The leaves have finally begun to change around here. The lack of rain really staved off the color change, but after a little rain last week, we’re seeing the maples and beech trees begin to show their fall colors.
The changing leaves and the new The All Natural Face cream blush I got in my Makeup Madness Beauty Box 5 this week (reviewed here) got me in the mood for fall-inspired makeup. I used the blush – a raisin shade – as the starting point for a daytime, natural looking but still autumn-inspired look. I used plum shades for the rest of the look. I was getting together with a friend at her house this afternoon, so I wanted to keep the look neutral and natural. It must have come out OK because she remarked on how nice my makeup looked when I arrived. 🙂
Here’s what I used:
- IT Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream SPF 50+, Light
- Judith August Orange Masking Cream, Trio Concealer
- The All Natural Face cream blush, Dusky Rose
- Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind Highlighter, Pink
- Urban Decay Anti-aging Eye Primer
- Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner Pencil, Deepest Black – tightline
- Sephora The Collection Eyeliner Pencil, Flirting Game (a golden plum) – lower lashline
- Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra, Over The Taupe
- Shiseido Lash Curler
- Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Here’s the finished look. Nothing too out there, but it felt new-ish to me. I was considering a deeper lip color, but I wasn’t sure if she would be wearing any makeup, so I thought I’d stay with a lighter, more natural lip. I’ll save the Burgundy lip crayon from butterLONDON for next time!
BTW, if you’re a fan of cream shadows and are looking for one that’s quick for everyday looks, I recommend the Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Sticks. They come in about 10 shades, and when I swatched them at Ulta, they were very pigmented. Plus they really stay put. I picked up Over The Taupe during the Ulta Beauty 21 Days when it was half off. I wish I had gotten a couple of deeper shades too. I’m keeping my eyes open for Mally sales!
And BTW, I’ve been impressed enough with Essie Gel Couture 2 step at-home mani system (reviewed here) to buy another shade, Pearls of Wisdom, a raisin-colored duochrome that went well with my color scheme today. With this system, I’ve been getting almost a week of wear which is really long for me. I also tried the Essie Gel Couture Topcoat over a Zoya polish, and that lasted almost a week too.
Have you changed up your makeup looks for fall yet?