Shh… Do you hear that? Wait — let me open up my window so it’s easier to hear.
That rustling sound outside? That’s the sound of fallen leaves from the old oak tree blowing in the wind. Haven’t heard that sound in a long, long time…
It’s even a little chilly out today. I noticed it earlier when I took Tabs outside for his walk. That crunch-crunch-crunch of brown and yellow leaves under our feet, the crisp edge in the air — you know what’s up! Fall is back.
And as the seasons change, so does my makeup. I’ve been wanting to wear more fall-ish looks lately, like this little number with plum, beige and peach.
A few weeks ago I was all about dewy finishes and glow, but now I’m really interested in mattes, I think because they just seem polished and appropriate for this time of year.
From start to finish, assuming everything goes well and I don’t get distracted by, oh, say something like Friday Night Lights, this look normally takes me about 15-20 minutes. This time took a little longer because I wanted to snap these pics for a tutorial.
If you’re looking for a new fall makeup look for work or school, I hope you give this one a try, and if you do, let me know how it goes.
First, before we get started, let’s round up all of the tools and products we’ll need… Brand-wise, I mostly used products from MAC, Becca, Burberry and Hourglass here, but of course, you can swap out any of these things for similar colors from other brands.
- MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance: A face primer
- MAC Face and Body Foundation in C5: A sheer-to-medium coverage liquid foundation
- MAC Eyeshadow in Concrete: A taupe-brown eyeshadow to fill in your brows
- MAC Paint in Sublime Nature: A beige cream eyeshadow with a satin finish
- MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella: A shimmery plum eyeliner
- MAC Eyeshadow in Sable: A bronzy golden plum eyeshadow with a shimmery finish
- LORAC Pro Mascara: A black lash-lengthening and thickening mascara
- MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer in NW25: An under-eye concealer
- MAC Careblends Pressed Powder in Medium Dark: A pressed powder (used to set your foundation and reduce shine)
- Becca Mineral Bronzer/Illuminator in Serrana: A warm matte bronzer on one side of the pan, and a neutral shimmery peach highlighter on the other
- Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild: A shimmery golden peach blush
- Burberry Lip Mist in Copper No. 02: A creamy copper lipstick
- Hourglass Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2: A domed foundation brush
- MAC 266 Small Angle Brush: An angled eye brush
- Sonia Kashuk Lash Curler
- MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush: An eyeshadow brush with a flat head and a rounded tip
- MAC 217 Blending Brush: A fluffy eye brush with a domed head
- MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush: A tapered eye brush
- MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush: A domed face brush
- Burberry Beauty No. 01 Angled Brush: An angled face brush
Next, using the Hourglass Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2, I prepped my skin with primer (I’m using MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance) before applying MAC Face and Body Foundation in C5 all over my face, and where I felt I needed extra coverage, like on my chin (dumb-@ss hormonal breakouts!), I applied a little more, pressing the product into my skin with the brush.
Next up — eyeshadow! I spread MAC Paint in Sublime Nature all over my lids with a finger. It served as a base for the next eyeshadows layered on top, helping them stay put and intensifying their colors.
Here, I lined my upper lash lines with MAC Prunella…