall Makeup Look

When we think of fall makeup, the first thing that comes to mind is a bold look with a vampy lip at the center of it. We love this look at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Collegeville because it’s a show-stopping look that anyone can pull off. Here are our tips on how to rock the vampy fall makeup trend!

Find the Perfect Vampy Lip Color for Your Skin Tone

At the heart of any autumnal makeup look is a deep, dark, beautiful lip color. These shades can seem intense, but there’s no reason to be afraid of the vampy lip! The key is to find the perfect shade for your skin tone.

Fair Skin

For those with fair skin, choose a rich berry tone. Make sure you think about your undertones as well. If you’re fair and cool-toned, choose something with a blue undertone. Those who are fair and warm-toned should choose a lip color with yellow undertone.

Pale woman with dark hair gets dark lipstick applied to her lips.

Light/Medium Skin

Choose reddish brown and plums if this is your skin tone. People with the light to medium-tan skin tones usually have a neutral/warm undertone. That means you can choose from a broad range of shades, whether you want a super bold violet or a more muted deep red color.

Actress Olivia Munn wears a dark lip.

Olive Skin

Olive and tan complexions look beautiful with deep maroons and brown-based lipsticks. While maroon will look the best with your undertone, you can also easily pull off mulberry and dark plum colors.

Kim Kardashian wears a vampy lip.

Deep Skin

Those with deep skin should choose dark purples and blue-based reds. Darker skin tones can also pull off purple and dark chocolate brown colors. Warm undertones look great with brown-hued shades, while cooler undertones are better off with a blue-based purple or red.

Beautiful woman with dark skin and a head-scarf wears a dark lip.

Prep Those Lips

When wearing an intense lip color, lip balm and lip liner will be your best friends. Moisturizing your lips will give the color a smooth base to work with. If your lips are dry and flaky, make sure you exfoliate with a lip scrub before applying any color. Lip liner isn’t vital for every lip color, but when dark colors bleed outside the natural lip line it will be noticeable. You can use a nude, nearly invisible liner, or find one that matches your lipstick. Using this to trace the border of your lips will keep everything looking neat and in place.

Woman lines her lips with a vampy lip pencil to match lipstick.

Keep Your Eyes Minimal

Keep in mind that this is just a suggestion, not a rule. When you wear a bold lip it’s going to make a statement. To keep things balanced, try keeping your eye makeup more minimal. This could mean just applying liquid liner and mascara, or even doing an eyeshadow look with neutral colors. However, if you’re feeling like going all out with a statement look, go for it! Pair that vampy lip with a smokey eye and fake eyelashes. It’s all about what makes you feel confident and happy!

Woman with dark lipstick and minimal eye makeup.

Pay Attention to Your Cheeks

A dark lipstick, especially for the fair-skinned out there, has the power to wash out your face. Keep things healthy looking with blush and bronzer. The bronzer will add warmth and definition back to your face, while the blush adds a beautiful flush of color. You can stick to neutral tones or go for a berry blush shade to match your lips!

Pale woman with intense lip color and blush.

Don’t Forget the Brows!

To finish balancing out your face, make sure to fill in your brows. The dark lipstick will draw attention to the lower half of your face. If your eyebrows are too light or not filled in, the focus will be unbalanced. For a polished, cohesive vampy look, whip out those brow products and get those babies filled in!

Woman with intense eyebrows and a bold lip.

Become a Vampy Makeup Pro

Do you want to learn all the tips and tricks for creating a ravishing vampy look? Contact TSPA Collegeville today to learn more about enrolling in our programs!

5 Ways to Make Prom the Most Memorable Night Ever!

It’s never too early to start creating your dream prom look! Getting it right might feel overwhelming, but with the right amount of planning, you won’t be scrambling to find a great look the night before. The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Collegeville, has created your guide to a perfect prom look. Use these five items to make the night something to remember!

Need a little more help? Check out our awesome Prom checklist! You don’t want to leave anything out this Prom, and this list can help you do just that!

  1. The Dream Dress

    Because the dress will determine how you style your hair and what shoes you wear, it’s important that you find your perfect gown first! There isn’t one dress that is perfect for everyone, so you get to decide what’s best for you! Whether the dress is a two piece, a cut out, flowy, or short and sparkly, there are plenty of options to make you feel extra special on prom night. Check out our favorite local dress shop, Dress Code! They have a variety of prom dresses that are unique and affordable.

  2. All That Glitters is Gold… Heels

    The right pair of shoes is a game changer! You can’t dance the night away if your feet are tired and sore, so pick shoes that fit. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. High heels are fun, but a cute pair of flats is also an option! Choose a pair that fits your style and wear them with pride as you walk down the promenade!

  3. The Magical Makeup

    At TSPA Collegeville, we know how magical makeup is when creating a special look. Below are three looks that are spellbinding!

  4. Hair

    Whether you want your hair up, down, or somewhere inbetween, let TSPA Collegeville help you create your prom look! Hair can be a hassle, give yourself a break and let us help you on your special night.

  5. Add Accessories!

    Charming Charlie's Jewelry

    The right accessories help add a touch of sparkle to any look. Our advice: don’t go crazy! If accessories aren’t really your thing, that’s totally okay! You can still have a perfect look that has some bling with your dress or shoes. But for those of you who like some glitter, we recommend checking out Charming Charlie’s. They have beautiful accessories that pair well with prom dresses.

If you’re like us, you know how important it is to look your best on your special night. If you are feeling overwhelmed, or just need something to guide you, check out our awesome Prom Checklist! It will help you create the best experience, from tiara to scrappy shoes!



Need more help? Let us help you feel amazing on your prom night by coming into our salon. We can help you find the perfect hairstyle and makeup look for your prom night! *Book an appointment today!

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