Fall Makeup Basics

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Fall means hayrides, pumpkins and crisp air.

But more importantly, it means that you can finally wear dark colors on your lips and tips again.

That makes me happy.

I am teaching a fall makeup class this coming Thursday. As a preview I posted this pic of the look my students will be learning and it caught like wildfire. There were lots of questions so I am here to answer them for you guys!

The lip color I used in the photo is Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain in #13, “Marvelous Mauve.” It’s GORG and I can’t wait to rock it all season. I originally made the trip to Sephora to pick up Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick in “Lolita” but my store were sold out, which actually turned out to be a good thing since it led me to discover these amazing cream stains. Nonetheless, Lolita looks just like this color above and it is also super pretty, so I linked it below for you guys incase you wanted to check that one out too!

There were also TONS of questions about my foundation. I have on L’Oreal Pro Matte in #102. This is a pretty thick, full coverage formula. Some days I apply with a damp Beauty Blender if I want less coverage. Other times, like in this photo, I apply with a stippling brush.  As far as drugstore foundations go, this one has been a constant favorite.

One of the most important steps is to prime your skin before you apply foundation. I love Hourglass’ primer because it feels so smooth and it is not sticky like many silicone-based primers.

Check out all the products I used to create this look. If you have any beauty related questions feel free to get in touch on Facebook or Instagram!

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Fall Drugstore Makeup Picks!

Yep. Dropping that F bomb again today.

Fall.

The days get cooler and the makeup gets darker. Here are my favorite products from the drugstore to help you tackle fall trends without emptying your bank account. Watch my video at the end to see swatches!

MAC Media Lipstick, $16 

Not a drugstore find but it is the color I posted about on Instagram today! Follow me!

NYX Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake, $4.99

Looks amazing layered on top of Media!!

Wet n’ Wild Lipstick in Fergie Daily, $3.19 

A drugstore cheapie that is quite possibly the most perfect nude!

NYC Gloss in Extra Large Latte, $3.60

LOVE this gloss. I’ve mentioned it before– just get it! You’ll love it too.

Rimmel Lipstick in #14, $5.79

One of my “holy grail” lipsticks. Can’t you tell I love nudes?!

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige, $6.99

These are by far the BEST drugstore shadows. Pick them up in every color- they truly last all day.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, $8.99

My current favorite! Not clumpy and super black.

NYX Skinny Eye Marker, $8.99

This felt tip liner is super thin so it helps with controlling the thickness of the line you are drawing.

Maybelline Brow Drama, $7.99

Add dimension and sculpt your brows in one step. Great as a setting gel too!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, $7.49

My favorite drugstore concealer. EVER.

L’Oreal Pro Matte Foundation, $12.99

My favorite matte drug store foundation! Great for oily/combo/normal skin. If you are dry check out my next suggestion!

L’Oreal True Match Foundation, $10.99

One of the best drugstore foundation formulas! Great for all skin types including dry skin!

Check out my video below for tips and ideas! Which products will you be picking up?!