A big hello and happy halloween wishes to all of you out there!
This makeup look that I’m featuring here was my beat face in this post. I’m really digging the dark, cozy and decadent vibes that fall has brought. ‘Tis after all, the season for hot drinks, hiding behind oversize sweaters and dark lipstick.
I don’t usually wear heavy makeup, let alone dark and bold lipsticks. But this one time, I wanted to venture out of my comfort zone. I dug my dark wine-colored lip pencil from my makeup stash and drew it on my lips. And you know what, I really liked it!
I am giving you a full breakdown of the makeup products and steps I followed for creating this look.
NOTE: I am no professional makeup artist; I just love makeup and how confident I feel wearing it.
FALL MAKEUP LOOK, STEP BY STEP
Step 1: I moisturized my face first, because my skin otherwise gets dry patches if I skip this step. I don’t remember which moisturizer I used. But usually, I reach out for Simple’s Replenishing Rich Moisturizer. It is hydrating enough for a makeup base and sinks in well into my skin.
Step 2: I used my eyeshadow first, before applying my base makeup. I did so to avoid any fallout sitting on my face later on. I used Milani’s Earthy Elements palette, which I love with all my soul.
I used the burnt orange shade from this palette first on my crease, blending it for a subtle peek of color. Then, I applied the light beige shimmer color on the top right corner all over my lids.
This was all I did, because I did not want my eyes to be the center of attention. I wanted a wash of color on my eyes, so that the lips did not stand out starkly. I did the rest of my eye makeup towards the end, because I felt it wouldn’t tamper with the base application.
Step 3: I moved on to my face makeup, wherein I started with a luminizing primer from Sephora. It is a neutral-to-cool toned shimmering pale liquid, which I warmed up between my fingers and applied to my cheeks and chin. It is not chunky in texture, but is best applied with the hands instead of a brush.
Step 4: I used ELF Flawless Finish Foundation in the shade Buff, which looks quite dark for my skin on first glance. But it actually matched me pretty well, and didn’t oxidize on me as the hours progressed. It is a medium coverage foundation that I quite like, as it gives me a dewy glow. I used a small dime-sized pump for my face, and buffed it in with my kabuki flat-top brush from Shopmissa.
Step 5: I have dark circles that need quite a bit of hiding. And so, I topped my foundation with Wet N Wild Photofocus Concealer in Medium Peach. This is a medium coverage concealer that does not crease under my eyes. It doesn’t completely erase my dark circles, but it doesn’t look cakey either. I used the same kabuki brush to buff it under my eyes. I did not set my face with powder because I liked the dewy finish of my skin.
Step 6: I moved on to bronzer, and I used Essence’s Sun Club Matt Bronzer for darker skin. To be frank, I don’t like this bronzer much because it has that oompa-loompa orange undertone, and doesn’t really show up on the skin. But because I am naturally tan, I can get away with it. 😉
I applied the bronzer on the outer perimeters of my face, i.e, my cheekbones, forehead and jawline. I used a bamboo kabuki brush I got from Ebay a long time back, but ELF and Wet N Wild have some great options for brushes too.
Step 7: Blush flush, girl! I used a subtle mauve pink blush on the apples of my cheeks, applied with the dense blush brush from Ecotool’s travel set. The blush I used was Maybelline Cheeky Glow Creamy Cinnamon, which I got in India a year back.
Step 9: I moved back to my eyes again, and finished the eye makeup look. To make my stubby lashes look a little dollish, I went with L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara. To add some life to my eyelids, I drew on some lines with L’Oreal Infallible Liquid Eyeliner in Black Noir. I also created a soft effect on my waterline with L.A. Colors’s Brown Pencil Liner.
Step 10: Presenting the star of the show.. *drumroll* the lips! Fall’s colder temperature ensured that my lips were chapped, and matte lips don’t look good like that! I generously applied Burt’s Bees Vanilla lip balm and left it on for a few seconds. Then I gently patted excess of it from my lips, and moved on to lipstick.
I applied NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned, which is described as a magenta color but actually appears dark wine. It is not black-toned vampy, but is that perfect “My lips fell into a glass of merlot” color. It is flat-out matte and can be drying, so I thanked my stars that the lip balm held it together.
Step 11: A spritz of NYX’s Matte Finish Setting Spray, and I was out of the house.
Here are the pictures of the products used:
ALL THE MAKEUP USED
What makeup looks or products are you loving right now? Do let me know in the comments section below- I’m all ears. 🙂
Until next time, see you!