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Now that the long awaited Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette has landed in the hands of eager makeup loves like myself, I think it’s about time I show you what I’ve been getting up to with it! Fall makeup tutorial time!
UPDATE 11/15/16: The Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette is limited edition and is no longer available. I’ve added similar permanent product recommendations making it super easy to get the look. Okay, back to the regular scheduled programming.
The look I’m doing today is definitely something that I’ve never done before.
Basically, it’s all matte shadows. That’s different for me, because I’m shimmery kind of girl. If you have ever seen those memes of girls with sequin covered faces, featuring taglines saying something like, “Just testing out my new highlighter,” that’s totally me. I rock the disco ball look.
Let’s get on with the fall makeup tutorial!
Fill in your brows & apply eyeshadow primer
Apply your favorite eyeshadow primer all over your eye area, from the lash line up onto your brow bone. Don’t skip this step, it’s important.
Fill in your eyebrows to add definition and fullness. Extend the ends of your brows the desired length. Having this done before you begin placing your eyeshadow ensures that the color stays exactly where you want it, and you don’t have to worry about getting carried away blending and taking the color too far out.
Lay down your warm base
Pick up Melon from the Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette on a fluffy brush and sweep it all over your crease. There’s no need to be neat. You really want to spread the warmth around. Blend the color inward toward the bridge of your nose, and outward to meet the end of your brow for a beautiful, blown out look.
Product substitution: Coastal Scents Hot Pots in Persian Peach
For more info on Coastal Scents Hot Pots, click here!
The lid gradient
On a flat shader brush, pick up Goji and press it on the inner 2/3 of your lid. Then using the same brush, pick up Cabernet and press that onto the outer 1/3 of your lid. Bring both colors right up just below the crease, without going into the crease too much for a more day time appropriate look. For an edgier look blend the two berry tones up higher.
Blending & warming up the edges
Go back in with your fluffy brush and pick up a bit of Tangerine, (careful, these shadows can be quite dusty,) and use it to blend Goji and Cabernet into Melon. Place the brush down in the outer corner of the crease and blend inward. Avoid blending up or down too much so the colors don’t get muddied.
Substitution: Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Chickadee
Repeat steps 3 & 4 to intensify
Step 5 — Repeat steps 3 & 4 again or until you feel that the colors are deep enough and are no longer patchy. I typically go back and fourth two to three times.
Add your favorite black liner
Line your waterline with a black eye pencil. Use Saddle on a pencil brush to smoke out the eyeliner, then dip your brush into Cabernet to further blend it, focusing the color on the outer half of your lower lash line.
Substitution: Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Bitten
The finishing touches
Add your favorite mascara to your top and bottom lashes to finish the look.
Using a small brush, apply a highlighting powder of your choice to your brow bone and inner corners.
A few festive variations for this fall makeup tutorial
There are several variations that you can take for this look. In keeping with the matte theme, I decided to use a light matte eye shadow as an inner corner and brow bone highlight. But for a more festive look, a shimmery highlight will really brighten up the look.
Also, you may notice in the photos above that I have a thin line of black liquid liner on my right eye, and no liner on my left eye. It doesn’t make a huge difference in the appearance of the look, but the liner does help if you want to make it just a teeny bit more dramatic and defined for night time.
For the face
Apply your favorite foundation and concealer as you normally do. I’m wearing Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 30 Beige. For concealer, I’m wearing what else but Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral.
*UPDATE 11/15/16: Unfortunately, this foundation has been discontinued and replaced with a different formula many believe is far inferior. If you are looking for a good foundation for oily/combo/sometimes dry skin, perhaps look into Too Faced Born This Way. It’s one of my favorites.
Set with a powder that works with your skin type. If you’re oily, use a mattifying powder. If you’re dry, use a slightly luminizing powder.
I like a medium contour with this look. Not too heavy, but not nonexistent either. Right in the middle.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer >> Purchase at Sephora
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation >> Purchase at Sephora
Complementary cheek and lip colors
I recommend keeping the cheek colors neutral to so they don’t compete with the strong eye colors. I’m wearing Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso in the photos. It serves as my blush and highlighter in one, which I really like for days when I’m in a hurry, but still want to look put together.
What’s great about this fall makeup tutorial is that is matches with so many different lip colors! It looks great with a nude lip, or a bright magenta like I have on here. Even a red would be beautiful!
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso >> Purchase on Amazon
Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer >> Purchase on Amazon
That’s all for today!
Liked this fall makeup tutorial? You’ll definitely love this one too >> Warm Purple & Gold Fall Makeup Tutorial
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Till next time. ♥︎
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