Sunday, 12 November 2017

Fall Glam Makeup Look - Dark Red Lip and Gold Eyes

I love a good dramatic makeup look all year round, but especially in autumn/ winter, it just all ties in so well. With it being autumn and winter, the darker lips and gold eyes are coming out so I wanted to do a little makeup look dedicated to those two things. 
Even though this look includes a dramatic eye look, which I will do first, I just prefer to prime first before anything because while I am doing my eyes, it will also the base to get tacky and set before foundation. For this look, I used the Urban Decay Self Adjusting Primer because I wanted something that was going to make me look flawless and I wanted a full coverage base just because I feel like it looks great with a dark lip. This primer is so lovely and I really don't talk about it enough, it is pricey but it is definitely something that the high street don't offer.
For eyes now, I am just priming them with the concealer I will use later and I am also setting them with the face powder that I will also mention later. For actual shadow though, I am starting with Makeup Geek Early Bird just in the crease and making sure that I blend it super well so that the look is super seamless and pretty. I am then using Freedom Bad Behaviour on a small crease brush but still blending that super well but just focusing it more on the lower portion of the crease. Finally for the crease and the outer corner, I am using Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear on an even small brush and focusing that right on the outer portion of the crease but I will still blend that so there is no harsh lines. For the star of the show, I am using Freedom Gold Digger on a damp flat eye brush and just packing that on all over the lid. This will cause a little fallout so that is why we have done the eyes first but the finish is just so metallic and bold that a little fallout is worth it. Just to finish of the eye shadow, I am highlighting my inner corner and brow bone with a bit of Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma just to bring in a little more light into the eyes again. For mascara I am using the Collection Volumax Waterproof on my top and bottom lashes. I love this mascara for a bold look like this because it is super black so it just helps to match up to the dramatic shadow.

Onto the base now, like I said before, I wanted something full coverage, so I am using my favourite which is the LA Girl Pro Coverage Foundation. This is such a beautiful foundation that just makes you look incredible. I would definitely recommend it, especially for the price. Sticking with the full coverage, I am using the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer just to highlight my under eyes, chin and nose. I like to use this with a sponge just so it is not too heavy and doesn't crease. To also prevent creasing, I am setting my under eyes and anywhere else I have highlighted with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana and Vanilla Powders. These mixed just gives the perfect highlight under the eyes which just helps to brighten up my complexion. For the rest of my face though, I am using the littlest bit of powder just because the foundation is quite a satin finish so I don't want to mattify it too much. I am using the LA Girl Pro Powder just one a huge fluffy brush and I am pressing it into my skin.

This order is a little all over the place, but I am going to do my brows now and for that I am using the Collection Brow Powder in Blonde and Dark Brown. I like to mix both shades of this, keeping the lighter shade nearer the front of my brow and creating a bit of a gradient. These are fairly new brow products in my collection and I am still learning to use them but so far they are quite nice. If you do decide to try these though just be careful if you are heavy handed because sometimes you can apply way too much product at once and that could make or break your look so you have been warned. As always I am just setting that too with some clear gel, my preferred choice is the Collection Colour Lash Mascara in Clear.

Finishing off the face now with some bronzer, my choice being the Makeup Revolution Matte Bronzer which I have totally fallen in love with recently. It is just such a natural colour and finish and it just looks so good on the skin. Adding a bit more structure to my face now with some contour. Again, my favourite is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn Powder, it is the perfect undertone that is not too grey. It also blends like a dream and doesn't go patchy which is what you want when you are not too great at contour yet. Onto blush and highlighter, both of which I am using out of the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Native which is an oldie but a goodie and a face palette I'd recommend to anyone.

Finally for the lips, I am using the NYX Suede Lip Liner in all over the lips for that super dark, rich red lip that we all love so much in winter. You can leave this matte if you want, but I just love gloss, so on the centre of the lips I am using the Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Fairy Floss. This gloss doesn't really give off too much colour but it just makes your lips look a little plumper which I love.
What do you think of this makeup look?
Grace xx


  1. I'm a massive fan of the Anastasia Contour Kit! Love the shades, they're just right for my skin tone!
    Amber |

    1. I don't know how they get the shades so spot on!xx

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