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Makeup Wars: Fall Look

This edition of Makeup Wars is the timely “Fall Look”. Timely in the fact that not only did Fall roll in here in the US last week, it also rolled in some dark, damp days that made getting a good FOTD pic impossible. So, I’m just going to show you what I was using to create the look. Not everything is from any current/upcoming Fall release in 2012, these are just items that help get my favorite Fall look, in lovely Plum jewel tone.

I actually keep my look simple for day to day year round, but in the Fall, I somewhat wear even less, as I am more concerned with keeping my skin supple and not dried out. In this particular case, I didn’t wear any foundation/tinted moisturizer, bronzer, powder or even blush. I’m of a mind that with the sun mostly gone, my pale skin gets to shine (*in the “luminous” way and not the sweaty..erm, “glistening” way). I favor a bolder lip with a lighter eye – not nude, but not overly done so that it isn’t competing with the lips.

On the eyes I used:
Mally Beauty Shadow Stick in “Violet” – I sheer this out to use as my eyeshadow base/primer.
elf 32piece eyeshadow palette in “Warm”. I used two of the mid to light plum clolors, one on the lid and one from crease to browbone. (*You may remember this palette from the $20 Makeup Challenge).
NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in “Calabria” – I use this to line the eyelid.
Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in “Gunmetal” – I use this navy grey color instead of black to line my bottom lashline, as it is softer on my eyes instead of the harshness that black gives me.
Mally Beauty Heated Eyelash Curler – this battery operated gadget opens my eyes up by curling my lashes so far they actually bug me by tickling my eyelids when I blink. But, I love how long my lashes stay curled, so it’s worth it.
Votre Vu Eiffel Power Mascara in “Carbon” – I am really liking this fuller brush and drier formula. It gives me thick lashes that I don’t have to wait to dry, or worry that it is going to spot my eyelids, which is actually a worry when I used the Mally heated curler.
Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer in “Fair” – This cream just shapes and sets the eyebrows to be finish the eye look.

For the lips I used:
MAC Viva Glam Ricky Lip Conditioner in “Clear” – I am addicted to this tube of magic. It keeps my lips soft and smells great (*not to mention it’s cost goes to a good cause). This helps keep my lips from being chapped and being all flakey, which looks really gross with dark lippies – well, *any* lippies.
MAC Amplified Lipstick in “Yung Rapunxel” – This deep plum looks scary dark, but can be applied sheerly, if you don’t want a dark opaque finish.
MAC Lipglass in “Lap of Luxury” – This totally out-of-date, “should have thrown it away a long time before now” gloss is great to add just a touch of shine in the middle of the lip on a dark lip – if you can get over the fact that you shouldn’t be using it any more in the the first place.

What is your go to Fall product? Do you have particular things that you only use when the weather turns cooler or do you not care what time of year it is when you wear it?

Now go check out what everyone else wants to tell you/show you about their fall looks, too:

*Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration and some of them were bought with my cold hard cash.

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