PS. I love fall (makeup)

fall makeup


Usually I refuse to talk about fall before my birthday (which is in about a week), but this year is different. I’m more than ready for all things autumnal, especially makeup.

Every year when summer ends, the contents of my makeup bag change. I move on to foundations, after rocking a very sheer bb-cream the whole summer. I go for dark lipsticks, even though I’m usually a nude gloss type. As for eyeshadows, well, I go for warm eyeshadows all year round. Fall is especially made for red, bronze and gold tones. And dark eye makeup!

On another note, it’s also quite lovely to walk the paths in a natural park in rain. Sit down on a mossy rock every once in a while. See how fall slowly arrives in the forest. Look for mushrooms and owls – without spotting either.

dark fall makeup


Fall makeup – dark eyes & lips

This looks is very much what comes to mind, when I think of fall makeup. Dark lips, light base with some warmth along with dark eye makeup. Think of warm, red and bronze colors.

For this look I was actually inspired by my own fall makeup from three years ago. I decided to recreate it and do some improvements. Looking at your own work unfortunately you always spot mistakes, always. It’s also interesting to compare these looks and see how my makeup style has changed. Can you spot the differencies?

My makeup in 2018.

autumnal makeup

All the makeup products are listed & linked at the end of this post.

This time I went for a darker, more golden eye. The palette of my choice was Too Faced Gingerbread Palette Extra Spicy. It’s definitely one of my favorite warm palettes with all the delicious warms, reds and mustardy colors.

When it comes to my base, I used less products – just a good foundation, some bronzer and a peachy blush. Now when I say a good foundation, I actually mean awesome. But I’m gonna do a review soon on it here, so I’ll save some of my enthusiasm for that.

As for the lips, I used a gorgeous deep fall red, YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in 21. Typically darker lipsticks are difficult to get to go on evenly and smoothly on the lips. This lipstick formula is very lightweight and comfortable, making it easier to succeed. So if you’re looking for intense color, but a comfortable feel on the lips, YSL Matte Stain might be one to check out.

warm fall eye makeup

What do you think of this autumnal look?

I have to say, it feels weird to be back at blogging after a long holiday. Especially since I’ve kept quite a bit of break from social media, also on Instagram. But it’s very nice to be back too! Hopefully your summer was nice – or maybe you’re still enjoying it? Or are you ready to just bow down to fall?

I love fall.



*NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, Punjab
*NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Custard & Vanilla
*Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer
Clarins Joli Blush, Cheeky Peach

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Too Faced Gingerbread Palette Extra Spicy (post: looks & swatches)
NYX Glitter Primer (as a sticky base for the Lily Lolo loose eyeshadow)
Lily Lolo Mineral Eyeshadow, Sticky Toffee
Alima Pure Natural Eye Pencil, Ink (post: best black pencil for sensitive eyes)
House of Lashes Demure Lite
IsaDora Volume Lash Styler Mascara

*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain, 21


Shop fall makeup at *Sephora, *Lookfantastic & *Feelunique

IsaDora Autumn Legends Fall Collection

isadora autumn legends

isadora makeup

I don’t think I’ve ever properly hyped IsaDora on my blog before – even though it’s one of my favorite brands. It’s special to me, because my first real makeup items were from IsaDora. I’ve been using their eye shadows, lipsticks, lip and eye pencils since forever. My first go-to eye shadow palette was from IsaDora and I remember using it all the time – the light shimmer color, a golden one and two beautiful warm browns.

IsaDora is a Swedish drugstore brand, which is very affordable, but the quality of the products is what really impresses me. If you need good makeup with great pigment – but don’t want to spend a fortune – you may want to explore Isadora’s range of products.

I got to try out new products from Isadora’s Autumn Legends Fall collection, which I received as pr. I got their new eye shadow palette, sculpting brow pen, five new liquid lip cremes, three nail polishes and a Blush&Glow draping wheel.

