It’s Thursday, which means I’m going to show you all a look and talk about some products that I slapped on my face. Okay, I brushed and applied them gently and with a bit of precision, but you all get the point. I have some new things to talk about and I brought out some old favorites. I’m officially doing Autumn looks, and I wanted to start off with something warm and bright, and I added some of my dramatic flare to it.
I’m not even sure what to call this look? I kinda put several trends together. The grungy red shades, the glamorous halo eye, and vintage red lip. I don’t even understand myself some days.
Anyway, let’s move right along into the selfie overload and details behind this look.
Base: I went back to my true love and used my Laura Mercier hydrating primer. I then used my Revlon Colorstay in 110 Ivory as my foundation. Because this is a fall inspired look, I wanted to use something fuller coverage, and the Colorstay formula is an old favorite of mine. The color match is almost perfect (just a tinge too yellow for me) and is full coverage, but doesn’t look cakey or feel weird on my face. I applied it with a real techniques sponge.
I set my powder with the Laura Geller balance and brightening powder in “porcelain” (surprise) and used my Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in “Chantilly” under my eyes. I also covered up the volcanic blemish I have on my chin with my La Girl green concealer and put a bit more concealer on it. I don’t suggest this for anything but pictures. Sadly, suffocating zits in concealer doesn’t kill them. It only makes them stronger. I set my under eyes with the Ben Nye Luxury powder in Cameo.
Contour: Wet n Wild’s “Dulce De Leche” and the darkest shade in the Elf contour kit on the very outside of the hollow of my cheek, just to add some depth.
Blush: Milani’s “Luminoso” When in doubt, Luminoso.
Hightlight: The Balm’s “Mary-Lou Manizer” I haven’t used this highlight in a hot minute, and it’s always going to be one of my favorites.
Eyes: Primer is Hard Candy’s eye primer. I went over that with Nyx’s “Immaculate” single since I was going to be using darker colors and wanted them to blend smoothly, and this was also my brow bone highlight.
Transition shade is “Mourning” by My Pretty Zombie. On the inner and outer parts of the eye I started layering and blending colors. I started with My Pretty Zombie’s “Nymph” and then used “Cocoa Bear” by Makeup Geek, and finally used Makeup Geek’s “Bitten” to darken everything up. The trick with halo eyes is of course to leave the center blank, but always blend and layer in between shades.
In the middle I put down Nyx’s jumbo pencil in “Yogourt” to prime a bit and used elf’s glitter primer on the center of my lid. Once that was tacky I put Lunatick Cosmetic Labs’ ‘Ghouls Gold” on the lid carefully with a flat and dense brush.
On the water line I used the Skone Cosmetics lip/eye duo pencil in “Wine” that I got in my Ipsy bag. Feel free to use a brown or something, I just enjoy looking sick. I did the same halo thing on my lower lash line, but I only used “Bitten” and “Cocoa Bear” on the outside and inner parts. I put a teeny bit of glitter primer in the middle and then put Ghoul’s Gold on the blank space. It kinda looks like I’m crying glitter, right? I hope so.
I used my Nyx pearl mania in “white” as a tiny bit of an inner corner highlight. I didn’t go ham like I usually do.
Brows: Nyx’s Tame and Frame in “Espresso” Nyx’s brow Mascara in ‘Black” and Ofra’s universal brow pencil to give myself some hair looking things in the front.
Liner & Lashes: Physician’s Formula eye booster in ultra black + NYC liquid liner and lashes are Kiss #11. I used Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara to prep my lashes for falsies. I did not put mascara on my lower lash line. I felt that this look looked great without it!
Lips: Lined with Nyx’s “Deep Red” retractable liner and I topped it with Milani’s Amore Lip Creme in “Romance” which is a really bright, blue toned red. I wanted to do a red lip because I felt it pulled out the red and burgundy tones in the eyes.
My necklace is from Rue 21 🙂 I can’t stop wearing it!
Other thoughts: Red is a color that really brings out green eyes and makes them stand out since it’s on the opposite end of the color wheel. With that being said, I know that reds and burgundies are colors that many do not feel comfortable using. I hope that by showing a pretty glam, yet simple, look like this will show that red is an awesome color to work with! It’s one of my favorites to use.
That’s it for today’s Face of the Day post! I hope you all enjoyed this look, and comment if you have any colors or themes you would love to see in my Fall Makeup Look Book! As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days!
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