This isn’t a post I normally do but I thought it would be fun. I love makeup and I have so many eye shadow palettes it would be a crime to not show them off.
Fall is my favorite time for makeup because of all the dark colors. I prefer to wear heavier makeup than light so the fall and winter are the best time for that. Dark makeup shows up better against my paler, winter skin. In the colder months I also don’t have to worry about sweating it off and pairing a dark lip with dark eye shadows is totally acceptable. Here are a few looks and the products I used to achieve them.
For my face I use the same products every time so here I have my Mary Kay primer, Milani Conceal and Perfect foundation and Maybelline Fit me. I combine the two just because I have so much foundation I need to use it all before it goes bad. Maybelline fit me concealer, Nyx setting powder for my eye lids and the Maybelline fit me powder to set my face. I’m not sure what brand the eyebrow duo is but the brush is Milani. The Brow Gal clear brow gel and my Morphe blush and bronzer palettes. I like using palettes when it comes to blush and bronzers because you never know what shade you’ll need and it’s just helpful to have a bunch of colors to choose from. The highlighter is Milani in Day Glow, I believe.
Left: Morphe 9B bronzer palette, right: Morphe 9N blush palette. (I don’t believe they sell these anymore.)
The first look is an olive green look:
I paired it with a dark lip but I ended up taking it off after taking the pictures. I just don’t like how messy a dark lips gets after meals or drinking stuff or having a baby grab your face. (Please excuse my puffy, early morning face. I was trying to get all this done before the boys woke up.)
For the eyes I used my Morphe 35M Boss Mood palette that I got for my birthday. Shout out to Marissa for getting it for me. I used the three shades in the top right corner, the black at the bottom right corner and the lightest shade in the top left corner to get this look. I used my Morphe brushes, of course.
For the lip I used Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Bittersweet and Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie gloss in City Slicker. I think dark lips are so edgy and vampy I just don’t have the patience for them anymore. Haha.
And as always I set everything with my Mario Bedescu facial spray. It’s not the best setting spray, I would recommend using a back up or just a different one, I just haven’t run out yet so I’m going to continue to use it until I do.
The second look is vibrant and orange, like the leaves right now:
I did a more neutral lip this time. I didn’t want to take anything away from this eye look, I love it so much.
I used my Jaclyn Hill by Morphe palette for this look as well as a couple shades from the previous palette.
I used my favorite lipstick of all time, the Buxom lipstick in Sinful Cinnamon. I topped it with the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie gloss in Party Starter.
I finished off with this setting spray. There’s not much left, I do like this setting spray. This day I had a lot to do so I had to make sure my makeup wasn’t going anywhere.
The third look is a yellow little number:
I loved this look, a beautiful daytime yellow, smokey eye.
I used my Hard Candy palette, Anastasia Subculture palette and my custom Z Palette.
I used the yellow shades in all the palettes and the brown in the Subculture palette. Super easy look.
For foundation I used this Makeup Forever Velvet foundation. This is the second time I’ve ever used it and it didn’t hold very well throughout the day. I’ll still use it because it was pretty pricey for such a small bottle but oily faces beware. I used the NYX eyebrow pen for my brows, not my favorite way to fill them in but it’s what I had.
And for the lips I used the Milani lipstick in Bahama Beige. This looked nice when I fist applied it then it formed a really gross white line on the inside of my lips and I could not rub it off. I’m going to try it with a gloss on top of it next time but if that doesn’t help I’m throwing it away.
Well there are a few looks you could try if you’re into makeup like me. I hope you got some ideas and if you like this kind of thing I could do more. I really love to play with makeup and this post was a great excuse for me to dip into some makeup I haven’t tried in a while. Which was your favorite look? Let me know!