11 November 2015

Favourites for Fall: Makeup


This fall I have been loving the colour burgundy. I've bought nothing but burgundy clothes, burgundy nail polishes and I've been wearing this pretty burgundy-ish, pink-ish autumnal makeup for weeks. So I thought this week, I'd share how I've been doing it.


I prepare my face the same every day, a simple moisturiser (ideally with SPF) followed by the Nars - Sheer Glow Foundation for a glowy, hydrating base. I've even gone back to my cult favourite Bourjois Concealer for brighter eyes this autumn which is a necessity now that the days are getting drearier and my skin seems to be mirroring that! I haven't been wearing blush because my cheeks seem to flush in the cold wind but I have been using my Bourjois Chocolate bronzer to add light, subtle colour to my face. I also used Urban Decay shadow in 'Streak' for my eyebrows.

But, to the real exciting bit... You know how much I love the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's well I picked up the colour 'Pink Pomegranate' a while ago (I mentioned it in my August Favourites actually, you can read that here if you like). I applied that all over the lid using my fingers and along the lower lash line. You don't need to be too neat about this but seeing as I have hooded lids I use this time to try and create an eye shape that is flattering and opens up my eyes.

Then before blending, I used a MAC 217 with Kiko in 'Pearly Mahogany' over the outer corner and into the mid-lengths of the eyelid to bring out more of the burgundy shades in the Colour Tattoo pigment. Then using the same brush I apply KIKO 'Mat Chocolate' into the outer corner for dimension. I find using the same brush allows the colours to blend better and more fluidly but be sure to work from light to dark colours. It also makes for a much quicker brush cleaning session afterwards! To finish the shadow, with a small fluffy brush I lightly dusted Barry M Dazzle Dust in Tan to the inner corner for a highlight and sheer shimmer over the lid.

You could leave it like this, just finish it off with your usual mascara, or take Kiko 235 across the lash line for more drama, however, me being me has to put a cat eye into every look. This is optional but I love it! I used the Rimmel London 'Exaggerate liquid liner' to do this and  Two Faced 'Better than Sex' mascara to finish.

I honestly wear this makeup look all the time, I love the colours. It's a little more dramatic than the golden nude base I usually go for but it's so perfect for this season! I hope you love it, if you try it out at all let me know, I'd love to see pictures!

Love always,
Melissa


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  1. So pretty! Your eye makeup is perfect! I don't know what eye shape mine are, but I have the eyelids that are pretty big, but they wrinkle half way down, its weird. I always try to refrain from lots of color on my lids from it. But this post makes me want to try out this eyeshadow. xoxo

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