It has been forever since I have done a makeup post on this blog. I love makeup, why don’t I do more tutorials?? I’ve even had two friends request specifically that I do more tutorials because they want to know some of my tricks. That’s it, I’m making a solemn vow right here right now to do more makeup posts. Anyway, I have a special place in my heart for fall makeup looks. When else do you get to literally make your eyes look like a bed of fallen leaves, use bright berry lip colours, and experiment with golds and oranges?? I thought this would be a great way to jump back into makeup blogging. So here is my current go to fall makeup look!
So this is the starting look. It’s also the only picture I left my glasses on for. I usually do wear my glasses everyday for all events, but I did take them off for the sake of you seeing the makeup clearly in this post. My skin starting off isn’t too bad, so take not that I did use a lighter foundation and I went easy on the amounts…you may want to adjust that if you have bad skin.
Here I have applied my concealer, foundation, and powder. My concealer is the Erase Paste by Benefit, but I am starting to get tired of it. I’m on the hunt for a new concealer, so if you have a recommendation, let me know. I used the L’Oreal True Match foundation in shade C2. It’s my go-to foundation and I love it. I just apply my foundation and my concealer with my finger, lightly dabbing it on until it blends. Next, I applied my powder, which is Bare Minerals “Bare Skin” in light to medium shade. I do tend to be generous with the amount because I like minimal shine.
Next I applied my bronzer, blush, and highlight. I’m using Hula Bronzer by Benefit. I have used it for years and I doubt I will ever change bronzer. I love it so much, and have missed it in the summer months (it didn’t combine well with my tan). To apply it, I used the MAC 129SE brush and gently guided it into my forehead, the hollows of my cheeks, and just on my jawline. I also applied it along the bridge of my nose. My blush is the marshmallow blush by the body shop. In all honesty, it is the only blush I have ever liked, and although I am experimenting, I may never switch products. I know blush is something most people play around with, but for me it feels as immovable as foundation. To apply, I used the MAC 168SE brush, and applied it to the apples of my cheeks in one or two quick brush strokes. Lastly, my highlighter is from the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette. I actually bought this palette just for the highlight, and I don’t like or use the blush or bronzer that came in it as well. I applied this using the Sephora Professional shadow brush #12. I gently applied it to the sides of my nose, under my eyes, and under my brow line.
Sorry for the extreme close up, but I had to show you the eyes. I will try my best to say exactly what I did, but I really did play around quite a bit to create this look. First, I applied Yves Rocher loose pearls in colour 2A. This is a very sparkly, copper colour that looks amazing with blue eyes. Then, I used Half-Baked by Urban Decay from the inside corner to the middle along the top of the eye. Using a smaller brush, I applied that same colour under my eye from the inside corner to the middle. Next, I took Urban Decay Toasted and applied it from the outside corner to the middle of my eye along the top. Lastly, I took a matte light brown and dusted it lightly on a blending brush, and blended the entire eye out. My eyeliner is applied to the top and the waterline (make sure to do as thick a line as still looks classy on the top), and is Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in onyx. I used two different mascaras: Covergirl Super Sizer and Covergirl Lashblast Fusion.
Now the lipstick and the look is complete! I used Rimmel London Colour Rush in colour 300, “Viva Violet”. For some reason, this lipstick is showing up much more pink on camera than it does in person. It is really a berry-shade, very autumnal and bright. Really though, you could take any berry or dark red shade you possess and it would look great with this look.
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