I’ve been having so much fun creating fall makeup looks this year! This seasons allows beauty junkies like myself to play around with an exciting array of colors. While I love the classic vampy reds and purples for the cooler months, I decided to try something blue this week.
While pre-teen me loved blue eyeshadow in the 90s and early 2000s, I traded my sky-hued shadow of the past for a (slightly more sophisticated) rich, jewel-tone shade. To complete the look, I polished it off a classic dewy highlight and a 90s brown lip.
ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadow creme-powder formula is like no other; it is extremely pigmented, has a gorgeous finish, and it’s easy to blend, too. For this eye look, I used Coconut, a one-of-a-kind deep teal with a pearlescent finish.
PRODUCTS I USED:
- Dr. Brandt Pores No Pore Pore Refiner Primer
- Glossier Balm Dotcom in Coconut
- Bali Body BB Cream in Natural
- Tarte Shape Tape concealer in Light Neutral
- Glossier Wowder in Light/Medium
- Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Make-Up Setting Spray
- Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte in Mocha
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty*
- Glossier Haloscope in Moonstone
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
- Buxom eyeshadow in Gimme Gorgeous
- ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Coconut, Valley Girl
- L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara in Blackest Black, available at drugstores
- Glossier Boy Brow in Brown
- Glossier Generation G in Leo
(*I received this product as a part of Sephora’s Beauty Insider program during my birthday month.)
Step 1: Prep the skin by applying Pore Refiner Primer evenly to the t-zone, working towards the outer perimeter of the face. Apply Balm Dotcom to the lips.
Step 2: Using the same technique used to apply Mattifying Gel Moisturizer, apply a light layer of BB Cream. If necessary, apply an additional layer where more coverage is needed.
Step 3: Conceal the under eyes, blemishes and redness with Shape Tape. Blend with the fingers.
Step 4: Set the entire face with Wowder, focusing on the t-zone and under-eye areas. Finish with a generous amount of setting spray and allow to dry.
Step 5: Carve out the cheekbones with Mocha by applying it directly to the skin. Begin application from the upper corner of the ear, working downwards diagonally. Tap with the fingers to blend.
Step 6: Continue to apply Mocha to the temples and under the center of the lip for a subtle plumping effect. Again, tap with fingers to blend.
Step 7: Apply Paaarty to the apples of the cheeks in a circular buffing motion.
Step 8: In a “C” shape along the orbital eye bone to the cheekbone, apply Moonstone directly to the skin, then tap along the edges with the fingers to blend. Add Moonstone to the cupid’s bow.
Step 9: Apply a little Primer Potion to the eye area.
Step 10: Using a fluffy blending brush, apply Gimme Gorgeous to the crease and blend onto the lid. Continue to buff the eyeshadow upward and outward for a blown out, cat-like effect.
Step 11: Take Coconut on a flat shader brush and apply it to the eyelid.
Step 12: Then, blend Coconut with the same fluffy blending brush used before to eliminate any harsh edges.
Step 13: Smudge Gimme Gorgeous on the outer corner of the lower lash line using a pencil brush; blend towards the inner corner of the eye.
Step 14: To highlight the brow bone, as well as the inner corner of the eye, apply Valley Girl with the pinky finger. Blend if necessary.
Step 15: Beginning in the center of each brow and working towards the inner and outer corners, apply Boy Brow in an upward motion. Add a second coat for a more dramatic look.
Step 16: Finish with more setting spray.
Step 17: After combing and curling the lashes, apply two coats of mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.
Step 18: Apply 2-3 coats of Leo to the lips. Be sure to angle to the applicator so that you line your lips neatly with the product.