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Beauty | An Autumn Inspired Look

October 10, 2015

Playing with colour is not something I often do with my makeup, especially not on the eyes. I had seen a lot of people using beautiful purple hues so I thought that I would give it a whirl.

I was tempted to use the Naked 3 palette, but there just wasn’t anything ‘purple’ enough for the look I wanted to create. Then I remembered that in my eyeshadow palette stash I have the Revealed 3 (£10.99) palette by Coastal Scents which houses a lot of purple and berry tones. It was my first time using the palette and I was pleasantly surprised at just how beautifully pigmented and blendable the shades were. I used a medium purple and a deep purple and blended them both into the crease and outer v. I ensured that I did lots and lots of blending so that the look was seamless. 

For the gold, I knew that I wanted to use Fix+ to make a shade really pop on the eyelid, which is something again, I’d never done before. After looking at various gold shades in my palettes I decided to use my Urban Decay Naked 2 (£38) where I used the shade Half Baked, a beautiful gold. I will definitely trying this technique more often to make shadows more pigmented. For the lips I used Charlotte Tilbury in ‘So Marilyn’ (£23) and topped it off with Tanya Burr’s ‘Vampire Kiss’ Lipgloss (£6.99). Looking back I probably should of picked a deeper red but hey ho, it’s all a learning process. 

I am obsessed with this eye look and am going to combine it with a more plum look next time I wear it. Let me know what beauty trends you love for this time of year and what you think of this look. Do you experiment with your eyeshadows often? Thanks for reading! 

Megan. xo

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