Wednesday, September 5, 2018

3 Ways To Embrace Fall

Ask most makeup lovers which season is their favorite, and many will pick Fall. The colored leaves,  sweater weather and pumpkin spiced lattes are all things to look forward to as the warm months come to an end. What I really love about Fall is the makeup colors and textures.

Right now, while we are in between seasons there are a few things I do to get Fall ready. 

1. Pull out the dark eyeshadow. In the summer months we don't want to worry about our eyeshadow coming off at the pool. Summer makeup is all about the effortless look. For Fall, I like to go bold. 

Nothing screams Fall like Coloured Raine's Beauty Rust palette. I especially love shades like Recharge (matte burnt orange) and Dusk (matte brick red, pictured below).

To start my eyeshadow look, I primed my eyes with Milani eyeshadow primer, and then dipped a fluffy brush into a mixture of Vanilla Bean (light beige with a slight sheen) & Creme Brulee (matte medium tan) from Makeup Geek. You can use any color that are close to your skin tone, and one a few shades deeper for this step. I applied these colors to my crease as a base for my darker shadows, using a clean brush to blend out any harsh edges.

From the Coloured Raine Beauty Rust palette, I dipped a smaller crease brush into Recharge and swept it deeper into the crease of my eye, again blending the edges with a clean brush.

When working with darker eyeshadow it is especially important to use a small amount of product at first, and build up the color gradually. This will really help those with a heavy hand. 

Once my crease looked the way I wanted it to, I dipped a flat brush into Black Radiance Continuous Creme Eye Color in Mauve and applied it to my eyelid.


While this cream eyeshadow is beautiful on its own, I used it as a base for Dusk from the Coloured Raine Beauty Rust palette. Red Eyeshadow can be difficult to wear, but layering a few different textures and finishes makes it very chic. 

Over Dusk, I applied the popular Glass Bull pressed powder from ColourPop,  patting it on the eyelid with a very dense brush.

I then ran a mix of Recharge and Dusk along my lower lash line with a Flat Liner Brush from Royal and Langnickel S.I.L.K. Green Line. I kept the darkest color close to the lashes, smoking Dusk out with Recharge at the edges. 

2. Play with colored pencils. I have eyeliner from many brands, but Urban Decay really wins for best color selection. I used  the color Lucky from the brand's 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencils. These are waterproof and come in a variety of finishes, and colors so you can go as bold or be as conservative as you desire. I applied Lucky (sparkly copper) to my water line, and lower lashes, and tightlined my upper lashes with the color Zero (matte black). 

For blush, I used Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Achiote,  topping it off with Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter in Iridescence. 

3. Rock a bold lip. In summer, I tend to pick lighter lip balm and gloss. When Fall is coming, I opt for cinnamon, gingerbread and warmer, more full-coverage lip products. I have been wearing Milani Color Statement Lipliner in 03 Nude topped with Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Allegedly. When it comes to lip products, Milani wins my vote from the drugstore.  Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipsticks are new to me and the formula and staying power is AMAZING! Even though I always prep my lips for lip color, matte formulas can dry out my lips. The Velour Liquid Lipstick from Jeffree Star Cosmetics feels absolutely weightless on the lips, and lasts all day and night until you remove it. I am beyond impressed with the formula and color selection.

The reason this look worked for me is because of the layering of the different eyeshadow textures. The combo of cream, matte and shimmer melded together for this Fall ready eye.

Here is a closer look:

I hope you enjoyed this Fall Makeup Look. What are your favorite things about Fall? How do you switch up your makeup with the change of seasons?

*All products in this post were purchased by me or gifted to me by a family member. I do not get paid to write reviews. All opinions are my own. 

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