Copper Smokey Eyes (Early Fall Makeup Look)

I pulled out my Morphe 35O palette to create this smokey copper makeup look! I love the way it turned out and it has me feeling so excited for Fall!

Keep scrolling for a full list of the products I used to create this whole look.


EYES:

  • Primed my lids with the Tarte Shape Tape concealer
  • Used a light brown shade from the Morphe palette as my transition shade
  • Deepened the crease with Colourpop shadow in Paradox (matte cranberry shade)
  • Deepened the outer corners with Makeup Geek shadow in Bitten (deep red shade)
  • Applied a metallic copper shade from the Morphe 35O palette to the inner half of my lids (shade on the very bottom right corner of the palette)
  • Added a dark brown shade to the outer corners to add more depth to the eyes.
  • I brought the same Paradox, Bitten, and metallic copper shadows down to my lower lashline and smoked it out.
  • Applied one coat of Maybelline Colossal mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
  • Applied a pair of the Kiss Blooming lashes.

FACE:

  • Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation
  • Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • Set my concealer and face with the new Maybelline Fit Me loose setting powder
  • Contoured using shade Fawn from the ABH Contour Kit
  • Bronzed my skin with the bronze shade from the Colourpop x Alexis Ren bronzer/highlighter duo
  • For blush I used the InStain blush in Pinstripe from The Balm
  • I mixed the Maybelline Master Chrome in Molten Gold with Laura Geller’s Gilded Honey for my highlight
  • Filled in my brows with a dark brown shade from the Morphe palette

LIPS:

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Bordeaux

 

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MOTD: Purple & Rose Gold + Bright Winged Liner 

I love pairing purple and rose gold together on the eyes and adding a pop of bright blue liner really brings this look to life! Keep scrolling to see more pics and a full list of products I used to create the full look.

EYES

  • Applied Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadow in the shade “Bill” as a transition shade.
  • Applied the light purple shade from the Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition palette in the crease and then the darker purple shade from the palette in the outer corner to deepen the look.
  • I used a couple of purple shades from the Morphe 35B palette to add more dimension to the eyes, but just sticking with a medium and dark purple shadow will work.
  • I applied the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in “LaLa” to the inner half of my eyes.
  • Used the Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Midnight Cowboy” to the inner corners of my eyes. I brought this shade down to the inner part of my lower lashline as well.
  • I used the same medium and deep purple shades from the Carli Bybel palette on the lower lashline as well.
  • I used the Wet N Wild liquid eyeliner in Voltage Blue and created a wing.
  • Applied a coat of the Maybelline Colossal volumizing mascara to my top and bottom lashline, then applied a pair of the Ardell Demi Whispies

FACE

  • For foundation I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour foundation in the shade true beige. This was a shade too dark for me, so I mixed a little bit of my NYX white foundation mixer in with the foundation to create a perfect shade.
  • I used the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer and Maybelline Fit Me concealer under my eyes to brighten/ cover up any darkness.
  • I contoured/ bronzed using the cream contour shade from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and set this using the contour shade from the Wet N Wild contour/highlighting duo in Dulce De Leche.
  • For blush I used the L.A. Girl matte blush in “Just Natural”
  • Highlighted using the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Gold

BROWS & LIPS

  • To fill in my brows I used the Skone Cosmetics brow pencil
  • My lippie is the Elf Matte Lip Color in shade Scarlet Night

 

Makeup Products for Combo to Oily Skin

These are my favorite products that I love to use for combo to oily skin types. There are drugstore and a few higher end products listed and some products that I have not mentioned before on my blog! These are all products that I will continue to repurchase time and time again when I run out.

Primers:

  • Benefit POREfessional pore minimizing face primer ($31)
  • Monistat Chafing Relief powder gel ($6- I have a post dedicated to explaining this product it is awesome!)

Foundations:

  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless liquid foundation ($8)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro- Matte liquid foundation ($12)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro- Matte powder foundation ($10)
  • Georgio Armani Luminous Silk liquid foundation ($62- this stuff is really good for people who want a luminous finish without looking too shiny or greasy).

Setting Powders:

  • Coty Airspun Loose setting powder in Translucent ($7- be careful with flash photography because this stuff can cause the dreaded flash- back!).
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Translucent ($4)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills pressed setting powder in Banana ($40 in whole contour kit, $14 for individual pan- this is great for setting the under eye area, not necessarily for the whole face).

Eye Primers:

  • Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoos ($5- These are great if you have oily eyelids and need a good primer or cream eyeshadow that does not crease. I like to use them as a base for my eyeshadows, especially the shade Creamy Beige from the Leathers line).

Concealers:

  • MAC Pro Longwear concealer ($20)
  • L.A. Girl Pro Concealer ($3)

Bronzers:

  • Rimmel Natural Bronzers ($4)
  • Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($13- this has a very slight shimmer but it is almost undetectable on the skin)

Blushes:

  • Wet N Wild Color Icon blushes ($3- the matte and shimmer shades are all fantastic!)
  • NYX HD blushes ($7- matte and shimmer)

Setting Spray:

  • L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender setting spray ($15- a bit pricey for drugstore, but you get A LOT of product).

 

 

 

My Top 3 Favorite DRUGSTORE BRONZERS

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Top to bottom: NYC Bronzer in shade Sunny ($3, also a good dupe for Benefit’s Hoola bronzer), Rimmel Natural Bronzer in shade Sun Light ($5), and this last one is actually a pressed powder but is an amazing matte bronzer, the L’Oreal True Match powder in shade Nut Brown ($7).