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Isadora Berry Brown mauve nude lipstick

isadora smoky velvets

isadora smoky velvets eye shadow swatch

IsaDora Eyeshadow Smoky Velvets
So this is IsaDora’s Eyeshadow Quartet: it comes in multiple colors and usually every collection features a limited edition eye shadow palette. The first eye shadow palette I told you about was like this.

The texture of these eye shadows is very IsaDora: creamy, smooth, easily blendable, but also buildable with great pigment. These are all a bit shimmery, except that blueish grey color, which only has some shimmer in it.

I love the colors in this palette – I can easily wear any of these colors alone or together and they are very autumn-y (I’ll just casually keep making up words, just act normal).

isadora liquid lip cream

Isadora liquid lip cream swatches

isadora liquid cream lipstick swatches

IsaDora liquid lip cream Berry Brown, Brunette, Red Legend, Loving Red

These lip creams are my favorite out of the whole collection – you could probably guess by the amount of swatches and photos. IsaDora’s lip products are amazing. My go-to red lipstick is from IsaDora and it’s called Red Carpet.

I love the classy simple packaging and I like the colors. As you can probably tell these are extremely pigmented (I’m wearing only one coat on my lips), but they don’t feel dry on your lips since they are not matte. I don’t know about you, but I love a glossy lip after the whole matte mania.

The only thing I don’t like about these, is the scent. It does evaporate quickly though, so it’s not a deal breaker.

IsaDora Blush&Glow

isadora blush & glow swatches

IsaDora Blush&Glow draping wheel

Have you heard of draping? I have to say I’m no expert in it, even though I’ve heard of it. Apparently it’s when you shape your face with a blush. I don’t necessarily love the idea of that, but I love a good blush and lately I’ve been more into highlighters as well. I’ve also used Isadora’s blushes before and what I like about them is that they are very user-friendly. What I mean by that is, that they are not too pigmented and they have a nice velvety texture, so you can build up the color as you like.

My favorite colors of this wheel are the matte ones and I also love the cool bright highlighter.

fall makeup inspiration

The collection on my face. Lip color is Brunette. That highlight is super bright!

IsaDora Sculpting Brow Pen

IsaDora Sculpting Brow Pen

This brow pen surprised me. At first when I looked at the pen I though it looked clumsy and weird, because it has this triangle shaped tip. However – it worked extremely well on my brows! I could do hair-like strokes with the pointy end and color in my brows using the thicker side of the tip. Needless to say the brush on the other end is super handy – I always brush my brows to soften any harsh lines. I have the Medium Brown shade, which is a bit dark, but I like a darker brow every once in a while. The color is cool-toned, which is probably why it still suits me.

This one is definitely a new favorite.

isadora wondernail fall

isadora wondernail nail polishes quick dry

IsaDora Wondernail nail polish Vintage Rose, Red Legend, Ruby Velvet

Finally something, that I didn’t love and that wasn’t totally awesome. Just kidding, you wish. I was super impressed by these nail polishes – I know it says quick dry on the packaging, but we’ve all been fooled before, haven’t we? These do dry quickly though, so there’s no time for me to lose my nerves, as I usually do with nail polishes.

You can get a pretty convincing color with one coat, but I prefer two coats to get the exact color that is in the bottle. I’m no nail polish pro yet, so in my nails these lasted well for a couple of days. I should probably let me sister try these and let her give her opinion. She’s a nail polish pro with always “wrapping the tips” and what not. My favorite color out of these three is Red Legend.

If you want to see how these look on the nails, check out this post from Charming Nails -blog. She has swatched all the colors on her (gorgeous) nails.

isadora fall makeup

Autumn Legends makeup using all these new products. Lip color is Berry Brown.

isadora makeup review

Have you tried IsaDora’s products? What do you think of them? And also – are you as excited about fall makeup as I am?
I love how seasons affect my makeup routine and after summer and all these fresh, neutral makeup looks I’m ready for some proper drama.

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