I love when fall comes around. Suddenly I’ve got an excuse to drink infinite cups of tea, never get out of my pyjama pants and binge watch The Killing (ah, it’s so good). Okay, I was definitely doing that before anyways. Putting aside the crisp air and the beautiful mix of colours on the trees, fall means getting to have some fun with makeup. Out come the deep, sultry shades and pale skin reigns once more! Yuss. A good vampy lip and a bit of definition in the eyes is what I’ve gone for this time around.
This look was super easy to do. Just the way I like it. I cracked out my The Balm Meet Matte Nude Palette once again. I used the shade Matt Hung all over the lid and I softened the crease with Matt Abdul. Then I look Matte Johnson and softly blended it along my lash line with an angled brush to create some definition. I finished up with my favourite mascara of all time – L’oreal Telescopic.
I think when you’re doing an intense lip, you really want to take the time to perfect your skin. Strong shades on the lips tend to emphasize any spots or hyper-pigmentation you may have. I used three products to make sure I had everything spick-and-span. I first went in with the Everyday Minerals Matte Base to give myself a general evening of the skintone. Then for under the eyes and any areas left that were especially red I patted on the Mac Pro Longwear Concealer (NC20). For any final blemishes I used a tiny brush to apply the Mac Studio Finish Concealer. I set with my Tarte Smooth Operator Setting Powder and added a smidgen of the Anabelle Blush in the shade Rosewood.
I’ve gotten back into the NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder big time lately. I have the shade Taupe/Ash. It’s really good and ashy. I don’t like when brow powders and too warm toned. They sticks out like a sore thumb. Powder, compared to a pencil, is really nice for creating a softer, more subtle brow too, which was ideal for this look because I didn’t want to overwhelm things with a whole lot of brow. I gave them a run through with the Elf Clear Brow Mascara to give them some separation and to hold them in place.
The lips are, of course, the real focal point of this look. I used the Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lip Cover in Cherry Bomb. It’s the most affordable lipstick I own and it’s one of my favourites. I made sure to perfect the outline of the lips. Wobbly lines really show when you’re using a shade as dark as this. I applied one layer of lipstick straight from the bullet, smoothed out the edges with a lip brush and then went back in with another layer of lipstick to make sure the opacity was even.
That was it! Not too hard at all. I hope you guys are enjoying fall too, getting out for some nice walks and sipping on some yummy drinks. It’s a beautiful time!