Autumn eyes tutorial

October has started. This for some people means Halloween is coming up. Not for me though, we don't celebrate that here. I do like reading Halloween tutorials and all the other Halloween things. Brands are slowly launching their holiday collections. Urban Decay recently launched their Vice 3 palette. It's no secret that I love the second one and I definitely plan on buying the third palette. It's filled with wonderful warm colours and I took that colour scheme as my inspiration for this look. The warm colours are perfect for this season. 

I used several palettes for this look, feel free to replace any of the products with something you own. There's probably a dupe for every eyeshadow I'm using.

  • Too Faced Yule Log (Joy to the Girls palette); a warm chocolate brown with bronze glitter 
  • Too Faced Prancer (Joy to the Girls palette); a warm toned gold with gold glitter
  • Too Faced Snow Angel (Joy to the Girls palette); a matte white
  • Urban Decay Radar (Vice 2 palette); a warm brown with shimmer and gold glitter
  • Urban Decay Toxic (Vice 2 palette); a copper with gold and pink shimmer
  • Flormar baked eyeshadow; a red/copper with silver glitter and shimmer
I always start with a primed eyelid. No exception here. I also applied a tiny bit of NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk because in my experience, these Too Faced eyeshadows really work better with a sticky base.

Next, I used Radar and applied it in a elongated cat-eye shape. Only on the outsides of the eyelid. Pro tip: if you're ever dealing with a very crumbly eyeshadow like this one, don't swirl your brush around in it. Lightly dab your brush onto the eyeshadow and pat it onto your eyelid. This will give you the least amount of fall-out.

On the outsides of the cat-eye shape I applied the darker brown, Yule Log, and I blended that outwards. Top doesn't have to be perfectly blended yet. If you're losing colour, reapply and blend again.

I used the red eyeshadow on a fluffy brush (it's very pigmented) and applied that right above the dark brown eyeshadow. Using a different (clean) blending brush, I blended it outwards. I like the eyeshadow to be smokey and I like it winged out, you don't have to smoke it out that much. It's also easy to keep it simple.

I used the matte white on my brow bone to highlight it. I blended it nicely into the red eyeshadow to get rid of any harsh lines. I also took a tiny bit of pink shimmery blush and used it on the transition of the red and the white. This is a trick from Pixiwoo I often use, so today is no exception.

On the middle part of the eyelid I applied Toxic and slightly blended it out. Not too much because I really wanted the Toxic eyeshadow to stay in the center.

In the inner corner I applied the gold eyeshadow. I really like gold so I thought it looked nice. You can easily skip this step if you like. I'm just a glitter enthousiast. I also added some gold glitter and some gold glitter eyeliner on top because of that reason.

Under the eye I applied Yule Log on my waterline and lower lashline. I only applied it to the outer corners because that makes my eyes look bigger. I blended that outwards with Radar on my brush and I connected that to the upper eyeshadow.

To finish the eyes I used several coats of mascara, both top and bottom.

I also filled in the rest of my eyebrows. I have this habit of first applying Aqua Brow and let it sit for a little while before I finish them off with eyeshadows. I'll explain it sometime but that's why my eyebrows look so wonky in all the pictures above.

To clean up the fall out I just used a tissue, picked it up. I applied some concealer to highlight, as I always do.

For my skin I usually do the same. I'm wearing foundation (L'Oréal True Match), concealer (I'm using a high coverage foundation that's too pale for me by Gosh), powder, a nameless pink shimmery blush and bronzer by the Dutch departement store Hema and NARS Copacabana liquid illuminator.

On the lips I decided to go for a warm brown colour, the Flormar twist up lipstick in Caramel. This eyelook looks nice with almost all lipsticks. Reds, browns, purples, nudes, pinks and plums can all work. It's all up to you.

I'm excited what October will bring. I have to admit, I don't have a special love for October. Sweater weather is not better weather in my opinion but thus far it hasn't been too cold. But I do enjoy pumpkin spice latte, the revealing of holiday collections, preparing for my birthday (November 12!) and autumn break. 

What's your favourite thing about October?

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