FINALLY. Finally, it feels like fall. I’ve already started to switch out my sandals for booties, my rompers for cozy sweaters and coats. I’ve altered my makeup routine slightly, too. Although I love my cream shadows and blushes, brown palettes and neutral pink-mauve tones have been speaking to me. Instead of having one go-to look per season, I have three up my sleeve for autumn-winter soooo, let’s do this.
- Smokey Haze: drawing inspiration from smokey-eye genius, Hung Vanngo, I’ve really been loving a soft reddy-brown smokey eye. Nothing too harsh, though. I’ll pick up a small amount of color on a fluffy brush and wash it all over my lids, up to the crease, and then using a pencil brush to blend at the lower lash line. Two great shades for this are the russet tone from the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette, and Summer Yum from the Too Faced Peach Palette. To add a little more intensity at the lash line, I’ll smudge a dark brown shadow or liner, and then add lots of black mascara. With this sort of eye I like to keep lips neutral – a warm brown or soft pink. Think Nars Chelsea Girls gloss, Surratt Beauty Chocoter.
- Vampy Lip: no doubt a cool weather staple. My two absolute favorites are Nars Liv, and Train Bleu. To avoid any lip line bleeding I highly recommend lining lips with a dark pencil, like Mac’s Nightmoth. With this kind of lip, I like to keep everything else pretty tame. A natural blush like Charlotte Tilbury’s First Love, and either a bare eye with mascara, or a light wash of pale gold shadow.
- Classic Cat: probably my go-to look for every season. To achieve this look, I’ve been taking the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, sweeping Salted Caramel in the crease (SUCH a beautiful crease shade), and adding Marzipan on the lids and inner corners. For a super easy wing, I’ve been loving Soap & Glory’s Supercat Skinny eyeliner – really easy to be precise. For a really sharp line, I’ll first map it out and draw a shorter wing. Then, really gently, I’ll pull the eyeliner out by using soft strokes at the outer corners. For the rest of my face, I’ll take a peachy-pink blush, like Marc Jacob’s Kink & Kisses, and a natural peachy lip using Nyx liner in Sugar Glass (outlining the lip slightly), and something like Buxom Plumpline in Ransom.
I’ll add a highlight with all three looks, because you can never have enough glow, amiright? Three faves right now are Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in Girl Next Door/Chic Phreak, Becca Champagne Pop, and Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate.
Now, tell me, what are your favorite kind of looks for fall?