Fall is fast approaching but if you live anywhere near southern California, the weather pretty much says it's still summer, so my full-on fall makeup routine hasn't kicked in quite yet. With that in mind, here's a relatively neutral look that incorporates both summer and fall elements. Read more for photos and all the products I used!
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 104 Golden Beige
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Neutralizer
Soho Beauty Sponge (Coral)
Starting off with a thoroughly cleansed face, it's been quite crucial for me lately to apply face primer before anything else because it provides a much smoother canvas for my foundation especially when I'm using a dense brush. After priming, I apply a matte foundation with my holy grail blending brush by first dotting the product on various areas of my face and then buffing it in circular motions to avoid streak marks. To highlight the high points of my face and conceal some blemishes and redness, I applied Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser underneath my eyes, all over my cheek bones, the center of my forehead, bridge of my nose, cupid's bow, and chin and blended it using a beauty sponge. To set everything in place and keep my face matte all day, I dusted some of the Banana powder using a big fluffy brush.
Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Soft Brown
NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in Brunette
Daiso False Eyelashes
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlight in Lunch Money
Oh My Lens Contact Lenses (Pop 3 Gray - 3 Tone Gray)
My favorite part when I'm doing a full makeup look is probably the eyes, perhaps because it's what gives me my signature look. Trust me, I would not look the same without those cat eyes! Anyway, I typically do my eyebrows first using my favorite brow gel from Anastasia. I then go over any of the unfilled areas with a matte brown eyeshadow (Faint) from the Naked Basics palette which also sets the gel in place. I brushed some of NYX's tinted brow mascara to slightly bring down the intensity of the pigment since it's quite easy to go overboard with the pomade. Moving on to the eyeshadow, I did my usual warm and neutral smokey eye with Naked as a base, Buck as a transition shade all over my crease, and Darkhorse to deepen the outer corners. I also added a little bit of that underneath my lower lash line for a more smokey effect. Once everything's blended, I draw a thick winged line using a matte liquid eyeliner and fill in my waterline as well with a gel eyeliner. Mascara's always a must, so I applied a generous amount after curling my lashes and added some dramatic falsies as an extra. Lastly, I dotted a little bit of a golden highlight on the inner corners.