For the most part my makeup doesn’t change all that much from season to season. I just make minor tweaks like reaching for a more subtle pearl highlight instead of a golden, sun-kissed glow. I in terms of my eye makeup I add some more deeper brown shades to warm my look up even more. I also don’t bronze so much. It’s not summer (even though the weather would say otherwise). Let’s take a look at what I consider my everyday makeup staples for the fall.
Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in shade 4.0, Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer in shade L11 Neutral, YSL Touche Eclat Neutralizer in Bisque, Benefit Sugarbomb Blush, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade, not pictured NYX Translucent Finishing Powder
After applying whatever moisturizer I reach for, I pat on some primer to at least attempt to fill in my Grand Canyon-sized pores. Using a beauty blender I then dab on an even layer of foundation. I’ll use the concealer to help cover any blemishes I might have and the Neutralizer goes under my eyes to cover the bags. Next I’ll set it all with the translucent finishing powder focusing under my eyes and my T-Zone. I’ll sweep on some blush on the apples of my cheeks and take that up lightly towards my hairline. Using a fan brush I’ll dust some highlighter on the tops of my cheeks, down my nose, a bit on my chin, and just above my top lip.
Using a tip I learned from The Beauty Department, I use the spoolie end of the brown definer to brush my brow hairs down, then define the top of my brows before tending to the bottom. I use short, quick strokes to mimic tiny brow hairs and fill in anywhere that’s lacking. I don’t really add what isn’t there. My brows are full enough naturally. I’ll use the Gimme Brow to set my brows in place.
The shadow primer from Urban Decay is a miracle product. Shadows do not budge, all day. I can’t do my eye makeup without it. I’ll use my ring finger to softly dab the primer over my lid. Then using the Swamp Queen Palette I’ll dust the golden shade all over my lid and the chocolate brown shade next to it in my outer corner. I’ll use a pencil brush to dust a bit of the shadow under my lower lash line as well.
I don’t go crazy in terms of eyeliner all around my eyes. Instead I focus on the top lash line. I’ll tighline with the pencil and do my usual winged liner with the liquid liner. Then I’ll curl my lashes and apply a couple layers of the They’re Real mascara on top, and the bottom lashes get one coat.
I’m pretty much terrified of lipcolor so I try to stay as close to my natural color as possible. I line my lips and fill them in with the pencil as a base for the liquid lipstick, then I swipe a thin layer of the lipstick on top. It dries matte and literally lasts all day.
If you missed my summer routine, check it out and compare.