Favorite Face of … August

If you are not familiar with the “Favorite Face of …” series, click here for a little introduction. Short story even shorter, it is the makeup that I wore most during that month, featuring the favorite (as in most used) makeup products.

I have stated numerous times before that I am not ready for fall yet. In fact, I still have a beach vacation coming up in ten days (yay!), so I refuse to turn to fall colors and collections and still cling to my coral lips and shimmery bronzes.

Orange eyeshadow and a natural lip.

At least that is what I thought.
But when I shot my most worn makeup, I realized that I somehow, unconsciously, must have gravitated toward the colors of pumpkin, spice and turning leaves.
Oh well, I seem to have a seasonal makeup heart after all.

Here is how I achieved this look:

A little close up of the eyes:

Orange and brown, definitely fall shades.

1. Makeup used on my face:
To combat the signs of exhaustion under my eyes I literally scraped out the remnants of “Light Peach” from my MAC Correct and Conceal Palette (Review here). There is barely anything left…
For a base I have been testing Cliniques Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 in 02 for a few weeks. It is labelled anti-aging, being a little richer than I usually would go for, but leaves a pretty dewy finish while providing medium coverage (Review here).
To leave my skin a little dewy, something I enjoy a lot more than I ever thought possible, I didn’t powder but only dusted The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer in “02” on my face where the sun would naturally hit.

MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Pallete, Clinique BB Cream, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer

2. Makeup used on my eyes:
Brown as my eyeshadow base seems still to go strong, and the “lid” shade from Revlons “Impressionist” palette makes for a great overall wash of color. (Review here)
This month I went for the color combination brown/orange quite a lot, using Catrice´s “Carrots of the Caribbean” on the center of my lid.
Orange really makes the blue part of my eye color stand out, but can be difficult to pull off without looking like you suffer from an eye infection. I usually use a black liner to avoid this effect, but went for a dark grey with golden flecks this month (MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in “Black Line”). It almost looks green in the pictures.
Loads of mascara (Revlon 3D Photoready Mascara in “Blackest Black”, review here) and the eyes were finished.
That eyeshadow color is very difficult to match, so I opted for a sheerer lip color like the Catrice Beautifying Lip Smoothers (Review here).

Revlon Eyeshadowpalette in 505 “Impressionist”, Catrice “Carrots of the Caribbean”, MAC Pearlglide Intense Liner in “Black Line” and Revlon 3dD Photoready Mascara

So this was my favorite makeup for August. How about you?
What have you been loving last month?
And are you already gravitating towards fall colors?



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