#FOTD – day to evening autumnal makeup

March 12, 2015
Long black hair, green accessories and shimmering makeup
So I had a little experiment the other day to see what makeup would work with an autumnal outfit I was wearing.  The key colour of the outfit was a rich green, and while I usually let the red lip colour do that talking, I decided to make more of an effort with my eyes.
The key to this Autumnal makeup look was the eye colour.  I created a shimmering beige/silver and brown, courtesy of my Arbonne Neutral eye duos.  The combination of matte and shimmer worked well as the colours were simple enough to look understated, but the shades created enough depth and impact feel dressy.
I also veered away from a deep, or strong red, instead opting for a gloss from my FrontCover face palette.  The colour – Brick Wall, was minimal and close to my natural tone, so the impact was still on the eyes.
Green jade bangles, gold shimmering eye makeup, hair down
As for the cheeks, I stuck to the same rules, muted and complimentary rather than ‘look at me’.  I used Green People’s Peach blush, which is a go to when I want some neutral contouring.
To finish off my look, I accessorised with green stone antique earrings and the jade bangles I picked up from Bangkok.
The look was effortless to create, but the end result looked like I’d made an effort.  So it’s the polar opposite of those ‘not wearing makeup, but wearing lots of makeup’ tutorials you see.
So I hope you like the look. If you’d like a video tutorial on this, leave me a comment below.

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