Let's be honest - this summer was a total bust. I'm over it! I'm disappointed and I just want to move on. But the good news is Fall is here! Pumpkin Spice Lattes, apple picking, scarves, boots and movies by the fire. It doesn't get much better.
In the spirit of the new season, I was inspired to create this dark, smokey eye look. Using deep greens and warm browns, I am reminded of the leaves that will soon flutter to the ground.
For this look I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette.
Listed in order of use for this look:
1. Gilded Ganache, 2. Triple Fudge, 3. Milk Chocolate, 4. White Chocolate
Gilded Ganache is really beautiful. It's a deep, olive-y green with golden shimmer and perfect for those of us with hazel eyes. This palette also smells amazing! Each shadow is made using real cocoa powder. To me it smells a little like powdered sugar. One whiff and suddenly I'm floating on a cotton candy cloud, above sugar cane jungles and bubble gum mountains.
I would probably try to eat it. But the makeup addict in me has decided that the colours are too pretty to ruin.
First I applied Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light 100 using a foundation blush and gently pressed the product into my skin.
I concealed my under eye circles and blemishes using Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (R) Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment in Light 120 and patted the product using my fingertips.
Before I started to work on my green smokey eye, I applied a small amount of Lorac Pro Behind The Scenes Eye Primer on my lids and under my bottom lashes to ensure the colours stay put all day long. I used a flat shader brush to pack Gilded Ganach all over my eyelids. I also used a pencil brush to smudge this colour onto my lower lash line.
I used L'Oreal Color Infaillible in Permanent Kaki and focused this on the centre part of my eyelid to add extra sparkle.
I used Triple Fudge, a deep matte brown colour, in my crease and focused it on the outer corners. A little bit above that I blended Milk Chocolate to create a gradient effect and smooth out any harsh lines. To highlight underneath my brow bone, I used my finger to lightly dab some of White Chocolate, a matte beige colour.
I used my NYX Eyeliner Pencil in Black to tightline my upper and lower waterlines. I also smudged a thin layer of this onto my upper lash line. I applied a thick coat of Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara to ensure my lashes didn't get lost among the dark colours.
Whenever I wear a smokey eye, I always make sure to use bronzer. Otherwise, the dark colours really wash out my face and can make me look like a zombie. I applied Benefit Hoola Bronzer onto the contours of my cheeks, along my hair line and chin.
Nars Blush in Orgasm was the perfect pairing for this look. It's a a peachy pink with subtle shimmer and provides the slightest flush. It's not overpowering considering there's so much going on with my eyes.
I highlighted the tops of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose and cupid's bow using The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter. Finally I topped the look off with Mac Lipstick in Angel.
I really liked the way everything turned out and I know this will be my go-to glam look during Fall.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (R) Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment
Lorac Pro Behind The Scenes Eyes Primer
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
L'Oreal Color Infaillible in Permanent Kaki
NYX Eyeliner Pencil in Black
Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Nars Blush in Orgasm
The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter