Current Autumn Makeup Look

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I’ve amped up the moisture for fall and have tried to incorporate a bit of pretty color.  Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean when can only use drab neutrals!  This is a typical makeup routine for me lately.

Coola Face SPF 30 Matte Tint – After my moisturizers and serums have had a few minutes to sink in, I apply this mousse-like tinted sunscreen to my face.  I have never in my life enjoyed a facial sunscreen like this one.  The texture is beautiful, the hydration is just right, there is no cloying scent, it doesn’t break my skin out, it gives a light coverage, and the color is the best I’ve come across for my fair yellow olive-toned complexion.

Christopher Drummond Duo-Phase Hydrating Concealer – I truly love this concealer.  I apply it under my eyes to cover dark circles and around my nose to cover redness.  I use a damp Beauty Blender and it just melts into my skin.  Hydrating is right – there is no settling into lines at all.  I  set this with my pure silica powder, and then it stays all day.

Alima Pure Maracaibo Bronzer – After using Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess bronzer for a while (which I do like), I wanted to try Alima’s highly rated powders, but was unsure which to try.  I ordered samples of the Sombra Contour Powder, Maracaibo Bronzer, and Mauna Loa Bronzer.  The Sombra is just a little too flat and ashy on my skin, and Mauna Loa is much too dark.  Maracaibo, on the other hand, is a beautiful matte bronzer with just enough warmth to add depth to my face without looking fake.  I really enjoy this.

Aster + Bay Beet Root & Hibiscus Stain – This is my favorite makeup product right now, and I’ve talked about my love for it here.  This stain is seriously gorgeous on the cheeks.  It is a sheer berry and gives the skin a sexy sheen.  The fact that it is hydrating, has good longevity, and is all-natural just makes me even happier.  You can use it as a lip stain as well, but I just use it on my cheeks.

W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick – This was formerly called Universalist Multi-Use Colorstick #2.  This creamy highlighter is gorgeous on the cheekbones.  It really does add a little indescribable something to the face – just a pretty, glowing, youthful dusting of magic on the skin.

100% Pure Eye Brow Gel in Taupe – I love the cream texture of this eyebrow liner.  It is a pretty decent match for me.

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara in Supernova – I’ve been going back and forth between this one and Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes, but my current tube of the Tarte has been flaking like crazy all over my face.  I’m so frustrated that I want to toss it, which is saying a lot for me because I don’t waste products.  It’s possible I just have a bad tube, so I won’t write this mascara off yet. This Pacifica mascara is very nice, buildable, doesn’t make my lashes dry, and doesn’t flake at all.   However, I like my lashes more dramatic than this can really produce.  I’ve decided to try W3LL People mascara next.

Everyday Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in Laptop – This is my favorite eyeshadow of ALL TIME.  And they discontinued it!!  I’m always searching for a dupe but I don’t know if I’ll ever find one.  This one is a shimmer eyeshadow with a light brown base, plum tones, and silver shimmer.  It’s seriously gorgeous and gives something along the lines of a Victoria’s Secret subtle-but-sexy eye look.  If you know of a similar eyeshadow color, please tell me!

Tarte SmolderEYES Eyeliner in Fig – This deep plum eyeliner is just gorgeous.  The tip is fat, which makes it very easy for me to apply.  My eyesight is not so good in my right eye, so eyeliner application can be tricky with a thin pencil.  This one glides on so easily.

Ilia Lipstick in Neon Angel – I know.  Bright pink lipstick in autumn?  Paired with plum eyeliner?  But hold on – I don’t apply this at full-strength.  Applied lightly, it gives a feminine pop of pink that actually looks beautiful this time of year.

Lotus Wei Infinite Love Mist – I always finish with a few mists of a hydrosol or rose water on my face.  Lately I’ve been using this after my makeup is done. The scent is incredible – one of my favorite scents ever.  So much so, that I plan on purchasing the Infinite Love perfume.  These are not just accidental flower combinations – they are formulated to work on your mood as well. This one just makes me so happy and feel so loved.

Do you use any of these products? Any recommendations?  Favorite natural eyeshadow?  Share with me!

 

 

Fall Natural Beauty Wishlist

Fall Beauty CollageI never tire of discovering amazing skin products, sampling, and gushing over amazing ingredients.  Winter was brutal around here last year, and my skin was a wreck from the cold Artic air.  I had to really go into damage mode around December and found myself scrambling to find products that would soothe my poor dehydrated skin. This year, I’m going to be more proactive and have been searching out products to pamper my skin as soon as the weather starts to get dry and cool.  These are a few products that I would love to get my hands on.

1) One Love Organics Skin Savior – This is a waterless beauty balm that OLO says is suitable as a makeup remover and a super moisturizing balm, which would be ideal for fall and winter. No, this isn’t the most wallet-friendly product ever, but a little goes a long way with balms, so this would easily last months and months.  I have tried a few of their products and they have yet to disappoint – in fact, the products I’ve tried have been amazing and I have a feeling this one would be, too!

2) Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Nobody’s Baby – I adore lip balms and have them stashed everywhere – and I mean everywhere!  But a fusion of lipstick and lip balm?  Perfect!  I have Ilia lipsticks and love them, but am curious how their coveted tinted lip conditioners would work on my sensitive, dry winter lips.  Nobody’s Baby is a beautiful pinkish nude that would be a great go-to shade.

3) Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator – I think I need a hydrating toner for fall and winter.  The great thing about a product like this is that you can mist yourself throughout the day as needed, even if you have makeup on!  Sometimes my skin gets that dull look in the middle of the day and I’m thinking this would be a great moisturizing pick-me-up.  Plus, the ingredients sound amazing!

4) Alima Pure Sombra Contour Powder – I’m currently finishing up a sample of Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess bronzer, which is nice, but it’s shimmer is best suited for summer.  For fall, I’m really anxious to try this beautiful matte powder that has cleaner ingredients. I think it would be perfect for adding natural color to cheeks.

5) RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up – I have had my eye on RMS products for a while but have yet to take the plunge.  They are a bit pricey, but if I could snag a great deal, this is the product I think I’d try first.  Not only does it get glowing reviews, but I think the coconut oil base of this product would be simply perfect for hydrating my skin during fall and winter. My only issue is deciding between shades 00 and 11 for my fair olive skin.

Have you tried any of these products?  What products are you looking forward to using this fall?