Today is the first day of Pearls and Polkadots’ “Beautiful Beauty Bloggers: Volume 2” series! I have Katie from From my Vanity guest posting today! Katie is great at doing her makeup and the tips she gives are amazing!! I am over the moon to have her guest post for you guys today to show you some very useful and cool products, as well as show you exactly how she does her eye make up so beautifully!
With fall finally in the air and the weather cooling down here in Virginia, I am excited to dive into the deeper, fall-ish colors in my eye shadow palettes (not that I stayed away from my smokey green eyes during the spring and summer…but, at least now I’m ‘in trend’, right? 😛 )
For today, if you haven’t figured out from the title, I wanted to use a hunter-green eye shadow from LORAC for my fall-inspired face of the day. I love playing with green eye shadows – it brings out the color of my eyes – and am slowly growing an extensive green eye shadow collection (both singles and palettes).
I’m using a lot of favorites when it comes to the makeup brands I used to create this look – both high-end and drugstore. The LORAC Pro 2 eyeshadow palette is a new addition to my collection that I purchased a few weeks ago and I have been loving it! I can’t rave about LORAC’s Pro eyeshadow formula enough. Yes, it’s very soft and can get messy if you’re rough when picking up shadow, but they are so pigmented and very easy to blend out seamlessly. I own 6 palettes from their Pro line and love each one!
Yes, I’m starting to ramble (I tend to that when I get excited about a product, sorry!) so let’s reel it back in and run through all the products I used to create this look! 🙂
Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime Blur & Smooth Primer (Not pictured…oops!)
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Light Beige
Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in Sand
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in Medium/Deep
Sigma Powder Blush in Heavenly
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Finishing Spray
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather Collection in Deep Forest
LORAC Pro 2 Eyeshadow Palette
L’Oreal Infallible Gel Laquer Liner 24hr in Blackest Black
L’Oreal Silkissime Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline the Rocket Volum’ Express in Very Black
Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Addiction
LASplash Cosmetics Lip Couture Liquid Lipstick in Innocent Vixen
I’m pretty basic when it comes to my FACE routine. I always like to prep with a primer since I have combination/oily skin type and after all the work I put into it…I don’t want it going anywhere! Then I use my favorite foundation at the moment and my holy grail Maybelline Fit Me concealer to cover any spots and my dark under eyes. From there I just set everything with a light powder – I highly recommend this one from Rimmel! – and finish off with a bit of contour and just a touch of blush. Oh! And can’t forget the finishing spray to lock everything in place!
The EYES are pretty easy and uncomplicated – all I did was prime and then prep with the Color Tattoo pot and then I packed Jade onto the lid, blended out the crease with Lt. Brown, deepened up the outer corner just a hair with Black, and highlighted my brow bone with Buff. That’s it for the eye shadows, really easy, right?! I finished off the look with winged liner, tight line, mascara, and just a hint of Jade and Lt. Brown blended out on the lower lash line to bring everything together.
For the LIPS, I decided to go very nude (which is uncommon for me…in the fall, all I want to wear are the deep, vampy colors!). I warmed up my lips by filling them in with the Rimmel lip liner before I topped it off with a very nude, mattifying liquid lipstick from LASplash Cosmetics.
And there you have it – you’re ready to rock this beautiful, chilly weather totally on trend with this green, fall-inspired face of the day! I’d love to know what YOUR go-to fall eye shadow color is. Is it green, like me? Orange? Brown? Cranberry? Let me know in the comments below! And do you have a favorite eye shadow palette that focuses on all fall-inspired colors? Let me know so I can go get my hands on it!! 😉