Tags

, , , , , , ,

Yay 100th post!!!!!!

So if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you’d associate autumn (or fall if you’re in the US) with the glorious furnace of reds, oranges, burgundies and chartreuse from the leaves turning. Down Under, we have to make do with the increasingly chilly nights and the occasional day of rain.

The beautiful colours of autumn leaves inspired this makeup look. I am a little annoyed that the khaki green colour I used doesn’t show up that well in the photographs, but it is much more distinct in life.

Step 1: Help the colours stand out more by applying a shimmery pink base to the eyelid and inner tear duct.

Step 2: Apply an antique gold eyeshadow to the inner 1/3 of the lid without going above the crease. Use a small flat brush to precisely pat on the colour.

Step 3: Flip over the brush and apply a khaki green shadow to the remaining lid space. Gently go over the area where the two colours meet with both sides of your brush to seamlessly blend the colours.

Step 4: Use a pencil brush to apply plum brown shadow in the crease. Bring the colour all the way along the curve of the eye socket to give the illusion of larger, more deeply set eyes.

Step 5: Soften the harsh crease line using a soft pinky-plum colour (I actually used a blush – MAC Breath of Plum). Use a fluffy blending brush and blend upwards to the brow bone. Don’t blend downwards – we don’t want to muddy the colours on the lid. Use your favourite highlight colour to highlight under the brow bone and in the inner tear duct area.

Step 6: Line the lower lashline with a deep forest green colour (powder/gel/pencil would all work). The top lashline can be left bare or lined very thinly with black liquid liner.

Step 7: Finishing touches! I used a matte plum blush and matte bronzer on the face, and one coat of natural looking mascara.

The natural tones of this look make it very day-appropriate. Wear it to the office or out for lunch with some nude lipgloss like I did in the picture above. If you want to make a smooth transition to night wear, add another coat of black mascara and some bright red matte lipstick. This look works really well both ways!

Side note: I did this tutorial 20 mins after getting out of the shower, so my hair is still damp and unbrushed. Its not usually this naughty.

Products used:

EYES

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Yoghurt
  • MAC eyeshadows in Woodwinked, Sumptuous Olive, Twinks, Humid, & Ricepaper
  • Hourglass Precision Liner in Jett
  • Maybelline FullN’Soft mascara

FACE

  • Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC42 (no foundation – too lazy)
  • MAC Powder Blush in Breath of Plum
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
  • MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze
  • The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter

LIPS

  • The Body Shop Lip Gloss in Mauve Dream
  • NYX Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo

Thanks for reading 😉

xx

Bonus pic…

Advertisements