A Pumpkin Spice FOTD feat. Makeup Geek Pigment in Vegas Lights

Are you on a #pumpkinspiceeverything team? I definitely am! Pumpkin spice lattes, yoghurts, muffins, cereal, body wash…If it has pumpkin in the name, the chances are I will love that product! And that’s why I wanted to create a look resembling the shades of a pumpkin spice coffee- with burnt orange and browns.

While going through my makeup stash I discovered a few products I haven’t used in forever or ever. I have had two loose pigments from Makeup Geek that I bought a while ago but never used. I was too scared that the loose pigment would cause too much fallout. But since one of the shades- Vegas Lights– is a perfect metallic orange shade, I wanted to use it for my look. pigment 1How did I deal with the fallout and how to recreate this look? Keep on reading to find out!

When I do my makeup, I always start with my base- primer, foundation, concealer, powder and a contour shade. The blush and a highlight come at the very end, after I do my eyes, so I can see what shades would work the best. Here are the products I used on my face. pigment face

Now onto the eyes! pigment eyes

  1. I started by filling in my brows with Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara in Blonde (reviewed in more detail here).
  2. I primed my eyelids using Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer.
  3. I applied a matte brown shade Buck from UD Naked Palette to the crease of my eyelid.
  4. Now for the pigment part. It looks beautiful but really scary in the pan. I have never really worked with loose pigments before so I wasn’t sure what technique would be the best. What I decided to do was to spray a flat shading brush with Mac Prep+Prime Fix+, then dip in the pigment, apply it to the back of my hand and then press it gently to my eyelid. This way the metallic finish of the pigment became even more prominent and caused no fallout at all! pigment closeup
  5. I wanted to darken the crease a little bit so I used a dark brown shade with gold speckles from the Bare Minerals READY Eyeshadow palette The Main Event (from the Glamour Now QVC exclusive holiday 2013, I believe) and blended it gently into the crease and onto the matte brown shade. Bare Minerals
  6. Using the lightest shade from the Bare Minerals palette, I highlighted my under brow area.
  7. Next, to make sure there were no harsh lines and that the colors were blended in seamlessly, I dipped my shading brush into a light brown matte shade Naked from the UD Naked Palette and blended everything really well.
  8. For my lower eyelid, I also applied the Makeup Geek pigment in Vegas Lights and accentuated the outer corners of my eyes with the dark brown shade from Bare Minerals The Main Event palette.
  9. I applied 2 coats of a black mascara. I used Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama one in a waterproof version.

Lastly, I applied a dark brown gel liner in Espresso from L’Oreal to my waterlines.  pigment 2After my eyes were done, the last two steps to finish off my look were applying a blush and choosing the right lipstick. I thought that a subtle nude blush would work the best. I picked a blush in Nude Mauve from Max Factor, which is a very light nude. However, I decided it looked a little too subtle for my liking so I added a little bit of a berry shade blush in Gorgeous Berries to the apples of my cheeks.

wpid-imag9748_1.jpgFinally, to add a little bit of highlight, I used a highlighter from Bare Minerals called Magic Moment (also from the Glamour Now QVC exclusive kit). pigment

As for the lipstick, I did want a rather subtle shade so I opted for a Rouge Artist Natural lipstick from MUFE in the shade #N9, which is described as a “copper pink” and I thought it went well with the pumpkin spice theme. (My lipstick is a mini size, which was a Sephora VIB birthday gift from last year) wpid-imag9751.jpg

How do you like my today’s look? Do you ever get makeup inspiration from seasonal food or drinks? Also, do you ever use loose pigments? If so, what method do you use to apply them and which brand’s pigments do you like the most?

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  1. kwmechelle says:

    I think it’s beautiful! The coppery orange shade complements you very well. Don’t have any products from MUG but I’ve always wanted to try some of her products 🙂

  2. lindalibraloca says:

    This looks so lovely, I HAVE to recreate it! If I can find a similar shade in my stash, that is.
    Owning a few lose pigments, I rarely use them for an everyday look, only if I plan on going out and want to make some effort, which is close to never these days.
    Have I told you I have never had anything pumpkin spice ever? No latte (obviously, as I don’t drink coffee) nor anything else? I do like pumpkin soup, but somehow never tried the scent/flavor anywhere else.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Agata says:

      Thanks, Anne. Hey, if you can’t find a similar shade-it’s always a good excuse to go shopping 🙂 If you recreate this look, I def want to see it!

      How have you not tried anything pumpkin spice??? In the US the flavor is blown out a bit out of proportion and they make anything into pumpkin spice. My bf says I will turn into a pumpkin soon, lol. Now with Christmas coming, gingerbread is my new obsession.

      • lindalibraloca says:

        I was only introduced to pumpkin spice when I started blogging. Of course there is PSL at Starbucks here too, but I just never took notice. And we have Gingerbread Latte here too, obviously.
        I will see if I find anything to actually give it a try that is not coffee.
        And if I recreate the look, I will send you a picture.

  3. carolinapage says:

    That pigment looks gorgeous and the look you created is right up my street! I very rarely use loose pigments, but when I do I apply them with a wet flat brush, just like you did.
    Unfortunately, we don’t have pumpkin spice in Italy, but I spent enough time in the States to be a major fan of it!

    • Agata says:

      Thanks, Caroline! I have another loose pigment from MUG and it’s purple so that one is next on my list to try.

      I didn’t know you have been to the US? What area did you visit/live in??

  4. Lisa @ Midwest Glam says:

    I’m all about the pumpkin! I can’t say that I’ve ever gotten insporation from food, but I’m totally digging the pumpkin vibe. Very creative, Agata!

    I apply pigments the same as you. With Fix+. I don’t have a favorite since I don’t own a lot. I do have a few laying around though and take them out from time to time. They can be a little intimidating, huh? You sure made it work though. It’s a beautiful look.

  5. Jaa says:

    Love your pumpkin spice-inspired look, Agata! And thank you for the super useful tip on how to deal with loose pigments. Totally makes sense! I’m going to try it tomorrow! 😀

  6. NatasjaEPB says:

    Pretty 🙂 seasons definitely help with picking my makeup! I tend to go darker (more berry, brown, black) in the colder season and brighter during the hotter seasons. Oh, btw. I tried the pumpkin spice latte. Not a fan, though.

    • Agata says:

      I know a lot of people who don’t care for pumpkin spice latte, including my bf so he always teases me about my pumpkin addiction! Lol

      I love that our makeup changes based on the season. I am looking froward to gold eyes and red lips for Christmas!

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