#MOTD: It’s Fall

This week, I took a look at some beautiful make up trends to keep an eye on this fall.  Now that the season is officially upon us, I can go wild with some bold and deep colours, new textures and beautiful warmth. I put together this  post totally inspired by Autumn trends I am looking forward to this year.

 I wanted a semi-matte finish base to start so I took my current favourite combination of primer, concealer and foundation combo: the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Maybelline Coverstick Corrector in Green, Covergirl TruBlend Fixstick in Light and the Benefit Hello Flawless foundation in Ivory. I wanted a more flawless finish so I went a little heavier on the concealer side of things. Under my eyes, I brightened as usual with the Rimmel Match Perfection 2 in 1 Concealer and Highlighter in Fair which I set with the Bare Minerals Concealer in Well Rested. Since the Smashbox Primer and Benefit Foundation give me a luminous shine, I set everything with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder to dull it down a bit and voila, I was left with a glowing matte finish.

   I decided to be bold with the eyes and lips because Autumn is all about being bold. To make sure my shadows wouldn’t budge, I started with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the lid. Next is a palette that I think is perfect for the season: The Anastasia Beverly Hills World Traveller Couture palette. For this look, I took Soft Peach all over the lid, then slowly built up a warm crease using Morocco, Noir and Fudge. I tried to do a very soft cut crease look so I used a pencil brush to focused Noir on the outter corner and slightly into the crease. Once everything was blended out to my liking, I patted Metallic on the lid which is an old gold colour that is super pigmented.

 
 Eyeliner is always a must have for fall and I blended these two on my bottom lash line: Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in Zero and Annabelle Stay Sharp Eyeliner in Bronzey. Though I love these Annabelle Stay Sharp liners, I am not so happy with the Annabelle EyeInk 2 Mistake Proof liquid eyeliner. It was easy enough to apply and the corrector worked very well, but I found the eyeliner formula was just not working for me (as you will no doubt see in the closeup). Before adding the mascara, I created some bold brows using the Quo Brow Focus powder in Brunette and a small angled brush, then some Benefit Gimmie Brow to keep my brows in place.

 Since I was being a little bolder than usual, I wanted my skin to look extra perfected so I used the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders to lightly highlight and contour with. I also used the Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 410 on my cheeks which I am sure you’re used to seeing by now since I have been trying to use it up. Now that all of the powder is down, I finished up the eyes with my #1 mascara: the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I will just let the picture speak for itself.

 Plum lips are the way to go in Autumn so I picked out a fave: the Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stain in Parisian. That completes this bold but beautiful look that I am really love. What fall trends are you looking forward to this year?

Til next time, ttfn x

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