A blush palette was not on my list until I came across the Saharan Blush II by Juvia’s Place. This blush palette has some warm tones perfect for my skin type. I love the different shades of colour ranging from peach, brown and pink tones.The Saharan Blush Palette works well as a blush, highlighter and an eyeshadow.
Glitters are in and you might want to try it. Let me introduce you to Miskos 30 Colors Pressed Glitter Powder Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is love at first sight. The colors are gorgeous, vibrant and have a high-pigmentation. I was skeptical before purchasing with regards to the consistency and whether I will need glitter glue to hold the product together when being applied to the eyes. But to my surprise the colors are densely packed in the round pans most likely they are being pressed together with glue or something similar to hold it in place. A separate glue is not needed to apply the product. However, you might want to consider getting a specific brush that will pick up the glitter or simply use your fingertips to press the glitter on to the eyelids.
Everyone is pretty in their own way, and with the seasons changing we can all ramp that up to 11 if we choose to. With autumn here and winter just around the corner, it’s time to break out your earthy tones and warm lipsticks. Autumn is different to summer not just because of the cooler weather and crunchy grounds, but it’s also a great time to look fantastic when you’re outside with simple looks. Here are a few ideas on the perfect autumn trends that work for pretty much everyone.
Use makeup to enhance your looks rather than make a new one for yourself. If you’re lucky for this season alone, you could have an original autumn look based on your hair color or skin tone, so really bring out your best fall look with a few of these style tips.
Have A Monochrome Canvas
With all the leaves on the ground and trees becoming more and bearer as we speak, having a monochrome makeup look will make you look right at home! It’s simple yet beautiful. You don’t even need dual shades for this look, and you can go for triples or quadruples if you like more variety. You can match any color to any other as long as they share a base.
Muted palettes and nudes are a perfect shade type for this kind of makeup. First of all, find the colour that’s right for you, then simply use it all across your face. Match your peach or rose lips to your eyeshadow palette with a lighter burgundy across your eyelids. It may seem less striking but you’ll look put together and perfect.
You don’t have to go through the trouble of mix and matching when it comes to having a block to work with. This can work for all skin tones, whether it be a pale or vibrant shade. For a spooky season look, you can even have a burnt orange on your lips and cheeks that remind you of pumpkins.
Coat Your Eyes With Art Deco
Makeup is art, so combining it with artistic movements is great. Sound complicated? It’s easy! When it comes to lining your eyes with your favourite marker, use simple shapes that vary in size and intensity. You don’t even have to be an expert to pull this trick off! Using a pencil liner, draw circles on your eyelids and then connect them up, or draw big lines that you can fill in and go over with some liquid eyeliner.
You can turn your face into a literal work of art with beauty standards that seem ripped straight out of the 1920s. Bringing the old back into the modern day with retro looks is not only stylish but a cut above a lot of the current trends. This makes it perfect for changing up your look for autumn when environmental change is all around us.
Use your usual setting hacks for longer lasting makeup looks during the fall. It’s even harder to get makeup to stay on during the rainier seasons, so be sure to set your liner with a little eyeshadow in the exact same shade. This will make you continuously pop, and is completely easy to do.
Pair Your Scarf With Your Cheeks
When we think of fall, we think of pumpkin spice and everything nice. Now when it comes to putting an outfit together with your makeup in mind, it couldn’t be easier with burnt and block colours during this time of year. This work wonders on your cheeks due to the area available and highlighting possible.
For fair cheeks and lighter skin tones, a good warm color for your cheeks is a peachy tone. Look for more neutral tones rather than pink, which are the most blendable if you want to switch a look up. This pairs well with pale scarfs of orangey or beige colors for sunnier days and is a perfectly cool looking combo.
For darker skin tones, a burnt out or ombre ‘brick’ color is good for an autumn look. This also pairs well with an orange or red scarf, which contrasts amazingly with your skin tone and brings out your natural beauty.
If you have an infinity scarf, loop it properly around your neck by having wide loops that decrease in size as they go down. You can knot it as well if it’s too long for you, and your outfit will never look better!
Dark Lips To Win Everyone Over
If you like striking appearances then this one is especially for you. Last year there was a trend going around for dark lips in the autumn time, so we know this is an especially popular idea. If you’ve not got the hang of eye makeup yet, and are still working on your perfect blusher, having some striking lips to show the world draws attention away from these if you so wish.
Plum colors are always a good choice. You can even use some dual tones for a noteworthy lip appearance. A dual tone mix of a pale and bright colour can boost your lip size naturally and is just different to what we see a lot of the time.
For a real in-depth info guide for the best lip colors, you can learn more here about your perfect lip tint and what ‘vampy’ look might be best for your skin type. These dark looks have always been in fashion, and with the resurgence in the goth style, you’ll fit right in around younger and older people.
