Hey loves! Thanksgiving is just around the corner so we wanted to share a super simple (and affordable) makeup look. That way you have one less thing to worry about next week while you’re prepping food and spending time with family. If you’ve been around a while, you know we love all things gold – that includes gold eyeshadow.
Insert shameless plug here – If you’re not following us on Pinterest, you should go follow because we pin new inspiration on the daily. I found this look on Pinterest and loved the golds and browns they used, so I was inspired to recreate it for you and show you what I used.
I was shopping on Colourpop’s website for a foundation and came across the perfect eyeshadow palette for fall and/or everyday makeup looks. It’s called brown sugar and it was only $12.00! You honestly can’t beat that price for nine perfectly pigmented and blendable shadows. I also used their foundation ($12) and concealer ($6) for this look and will say I’m super impressed by them!
It’s important to start every eyeshadow look with your crease. The crease sets the stage for the rest of the look and the blendability. I took the lightest brown shade “chai” on a fluffy blending brush and buffed that into the crease and slightly above it. I built this up by adding more until I reached the desired base. Then I took the slightly darker brown “jamocha” on the same blending brush and placed that directly in the crease and the outer corner of the lid.
For the lid, I took a smaller blending brush and took “henna” on the very outer third of the lid. Leaving the center blank, take the same shade and place it in the first third of the lid. Then with whatever is left on the brush buff that into the crease connecting the two. I then took “ginger” on on finger, and patted that onto the center of the lid slightly over the edges of “henna.” Then take your blending brush again with a little more “henna” and blend the edges a little more.
The key my friends is, when in doubt blend it out! Blend until you can’t blend no mo girl!
Take a little more of the “jamocha” on your bigger fluffy brush and go back into the crease to blend it together even more. You really want to make sure everything is blending so it’s all one cohesive look. Then take your favorite liquid liner and create a wing.
The Lower Lash Line
Grab a small pencil brush and pick up the “ginger” shade and place that in the corner of the eye and onto the first third. Then with the same brush grab “henna” and drag that along the rest of the bottom lash line. Grab a gel or pencil liner and take that onto your waterline all the way from the inner to outer eye.
The Finishing Touches
To complete the look, take your mascara and carefully put it on the top and bottom lashes. There’s nothing more frustrating that getting mascara all over the masterpiece you just worked so hard to create. I like to tip my head back slightly and blink into the mascara brush to avoid that at all costs.
Oh, wait a second, I just thought of something more frustrating. Sneezing right after apply mascara. Please tell me I’m not alone here?!
Anyways, the last step is the lips. I am a matte lipstick lover if you haven’t already discovered that. I used to avoid lipstick at all costs because I can’t stand the fact that in any amount of wind my hair ended up attached to my lips. That’s just not my thang, so I’m always on the hunt for the perfect matte lipstick. I know we rave about the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks because they are bomb! But I’ve been trying to find something much more affordable for you and for me! I think I’ve found one ladies! This NYX Slip Tease full color lip oil is incredible. It’s only $6.99 and they have several shades. It goes on matte and I can’t even tell it’s there. The shade I went with for this look is called Entice. It’s a great fall color and the perfect way to finish off a golden look.
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I hope you’re able to recreate the look for the upcoming holidays! Let us know if you have any questions!