For the A/W season the attention is on the eyes and my preferred look definitely involves loads of drama and a touch of color. Cranberry eyelids, thick eyeliner and big, voluminous lashes. Yes, that’s pretty much my fall eye makeup sorted and I can’t wait to start sporting the look more frequently. I will forever be a bold lipstick wearer but on days when I fancy going nude on the lip front, the following trio will be keeping my eyes a great company.
Cranberry / burgundy eye shadows have always been my shade of choice when it comes to autumnal makeup and this Maybelline Color Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate (here) just rocks. I adore everything about its stunning metallic burgundy shade that makes my green eyes pop and the golden light-reflecting shimmer is such a lovely touch. If you’re not feeling comfortable wearing red-based shadows, fear not as you can apply Metallic Pomegranate more sheerly for a more muted, brown-y shade. I tend to wear this beauty on its own for a swiftly added seasonal touch of color but you could also pop some MAC Cranberry (here) eye shadow on top to intensify the colors. The formula of Metallic Pomegranate is downright incredible. It is creamy, pigmented, extremely long-lasting and completely crease-proof. Love it.
Even since the Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner* (here) hit my doorstep I’ve been trying to nail the perfect winged eyeliner with it. The concept behind the twist-up gel liner pen is simply brilliant, as I do love a dash of good gel eyeliner, especially during the colder month. However, I do find this one a bit hard to use when it comes to creating a thin line – precision is not my greatest feature haha. Luckily, it’s all about the dramatic eye makeup here, so I’ve been getting a lot of use out of this gem. It creates the perfect thicker, more graphic a la Dita Von Teese winged eyeliner, which dries matte, doesn’t budge for hours and is a beautiful jet black color. Gorgeous.
Now that the summer is behind us it’s time for the natural looking lashes to step aside and make room for my beloved doll-eyelash look. I love the look of the long, black fluttery lashes as they enhance the look and make the eyes appear bigger and brighter. My favorite partner in crime when it comes to dramatic eyelashes is the YSL Shocking Mascara (here). It definitely has ‘bold’ written all over it as it does separate beautifully, adds tons of length and volume and holds curl for the day while making the hairs look super rich in color. The formula of this baby is incredible as well and it doesn’t clump or smudge and there is no smearing in sight. It’s the perfect more dramatic option and if you’re looking for mascara that will magnify your lashes, look this way.
Have you tried any of these products before? Which one is your favorite?