These are just rough outlines for what you can do with your makeup in terms of seasonal looks. Once you’ve finished reading them, why not give them a try? Makeup is a wonderful creative tool, and you can go with or against the societal grain if you choose. You know you best after all, so try and spice up your look for autumn. You never know how good things can turn out!
When we hear the word naked, the first thing that comes to mind does not involve makeup. Well, I would like to take the time and talk about my experience of this product by Urban Decay that I have found interest in testing and reviewing. It has been around the market for awhile now but it’s too good not to talk about. This palette is a follow up of the bestselling Naked palette, so not only do they have Naked 2 palette on the market, a variety of Naked palettes can be found and occasionally the Naked Vault is offered as a limited edition. In the Naked Vault, you can find all the series of the Naked palettes, including the Naked Smoky Palette. With that much Urban Decay Naked Palette around it can be difficult to choose which one to purchase and you might end up getting all.
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca limited edition palette is a vintage record inspired eyeshadow palette, it can be considered as a color wheel filled with brights that represent the rainbow and neutrals for the everyday look.
The neutrals are perfect for seamlessly tying in brights together, great for highlighting under the brow, inner corner, deepening edges, creating transition shades and for that natural everyday look.
If you are into bold and lively colors then you should definitely get yourself the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette by Urban Decay. This pressed pigment palette from Urban Decay consist of 10 colors as well as a double ended electric eyeshadow precision brush.
Depotting makeup whether eyeshadow, lipstick or blushes it can become messy but nevertheless, you will love the end result of having all of your products in one place. This baby Z Palette from Sephora is almost the size of an entire palm. It comes in very handy as I can store single shadows inside of it.
When it comes on to limited edition items it’s good to grab them as fast as possible because they get sold out sooner than you think and you might be missing out on an excellent item. This Anastasia Artist Palette is a limited edition eyeshadow palette that is filled with 12 colors ranging from matte to shimmer with a little touch of neutrals and bright colors.
I recently purchased the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar at Too Faced.com along with some other Too Faced products. The Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette is the 2nd edition of the Chocolate Bar palette.
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
The Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow is a deeper, warmer version of the Chocolate Bar Palette. It contains sixteen cocoa powder-infused eyeshadows that range from neutral to colourful such as warm caramel, deepest mocha and bronzed chocolate. With this Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, you can create a limitless look from day, night, nude, dramatic etc. This Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette is a collection of shimmery caramels, matte chocolates and pops of decadent color.
If you have a bunch of lipstick and you find it difficult to travel with all at once then you should consider to depot your lipstick into a palette. This technique is mostly done by makeup freelancers that have to travel with beauty items to their clients on a day-to-day basis. To depot, lipsticks make it easier for them as they can travel much lighter and see the shade of lipsticks in just one glance rather than opening and closing lipstick lids.
If you have broken lipstick and you wish to save them then this method is just for you. To depot, lipstick is safe and easy. You can use heat to melt your lipstick but it is not highly recommended. Melting lipstick can alter the formula of the lipstick, especially if it’s a glossy, glitter or matte lipstick. Matte lipsticks are more durable in the heat but the pigment separate and can settle at the bottom of the palette wells.
To Depot Lipstick without heat you will need the following items:
- Palette (MAC Pro Palette)
- Surface Pro or metal plate
- Rubbing alcohol
Follow the instructions on how to depot lipsticks
1: Ensure that your items use in this processed is sanitized
2: Take your lipstick of choice and scroll it up and use the spatula to cut it off from the base of the tube onto your Surface pro or metal plate.
3: Use your spatula and remove what is left of the base of the lipstick and place it into your palette well, if the lipstick is very hard then you can crush it out on the Surface Pro/metal plate before placing it into the palette wells.
4: Fill and spread the lipstick in the wells evenly or until satisfied.
5: Take the lipstick tip that was cut off from Step 2 and place it back into the tube.
6: Repeat process until all the wells are completely filled.
7: Use the q-tips along with the rubbing alcohol to clean up the areas around the lipstick wells.
All of the lipstick will not hold in one well, so be sure to cut the lipstick in a reasonable size; to be able to fit into the palette wells. You can take the lipstick off the top if you prefer but you might lose the angle or shape of the lipstick; if you do not cut in the angle as how it first came. You might be amazed by the amount of lipstick that is at the bottom of the tube. This can also be difficult to use when the lipstick is almost near to the tube and looks like a stub.
If you are looking for that smooth finish you can leave your palette in a warm environment and allow the lipsticks to soften for a while but do not apply too much heat or the palette will become messy. This can be more time consuming but a lot safer than applying direct heat by using a spoon.
Advantages of not using heat to melt lipstick
- It does not ruin the quality of your lipstick
- It does not ruin the container
- And you do not need to use fire
- Less work
- Not neat enough
The Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eye Shadow Palette is housed in a slim rectangular shaped cardboard compact. This makes it easy to store away in my vanity drawer. It retails for $19.95 but luckily I snagged it during a 48-hour sale when it was just released for $9.95 without shipping.