Pumpkin Spice Makeup Look
The end of September is nearing (let’s take a moment to gag over that), and even though it may not feel like it, fall is officially underway! There are many reasons why fall is my favorite season: pumpkin ice cream, apple cider doughnuts, cozy sweaters, the tangible feeling of change in the air. This season inspires me in many different ways, one of them being all the warm, scrumptious makeup looks. The first fall look I want to share with you guys was inspired by everyone’s favorite flavor…pumpkin spice!
I get into the details and my techniques below, but the two standout products are both from Anastasia Beverly Hills: the Modern Renaissance palette and her lip gloss in the shade “Fudge”. I love having one shade all over the lid and blended up into the crease because it’s super easy to do for work and only takes a few minutes. Keep reading below to read my techniques and how you can recreate the look!
I set my lids with the Colourpop No Filter Concealer and the Maybelline Loose Setting Powder. All the shadows I used were from the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette. I haven’t used this palette in a while, but it feels like the perfect color scheme for this time of year. For this technique I want to have one color on the lid and blend it into the crease. It’s super simple and if you’re new to makeup, it will help with your blending skills.
1. I blended Raw Sienna and Burnt Orange in the crease. I have two other reviews on the Soft Glam and Norvina palettes where I talk about the formula so I won’t go into depth about it here. Raw Sienna is your typical mid-tone brown, and Burnt Orange is a warm orange.
2. Then I put Realgar all over the lid to add the “pumpkin” in pumpkin spice. This shade is a deeper orange-brick shade.I blend it into Raw Sienna/Burnt Orange and continue to layer color until it’s at the intensity I want.
3. I take a stiff liner brush and go into Cyprus Umber, a dark coffee brown, and place that super close to my lash line. You can’t see it in the photo but it helps frame my eyes to open them up.
Face & Lips
I didn’t use a primer for this particular look, mainly because my foundation holds up so well without one. I used the Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation in the shade W0. It’s a buildable-medium coverage with a soft-matte finish. It’s one of the first foundations to last perfectly on me all day while remaining skin-like. However, and I’m so sad this is the case, this has a heavy fragrance which may be leading to my most-recent breakouts. For concealer I went in with the same Colourpop No Filter Concealer in the 4. I set that and the cheek areas of my face with the Maybelline Loose Setting Powder.
If you’ve read my other makeup posts, you know what bronzer I used: Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer! I went a little ham to bring out the warmth in the eyeshadow look, and I just love this bronzer. For blush I went into my Tarte Blush Bazaar from last year’s holiday collection and used the shade Fortunate, which is a pretty orange tone. These blushes are the same formula as their regular Amazonian Clay blushes which I love! They blend super easily and last all day, but use a lighter hand because they are super pigmented. On my lips I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills gloss in the shade Fudge, a gorgeous warm brown. It gives me major 90s vibes that I love for this time of year, and adds it that richness that we all love about pumpkin spice.