The October Look

Thursday, October 20, 2016

I'm putting this post together with my Marshmellow Fireside candle burning and another episode of Brooklyn 99 on my iPad. The weather has cooled down about ten degrees too and I'm breaking out the plaid. Make up wise I'm keeping up the autumnal warm tones on my eyes. My love of a matte eye is still going, but for this look, I went with the more shimmery half of my new Lorac Mega Pro 3 palette. This palette is literally me if I was made up of 32 eyeshadows. For this look I kept things warm on the eyes and medium coverage on the skin.

I always start with my Urban Decay Primer Potion, it's the holy grail to making my eye makeup last all day and night. Once it settles with a tacky finish, I swept Bellini, a shimmery light peach shade, from my brow bone down to my lash line. It really gives the look a warm luminous base before layering the main shade on top. Next up is Rust, the main color and a beautiful warm red copper shade that would have been out of my comfort zone a year ago but now, I'm in love. Using a Real Techniques 200 brush, I pack the eyeshadow on this brush for maximum impact and layer it over Bellini.

After patting Rust all over my lid, I take my Real Techniques angled shadow brush and work Sequoia in the crease. Sequoia has some shimmer in the dark brown pigment and really adds some depth to my eyeshadow. I then blend it all out with my MAC 286 brush, just to make sure all three colors really go together smoothly and erase any harsh lines.

For eyeliner I used my Loreal Infallible The Super Slim liquid eyeliner in black. For a drugstore eyeliner I feel like it's somewhere between the Kat Von D Tattoo liner and Stila Stay All Day. It's really precise with a bit of a longer tip than the other two. I start in the outer corner of my lid and line from the outside to the inner corner. Sometimes I even go backwards just to make sure I didn't miss any spots.

Mascara wise, I pulled out my trusty Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye mascara that I desperately need to replace. I work it from the base to the tip of my lashes, layering it on until I'm satisfied.

For my face, I started with my Becca Backlight Priming Filter, which is a shimmery, glowy primer. Then I swipe my Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Peach, because it really helps hide any spots and make my concealer work even better. Once I buff that in using my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, I go over it with my Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral. Typically I'll go in with either my Real Techniques sponge or Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer brush, either one works.

This time foundation wise, I chose my medium coverage Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation in Shade 5 and applied it with my Bobbi Brown Full Coverage face brush. I love this brush because it's easy to work with and buff any foundation into the skin.

Finally, I finished off with my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal with a Real Techniques Cheek brush, sweeping it up my cheekbones. I set my foundation pretty much every day with one of the powders in my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit from last year. This time I chose Diffused Light, a glowy yellow powder that I like because I feel like it sets and warms things up without toning the look down. I use my Sephora Pro Precision Powder brush and sweep it across my face.

This look is really fall-inspiried, especially with the orange and red tones of the shadows. I'm really proud of myself for expanding my taste in shadows because I never would have worn this a year or two ago. I keep going for my Lorac Mega Pro 3, since it truly is perfect for the season and the others to come.

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