November 6, 2015

Fall Makeup Series: Copper Eyes and Berry Lips

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First things first: Happy November!

I'm too excited about the start of the month for several reasons:

- We can let go of pumpkin spice everything because it is officially salted caramel season!
- My birthday
- Thanksgiving

Need I really say more? It may seem like my reasons for celebrating the change of the month all revolve around food, but really, I feel like everything is better this time of year. Case and point: the leaves have finally changed and started falling around here and I couldn't wait to start playing with some fall-inspired colors. Metallic eyes get an update from the usual gold and silver with bronze and copper hues,while 90s-esque berry painted lips were spotted all over the runways this season from Carolina Herrera to Zac Posen. So I thought it'd be a ton of fun to show my take on this simple but striking look.

I have to admit, I couldn't wait to get in the mirror and mess around. Copper is not a color that I typically reach for and who couldn't use a new neutral in their arsenal? Would you believe that in all the eye shadows that I have, I only had one that was the proper color I was looking for? My Coastal Scents 252 palette has a lot of gold and even deep bronze-y browns, but no true copper color. I had to go searching for it.  Where did I find it? In a little-used palette from BH Cosmetics, the Party Girl Palette.

This collection came out about two years ago, but is no longer available on the BH site. L'oreal recently relaunched some of their HiP Pigments, and the Charged duo has a really good looking copper paired with a gold. (affiliate link: Buy it here) I haven't seen it in available in stores. I even searched via the company website and it's not available within 50 miles of here! Anyway, here's a picture of the shadows I used so that you can go through your own collection and find something similar. You need a red based bronze color a warm golden bronze shade. Half Baked by Urban Decay is very similar and has a ton of dupes. Milani Bella Copper or Bella Gold could work depending on your skin tone and they're around $5 at drugstores.

I also used the two colors below as crease colors to blend my metallics together. Mine came from the Morphe 35N palette. The entire collection is matte, which makes it great for that very purpose. This one is only available from the Morphe website, but fair warning before you go over there: the shipping takes forever, so be prepared to wait. Makeup Geek Creme Brulee looks similar to the light sandy brown. Coastal Scents Oktoberfest is close to the orange brown.


Unfortunately, none of these shades have names so the pictures are the best I can give you to work with. Thankfully, the steps to complete the look are simple.

1. Apply your copper shade all over your lid up to the crease.

2. Tap your small fluffy brush in both your sand and orange-brown and sweep it into your crease, using windshield wiper motions.

3. Using a small flat brush, press your chosen gold shade into the center of your lid, blending it slightly into the copper around the edges

4. Touch up any color you may have lost and finish the eye with liner and mascara!



 NARS All-Day Luminous Foundation in Macao
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Medium 25 (Highlight shade)
Sacha Buttercup Powder (Set highlight)
Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder in Golden Amber 170 ( Face Setting powder)
LA Girl Powder Foundation in Dark Cocoa (Contour)
Milani Baked Blush in Red Vino
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecting Liquid in Opal  (cheek highlight)

NYX Slide on, Glide on Liner in Black
Loreal Voluminous Fiber Lashes Black Lacquer Mascara
Maybelline Buffs Collection Lipstick in Expresso Exposed

Well my loves, that's all I have for you today! Are you into this straight-off-the-runway look? Tell me about your favorite fall trend in the comments section. As always, you can find me at the links below! Can't wait to chat...






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