P.S. I love fall

fall makeup

fall makeup

It happens every year. I get crazy about fall. I love it’s colors, the gloomy weather, scented candles, chai lattes, the fall foliage and most of all – I love fall makeup. Red and orange hues. Dark berry lips. Gorgeous glowy skin. Messy smokey eye.

I’ve been bursting with excitement when it comes to makeup. I’ve taken all my dark lipsticks out and I’m suddenly feeling a need for more warm-toned palettes.

I felt very inspired to do a fall-inspired makeup look and here’s what I came up with. Warm eye makeup with orange shimmer on the lid, lots of black liner, burgundy lips and a full-coverage foundation with lots of highlight. Oh, and a lot of blush. I guess it feels refreshing to wear lots of makeup after wearing minimal makeup throughout the summer, haha.

Besides sharing this look I also wanted to tell you about the products I used. There are some old favorites here, some that I recently started to use again, and also a brand new product that I’m trying out.

Fall makeup

TONY MOLY Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

TONYMOLY Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm*

Pr-sample
I got this primer from the launch event that I attended last week. I think Tony Moly has the cutest packaging! This golden egg is actually surprisingly beautiful as well. I’ve only tried it a few times, but it feels nice. It has a delicious scent and it feels very smooth on my skin. The primer is silicone-based, so it’s great for smoothing out the skin and hiding pores. I used to wear these kinds of primers all the time. Nowadays I rarely wear any primer. Let’s see if this primer changes my makeup game.

KICKS Makeup Brushes*

Pr-samples
I’ve been using KICKS’ brushes for quite some time now. I think their quality and price point is great. My favorite brush from them is the highlighting brush. It’s the perfect size, it’s soft and not too dense and it makes highlighting easy.

milani baked blush red vino
MILANI Baked Blush, Red Vino

Milani Baked Blush, Red Vino*

I’ll admit: I mainly bought this blush, because it’s gorgeous and I wanted a deep red blush. In reality though, this is very very pigmented so you need to be careful when applying it. A fact that I forgot when I was doing this makeup look. Luckily, blush overdose is easy to fix. Just apply some powder on top of it and blend like crazy. When I’m more careful with applying this and just take the tiniest amount, it works just fine. And looks more pink than red on my skin. I love Milani’s Baked Blushes and I have another shade of it as well (a color more suitable for every day looks). The blushes are beautiful, they have good pigment, they are easy to blend and they’re affordable.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft&Gentle*

A beautiful, gorgeous highlight. It’s quite finely milled and not too glittery. I love this product. I use this all the time in my eye makeup as well.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle Highlight & KICKS Highlighting Brush

Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impression Mascara*

A mascara, that I got from my advent calendar last year. I only opened this recently and fell in love with it. It gives a nice volume to my lashes, but doesn’t make them too heavy.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, Plum*

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A beautiful shade for Fall. I wrote a review on these here. I find that dark lipstick shades are tricky to apply. Every single dark lipstick I own is a bit tricky. Let me know in the comments if you know a good dark lipstick, that is easy to apply evenly and smoothly.

kicks brushes fall makeup

PRODUCTS

TonyMoly Silky Smooth Balm*
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer, 10 & 15*
Rimmel Loose Powder, Transclusent
Maybelline Masterfix Baking Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Milani Baked Blush, Red Vino*
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Soft & Gentle*

Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer, Taupe
Essence Brow gel, Blonde
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Vice 4 palette
Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impressions Mascara*
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes

IsaDora Perfect Lipliner Transparent Lip Fix
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, Plum*

*Shop @ SEPHORA, ULTA, FEELUNIQUE & lookfantastic

fall makeup

Are you as inspired by fall and fall makeup, as me?

How to: Natural-looking faux freckles

freckles with makeup

freckles with makeup

I love freckles.

I’ve always had them, more after I’ve gotten some sun, but I’ve never really paid much attention to them. Until this year. I guess this year has been quite a journey in embracing the things I have naturally going on: curls, freckles, high sensitivity and well, me.

Sometimes embracing the natural thing… means faking it. I’ll show you why. In this post I’ll show you how to enhance your freckles, or if you don’t have any freckles of your own, I’ll show you how to fake them naturally. Because freckles are awesome and everyone deserves to have them.

freckles

Here are my freckles. There are lots of them, and you can see them clearly, though they are quite light-colored.

freckles and makeup

But put on some makeup and they’ve almost vanished. Which is why I fake them, just a little bit, because I would like to see them more clearly.

faux freckles

How to: natural faux freckles

The key thing in creating beautiful freckles, is to make your fake freckles imperfect, just like the real things are. They are not all round and the same size. Just look at my natural freckles, and you’ll see, that real freckles are actually quite a mess. So make them different sizes and different shapes! It’s hard, but just try your best. What I do, is I try to follow my natural freckles and paint over them and try to mimic them.

Another thing to note is, that freckles are not necessarily focused in just one area. For example I have most of my freckles under my eyes and on my nose, but I have a little bit of them all over my face. So maybe paint some freckles on your forehead and chin as well. That makes your whole look look more put together.

What product should you use for fake freckles?

I like to use KICKS Fake Freckles pen* (unfortunately only sold in Finland, Sweden & Norway), which makes doing fake freckles super easy. I got it as pr-sample. But you can use whatever works for you best: an eyeshadow applied with a damp brush, brow pen or brow gel. The best product is possibly a brow gel or pomade. Here are two good options:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade*
NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade*

As for color, medium brown is a good choice, but choose lighter or darker according to your own tones

fake freckles tutorial

  1. So first, I paint the freckles. I do couple at a time, so that I get more control over them.
  2. After that, I quickly press on the freckles with my finger, before the product dries on my skin. That takes some of the pigment off and also smudges the freckles a bit. You can even use a makeup sponge, if I feel like the freckles look too harsh.
  3. And, well – that’s it.

how to fake freckles

Except this quick tip:

Freckle enhancement technique for those, who already have freckles:

Before I had the freckle makeup pen, I used to remove my makeup from my freckles with a q-tip. That works as well and obviously looks even more natural (since you’re just removing makeup from the freckles). The only problem with that is, that you can accidentally remove makeup from a larger area, so you need to be careful, so that you don’t look like you just, you know, removed makeup from different spots with a q-tip.

how to do freckles

Any other freckle lovers out there?