Fall Eyeshadow Tutorial

Something I never realized about my makeup collection is that it’s very well rounded in the eyeshadow department. As I’ve been gaining more interest in warm-tone eyeshadows, I’ve started looking at my collection in a whole new way. I thought I had more warm eyeshadows than I actually do, but I’ve also noticed that cool-tones aren’t the majority of my products either. I never realized I had about an even mixture of both, balanced out with just as many neutrals. It’s funny how you can get a fresh look at the same exact thing just by gaining a little bit of interest in something new. Through my new discoveries, I’ve come up with a color combo that I’ve become so obsessed with. This has been my daily routine through these first Fall months and it’s just too good not to share!

This Submissive eye base from Be A Bombshell Cosmetics has been a favorite of mine for years. I don’t even want to tell you how long I’ve had this (hint: it’s all the way back from my ipsy days), but the formula has never dried out. It’s still just as creamy as the day I opened it and holds onto eyeshadow very well. I might have to look into more colors, this stuff is good!
I’ve really been enjoying a lot of my Makeup Geek eyeshadows recently, especially three in particular that I mentioned in last week’s monthly favorites. First, I’m taking Crème Brulee and placing that in the crease for a warm definition. This eyeshadow is so versatile and can even be used on its own in the crease for “no makeup” makeup days.
Then I’m taking the shade Cocoa Bear and placing that on the outer half of my eye with an Elf Contour brush. I also brought it very slightly into the crease for a better transition. This brush really helps to pack the color on, which will help it last longer throughout the day. I remember when this shadow first became really popular, I was actually too scared to use it because I thought it had too much of a red undertone. Now, I understand how flattering it actually is and I’m obsessed!
This next part has been a new favorite technique of mine. I’m using Makeup Geek’s Tuscan Sun on a Profusion Cosmetics brush and placing that right in the edge of my crease, slightly overlapping Cocoa Bear and gently bringing it up onto the brow bone. This brush is pretty small and very similar to the Elf brush, but it has just a little bit more movement in the bristles. Once that color is applied, I make sure to go in with a separate, loose-bristled blending brush that doesn’t have any color on it to really blur the edges and blend everything together.
The outer corner and crease shades are really what I wanted to highlight in this tutorial. I love that combo so much, I’ve been wearing it almost daily! Aside from how flattering those shades are on the face, it’s also great because it matches with any other shadow that you choose for the rest of the lid. I’ve switched it up between different shimmers and mattes, but one that’s always beautiful and the perfect gold shimmer for Fall is Ofra’s Rodeo Drive. This is a great example of a face product that can easily double as an eyeshadow.
To highlight the very inner corner of the eye, I brought in my trusty Ulta Naked single eyeshadow. I’ve repurchased this twice already, but now I can’t find it on their site anymore and I don’t know what I’m going to do when I run out again. I mean, look at how much pan is showing! It’s only a matter of time!
Brown is one of my favorite eyeliner shades to use, regardless of what colors are on my eyes, but it especially pairs beautifully with this combo. I picked up this Elf Cream eyeliner on sale for $1.50 at Target earlier this year and it has easily become my all-time favorite eyeliner. It doesn’t have to be set with a powder and it stays in place all day long. The formula is so creamy and this Coffee shade has the perfect amount of pigmentation to define the eyes.
Now all there’s left to do is curl the lashes and add a few coats of mascara. Normally, I’d pile on the mascara because that’s my favorite part of makeup, but this It Cosmetics Superhero mascara is pretty thick. It almost has a gel-like consistency and can get clumpy real quick. I’ve found the best application technique with this is to just pull straight through the lashes twice, without dipping back into the tube for more product. Anything more than that becomes a huge mess!
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide recapping every step for easy reference:
I finished the rest of the face with some of my other favorite products: Makeup Geek’s Love Triangle and Bad Habit contour powders, Makeup Geek’s Heart Throb blush, and Ulta’s Enticing lip butter. Those contour powders are my favorite bronzers ever because they don’t have talc and they look gorgeous on the skin. The blush is so flattering and literally goes with absolutely anything. The lip butter is so comfortable and the perfect berry shade to pair with this eyeshadow combo.
This is one of those looks that you just don’t want to take off at the end of the day. I’m always so busy trying new products that I sometimes forget to take the time to use the products that I actually love. Every product I used in this look makes me feel so good and that’s how makeup should be. If you’re using anything that makes you feel less than amazing, move on!

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~Mani Monday~
This was one of those weeks where I went to my nail polish collection looking for a specific shade range. I knew I wanted something in the mauve color family and decided on Ulta’s nail polish called Super Mauve. I love Ulta’s formula and this shade is exactly what I was looking for. It’s the perfect mauve for Fall and so flattering on all different skin tones!
What’s on your nails this week?

XO ♥ Christina ♥

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