My top picks for fall makeup

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Things I love about fall (in order):

  • Pumpkins
  • Dark matte lipstick
  • Pumpkins
  • Sweaters and boots
  • Pumpkins
  • Copper eyeshadow
  • Pumpkins

Clockwise from left: Colourpop yes please palette, Tarte matte lip paint in bestie, Julep feels like velvet duo in cinnamon and spice, Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution in very victoria, Winky Lux double matte whip liquid lipstick in shortcake.

Jokes aside, fall is probably my favorite season for makeup. All of the looks people create draw from the changing leaves and amber scenery and I find they’re much more creative in general.

This list is entirely lipstick and eyeshadow, because that’s what I think of as distinctly fall makeup. Here’s everything I’ve been loving to wear this fall!

Disclaimer: no lipsticks or eyeshadow where harmed by falling off of/into pumpkins in the making of this post. 

1. Colourpop Yes Please eyeshadow palette

This palette is amazing.

As a side note, it’s also on $16, which is shocking. The quality of this is better than some of my high end palette that cost 2-3 times the amount! The only downside I found to this palette is that th packaging is a pain to clean once you get it dirty.

I’ve found the mattes to blend incredibly well, the shimmers are incredibly pigmented, and overall I’m really impressed with it. I also love the layout of colors. For a more neutral (ha) look, I go for full zip (top row, 1st) to set my primer, champs (top row, 3rd) in the crease with note to self (bottom row, 2nd) and louie (middle row, 1st) on the crease. Louie is maybe one of my favorite shades in the palette, mainly because it reminds me a lot of lumbre from the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette (see dupes here!)

For a little bolder of a look, I like to blend GNO (middle row, 4th), note to self and a bit of big cocktails (top row, 2nd) with louie on the lid.

Finally, if you want to go for a full on sunset look, I blend mischief (bottom row, 1st) onto the front of the lid, big cocktails onto the middle-front part of the lid, GNO on the middle-back part of the lid, and spoiled (middle row, 3rd) in the crease. On the lid I put chauffeur (bottom row, 3rd) on the front of the lid with louie.

2. Winky Lux double matte whip lipstick in shortcake 

While at Bite Beauty, I made my “perfect red” shade (you can read all about my trip here) to wear once I got my braces off. So, the first thing I did once I got my braces off was to put on red lipstick, which I wore the whole day.

And that was how I discovered the purpose of lip liners.

While that lipstick is a beautiful shade, by the end of the day it had bled all over my lip line! Applying the Bite Beauty lip primer helped prevent that, but I was a little wary of cream red lipsticks after.

Enter this lipstick– a matte liquid lipstick that doesn’t smudge or bleed and it lasts forever! The only downside of this (which is pretty common among all dark lipsticks) is that you have to get the application right on your first try. Otherwise, the whole thing smears and you have to start over.

The color is a beautiful brick-red and the packaging is adorable! How cute are the little ice cream cones on the tube? The applicator is a flat tipped wand.

3. Julep Feel Like Velvet eyeshadow duo in cinnamon & spice  

These eyeshadows may be my favorite formula from Julep, and this duo in specific is perfect for fall. Both shades are highly pigmented, easy to blend, and just plain beautiful! With two shades perfectly matched to each other, this takes out the guesswork in creating an eye look. I love these palette for travel because they’re small and have a big mirror!

With this palette, I put spice (right shade) all over the lid and buff cinnamon (left shade) into my outer corner. Both shades are shimmery, however neither have flecks of shimmer and I don’t have issues blending a shimmery shade into the crease. If you do want a matte shadow to add in, I find that you can never go wrong with Kiko Milano wet or dry shadow in 46.

4. Tarte Matte Lip Paint in bestie 

I bought this lipstick over the holidays last year, but luckily it’s still available (it just doesn’t come with a printed cap like in the photo). The formula is quite comparable to that of the Too Faced melted matte lipsticks, which I included one of in my most recent favorites post. It dries down quickly and it stays put for a while! I don’t find this lipstick to be really drying, which is great because my lips are especially dry in the fall and winter.

The color is like a deep brown, that I’d still call a nude but just barely, which I think looks beautiful with a simpler eye look. The applicator is the standard doe-foot wand.

5. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in very victoria 

I love this lipstick so much, I ranked it number 2 on my list of best lipsticks ever. There’s just so much to love about it, from the pillowy light texture, to the flattering nude color, to the completely instagramable packaging.

The Charlotte Tilbury website says that “3D glowing pigments help to create the illusion of wider, fuller lips,” which is the sort of thing I typically chalk up to marketing claims, but I almost think it’s true. My lips definitely look a little plumper when I use this, although I’m not about to say it’s because of glowing 3D pigments.

I love this shade for the majority of fall, when I want to play up my eyes and leave my lips simple. I’ve found this to pair very well with the Winky Lux Glossy Boss lip gloss in skinny dip.

So that’s everything I’ve been loving and wearing this fall!

Ciao bella!

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