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Monday, 15 October 2018

Look of the Day: Autumn Rust and Twigs

Hi, everyone! There has been a distinct chill in the air the past few days, which means Fall is firmly in place. I couldn't be happier about the arrival of Autumn- now it just has to stick around for awhile because I am so not ready for snow yet! With the change of the season I have been particularly drawn to makeup that's warm, sultry, and a little smokey. At this year's IMATS Toronto I picked up the Melt Cosmetics Rust Eyeshadow Stack and have really been loving it (full review to come!). It is a beautiful combination of warm, rusty mattes and is the focal point of today's makeup look! 

To create the eye look, I used every shade from the Melt Rust Stack. I started by applying Classic, an ivory cream, all over the lid up to the brow bone as a base. I also applied it underneath the eyes to brighten things up. I then used Antique (a warm peach) in the crease as a transition shade. Next, I swept Rubbish (a mustard/caramel shade) on the outer half of the lid and along the lower lash line to start building up some subtle smoke. I then applied Rust (a coppery bronze) on the outer third of the lid, along the crease, and outer portion of the lower lash line for some added depth and definition. Finally, I used Rott (a deep matte brown) along the upper lash line and in the socket for some final shaping. I finished with a few coats of BeneFit They're Real! mascara and that was it!

I wanted to use similar warm tones on my cheeks but to add a bit of shimmer to contrast the matte eyes. I chose a mix of MAC Blush in Canteloupe and Margin and gave some glow to the high points of my face with NARS Hot Sand Highlighting Powder. It's a gorgeous slightly frosty ivory that I use on the regular! 

For the lips, I opted for one of my favourite versatile neutrals, MAC Satin Lipstick in Twig. It's a fantastic pinky berry browned mauve that is utterly perfect for Fall. 

The Breakdown:

Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in Beige 10
Concealer: Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer Shade 02 Meringue 

Powder: Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder #52
Bronzer: NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium

Blush: MAC Blushes in Canteloupe and Margin
Highlighter: NARS Highlighting Powder in Hot Sand 

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Essence I Love Colour Intensifying Eye Shadow Base
Eye Shadow: Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack- Classic (all over lid as a base and on brow bones), Antique (in crease, blending up to brow bone), Rubbish (on outer half of lid, blended up and out, along lower lash line), Rust (on outer third of lid, crease, and lower lash line), and Rott (as liner on upper lash line and for added definition in the crease)

Mascara: BeneFit They're Real 

Lipstick: MAC Satin Lipstick in Twig

                                                    And a few more shots of the look:

I really liked this look because it's my favourite kind of makeup- wearable for everyday but with an extra bit of intensity. I've been using the Melt Rust Stack all the time because it makes creating a warm, matte eye so damn easy. I'm so glad I bought it! 

What are your favourite eye shadows for Fall? Go-to makeup looks for this time of year?

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Obsessed with those warm tones!!
    Visit me back :)

  2. Those eyeshadows are stunning!! Definitely my kind of shades! xx


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