Today I’m doing a small tutorial on this really easy makeup look I created for this year’s Fall, and it’s not too dramatic so you can easily wear this to your office, college or wherever you like…
This look is mainly focused on the eyes and lips, and here’s a glimpse of what the eye makeup is like:
But before we talk about the eyes, let’s see the base makeup I used for my face 🙂
For my base, I always use the following products:
- MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion– Apply this after you clean your face in the morning. This is a hybrid of moisturiser and primer, but it doesn’t have SPF.
- MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in C5.5- I’m not a huge fan of liquid foundation every day, mainly because I have an oily skin, and also because I don’t have so much to cover on my face (except for my heavy dark circles. But we’ll get there in the next step 😉 ) The only powder I love to cake on my face is this one from MAC, because it gives a moderate to heavy coverage depending on how much you layer on. The best thing about MAC Studio Fix Powder is that no matter how many layers you pack on, it doesn’t make your face look cakey. So if you’re not into liquid foundations like me, don’t forget to check this great product at MAC stores! I use the BH Cosmetics Polka Dot Powder brush to apply a soft layer on top of time check lotion.
- MAC Mineralize Concealer in NW35- I use this to correct my dark circles, because this shade is very orangey and gives a medium Coverage. I apply this with my ring finger all over the eye bags.
- ELF All Over Cover Stick in Spice- This shade is pretty similar to my NC35 skin tone, so I apply this on top of MAC concealer to actually conceal the dark circles. The reason I use another orange shade before is to correct the dark bluishness around the eyes.
Next we have contour, highlight, bronze and blush 🙂
You can skip some of the steps from here, but for concealers you’ll definitely need some sort of setting with powders, so here we go:
- BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow Palette in Light-Medium: I’m using the yellow shade call “Softlight” to highlight and set my concealers at the same time. Because I used a concealer matching to my exact skin colour, I don’t mind giving a subtle highlight with this shade. This is a little similar to Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit’s Banana powder, but a lot more pigmented, if you know what I mean. I use Real Technique Setting Brush to apply this colour.
- BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow Palette in Light-Medium: The contour shade I’ve picked from this palette is “Untamed”. In my review (you can click above for a complete review) I mentioned how muddy this colour might look if you’re not very careful with your application. I found a way to get over that problem. I’m using this angled contour brush that come with BH Cosmetics 36 pcs brush set. It’s not too densely packed, and the angled shape helps give a nice chiseled contour on the cheekbones.
- NARS Bronzer in Casino: My all-time favourite bronzer was used on top of the cheekbone contour with a large fan brush (not pictured here) to blend the contour well. Then using the same brush, apply the bronzer on the forehead, jawline and nose to give a nice fake tan 😉
- Girlactik Beauty Highlighter: Using a Small Fan Brush from Real Techniques, apply your required amount of highlight on the high points of cheeks for that natural dewy finish.
- BH Cosmetics Bombshell Blush in Delightful: I like to apply blush after highlighting, so I know exactly where to keep the brush first. Starting from the apples of your cheeks, bring the blush between the contour and highlight for a naturally flushed look.
So now we have the eye look:
Before applying eyeshadow, use an Eyelid Primer. I used ELF Eyelid Primer as pictured below. For eyeshadows, refer to the above picture starting from Right to Left:
- MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Peach Smoothie: Apply this all over the lid including the brow bone using a large dome brush as pictured here. (All brushes shown in this pic are from BH Cosmetics)
- MakeupGeek Foiled Eyeshadow in Fortune Teller: Using a small pencil brush, apply a generous amount of this beautiful gold shade on the inner corners of your eyes.
- MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Cinderella: Using a flat stiff synthetic brush, apply this beautiful shimmery pink shade all over the lid.
- MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Unexpected: This shade is the perfect transition shade for fall eye looks. Use a crease brush (you can use the infamous MAC 217 brush for this too) to apply on the crease. You need very little amount of product as MakeupGeek products are always well pigmented, so I recommend you sweep Unexpected lightly on the crease.
- NARS Surabaya Duo Eyeshadow- shade on the right side: This shade is a nice reddish brown shade and is perfect for fall too. Use a small crease brush sweep this colour on the outer corner of the eyes, slowly blending it into the centre of the lid. You can go back with Cinderella and retouch the centre of the lid for extra brightness, and use Peach Smoothie to blend the edges of Surabaya and Unexpected for a seamless look.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow in Noir- I always skip gel liner and use shadow for a softer, feminine look. You can use your gel liner if you prefer, and top it off with some Noir for extra dimension. I used a flat synthetic brush to apply this on top and bottom lash lines.
Other products used:
ELF Eyelid Primer: I used this before applying all the eyeshadows.
Lash Domination Mascara from BareMinerals: My favourite non-waterproof mascara 🙂 I used two coats after curling my lashes with BH Cosmetics Lash Curler.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown: Use this great brow product to fill in any scanty brows. If you want a more affordable brow product, check out the BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio in Medium
BH Cosmetics Colour Lock Matte Lipstick in Blissful: Even though this was my least favourite from that batch of lipsticks, the colour is a lovely warm plum that perfectly complimented this eye look. Use your fingers to smooth and even out the lipstick.
Here is the complete look as shown on my Instagram:
I hope you like the look and the tutorial 🙂
I’ll see you tomorrow