Good matte bronzers can be tricky to find at the drugstore, but these are my top three favorites that I have found so far!

IMG_8533This is what they look like in natural sunlight in the same order (left to right: NYC, Rimmel, L’Oreal). I have olive skin and these are all perfect shades and can work for other skin types too. Even if you are not quite as tan, using these products with a light hand can still work for you. The NYC and Rimmel bronzers are very similar in color, but I find that the Rimmel powder has a little bit more pigment. The L’Oreal powder is quite pigmented because it is meant to be a pressed powder, but when blended out at a bronzer it gives a gorgeous finish (this is also a great option for different skin tones because L’Oreal True Match pressed powders have a wide variety of shades). I major issue with looking for a drugstore bronzer is that they can be too orange toned and splotchy, but I do not have this problem with any of these options.

With summer coming up, these bronzers will last through the heat! Hopefully this helps the next time you are on the hunt for a good drugstore bronzer!

Full Glam Makeup for Mature Skin

(Left to right: No makeup, face makeup only, full makeup)

This is a “full glam” makeup look that I did on my mom! This is also the makeup that I will be doing on her for my sister’s wedding coming up. The products I used are not too heavy, will last all day, and did not settle in any lines or wrinkles. That being said, this look is perfect for any special occasion or just a fun night out!

FACE:

  • Primed the face with the Nivea Men aftershave balm.
  • Applied Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless foundation in shade true beige (222) with an E.L.F. buffing brush.
  • Applied Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in shade medium under the eyes, on the chin, bridge of the nose, center of forehead and blended out with a DAMP Real Techniques “beauty blender”.

** blot face after these steps**

  • Applied Coty Loose Airspun Powder in shade translucent extra coverage to set every area that I applied the concealer (I did not “bake” these areas, I just swept it on, left it for 30 seconds, then brushed the excess away).
  • Applied Rimmel Stay Matte powder in shade translucent to the rest of the face to set the foundation.
  • Bronzed the face with the middle shade in the Kat Von D Shade + Light contour palette using a Morphe M527 brush.
  • Contoured the face using the medium and darkest shades in the same contour palette using the Wet N Wild blush brush.
  • Applied Wet N Wild blush (sorry I do not remember the name of the exact shade but it was the shimmery coral shade) with a Real Techniques blush brush.
  • Applied Wet N Wild “bronzer” in shade “Reserve Your Cabana” as a highlight (this product is marketed as a bronzer, but is definitely a highlight) to the tops of the cheekbones with a Morphe M310 fan brush.

EYES:

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  • Applied the same Maybelline concealer as an eyeshadow primer
  • Applied MAC eyeshadow in ‘Soft Brown’ and ‘Swiss Chocolate’ to the crease as a transition shade with a Sigma E40 brush.
  • Applied the silvery shade (second from right) from the L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 all over the lid using a Sigma F70 brush. (packed on shadow to brush then spritzed the brush with setting spray to get a better, more metallic color payoff)
  • Applied the darkest brown shade (fifth from right) from the same palette to the “outter V” of the eye and blended out.
  • Applied the matte black eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (you can use any black eyeshadow) as an eyeliner with a Real Techniques liner brush and winged it out slightly.
  • For the bottom lashline I applied a mixture of both MAC eyeshadows used in the crease and the dark brown shade from the L’Oreal palette and smoked it out slightly.
  • Applied Maybelline Colossal Mascara to top and bottom lashes (remember to curl your lashes FIRST!)
  • Applied Ardell Demi Wispies lashes to upper lashline (curl lashes together with fake lashes to combine them, apply a little extra mascara if needed). These lashes are also reusable.
  • Tight-lighned and lined waterline with Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner in black.

LIPS & BROWS:

  • For brows, I filled them in with the L’Oreal Brow Stylist in shade brunette.
  • For lips I lined them with Jordana lip liner in shade Hot Cocoa then applied L’Oreal Colour Riche lipstick in shade Saucy Mauve.

Finally, I set the whole face with the Wet N Wild Photo Focus setting spray.

 

Favorite Drugstore Setting Powders

These are my ALL TIME FAVORITE setting powders from the drugstore! Even though these help a lot with my oily skin, I still feel that these powders will work for all skin types.

The Coty Airspun Powder in Translucent ($7) is a lose powder and I absolutely love it for setting the under eye area as well as my t-zone. It gives a flawless finish and keeps my oily skin under control all day. This powder is very finely milled and is awesome for “baking” if that is something that is a part of your makeup routine. I do not find that it makes me look cake-y at all and can be applied with a setting brush or beauty sponge. I use the translucent extra coverage shade, but this powder does come in a few other pigmented shades. There is also a fragrance- free version, however I believe it can only be found online. The fragrance is very strong and perfume-y, but it wears off eventually and it does not bother me in particular. Another plus to this product is that it comes with A LOT of product (2.3 oz) which is great because with most setting powders like this one, you typically only get around 1 oz.

The Rimmel Stay Matte ($4) in translucent is a great pressed powder as well. I like it best for touching up the t-zone throughout the day and it does a really good job of keeping the shine at bay. The same goes for the NYX HD pressed setting powder ($10). The translucent shade is great for touching up the t-zone and the banana shade is my favorite setting powder for my under eye concealer. It is not too yellow and gives the perfect amount of brightness. I even use the NYX banana powder more often than I use my Anastasia Beverly Hills banana powder.

Overall, you can’t go wrong with any of these powders and again, they will work well with any skin type. If you have oilier skin and are on the hunt for a great setting powder, these are great not just for the price, but overall.