Happy August Lovelies!
I apologize for going MIA on all of you for awhile. Sometimes as a new blogger life and blogging can get a bit overwhelming. While I hope I may not have lost you all it was a very much needed break to recoup and figure out the direction of my coming blog posts.
This happy Tuesday I'm going to be letting you in on my back to school fall make-up choice look. If you have brown eyes (like mine), hazel or even green eyes this gold/brown/greyish etherial tones will really make your eyes pop! It's simple, neutral and really compliments every complexion.
So the very first thing I start with is prepping my face, today I'm using a combination of MAC's Strobe Cream and Brightening Serum lightly all over my face and down my neck.
Next I will be applying my foundation. I use Bobbi Brown's Luminous Moisturizing Treatment in Sand 2. I place dime sized dollops across my nose, cheeks, chin, forehead and blend in with a slightly moistened beauty blender by making quick dabs across my face and down my neck
If you have a typical concealer I advice to use it next, if you're like me and concealers just don't work with your eye area, you can opt for using a foundation in a shade lighter. for me I use MAC BB Cream in Light Plus.
Finally I apply a light coat of powder foundation on top, I again, use MAC powder press in NC30. I apply with a kabuki brush, the one I prefer is from Ecotools. I apply making small circular motions.
Ok so on to the Eyes!! first things first is I start with a non traditional base. I will be using MAC's Eye Shadow in Rondelle. Now this is from a palette many many years ago and I feel that MAC's Vex will make an excellent substitute. It's a white, slightly shimmery color that sort of neutralizes your eye. You will blend this up to your eyebrow and in to the inner tear duct with a blending brush. My blending brush is MAC's 217.
For my lid I would be using Patina but I had an unfortunate accident as I was going to make this post and it shattered. So here I am making my own make-shift copy cat and combining Mousse and Rum Raisin from Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Palette. You would apply this entirely across your eyelid with a typical eyeshadow brush. as well as dust a bit under the eye using a fluffy brush.
I am now going to take Satin Taupe, yes the famous Satin Taupe, and with an angled brush apply it close to the lash line on the top and bottom lash line. then try and slightly smudge it out for a little extra.
So i am recreating a look that is suggested for Summer by Beautycrush on YouTube, but I had trouble understanding what she was using for the crease. She is using a cool brown that has some shimmer, but personally we have added a ton of shimmer already, and are going to be adding a bit more. So I opted out for Espresso from MAC. It's a cool brown minus the shimmer that blends nicely in with the neutral palette already set. You can also continue it under the eye as well.
Lastly! we are going to add that etherial touch I've been promising you, we are going to take MAC's Tempting and lightly dust it on top, its a goldlike super shimmery color that is to die for.
This is were I completely go away from her tutorial which is the eyeliner portion. She does a winged liner which works on some people but for my eyes personally does not. I do a simple black liner close to the lash line on top while using a dark grey to smoke out my water line on the lower lashes. stopping about halfway across my lower lash line.
From here I apply my trusty Better Than Sex mascara and move on to the rest of my face!
I highlight my cheekbones using Hourglass Luminous Light in Ambient, apply Sweet Sentiment by MAC to my cheeks for blush and apply minimal contouring using Chanel's Cream Bronzer.
For my lips I used Subculture lip liner and Angel lipstick both by MAC. Both very neutral colors which with a bold eye like this I recommend, Angel however has a pink undertone so if you have a slightly tanned complexion like me you don't completely wash out your lips.
I found the original look back over the summer as a flirty look by Samantha Maria. If you would like to use her video as a tutorial instead of what I have here you can click on her name and be brought to the original video. Below is a broken down list of the products I used.
- Mac Strobe Cream
- Mac Brightening Serum
- Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Treatment - Sand 2
- Mac BB Cream - Light Plus
- Mac Vex Eyeshadow
- Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Palette
- Mac Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
- Mac Espresso Eyeshadow
- Mac Tempting Eyeshadow
- Hourglass Luminous Light Highlighter - Ambient
- Mac Subculture Lip Pencil
- Mac Angel Frost Lipstick
Would you like to see more make-up tutorials? What is your favorite make-up product for fall? let me know in the comments below!