We’ve gotten a few tastes of fall, but it certainly doesn’t feel like autumn yet. Just last week it was 60 degrees one day and 80 the next!
Inspired by both the impending cooler weather and the incredible makeup artists I follow on Instagram, I created this look in an attempt to veer from my typical cool-colored eye makeup and try a red-toned eyeshadow palette.
A new product I’ve been absolutely loving is the Tula Face Filter Blurring & Moisturizing Primer. I’d been wary of trying any Tula products, fearful that the products were gimmicky after seeing every big blogger promoting the brand. This is the first and only product from Tula I’ve tried, and I love it! I don’t find that it’s blurring in the way that a pore filling primer would be (like the Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer), but it definitely provides a “filtered” look. It comes out of the pump a milky-white color and adapts to your skin to give a veil of warmth before makeup. Just be sure to blend well – it’s subtle, but if I don’t get close enough to my lip line, I can see the line. It’s especially great for foundation-free days (like I was in this particular look) because it helps to even out skin tone.
Next, I went in with the Glossier Stretch Concealer, which is my favorite concealer for daily use. It’s not too full-coverage, so it’s perfect for days when I want to skip foundation. After that, I used the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer to cover up some acne pigmentation. This is a better match for my skin tone, and since it’s matte it helps cover up blemishes without highlighting them. I use the shade Creme Brûlée, which is the same shade I use in the Radiant Creamy Concealer (a favorite for days when I wear foundation).
Before completing the face, I moved onto eyes. Using the Colourpop Cosmetics She Soft Romantic Eyeshadow Palette, I first used the shade Duchess in the crease. Then, I used Empress and Gal to add some shimmer to the lid. I placed Ladylike on the brow bone and the inner corner as a highlight. Lastly, I used the darkest shade, Damsel, as a liner. I really like this palette because, as with all Colourpop shadows, the formula is fabulous. I’m not super into red tones on me, but this is the perfect way to branch into new shades without breaking the bank.
On my brows, I used my new Fenty Beauty Brow MVP. I really like the formulation of this brow pencil – it deposits the perfect amount of product. The brush on the end is great for fluffy brows. I did, however, purchase a shade that was a bit too light for my brows. To counteract that, I used the Benefit Gimme Brow in shade 3 to add more of a cool-toned brown color.
Continuing onto my face, I contoured and bronzed with the Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer stick in the shade Baked. This is a new favorite of mine – it’s the best shade for both contouring AND bronzing, which is tough to find. My one gripe is that the stick is HUGE. If I accidentally add a bit too much to contour the cheekbones, I’ll go in with some setting powder on a damp beauty blender and carve a line underneath to smooth it out. This bronzer shade is also quite versatile – I think it could be used on a wide range of skin tones, and it works on my skin whether I have a tan or not.
I set that bronzer with the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo in fair/medium, and highlighted the tops of my cheekbones, tip of my nose, and cupid’s bow with the highlighting shade.
For blush, I used Lancome’s Blush Subtil in the shade Miel Glace. While I normally prefer pinker shades for blush, I chose this more neutral, peachy shade to help complement the warm-toned eye look. This formula is gorgeous, and a little goes a long way. I was gifted this by Octoly!
I set my face using Glossier Wowder. For the finishing touches, I curled my lashes with my holy grail eyelash curler from Surratt and added a coat of Glossier Lash Slick followed by YSL’s The Shock mascara for added volume. I love this stuff! A friend recommended it to me, and when I saw the chance to get a sample of it with a Sephora order I placed one right away. It’s amazing for volume, length, and holding a curl, and doesn’t clump at all.
On my lips, I used my new Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush in the shade Burning Berry. It’s a very lightweight, almost moussey lip product, and it can be worn subtly or built up for more color pigment. It’s super comfortable to wear and a really easy way to try darker lip colors without being too bold.
What are you loving this fall? Let me know in the comments section!