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. How 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.
- I started by filling in my brows with Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara in Blonde (reviewed in more detail here).
- I primed my eyelids using Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer.
- I applied a matte brown shade Buck from UD Naked Palette to the crease of my eyelid.
- 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!
- 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.
- Using the lightest shade from the Bare Minerals palette, I highlighted my under brow area.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. After 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.
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)
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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