Face of the Day: A Matte Fall Look

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Hey beauties!

It’s Thursday, and I do have a look to share today! Today’s look is one I gravitate towards often with a twist, and it involves my hair. I have super long and incredibly thick hair. When I say it’s long, I mean it touches the top of my butt when I look up long. It’s been frustrating to try and style it lately, so I wanted to try something new…a faux undercut! Truthfully, I could do an actual undercut and have enough hair to spare, but I’m not sure if I want to fully commit yet.

Anyway, let’s talk makeup first and hair later.

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Primer: a mixture of two elf mineral primers, the green correcting one and the hydrating one. I find that the elf mineral primers are awesome, and I’ve probably gone through about 3 bottles of the green one in a year’s span. My face is naturally red, but it’s been super red lately because I had a bit of a hormonal breakout. Super cute timing, body.

Foundation: My got to combination of the Nars Luminous Weightless foundation in “Mont Blanc” mixed with Loreal’s Magic Lumi foundation in W-1. I know it’s fall, but this is about as matte as I can personally get with foundation without looking cakey. If you have dry skin but want a matte look, try using a dewy foundation paired with mostly matte products.

Concealer & Powder: Concealer is the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in “Chantilly” and it’s set with the Elf High Definition under eye setting powder. This is a new product to me, and I’m addicted. It’s so good! I’m really sad I passed this powder up so many times, because it’s amazing! Face powder is Laura Geller’s balance and brightening powder in Porcelain. No surprise there, it’s the only powder I trust to set my face and look amazing.

Contour: Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Cool Contour Kit. Even though I have one of their previously made contour kits, I am still sooo tempted by the huge one they just released. If you’re familiar with the brand, you’ll know what I’m talking about. They always have the best packaging.

Blush: City Color Cosmetics matte blush in “Papaya.” This is a go to matte neutral blush for me. It’s a darker peachy-neutral on my skin. You can save $$ on your purchase on citycolorcosmetics.com using the code “lunafayebeauty.” Yes, I’m an affiliate with them, but I love their brand and I’ve been a huge fan of them for a long time now!

Highlight: Physicians Formula nude glow shimmer brick thing. I never know what to call this product? All I know is the first 4 shades in this create the absolute most perfect highlight for fair skin. It’s so smooth and silky to work with as well. A forever favorite.

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Brows: Nyx tame and frame brow pomade in “espresso” set with Nyx’s brow mascara in black.

Eyes: I primed with Hard Candy’s eye primer and whipped out my new Morphe 35N palette today. I’m going to talk more about this palette and have swatches Saturday, but just know that I am obsessed. I found this on Hautelook for $15 and decided that 35 shades for that price was worth it, and now I’m hooked.

This palette is all matte, and is so perfect for anyone obsessed with neutral matte shadows like myself.

I took a warm brown shade and used that as my transition shade, and then defined it a bit more with a darker brown. I then took the taupe shade and defined the very outside of my crease and blended it out. This is something I do when I’m doing pin up looks, because it fakes a crease. I also make sure to take the transition shade up towards my eyebrows which also creates the illusion of a more defined crease once you add more shades.

I put the very first shade in the palette on my lid and brow bone since it was the closest to my skin tone.

In my water line I have the Nyx jumbo eye pencil in milk to brighten up the eyes and I swept the transition shade on my lower lash line to create a bit of depth in the look.

Inner corner highlight is Milani’s “Bella Chiffon” which is a super pretty white gold shade. Totally worth the $3.50 since it’s perfect on the eyes and as a face highlight.

Liner: NYC liquid liner. That’s right, I have been using only this and not my Physicians Formula eye booster lately. It’s okay to gasp. Sometimes we all need a change.

Lashes: Koko Lashes in “Goddess.” I can’t stop with these lashes. They’re so fluffy and gorgeous.

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Lipstick: Makeup Monsters ‘Cornucopia.” This is what I wanted the Ofra Cosmetics Miami Fever shade to look like on me. A burnt orange that is dark, yet bold and totally wearable for me. It reminds me of a pumpkin, and I love pumpkins. I’m not a fan of the taste, but I love the snot out of cute little jack-o-lanterns. I don’t like bright oranges on my skin tone, but I feel this shade is dark enough for those with fair skin to feel gorgeous and bold, minus the neon glowing pumpkin feeling. Unless you’re into that, and that’s cool too. I adore this shade, and you will all see me wearing it more often.

Necklace: Worship 13

Vest: $3 thrift find. It’s delightfully tacky in every way that I love.

More about my hair: this hairstyle was ridiculously easy. All I did was take my hair and smooth it down on one side and pin it back. I then swept the my hair to my other shoulder and teased it up a bit to give it more of a messy vibe, and then I hair sprayed the side I had pinned so that there wouldn’t be any fly away hairs. So simple! What do you all think of this do?

That’s about it for today’s face of the day post! I hope you all enjoyed this matte look that will work for about any lip color you wear for Fall! As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you stop by again soon!

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2 thoughts on “Face of the Day: A Matte Fall Look

  1. Hey 🙂

    That’s such a lovely look!
    I adore that lipstick shade on you, it looks incredible!
    The eye look is really nice, too!

    Ugh, I wish I had longer hair… * one day, though *

    Great post!

    Have a nice day. 🙂


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