It’s officially the last day of summer and fall equinox is upon us! Although,climate change hasn’t really been kind to let us enjoy our 4 seasons as they taught us in school back in the day. So for today’s makeup look, I decided to create a a slightly different “fall makeup” look.My favourite colour in the fall season is burgundy. Fall colours are generally great on everyone and all skin tones, but I find burgundy has an especially warming quality on my skin. This is why I often find myself reaching for the colour as soon as temperatures drop below 15 degrees Celsius.
Now I know this is exactly a wearable nor an everyday makeup look that you can pull off at any public venue. But I wanted to focus on using the colour to create a strong effect and show off the versatility of the beautiful shade that is burgundy.
I started out using the ABH Modern Renaissance (I told you it’s going to be my fall palette!) to create a classic smokey eye. Instead of keeping the darkest part in the outer corners, I dragged the product towards the inner corners of my eyes and down the sides of my nose. To keep a certain balance, I followed the same line I would if was to contour my nose.
I then moved to the lips which I lined and stained using a burgundy lip colour. It was important to stain my lips first in order to get that opaque finish but also a precise application. This is also a great trick if you want any lip colour to last longer. To stain your lips, use a flat tapered brush and start by depositing a small amount of lipstick, and spread it over the lips into a thin layer. From there, you can start to “stain” by repeating the same process. Working in thin layers will slow the product to stick to your lips better, and you can then build the colour to your desired coverage.
I don’t own any burgundy blush shades, so for my cheeks I used 2 of the same eyeshadows I used on my eyes. As you probably already know, blusher was also used to contour the cheeks before the Kim Kardashian era. For this look however, I decided to go in with a heavy hand, and create a gradient using a cool toned and warm toned eyeshadow.When I started creating this look I knew exactly what I wanted as a finishing touch; a bit of the Bellá Pierre cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Gold & Brown. This pigment is absolutely gorgeous as a highlighter, but the green-blue-purple shimmers it contains give it beautiful and almost holographic finish. This is why I couldn’t just keep it as a highlight, and why things escalated rather quickly as I started to apply it. I used it on the areas I would usually highlight, but also on the mobile eyelids and on the inner corners of my eyes, where I tried to concentrate it. I initially had the idea to use the shimmer powder on my lips as well, but I was worried it would mattify and dry them. So instead, I went for a metallic finish using a burgundy jumbo eyeshadow stick.
-Benefit The Pore Fessional primer
-Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in 40 Beige
-UD Naked Skin Concealer in Medium/Neutral
-ABH Modern Renaissance palette: Shades Love Letter, Venetian Red, Red Ochre, Burnt Orange and Buon Fresco
-NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Burgundy
-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust
-Bellá Pierre Shimmer Powder in Gold & Brown
I hope you guys enjoyed this first official fall makeup look! I promise the next one won’t be a “Halloween only” one, so if you have any suggestions or specific trends/styles you want to see, please don’t hesitate to leave them down in the comments 🙂
The Foundry girl.