Red lip? Check. Winged liner? Check. Warm eyeshadows, and a glow? Check and Check.
This is my simple fall look, still slightly sun-kissed but ready for the fall season.
First I wash my face, and prep with my Neutrogena Moisturizer that’s oil free.
Then for the eyes I use small pieces of tape to define a winged edge from the outer corner of my eye to the end of my eyebrow. I used my Walmart branded Natural Eyes palette which is always extremely pigmented and worth $8 CAD. You can use any palette I just used a light brown as a base and layered on the outer corner some darker browns and blended it all out with a shimmery taupe. I then go in with my Estée Lauder Idealist face primer to minimize pores. And today I decided to use an old favourite, my L’Oreal True Match in Classic Ivory (N2).
To finish up I use my lovely Marc Jacobs sample (216, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), and dust some MAC bronzer over my nose, forehead edge and cheek hollows. To complete the look on my cheek bones I lightly apply highlighter, this one is Lumi by L’Oreal.
First thing to do is hair up and out of the way and moisturize.
Right now I’m listening to the top Canada playlist on Spotify. Then gets into the eyes. I usually do eyeshadow first because I’m a big fan of the angled tape trick to let the eyeshadow look sharp. I do this by de-sticking the tape a bit then aligning it from my outer eye to the outer point of my eyebrow. Today I used the Sonia Kashuk pallet I got from Target awhile ago. Used the top left to blend and bottom left as a lid cover.
Then I used a lighter coverage Oil-Free Acne Correct & Cover Grapefruit Tinted Moisturizer blended with a beauty blender, then for under eyes my older Clinique translucent powder, and my stay matte powder for the rest of my face. I used my Mac bronzer (which I just did a review on in my previous post) and my L’Oreal Voluminous original mascara. To finish off, for the lips, Revlon colour burst matte balm in nude.
Above is the finished look – very subtle and more natural. I don’t wear much makeup often but when I do this is my preference ! Takes me about 20/30 minutes. If you need a quick out the door look, I have a post that is ready in under 5 minutes.
So we know I am all about that affordability, but I also like good quality for the money you spend. This powder is about $32 CAD. Ouch. But it has lasted me months, and I love it. The nice thing about going with higher quality brands is they will help match the perfect colour to your skin tone. This colour actually bronzes me up when I’m paler (using a lighter dusting) and continues to bronze me as a get darker in the summer.
This helps me feel like it’s an all year round useful tool, that I can then justify spending more money on. It is great quality as well. It goes on smooth and leaves a clear matte finish so I don’t have extra shine (thank you oily skin).
So I’ve been trying out one of MAC’s Mineralized Skinfinish in Cheeky Bronze. Let’s just say it’s beautiful.
For a girl like me, not much makeup but the obsession is growing, this is great. It allows for a subtle highlight and a bit of bronze glow to my fair skin. Even with the summer around and a more tanned skin – the shimmer comes across flawlessly. On low key days, I’ll dab a bit across the bridge of my nose and some on the upper cheek bones. For those all-out makeup sessions, I’ll apply a little heavier on the cheek bone area, nose bridge, and cubid’s bow.
I have acne-prone/oily skin but with the proper set up of primer and foundation and a finishing matte spray this Skinfinish is amazing.